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Overclocking to 7GHz takes more than just liquid nitrogen

Overclocking to 7GHz takes more than just liquid nitrogen
Written by TechBug

Over the years, I’ve been fascinated by two kinds of events at Computex: esports and extreme-PC-overclocking competitions. I doubt I’d ever make it as a professional gamer (I’m more of a Counter Fight kind of guy than a Counter-Strike man these days), but I’d jump at any opportunity to pour liquid nitrogen onto a PC motherboard, because even if I screw something up, chances are I’d still look cool doing so.

It just so happened that at this year’s Computex, gaming-accessory maker G.SKILL invited me to its extreme-overclocking workshop behind its contest stage. As a total newbie with absolutely zero knowledge of overclocking, I quickly took up this offer.

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