Synopses & Reviews
The Book of Overclocking
is the definitive guide to running a PC's processor faster than the manufacturer intended. Not only can overclocking help you squeeze another year or two out of older hardware, but maximizing your PC's performance is also a lot of fun. Whether you're a veteran overclocker or a complete newbie, you'll find this book indispensable. It includes a complete reference and a vital roadmap to 100 of the latest processors plus sections on troubleshooting, proper cooling techniques, and benchmarking. You'll learn:
- Why the PC industry does not want you to know about overclocking
- CPU cooling techniques and ways to improve overclocking results and system stability
- Specifications, overclocking tips, and specific recommendations for over 100 individual Intel and ADM processors, including the newest Athlon XP "Thoroughbred" and Pentium 4 "Norhtwood" CPUs
- How to overclock a processor using BIOS and motherboard settings
- PC troubleshooting and performance benchmarking techniques
Overclocking doesn't have to be difficult or destructive to your hardware. With The Book of Overclocking
as your guide, you can be sure that your PC reaches its full potential.
Winner of the Books24x7 Referenceware Excellence Award, Hardware category, April 2004
The definitive guide to overclocking-- the art of running a PC's processor faster than the manufacturer intended. If you don't mind voiding the manufacturer's warranty on your CPU, overclocking is for you. Learn how not to fry your system while souping up everything from the Pentium II to the latest Athlon XP and Pentium 4. Sections on cooling, troubleshooting, and benchmarking make sure you get the most out of your machine.
This definitive guide reveals the art of running a PCUs processor faster than the manufacturer intended. Readers learn how not to fry their systems while pushing the speed on everything from the Pentium II to the latest Athlon XP and Pentium 4 processors.
About the Author
Scott Wainner founded and ran SysOpt.com-one of the most popular geek hardware sites. Robert Richmond has written about IT topics for various hardware publications.