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Over Clocked, or Over Clocking. Also abbreviated to O.C.

Over Clocking refers to the practice of running a processor at a faster clock rate than it is rated for. Over clocking offers greater performance. Whilst typically it is the processor which is over-clocked, over-clocking can be applied to any system component which runs off a clock.

Over-clocking inevitably stresses the processor (or device being over-clocked) typically because of the extra heat generated and can ultimately permanently damage or destroy the component.

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