I certainly agree that Tom's Hardware Guide may not be the strong promoter of overclocking anymore that it once used to be. I decided to keep overclocking at a quieter and more reasonable level, simply because we, as the largest PC hardware publication on the Internet, are aware of the responsibility for our readers. Pushing people into doing something that could possibly damage their computer system or at least cost them important data is something we prefer to leave to others. However, running your processor beyond its official spec does not necessarily implicate any damage whatsoever, as long as you stay within reason. Overclocking can be a very cost effective way to improve the performance of your system, and getting involved with it will most likely improve your knowledge as well, because you might have to try out and learn several things about your system until you will finally succeed.
Tom's Hardware has got a rather long tradition to inform its readers on how to modify their systems to run their processors beyond spec and thus faster. We were the first to report about the