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Part of the final frontier with PCs is overclocking: getting more out of your system than it says on the box. But what settings do you change? How do you overclock safely? And do you need to change anything at all, or can you get a program to do it for you?

If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, never fear. Here's what you need to know about overclocking.

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Do you consider yourself a PC enthusiast? Downloading the latest drivers the moment they're available, running custom tools to access hidden settings and overclocking your components to get the best bang for your buck? We'll, here's one tale that goes above and beyond your average tweaking session.

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There's nothing inherently wrong with a product you buy off the shelf, but there's definitely something awesome about hacking it to make it better. This weekend, throw your warranties aside and bring something new to the things you already own.

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It's a sad fact of life that over time, all of our computers get a little bit slower. Before you start shelling out for a new machine, take some time this weekend to perform some maintenance tasks, upgrade a single piece of hardware, or even overclock your machine for a little speed boost.

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You may have heard about how flashing a new ROM can improve your Android experience, but flashing a new kernel is one of the best ways to improve your phone's performance, battery life and even add some saucy new features. Whether you know anything about either, here's what you need to know to make it happen.

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Netbooks run basically the same OS as your desktop PC, but their portability and low cost mean that they're made to run a bit slower. By overclocking you can push it just over the speed bump to where it's a bit more usable. Here's how to overclock your Atom-based PC or netbook.