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GIGABYTE X299 Guide to Overclocking Kaby Lake X CPUs to 5.1GHz+ Chapter 1: Intro Intel i7-7740X Hits 5.1GHz With Ease on X299 AORUS Boards 5GHz has long been considered the holy grail of overclocking without LN2. Recently owners of Z270 boards and i7-7700K CPU’s were able to reach the 5GHz pinnacle with our previous OC guide. Now with the introduction of Kaby Lake X and X299 AORUS motherboards users are able to push well past 5GHz. This guide will show you how to reach 5.1GHz on air straight out of the box, and 5.3GHz after de-lidding your CPU. 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? Overclocking your CPU, VGA, and/or memory can result in higher frames per second in games, increase benchmark scores and provide better overall performance of your PC. 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. Disclaimer: Overclock at your own risk! Overclocking your CPU voids your warranty and it can also damage your CPU, especially if done incorrectly. 1