overclock

[ oh-ver-klok ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈklɒk /

verb (used with object)

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.

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Origin of overclock

1985–90; over- + clock1 (in the sense “a circuit that governs the speed of other circuits”)

OTHER WORDS FROM overclock

o·ver·clocked, adjective
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