GIGABYTE Z270 Guide to Overclocking Intel 7 th Gen CPUs to 4.8 Ghz and Beyond
Chapter 1 : Intro Intel 7700K Makes 5Ghz Attainable
The allure of Intel ’ s 7th generation CPUs is their overclocking potential . The milestone of a stable 5Ghz overclock without using extreme cooling has been sought after by enthusiasts for years . It has been unattainable except for the lucky few — until now . Most 7700K can run at a stable 5Ghz on air after delidding . In this guide we will show you how to obtain 4.8Ghz on a 7700K without delidding and 5Ghz after delidding .
Beginner FAQ What is overclocking ?
Overclocking refers to pushing your computer components harder and faster than the manufacturer designed them to go . CPUs , video cards , and memory often have the capability to run faster than their rated speeds and overclocking takes advantage of that .
Why overclock ?
To get more performance out of your system . To see how far you can push your computer . To see how lucky you ’ ve gotten with your components , to experiment and to tweak . Good overclocks are certainly worthy of bragging rights .
Is my notebook processor comparable to my desktop processor ?
Desktops have much higher power requirements and better heat dissipation capabilities compared to notebooks . The same model processor in a desktop performs better than the mobile equivalent .
What can I overclock ?
The most often overclocked components are the CPU , video card and memory . In this guide our focus is CPU overclocking .