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overclock

[oh-ver-klok] /ˌoʊ vərˈklɒk/
verb (used with object)
1.
Computers. to modify (a hardware component, as a processor, graphics card, or memory) so as to increase the speed of that component beyond the specifications of the manufacturer:
You can overclock your video card to improve its performance.
Origin of overclock
1985-1990
1985-90; over- + clock1 (in the sense “a circuit that governs the speed of other circuits”)
Related forms
overclocked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for overclocking

overclocking

/ˌəʊvəˈklɒkɪŋ/
noun
1.
the practice of modifying a computer (esp with a cooling system) to allow its processors to run at greater speeds than the manufacturer intended
Derived Forms
overclocker, noun
overclock, verb
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