Windows® 7 Overclocking
How can overclocking play an important role in improving the performance of Windows 7 and also what is the flip side?
Overclocking is the process of making the processor of the system faster for improved performance. In the process of overclocking the processor, system memory and motherboard of the system have different and important role to play. The overclocking of the processor or memory of the system results in the faster working of the processor and the memory than its standard speed. By overclocking, the rate of a processor with 2.4GHz can be overclocked to 2.5GHz or 2.6GHz. Also, the memory rated at 200MHz can be increased to 220MHz or higher. As a result of the extra speed of the memory and the processor in the Windows 7 operating system, the productivity of the system improves tremendously. However, you should be cautious enough not to overclock the Windows 7 so much that it pushes the
hardwares of the computer system beyond its limits. It can lead to hardware crash, while the processor and memory may start malfunctioning or even suffer permanent damage.
Mentioned below are the significance and some immediate effects of overclocking on Windows 7 system:
- About overclocking
Overclocking in Windows 7 might increases the performance of your system. FSB is a data bus which carries information from the processor to the main memory and to the remaining parts of the system. The overclocking process increases the clock speed of the FSB in such a way that the speed of the processor and memory also increases simultaneously. More voltage is consumed by the system during overclocking process.
With overclocking, users can squeeze some additional performance out of their system without investing much money. Overclocking of the processor and memory in the Windows 7 system also increase the speed of the tasks in the system such as boost game performance, benchmark scores and even simple desktop task. Overclocking provides maximum signal strength which helps the hardware to perform at its optimum level. The low end hardware manages to perform like its high end version by overclocking.
You may lose the guarantee of the hardware of your system due to this process. Overclocking can cause damage to the hardware. The overclocking process can damage the hardware of a system. Thus, professional overclockers depend on the BIOS settings for overclocking their system. The Windows 7 system may suffer from data loss, frequent boot failure, and even system crashing due to extensive overclocking.