Overclocking the processor (CPU) can increase system performance considerably. However, the processor requires a "K" in the model to be overclocked, such as, i7-8700K. The "K" denotes that the multiplier has been unlocked. When overclocking you should be extremely careful not to exceed the processor's limits; especially the Voltage. This can quickly damage it and the motherboard. Also, it is recommended that only the HP Omen Control Center is used. There are many other apps available that work, but OCC is the safest as it has built-in safe-guards and only allows certain settings to be changed.