• Overclocking: Why you should and should not do it

    Posted August 20, 2013 - 10:07 am

    Overclocking your processor speeds up your computer. That's a pretty good reason to do it. But there are some equally good reasons not to.
  • How to overclock your new Haswell CPU like a pro

    Posted August 5, 2013 - 3:10 pm

    Reap some amazing performance improvements from your hot new Haswell processor for free.
  • Overclock your smartphone, if you dare

    Posted January 5, 2011 - 10:21 am

    WARNING: Overclocking is not for the faint of heart. Do not attempt to hack your phone unless you understand and accept the risks of turning it into a useless "brick."
  • Overclocking for Newbies

    Posted June 28, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    Overclocking refers to pushing your computer components harder and faster than the manufacturer designed them to go. The initial pitch is seductive: Buy a slower, lower-cost CPU; juice up the clock speed; and presto! You have a cheap, high-end processor.
  • Netbook Upgrade Article Interesting But Misguided

    Posted August 27, 2009 - 11:55 am

    PCWorld just released Ten Ways to Upgrade Your Netbook. While I applaud the research and effort that went into the article, the entire concept misses the point of netbook use for the majority of users. Three of the ten ways make sense for netbooks, but the rest are ways to hack your netbook into becoming more like a laptop. They aren't laptops, they're netbooks. And the article skips the best way to improve your netbook: install Google's Chrome as a browser, because it processes Javascript faster than other browsers.

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