• Adjustments made to computer hardware (or software) to make its CPU run at a higher {clock} frequency than intended by the manufacturer.
  • Overclocking means running a computer component (like a processor) at a higher clock rate (Hz) than it was meant to. This is done to increase its computing speed.
  • Like the others said, it involves increasing the number of clock signals per second. Or how often the clock input to a flip-flop changes from 1 to 0 within a second. Overclocking can speed up the computer, but it can also damage hardware. If you overclock your CPU, some instructions might not execute properly and you can get very strange and crippling errors. If you don't know what you're doing, don't overclock.

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