You must be familiar with the word clock speed but what is clock speed have ever wondered? Clock Speed is a speed at which computer chips can process data. But how can upgrade your computer if it is old and you don’t want to spend any money on it? Well, let me tell you can upgrade your Memory, GPU, CPU free of cost, All you need to do is Overclock your old computer. Now, What is Overclocking?
In Simple, Language Overclocking is Increasing the clock speed of the computer chips ( i.e GPU, CPU or Memory) so that it can run beyond their specifications for additional performance. A user can overclock his old computer and configure it according to his needs. Yes, you can also overclock your Ram, Graphics cards and processors as well.
Overclock helps to boost your system performance, For example, an Intel Core i7 8600 runs at 2.80GHz out of the box. Overclocking a Core i7 860 means pushing it to a clock speed higher than 2.80GHz. But Many motherboards and Intel CPUs, central processors are clock locked. This means that they don’t have the ability to really be overclocked at all or even at limited levels. So, overclocking of a system depends heavily on what components you have in your PC.
But in case of Graphics card, the clock speed is not locked any of the graphics cards can be overclocked in the same way Ram can also be overclocked but the benefits of memory overclocking are more limited compared to CPU or graphics adjustments. Two processor with the same model number can have very different overclocking performance. One may get a boost of 10% and still be reliable while another could reach 25% or more.
What is the need of Overclocking and How it helps in day to day life?
As you know the advantages of overclocking is that it increases your computer speed. Overclocking helps in multitasking work, So in overclocking you get a faster CPU that can perform more operations per second. It’s the reason why gamers and PC enthusiasts overclock a CPU and a GPU (graphics processor unit).
Overclocking Pros and Cons
When you send more voltage to either the CPU or GPU, the graphics increase, response times within applications are reduced, and benchmarks can identify peak performance for complex software. But As you know, Every coin has two sides overclocking has its own demerits. So, The biggest issue with overclocking is the reduction in a component’s lifespan. You can overclock a CPU, GPU, motherboard or RAM, but sending increased volts gradually damages these components. Damage is caused by heat generated from increased power. Additional heat doesn’t usually ruin a circuit immediately, so the damage is seen gradually over time. As you know, your CPU has a fan and heat sink attached to it to pull heat away from the processor and move it into the air. These components work well together to keep the CPU’s core temperature down. When you overclock, the fan and heatsink aren’t usually enough for heat removal.
And Because of this reason, gamers and enthusiasts who overclock take extra precautions when increasing volt input. Water cooling or say Liquid Cooling is an alternative to a heat sink and fan, but it’s an efficient way to cool an overclocked CPU.So, it is better not to overclock your New computer/Pc as it can void your parts warranty and if you are going overclock your old computer than let me remind you to do it properly as old computer parts are not very easy to find your computer can crash and motherboard can get damage. Although if you want to read an article on Liquid cooling click here to read it.