Due to the numerous combinations of CPU
voltages, bus speeds, and multiplier settings that can be configured for
any given processor, detailing benchmark scores for each over-clocked
setting would be a time-consuming and mostly irrelevant effort. As you
have discovered, the speed of an over-clocked processor can be estimated
simply by using our CPU Comparator. Just
plug in both your existing and desired processor speeds to see the
Note that your processor's tolerance for over-clocking will vary
depending not only on its type, but the level of quality control achieved
in the particular batch from which your CPU was cut. Celerons,
for example, seem to withstand the additional stress better than most.
There is always a certain amount of risk that a CPU may be damaged
when over-clocked, due to overheating and the increased voltages usually
involved. If you must tinker, adjust your motherboard settings with great
care, ensure adequate cooling, and shut down your system at the first sign
of lock-up or other trouble.
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users of this information who wish to apply it to their computer
situations do so at their own risk.