When a system operating over the regular intended operating speed, it is called an overclocked system!
In addition to an overclocking of the processor, this can also be an overclocking of the system bus or the graphics card. This can lead to instability of the system. With eg the freeware StressMyPC , you can do a little stress test on the PC to test the stability of the system.
New CPU-s, or PS systems are even intended for overclocking from the manufacturer, such as the I7 "Turbo Boost" from Intel. This makes the processor automatically faster if needed, if the computer needs more processor power.
You can read about this on the Intel page here: ... intel.com/en_US/products/processor/corei7/index.htm
or (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0): ... intel.com/uk_products/processor/corei7/index.htm
There is also a Microsoft Windows application (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2) that shows the current clocking of the processor, as well as the Intel "Turbo Boost Technique Frequencies".
Download: ... Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2
Overclocked Complete Systems
Currently, overclocked complete systems are also available for purchase. These are already overclocked by the seller and tested for functionality.
Cards Currently overclocking graphics cards such as: ati hd 5870, geforce gtx 960, gtx 760, GTX 980 Ti, ATI AXR9 380, Radeon R9 390X, ...
FAQ 23: Updated on: 7 June 2018 05:37