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overclock Line breaks: over|clock

Entry from British & World English dictionary

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.
Example sentences
  • Tom has found a way of overclocking the socket processors from AMD.
  • We look at what happens when both processors are overclocked at 4.1 GHz.
  • This should prove to help with overclocking the video card beyond its default clock speeds.


Example sentences
  • Some time ago Gigabyte changed its attitude towards overclockers and now the mainboards from this manufacturer come with the appropriate BIOS.
  • Abit Computer is primarily known for its high-end mainboards designed for overclockers and enthusiasts, but those are not the only products that the company makes and yet intends to make.
  • Here is a test of the health of the overclocking fans, the ultimate overclocker's processor.
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