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Old 02-22-2004, 12:56 PM   #1
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Question Overclocking?

I was thinking about overclocking my computer, but have heard mixed results as far as Linux is concerned.

Some people say that if you overclock your computer Linux doesn't see the boost, others say that linux dose see the boost. Has anyone out there overclocked their computer? Did Linux see the boost?

Thanks in advance.
Old 02-22-2004, 04:03 PM   #2
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Linux will see the "boost", if you don't crash and burn that is. A little overclocking doesn't usually affect stability, but when you start to push the envelope it's a good idea to test thoroughly after each incremental increase. Bump it up one step at a time and test; when your system starts to get flakey, back it off one step and you're maxed out. There's even a Knoppix based Linux distro called overclockix specifically for doing this: Just be aware that pushing your PC's limits will generate additional heat. Some overclockers spend more on cooling systems (water, peltier) than I did on my last mobo and CPU combo.

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