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GIGABYTE Z270 Extreme Overclocking Guide

GIGABYTE Z270 CPU Voltage Settings

The GIGABYTE OC team prepared a GIGABYTE Z270 Kaby Lake extreme overclocking guide for those who wish to get the most out of their Kaby Lake-based processors. The guide was originally published by GIGABYTE and is shared at Overclocking.guide with explicit permission. The following guide will show you how to do achieve the highest frequencies and performance using liquid nitrogen.

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ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Extreme Overclocking Guide (Updated to v0.5)

Crosshair VI Hero motherboard

The ASUS ROG team prepared a Ryzen 7 Crosshair VI Hero extreme overclocking guide for those who wish to get the most out of their Zen-based processors. The guide was originally published by Elmor on the HWBOT forums and is shared at Overclocking.guide with explicit permission. The original article published on March 2, 2017, was based on the guide v0.2

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Optimizing RAM Performance for 3DMark Time Spy

Optimizing RAM Performance for 3DMark Time Spy Benchmark

Pro OC overclocker Alva “Lucky_n00b” Jonathan dives in to optimizing RAM performance for Futuremark’s latest DirectX12 benchmark Time Spy. It’s been only a few weeks since Futuremark’s latest Benchmark, 3DMark Time Spy, was released to public. Now, overclockers and enthusiasts alike can start benching their system, and find out how their system compare to each other in that shiny new DX12

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ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix Overclocking Guide

ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix Overclocking Hotwire

In this guide Daniel “Dancop” Schier shares the experience of his ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix overclocking adventure. The guide primarily covers extreme overclocking, but a novice overclocker will undoubtedly pick up some tips as well. Disclaimer: this guide was originally posted on the HWBOT forum and is made available on Overclocking.guide with express permission from Daniel.   ASUS GeForce

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Retail DDR4 Memory vs. Engineering Samples

Retail DDR4 Memory Vs. Engineering Samples

Extreme overclocker Michal Vobozil has a look at the retail DDR4 memory and compares it with engineering samples with some surprising results … The Extreme OC Community [XOC] is a very specific group of PC hardware enthusiasts and power users. It maybe not be the largest one, but overall with so many influential people connected to the industry, hardware review

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Extreme Memory Cooling: Art Eraser Insulation

Extreme Memory Cooling Preparation

Pro OC overclocker Alva “Lucky_n00b” Jonathan demonstrates how to prepare your system for overclocking with extreme memory cooling using art eraser. Memory tweaking and tuning can be tricky sometimes, and the difficulty gets ramped up a lot more when we are extreme overclocking the memory, trying to push every last bit of performance out of it. In this article, I

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GeForce GT 710 Voltage Modification Beginner’s Guide

GeForce GT 710 voltage modification guide

The GeForce GT 710 voltage modification beginner’s guide by Ben “Newlife” O’Neill helps you get started with advanced overclocking. With his permission, we publish the guide at Overclocking.guide. We encourage you to have a look at the original thread at the OCAU forums.   Introduction This guide is intended for overclockers who would like to try their hand at hard

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DDR4 4x4GB Overclocking: Motherboard Challenge

Xtreme Addict DDR4 4x4GB Overclocking

Elite Overclocker Michal “Xtreme Addict” Vobozil examines the issues involved with DDR4 4x4GB overclocking at maximum efficiency levels, comparing and testing Z170 motherboards from four major vendors. Featuring HyperX Fury DDR4 Memory: Today I bring you another article for both the Extreme OC Community [XOC] and daily OC enthusiasts, this time focusing on 24/7 stability with proper (tight) settings with

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Splave’s DDR4 Memory Maintenance Guide

Memory Maintenance

Memory of late has been gaining a real cult following with members of the overclocking community being more knowledgeable on IC (“integrated circuit”) types and binning than ever. This is because increasingly tighter timings and higher frequencies can making a noticeable difference to your system’s performance. Proper memory maintenance plays a vital role in ensuring your DRAM remains in top-notch

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