How do you tell if a processor has been overclocked?
Generic advice: when the computer boots, after you hear the POST beep press either ‘del’ or ‘F2’ to take you to the bios settings.
From here look for properties with names ‘base clock’, ‘multiplier’, and ‘CPU VCORE’.
If they have been changed from their default values, then you are currently overclocked..
Can you damage your GPU by overclocking?
Overclocking in and of itself cannot damage a C/GPU. If a video card or CPU is set to run at a speed it can’t run it, it will reset (CPU) or crash (GPU). This causes no damage to the component. Voltage and heat are the things you want to watch out for, which I’ll mention later.
What does overclocked mean on a graphics card?
Essentially, overclocking a GPU increases its performance by boosting the speed that the graphical processor works at. All GPUs are set to run at a certain speed, called the base clock, but different cards usually have the potential to surpass the speed set by the manufacturer.
Why is overclocking bad?
An overclocked processor consumes more energy, produces more heat, and eventually wears out more quickly. Overclocking may cost you more money in the long run. Even more, overclocking will void any warranties your CPU may have.
How do I know if my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU?
Fortunately, there’s one easy test to figure out whether you’ll have a CPU bottleneck: Monitor the CPU and GPU loads while playing a game. If the CPU load is very high (about 70 percent or more) and significantly higher than the video card’s load, then the CPU is causing a bottleneck.