Articles about overclocking

Intel Brings One-Click CPU Overclocking With Performance Maximizer Tool
Intel wants to make overclocking simpler which is why it has now released an automatic overclocking tool for some 9th gen Core CPUs called the Intel Performance Maximizer. The tool takes a look at the individual settings of each processor and then uses what the company calls “hyper-intelligent automation” to overclock them for a performance bump. This means that users can have one-click overclocking without having to make any changes […]

Intel Core i7-7700K Overclocked Past 7GHz
Overclocking is a very niche passion but those who do it swear by it. They probably can’t fathom not tweaking a processor to get the best possible performance they can out of it. While the public has to wait for a bit to get their hands on Intel’s latest Kaby Lake Core i7 processors, the company has sent out several units to overclocking professionals over the past few weeks to […]

Intel performance tuning protection plan has your (overclocker's) back
Intel has just announced a Tuning Protection Plan for its K-series processors (CPUs), As you may know, Intel is selling a number of processors that are “unlocked” (the K-series), which means that the CPUs can go (way) beyond their original specifications. This is called “overclocking”. Of course, there is always a possibility that an overzealous overclocker could fry a chip by pushing it too far, without proper thermal controls. Although […]

Battlefield 3 crash bug with overclocked NVIDIA video card solution
If you are one of those Battlefield 3 players who are just not happy enough with a stock solution and want to put your tinkering hand into action simply because you can, and want to see improvement in anything and everything whenever possible, surely the computer that you are using at home is not a stock model. No sir, chances are pretty good that you would have specially built this […]

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Motorola XOOM hits new highs with 1.7GHz clock speed
The Motorola XOOM, while it isn’t exactly the best tablet in the market (far from it with its fair share of issues plaguing the device), has been quite the firm favorite in the homebrew community who not only develop their own apps for it, but have also decided to take more than just a peek underneath the hood to find out whether more performance can be tweaked from the device […]

MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk achieves new world records
MSI’s N560GTX-Ti Hawk graphics card will definitely appeal to all of you computer performance enthusiasts who are on a tight budget – after all, it isn’t as expensive as the high end GTX580, and yet is still the new world record holder for a single-card with the highest core frequency of 1500MHz. This is made possible thanks to Belgian overclocker Massman who relied on the N560GTX-Ti Hawk, tweaking it to […]

Nexus S now overclocked to 1.3GHz
It was just yesterday when we reported about the Google Nexus S phone being over clocked to 1.2GHz, now it looks like the developer is far from done and has managed to push another 100MHz out of the Hummingbird CPU, bringing it up to 1.3GHz. Makes me wonder how fast will ever be fast enough? The kernel has also been tweaked to be more stable, but problems with Bluetooth haven’t […]

Samsung Galaxy S hits new speed limits at 1.6GHz
So you think that the Samsung Galaxy S which hit a stunning 1.2GHz in terms of overclocking was impressive – wait until you see the latest attempt that achieves a speed of 1.6GHz! Faster than some netbooks out there in the market, this is clearly pushing the limits of the Hummingbird processor within the smartphone. In benchmark tests, the overclocked handset managed to hit a score of over 3000 on […]

SetCPU for Android ekes out even more performance from your smartphone
In life, effective people tend to rely on the power of leverage as they maximize just about everything and anything possible to get ahead and remain there. In terms of smartphone hardware, you can always opt for the safe route of purchasing a model that has the fastest processor in the market, but for the more adventurous types, there is always the option of overclocking your device – albeit it […]

Samsung Captivate overclocked to 1.2GHz
So the Droid Pro will be the fastest Android smartphone when it arrives, touting a 1.3GHz processor, but if you want to be right at the top of the food chain at the moment, you won’t go wrong with any 1GHz Snapdragon-powered smartphones. What about the Samsung Captivate, you ask? Well, a modder decided to overclock its processor to touch 1.2GHz from 1GHz, with the potential of touching 1.6GHz without […]

Kingston Introduces Its HyperX H2O Water-cooled Memory Modules
Water-cooled devices are always cool, and it isn’t too often that you see water-cooled RAM modules. That being said, Kingston should have its eye on the overclocking community when it announced its latest HyperX H2O memory modules that are available in dual-channel 4GB and triple-channel 6GB kits, priced at $157 and $235 respectively. Aside from the performance benefits of being able to overclock your RAM modules more due to the […]

Asus and G.Skill team up for highest overclocked DDR3 memory
Just a question – does the highest overclocked RAM automatically become the fastest? Well, Asus and G.Skill has teamed up to conjure the highest overclocked DDR3 memory in the world, where it hit an amazing 2.5GHz in terms of frequency to offer unprecedented performance for dual-channel DDR3 memory. This was made possible thanks to Asus P7P55D-E Deluxe and P7P55D-E EVO motherboards, where both come with significant overclocking features integrated within […]

Sony Vaio P overclocked
The Sony Vaio P seemed to be too slow for this particular forum poster, and he decided to use his technical know-how to overclock it for a more commendable performance, pushing the Intel Atom Z540 1.86GHz processor to run at 2.40GHz without compromising on stability. Good news is this – no modifications were required such as an additional cooling fan or solution, apart from keeping it propped up with an […]