Can you overclock without a OS?

Like overclocked by 20% processor without an OS.

I have on idea how overclocking works so I wonder if you need an OS to overclock

thank you
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  1. Yes. You have to use the BIOS.
  2. You use the OS, when u use the OC utility, that is installed in the OS as an app.
  3. All that, if your mobo and the CPU allow the overclocking : )
  4. And 3rd, option is on the mobos, a button that will OC as well.
  5. dissevered said:
    Like overclocked by 20% processor without an OS.

    I have on idea how overclocking works so I wonder if you need an OS to overclock

    thank you


    What would be the point in overclocking in your BIOS without an operating system to test the stability of the overclock? :lol:

    You need much more than an idea of how overclocking works, or you'll destroy your hardware without it ever booting to an operating system!

    Here's your sign!
  6. That ^ : )
  7. This is like asking "should I buy gasoline if I don't own anything with an internal combustion engine?" Sorry, but you get the most pointless question of the day award.
  8. I think it would be more like buying a car without steering wheel and then try to put on an afterburner, the car will run but you got no way of making it do anything useful
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