CPU Overclocking: Unlock Your Processor's Hidden Potential
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CPU Overclocking: Unlock Your Processor's Hidden Potential

Learn How to Overclock CPU Processor Functions; Safely Manipulate Core Frequencies and Increase Overall PC performance.
4.7 (17 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Matt Thomas
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Overclock CPU Chips
  • Manipulate CPU Attributes
  • Test Computers for Total Stability
  • Properly Optimize for Cooling
  • Execute System Benchmark Tests
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  • Patience
  • Basic Math Skills
  • A Windows PC

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What is Overclocking?

- 'Overclocking' refers to the fundamental process of increasing the processing speed of computer hardware. Mainly, the CPU (Central Processing Unit)

How many times has your computer slowed down when trying to execute an important task? Ever have your applications / programs freeze on you?

A very effective way to increase the speed of your computer is by carefully and precisely increasing your CPU's processing frequencies. If these terms seem unfamiliar, don't worry. In this course, I will take you by the hand and lead you through this entire process; from learning about processing frequencies to safely testing every modification along the way, as to make sure your computer will remain stable. No matter what you throw at it!

Once your computer is overclocked to an appropriate speed, you'll be surprised as to what your machine will be capable of! You'll reap the benefits of everything from;

  • Quicker Application Start-up times
  • Faster Audio/Video Render times
  • Increased Time Efficiency for Compiling Programs/Files
  • Smoother Overall PC Performance
  • Faster Load Times

I'll be showing you how to do it all with the best CPU Overclocking software, and yes, they're all free. 

If you're looking to boost your PC's performance with a CPU overclock, you've arrived at the perfect destination!

Go ahead, Enroll now!
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants more power out of their PC
  • PC Gamers
  • Video Editors / Photoshop Wizards
  • Performance Enthusiasts
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Curriculum For This Course
2 Lectures 05:37

There's a lot to overclocking, and understanding what it really is takes practice. 

You'll understand it a lot better once we actually get in and start tweaking, but for now I'll give you a basic overview. 

Preview 03:43

Here, we take a look at the pros and cons of the process. 

Preview 01:54
Equipment Check: Getting Ready to Tweak
3 Lectures 08:03

In this lecture we take a closer look at our two CPU cooling options;

  • Active Heatsink [Heatsink + Fan]
  • Liquid Cooling

Learn about how they actually function and work to keep your processing unit cool. 

Just covering the basics for those who don't know :)

Preview 03:58

Upgrading your cooler's a big plus if you're overclocking. 

Finding the right one's a little overwhelming if you don't know what you're looking for, so I've picked some out. 

No links needed, their all on Amazon. 

Skip if you're fine with the cooling unit you have. 

Quick Look at Various Cooling Options

The next step after purchasing a cooler is to install it. 

Skip if you're fine with the cooling unit you have. 

Installing Aftermarket Cooler
2 Lectures 04:36

In order to achieve a stable overclock, we need the help of a few applications. 

This video's a brief overview of everything we need before we start manipulating processing frequencies. 

Required Software

Here I'm gonna show you how to stress test your machine. A very important part of reaching stability. 

Stress Test
Navigating BIOS & Frequency Manipulation
3 Lectures 20:35

This one's just an overview of the BIOS screen.

Preview 01:21

This is a quick quiz to make sure you're ready and prepared to start tweaking in BIOS. 

Are you ready to start manipulating CPU frequencies?
4 questions

In this lecture we dive into Clock frequencies and CPU multiplier settings. 

And the overclocking venture begins!  

In-Depth Analysis of Clock Speed (FSB) x Multiplier

We're getting deeper into the process. 

After squeezing as much juice as we can with the FSB & Multiplier, we start including the Vcore into our equilibrium of manipulations. 

Establishing Stable Core Voltage / VCore
Running Benchmarks
1 Lecture 01:04

It's a good idea to push your unit a little further and test for further stability. 

Unigine Heaven's a great benchmarking tool that'll help you do that. 

Further Testing
Wrap Up
1 Lecture 01:25

If you've made it this far, congrats!

Enjoy your newly overclocked machine!

Working With Your Overclocked CPU
About the Instructor
Matt Thomas
4.6 Average rating
115 Reviews
5,364 Students
5 Courses
IT Professional, Hardware Enthusiast, Author

Matt's a tech fanatic with a passion for computer hardware and an extensive background in the professional IT field. 

Naturally, he's loved tinkering with computers his whole life, building and upgrading various systems along the way. He has acquired a wide variety of skills as a result of his years of experience working with hardware. From setting up extreme performance rigs to cabling new and old infrastructure, he's done it all.

Nothing makes him happier than passing on his expertise onto those out there willing to learn and expand their skill sets. Knowledge should be applicable, understandable, and most importantly, useful. If you take any of his courses, you'll see how detailed he gets in breaking down every idea. You won't miss a thing!