Many persons are of the erroneous opinion that overclocking your hardware is automatically going to affect system performance negatively. People compare it with an ordinary individual running throughout the day instead of walking from one place to another. After a certain point, you are going to become so tired that you collapse. Well, the analogy is not completely accurate.
A single computer contains many hardware devices from different manufacturers. From the optical drives and hard disks to the SMPS, memory, motherboard, chip and audio and video card-each and every component is manufactured by different manufacturers. Compatibility and integrity is very essential when multiple hardware devices are working together.
This is why manufacturers presume that their product is going to be the most superior product in the computer and that all other devices are going to be inferior. Hence, they purposefully downgrade the performance of the hardware device to ensure that complications do not arise if the individual is using an obsolete or inferior hardware device.
This means that you will be walking at a snail’s pace when you have the capacity of walking much faster. Those who made your shoes presumed that you will be wearing ultra tight fitting clothes and have made walking difficult accordingly. Hence, overclocking your hardware does not mean you will be putting excess strain.
In the larger scheme of things, overclocking may be normal performance because your system is capable of withstanding the increase in performance without any difficulty. Of course, you will have to assess this factor and ensure that your system can indeed withstand the increase in performance and output.
Hence, do not conclude that overclocking is bad because you will be putting the system under stress. If the system is being under work, a little bit of overclocking is actually going to help you extract good value for money.
Otherwise, you would have paid for a very fast computer but would be using a slow device simply because the makers of various products felt that you may not go in for the best quality hardware accessories.