You hear a few kids talking about overclocking their computer to make them run faster.
What exactly does overclocking mean? And what is it that you should do for your computer?
The laptop is quite slow and you want to overclock it if you think that’s ok (and if it really helps you).
The answer “Should I overclock the computer or not”
In short, overclocking simply means running your computer’s CPU, video card and / or RAM at a faster clock speed than the device speed.
Overclocking any device makes it run faster, and if done right then the speed boost can be significant.
However, the above is said to be, overclocking is both difficult and dangerous for those who don’t know exactly what they’re doing, for the following reasons:
1 – Overclocking any device will cause the device to operate at a higher temperature than the active one due to the faster clock speed. The faster the device works, the more heat it will generate.
If additional and additional cooling methods are not used, the device may overheat and not function correctly. And in some cases, the device can actually melt or cause a fire!
In a way, overclocking a computer is like running a car engine with RPM exceeding the highest RPM considered safe by the manufacturer. You can lean on the gas pedal and turn almost any passenger car into a screaming demon, but you have the ability to blow the engine in the process.
2 – Even when advanced cooling methods are in place (and efficient), overclocking devices can still be unreliable, causing the machine to generate random errors or even freeze the machine count. This is obviously a problem you didn’t want.
Now that the overclocking basics are out of the way, I’ll answer your question about whether you should overclock your own computer or not. Well, the short answer to that question is no.
I do not recommend overclocking any machine unless it is a desktop and you really understand overclocking and overclocking and doing it safely.
Furthermore, I do not recommend overclocking laptops at all because their design pretty much prevents the addition or enhancement of cooling devices.
And finally, I will say this …
There are a lot of people who disagree with my opinion on overclocking, and that is true.
But these people have a lot of experience with computer hardware. They know which specific devices can be safely overclocked and how to safely and effectively overclock them.
As for a laptop, you shouldn’t try to do that. As with a desktop PC, you can overclock because there are many enhanced cooling methods.