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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2016, 11:41:03 PM »
No, I haven't done it and I'm almost afraid to.
Overclocking isn't something the average user does. Not something I will do.
It can kill your computer. Void your warranty. Often done by gamers to gain extra speed, etc.

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2016, 11:45:48 PM »
I wasn't going to try overclocking, I just wanted to know what it is.

Guess I'll google it.
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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2016, 11:51:22 PM »
I've updated the BIOS on many computers and still do.

Most BIOS updates do contain useful fixes and assuming you have a decent amount of battery while connected to the charger while remaining patient it should be safe.
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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2016, 11:54:22 PM »
I wasn't going to try overclocking, I just wanted to know what it is.

The act of changing hardware settings to run either the CPU or GPU (Video graphics chip) at a faster speed. This can cause them to run much hotter and unless you have an effective cooling system, they could fail. A bit like supercharging your car beyond its factory specifications.

EDIT: A simple search would have been better than my simple explanation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overclocking.
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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2016, 11:59:32 PM »
@Aikhan........it's a desktop.

@DavidR.......Thank you. 

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2016, 12:12:07 AM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2016, 12:17:25 AM »
@Aikhan........it's a desktop.

Doesn't really matter if it's a desktop, laptop etc... same process applies.
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