Overclocking, what once was a scorned hobby by underground
computer users is now about as mainstream as you can get. Overclocking
computers is big business that all the major computer companies take part
in. For users, overclocking is still a quick and easy way to get more bang for your buck -
take whatever computer you have right now, push it faster, reap the rewards
without paying an extra cent! PCSTATS has been into overclocking since... well, the beginning.
We've had the pleasure of watching the hobby and community grow over
the years from the Celeron 300A and on up...
Whether you want to overclock you processor, motherboard, memory or videocard, PCSTATS has probably done it
first and we're quite good at it. ;-) From simple air
cooling overclocking set ups to liquid cooling, thermoelectric (TEC) and phase change - PCSTATS has overclocked a
wide range of hardware with virtually every form of cooling
Planning on building a
new overclocking PC, or perhaps juicing up an older computer rig? If so
you're going to love what PCSTATS has in store for you!
At the end of most PCSTATS reviews you've seen our handy Maximum Overclocking Charts
- a quick way to tell how well the gear ranks against similar hardware. In this document
we've assembled every overclocking test result for every bit of computer gear
PCSTATS has overclocked and put it all into one easy read.
your mileage may vary, the overclocking results PCSTATS has seen should give you a
good idea at what each bit of hardware is capable of. Heck if you have a
high degree of skill, it's very likely that you'll be able to reach faster speeds than
we were able to achieve. For review purposes PCSTATS, stays conservative when overclocking
If you're a novice to the overclocking scene, don't worry. PCSTATS has
put together a couple of beginner guides to help you on your overclocking way. Even if
you're an experienced overclocker, it's always a good refresher to see how
someone else does it. If you want to learn how to overclock the processor or
memory, check out the Beginners Guide: Overclocking the
CPU, Motherboard and Memory . If videocards
more your thing, we have that covered as well with the Beginners Guide: Overclocking the
One final word of advice if you're really going to get into overclocking your computer; the components in your computer (CPU, videocard or motherboard, memory) can never run cool enough. Even if you're using an ECT Prometeia Mach II
;-) Heck, at my height I had a 'Prommy' on the CPU and
a Vapochill on the videocard and was still considered a light weight by the hardcore overclocking
crowd!! You don't have to go as far as that, but plan your cooling equipment purchases in
advance and you'll save in the long run. The level of cooling does
affect how high you can overclock.
Let's start off with the maximum overclocking charts,
first up are DDR3 and DDR2 memory modules!