verb (overclocks, overclocking, overclocked)
- To run a processor (CPU), or any electronic logic device, at a speed higher than is recommended by the manufacturer.
Etymology: (portmanteau, over, clock)
- 2005, "Although it is possible to many of the components of a computer (such as the CPU, FSB frequency and video card), it is not possible to many components." — Wikibooks:How To Build A Computer/Optimizing and Overclocking, How To Build A Computer - Optimizing and Overclocking, Wikibooks
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