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To overclock a CPU, install and launch an overclocking utility, increase the CPU speed by 1 degree, restart the computer, check the CPU settings, gradually increase them, then reduce the settings by 2 or 3 degrees. This ... More »

The differences between AMD and Intel processors are reflected in their prices, overclocking capabilities and integrated graphics chips, where AMD has a slight advantage. Other differences are evident in their power effi... More »

The computer's CPU should operate at room temperature or 70 degrees Fahrenheit if possible. CPU temperatures rise and fall depending on the processing state – whether the CPU is idle or under a heavy workload. Most moder... More »

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