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MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Review

  The MSI Z97 XPOWER AC is based on the MSI XPOWER Z87 and comes along with new features and the new Intel Z97 chipset. Featuring 16 phases, a ton of PCIe Slots, OC-Buttons and a neat black-yellow design, this board looks like a great choice for overclockers and gamers. In this reviewI will test if the board also clocks

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The risks of overclocking

The risks of overclocking Basic knowledge To understand the risks of overclocking we have to take a look at the physical basics of your CPU/GPU. Processors contain millions of transistors which are made out of doped silicon. Silicon and change of Temperature Silicon is a semiconductor which means that it’s naturally not conductive. However if you add few atoms such as

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