But beware: If you're the type of person who likes a challenge and enjoys tinkering with computers, it can get addictive fast.
It's done to get more performance for heavy-duty applications like gaming and video processing, and there's even a competitive side to it, with international rankings and competitions.
At 43x I managed 2,608, and at 44x it was at 2,651 -- a 24 percent increase from the starting point.
Something wasn't performing well, so I rolled back to 44x and set my sights on other adjustments.
The blue screens were becoming more frequent and the adjustments I was making were becoming finer and more exotic.
After about 30 minutes of trial and error, I decided to call an end to my overclocking career -- at least for now.