Sunday, January 19, 2014

Increase Component’s Clock Rate With Over clock

In order to increase the clock speed of any component we can use phenomena called as over clocking. It increases the component’s clock rate, running it at a higher speed than it was designed to run. Increasing a component’s clock rate causes it to perform more operations per second, but it also produces additional heat. It guides the user for squeezing the component’s performance.

What is actually the process it involves?

Whenever we go to buy the computer, it arrives from the company and that time that computer is set to a particular speed. If you run your CPU at that speed with proper cooling, it should perform fine without giving you any problems. 

 Fig1: The Actual Process(1)

It also provides us with the feature increasing the CPU’s speed by setting a higher clock rate or multiplier in the computer’s BIOS, forcing it to perform more operations per second. 

 Fig2: The Actual Process(2)

It may become physically damaged if you don’t provide additional cooling, or it may be unstable and cause your computer to blue-screen or restart.

Is this possible to adopt this feature?

One may not be able to do so since many motherboards and Intel CPUs ship with locked multipliers, preventing you from tinkering with their values and enabling this feature. One can think of building the most powerful gaming PC imaginable with a water-cooling system so he might need to push its hardware to the limits with over clock, one needs to take this into account while buying components and making it sure buying the over clock-friendly hardware. 

Fig3: BIOS Settings

What is the need of this feature?

One enjoys the experience of faster CPU performance per second for operation. This is bit critical. Gamers or enthusiasts that want their hardware to run as fast as possible may still want to over clock. However, even gamers will find that modern CPU's are so fast and games are so limited by graphics cards that over clocking don’t work the magic it used to.

What Procedure does one need to follow?

There are following ways by which you can work with this feature.
  • See to the proper Cooling of the water: Water-based coolant is pumped through tubes inside of the case, where it absorbs the heat. It’s then pumped out, where the radiator expels the heat into the air outside of the case. 

     Fig4: CPU Inside
  • Check the BIOS setting: one need to check into computer’s BIOS and increase the CPU clock rate and/or voltage. Increase it by a small amount and reboot computer. See if the system is stable run a demanding benchmark to simulate heavy use and monitor computer’s temperature to make sure the cooling is good enough. Over clock little by little to ensure its stable; don’t just increase your CPU’s speed by a large amount at once.


When you over clock your CPU, you are doing something you were not supposed to do with it this will often void your warranty. Your CPU’s heat will increase as you over clock. Without proper cooling or if you just over clock too much the CPU chip may become too hot and may become permanently damaged. This complete hardware failure isn’t as common, but it is common for over clocking to result in an unstable system. The CPU may return incorrect results or become unstable, resulting in system errors and restarts.