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Overclocking is running a chip at a greater speed than what it is rated for. With everything from reviews of the latest cooling solutions and motherboard overclocking options to do-it-yourself guides to overclocking, let Tom's Hardware help you get the most performance out of your hardware.


We looked at our previous-quarter builds, assessed their weaknesses, and made our upgrades. Each builder found better value by holding the line on price. Today, we find out which machine balances performance...


Today’s high-end build adds a little muscle to last quarter’s parts list thanks to Devil's Canyon and a little bit of luck. Will a $1600 machine finally score big wins in both value and performance? A...

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reviews - SEPTEMBER 24 56

Don changes his focus this month, putting an emphasis on host processor performance rather than graphics potential. Does his gamble pay off in our benchmark suite, or does Intel's improved Devil's Canyon design...

Tutorial - JUNE 15

These CPUs put out major heat when clocked and loaded. Here is the list of coolers that can keep it under control. Pretty much these are all HUGE...

reviews - SEPTEMBER 23 45

Paul Henningsen kicks off our System Builder Marathon with a stunning low-cost system that leans on Intel's Pentium G3258 processor, a Radeon R9 270 graphics card, and plenty of DDR3 memory. His hardware costs...

news - AUGUST 25 8

ASRock's X99 Professional and X99 OC Formula both have 1300 W CPU support for extreme overclocking with liquid nitrogen.

news - AUGUST 19 50

Chi-Kui Lam from Hong Kong has set a new overclocking world record.

reviews - AUGUST 14 32

Intel’s “mainstream” socket continues to spawn enthusiast parts with the company’s fastest-ever gaming-oriented CPU. You’ll probably want a feature-packed motherboard for that, and five companies...

news - AUGUST 7 22

This is Adata's new DDR4 overclocking memory.

reviews - JULY 29 115

You wanted a comparison of Intel's Pentium G3258 using low-cost platform components. Can an entry-level motherboard and bundled heat sink still deliver a satisfying overclocking experience, or does going cheap...

news - JULY 8 16

A new GPU overclocking record has been set.

news - JULY 3 18

Gigabyte's overclocking team has managed to attain a new memory overclocking record, bringing a set of DDR3 memory up to a frequency of a staggering 4.56 GHz.

reviews - JUNE 26 60

Competition tightens (along with pricing) as we respond to frequently-requested budget updates for $500, $1000, and $1500 machines. In response to other requests, we add an operating system to each machine. Can...

reviews - JUNE 25 101

Faced with a more aggressive budget, we're dialing back our mainstream enthusiast PC's hardware, while trying to maintain aggressive performance in games, productivity, and content creation applications. This...

reviews - JUNE 24 79

This quarter's System Builder Marathon kicks off with some new rules inspired by feedback from you, our readers. Can Paul match the potency of last quarter's configuration at a lower price point, or does...

news - JUNE 18 13

Soon you'll be able to overclock your unlocked Intel Haswell or Haswell refresh CPU on a non Z-series motherboard.

news - JUNE 18 45

Nick Shih has set a new overclocking record using an ASRock motherboard and an Intel CPU.

reviews - JUNE 17 157

It's a momentous occasion. Intel now offers an affordable dual-core Pentium with an unlocked multiplier based on its Haswell architecture. How well does it overclock? Can it beat AMD's potent little Athlon X4...

reviews - JUNE 10 127

Despite a clear performance advantage, Intel just doesn't seem like an enthusiast-friendly company. Certain elements in the organization want to change that perception, though. Devil's Canyon is meant to allay...

news - JUNE 3 25

Soon we'll be seeing a new unlocked Pentium processor from Intel.

news - JUNE 3 3

ASRock reveals two budget Z97 motherboards to accompany the launch of the unlocked Pentium processor from Intel.

news - JUNE 3 7

New boards and overclocking madness revealed at Computex 2014

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