Overclocker Claims Intel X299 VRM Temps are a ‘Disaster’ With Skylake-X

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According to one prominent member of the overclocking community, the VRM cooling on X299 motherboards isn’t good enough to keep the boards stable — and no overclocker should buy a board with just one 8-pin CPU power connector.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251882-overclocker-claims-x299-vrm-temperatures-disaster-limit-skylake-x-potential?source=Computing

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Intel Core i7-7740K Shatters Overclocking Records, Hits 7.5GHz Thanks to Liquid Helium

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Intel’s new Kaby Lake-X CPUs have shattered world overclocking records when tested on liquid helium.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250622-intel-core-i7-7740k-shatters-overclocking-records-hits-7-5ghz-thanks-liquid-helium?source=Computing

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AMD declares Ryzen will be a four-year architecture, details overclocking plans, emphasizes hard launch

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AMD has shared a few new details on Ryzen / Zen at CES, including chipset and CPU support for overclocking, multi-GPU configurations, and how long we can expect the Ryzen architecture to last.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242252-amd-declares-ryzen-will-four-year-architecture-details-overclocking-plans-emphasizes-hard-launch?source=Computing

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Broadwell-E puts 10 cores on tap: Intel launches the Core i7-6950X at Computex 2016

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Intel’s Broadwell-E is launching today, with a 10-core CPU option and new overclocking features — but is it a better choice than a conventional quad-core for ordinary gamers?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229338-broadwell-e-puts-10-cores-on-tap-intel-launches-the-core-i7-6950x

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End of the line: BIOS updates end non-K Intel Skylake overclocking

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Intel’s latest BIOS updates will close a loophole in Skylake overclocking that allowed non-K processors to hit much higher clock speeds. If you’re using that kind of configuration, you may not want to update your BIOS at all.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/222721-end-of-the-line-bios-updates-end-non-k-intel-skylake-overclocking

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Nvidia kills mobile GPU overclocking in latest driver update, irate customers up in arms [UPDATED]

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Nvidia is under fire for disabling overclocking in mobile systems with its latest driver update and is defending the move as a bug fix. Complicating the issue is the fact that some OEMs actively sell laptops in overclocked configurations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/199423-nvidia-kills-mobile-gpu-overclocking-in-latest-driver-update-irate-customers-up-in-arms

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Nvidia kills mobile GPU overclocking in latest driver update, irate customers up in arms

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Nvidia is under fire for disabling overclocking in mobile systems with its latest driver update and is defending the move as a bug fix. Complicating the issue is the fact that some OEMs actively sell laptops in overclocked configurations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/199423-nvidia-kills-mobile-gpu-overclocking-in-latest-driver-update-irate-customers-up-in-arms

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