Definition of overclock in English:



[with object]often as noun overclocking
  • Run (the processor of one's computer) at a speed higher than that intended by the manufacturers.

    • ‘On the next page, we'll look at overclocking both CPUs with each cooler and consider noise factors.’
    • ‘That's truly the most important thing when you overclock the processor by raising the bus frequency.’
    • ‘If you do want less noise and/or more cooling performance, or intend to overclock your CPU, any of the coolers shown here represents an improvement.’
    • ‘If you are not overclocking you may be able to unplug the fan in order to make your PC a little quieter.’
    • ‘Even more odd was the fact that it happened again when overclocking the video card.’
    • ‘So you can overclock your Athlon 64 processor with the multiplier locked from above, without worrying about the peripheral devices.’
    • ‘Basically, this bit of software allows the video card to be overclocked beyond ATI's default clock speeds without invalidating the warranty.’
    • ‘We look at what happens when both processors are overclocked at 4.1 GHz.’
    • ‘Many hardware sites have cheerfully overclocked Athlon processors and in the process given AMD a reputation for clock speed, which has undoubtedly boosted chip sales.’
    • ‘The next task was to try to stress the system a little more, by providing more voltage and overclocking the CPU.’
    • ‘The Hardware Monitor Setup lets you overclock the computer in a multitude of ways.’
    • ‘With the stock performance we've seen today, we almost forgot about overclocking it.’
    • ‘The act of overclocking a CPU increases the temperature since more work is being done at one time.’
    • ‘We managed to overclock both the video cards and processor without hitch.’
    • ‘This allowed us to overclock the processor by increasing the FSB frequency, without worrying about any peripheral devices.’
    • ‘Tom has found a way of overclocking the socket processors from AMD.’
    • ‘If overclocking the Prescott is in your plans, air cooling is probably not the way to go.’
    • ‘So, overclocking the card to those speeds yielded a nice performance increase.’
    • ‘This should prove to help with overclocking the video card beyond its default clock speeds.’
    • ‘After a reboot, we then overclocked the video card in XTurbo mode, which used slightly higher voltages on the core and memory.’