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The ABC of overclocking

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The year is 1992. You own a 286 desktop tower with a VGA monitor.Wolfenstein 3Dis a cutting edge game andof great personal importance to you. But with a basic central processor unit (CPU) speed of 8MHz, your computer is just not fast enough to keep pace with Apogee’s impossibly advanced and artful new release. On the front of the 286’s chassis is a button marked Turbo’. Though you don’t realise it at the time, this enigmatic dial alters the machine’s base clock, which is set by…Read More