We always write about overclocking: our articles, our news, our thoughts – everything is connected with overclocking. We have already published a lot of articles revealing the peculiarities and special tricks typical of overclocking different types of systems and hardware. In fact, the info you can get from these materials is more than enough to get down to overclocking for the first time. The experience will come with the time.
However, I can still very well imagine how lost a commencing overclocker can actually be when he realizes that he needs to find his way in this endless stream of information. It is great when someone with more overclocking experience is around to give you a few hints. And what if there is no one else there to help? In this case, even a simple operation like accessing the BIOS Setup may turn into a real challenge for the first-time overclocker. I continuously receive tons of e-mails with questions like “what keys shall I hit to overclock my CPU”. Well, today’s article will be specifically devoted to all these keys.
Of course, the pure “key-hitting” approach to overclocking will not bear the desired fruit. Before you press this or that key you have to understand why you are doing this and what this may lead to. And even though the potential hazards resulting from incorrect overclocking are quite significantly exaggerated, it is still quite possible to break the system down by doing something completely wrong. That is why all overclocking related articles usually start with long introductions where the authors try to mention all potential problems and remind the user of solely his responsibility.
Well, I assume our readers are all smart, reasonable people that is why I will not bore you with long introductions (which tend to be skipped most times anyway). Assume, that I have warned you.