FullOn3D heeft een overclockers guide bij elkaar geknutseld. Er zit gewoon weer de bekende info in (busspeeds, multipliers etc.). Hier wat info over voltages en gate switching:
The gates in the CPU are based upon transistors which are used as switches (as opposed to amplifiers, as you may have learned in school). When they have less than a certain treshhold voltage applied they are closed and when more than a different, higher voltage treshhold is applied, they are open to let electricity flow. The different treshholds are used to keep a "neutral zone" in between that is a safety margin.
To faciliate the switching, an electric charge has to be driven out of the circuit or a charge has to be built up, quite simply spoken. The effort is the same in each case.
The higher the voltage applied, the faster you drive out the charge/build up the charge and the faster the switch operates. Also, the smaller the charge, meaning the smaller the capacitance in the circuit, the faster it switches, that is why chips based on smaller circuitry can run faster (.25 vs. .18 micron process) and need less voltage to do so, making room for higher clock frequencies to use up the thermal leeway.