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How to overclock your PC in 10 minutes

10 PC projects: overclock processor & GPU

With a little bit of effort, you may be able to ratchet up your system's speed by 10 percent or more.

How to overclock your graphics card

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 1 hr

ATI and nVidia each offer free tools to overclock their high-end video cards. This tweak doesn't require any Bios tuning and can boost your system's graphics performance.

Gamers will see smoother video as a result of the speed increase. Update your drivers before you begin.

In the nVidia Control Panel, click Device settings, GPU, select Custom and raise the clock speed by moving the slider, testing the results each time for glitches.

For ATI cards, launch the Catalyst Control Panel. Click Auto-Tune in the Overdrive section. This option gradually increases the clock speed and tests each one in sequence. When it detects instability, it backs off.

See also:

Video/graphics cards reviews

Processor reviews

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