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    Overclock is not a word!

    at least according to the forum spell checker :P

    If you type the word "overclock" in a post it gets underlined in red (marked as spelled incorrectly). If any forums would have "overclock" as a valid word, I would think it would be these. Not a big deal, I just thought it was kind of funny.

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    It isn't a word... It's made up...


    And I don't think OCF can do anything about firefox's spellchecker...

    Unless we get overclock added to the dictionary (win)
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    It's listed at Dictionary.com (and the definition seems a little dated, ):

    Quote Originally Posted by dictionary.com
    /oh'vr-klok'/ vt. To operate a CPU or other digital logic device at a rate higher than it was designed for, under the assumption that the manufacturer put some slop into the specification to account for manufacturing tolerances. Overclocking something can result in intermittent crashes, and can even burn things out, since power dissipation is directly proportional to clock frequency. People who make a hobby of this are sometimes called "overclockers"; they are thrilled that they can run their 450MHz CPU at 500MHz, even though they can only tell the difference by running a benchmark program.
    Unfortunately Merriam-Webster does not recognize it...yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leviathan41 View Post
    at least according to the forum spell checker :P

    If you type the word "overclock" in a post it gets underlined in red (marked as spelled incorrectly). If any forums would have "overclock" as a valid word, I would think it would be these. Not a big deal, I just thought it was kind of funny.
    You are on firefox

    Got to love the built in spell checker
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    If it isnt a word!...i therefore announce it is a word! This forum just needs to update their spell check out of webster's day
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    Quote Originally Posted by thideras View Post
    You are on firefox

    Got to love the built in spell checker
    Doh! It is a Firefox thing, I feel like an idiot. I guess I have been on Firefox so long and been on OCForums so long that I thought the forum had added a spell checker somewhere along the line.

    Sorry guys :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leviathan41 View Post
    Sorry guys :/
    No worries
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesXP View Post
    It isn't a word... It's made up...


    And I don't think OCF can do anything about firefox's spellchecker...

    Unless we get overclock added to the dictionary (win)
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    ... >_>


    It's made up and hasn't been yet classified in the english dictionary.
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    there is a little button below it that says Add to dictionary
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    Ha I was about to say - right click, add to dictionary
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    Theres an annoying "law" in linguistics that states if a majority of people use a certain word, or spelling/usage/pronunciation etc, it becomes "standard". Ive fought with my linguistics lecturers for the past 3 years as it annoys the hell out of me, but alas, it is there..

    Imo, Overclock is a word. It's a lexeme, and although its used by a comparatively small group of people, it is understood by most people with slight to moderate understanding of pcs - and in this day and age, thats a fair few people.

    Just my 0.02 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Careface View Post
    Theres an annoying "law" in linguistics that states if a majority of people use a certain word, or spelling/usage/pronunciation etc, it becomes "standard". Ive fought with my linguistics lecturers for the past 3 years as it annoys the hell out of me, but alas, it is there..

    Imo, Overclock is a word. It's a lexeme, and although its used by a comparatively small group of people, it is understood by most people with slight to moderate understanding of pcs - and in this day and age, thats a fair few people.

    Just my 0.02 though.
    I don't know I gave a speech on overclocking (undergrad general speech class) and there were LOTS of blank faces.

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    "Overclock" is a word, irregardless of what a spell checker may say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benbaked View Post
    It's listed at Dictionary.com (and the definition seems a little dated, ):



    Unfortunately Merriam-Webster does not recognize it...yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eobard View Post
    "Overclock" is a word, irregardless of what a spell checker may say.
    Yeah, I agree. I was thinking the OC Forums had a build in spell checker that didn't recognize overclock as a word and thought it was strange. I realize now that it was just Firefox's built in spell checker.

    It's funny that this thread turned into a discussion of whether or not overclock is a word, hehe. Maybe I should have chosen a different title.

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    Maybe you spelled it wrong, because my spellchecker says it's a word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnyTAMU View Post
    I don't know I gave a speech on overclocking (undergrad general speech class) and there were LOTS of blank faces.
    Oh really? Wow, guess I overestimated just how common it was o.O.. Hmm..
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