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How To Overclock The Intel CPU Processor On Your Computer

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Overclocking the Intel CPU processor on your computer will help make it run faster and improve its performance. But, when you overclock or increase the processor's factory rated speed, you may be voiding the manufacturer's warranty. First, determine if your motherboard is designed to overclock your Intel CPU processor. Also, use additional cooling methods to reduce the heat output and avoid the possibility of damaging your computer from overheating.

Instructions

Step 1:

View your motherboard documentation that came with your computer to become familiar with your BIOS (Basic Input Output System) setup menu. Save all your important files to an external data storage device, such as a flash drive, CD/DVD or floppy disk before you overclock the Intel CPU processor on your computer.

Step 2:

Boot your computer and enter your BIOS. You will need to press the "F2" or "Delete" key before Windows operating system loads. If the operating system loads before you enter BIOS, restart your computer and try again. Next, follow your BIOS on screen instructions and use the appropriate keys to navigate to the "Advanced Settings."

Step 3:

Search for the "CPU Clock Ratio" value and adjust the settings. Increase or upgrade the value, which is usually shown as increments, such as .1 or .5., etc.


Step 4:

Change the "CPU Frequency" and increase the value number. When overclocking your Intel CPU processor and modifying settings, increase the values slowly. Make certain that you don't set the numbers too high, because your computer may not be able to boot up.

Step 5:

Select the "Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)" option and then select the letter "Y." Press the "Enter" key to exit the BIOS setup menu. Reboot your computer if it doesn't automatically restart.

Step 6:

Reduce the "CPU Clock Ratio" and "CPU Frequency" values if your computer becomes unstable. You may also need to reset your BIOS default settings.

Step 7:

Unplug your computer's power cords from the electrical outlet. Open your computer case and remove the CMOS battery. Press the power on button to discharge the capacitors. Wait a few minutes before putting the CMOS battery back into your computer.


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