Chapter 6 : Break Records with Extreme Cooling ( LN2 )
Perhaps you followed the previous chapters and had fun experimenting with overclocking and you want to take it to the next level and break world records by taking frequencies to a place where they won ’ t be seen in consumer applications for years . The following guide will show you how to do exactly that using liquid nitrogen . We recommend you use the Z270X-Gaming SOC or Z270N-Gaming 5 if you wish to experiment with this type of extreme overclocking .
In this guide we use the Intel Core i7-7700 K and the GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming SOC . Similar settings can be used with other Intel K-series CPUs or on the Z270N-Gaming 5 .
Step 1 : Follow the Advanced Guide For the basic settings please follow the Advanced Guide ( disable features etc ).
Step 2 : Enable Single BIOS Mode
Make sure you turn it ON ( position 2 ). This switch will disable Dual bios mode in case it triggers a bios switch or update due to OC fail .
Single BIOS switch
Step 3 : Preparing Your CPU for Extreme Overclocking
Like extreme OCing on previous generation CPUs you need to delid your processor ( see Page 16 ). By delidding your processor you will be able to get higher frequencies out of your chip by increasing the degree of coldness your CPU can handle ( preventing cold bug ). You can use any delidding tool available on the market . We ’ re using der8auer ’ s tool and it works well .
We prefer to replace the paste on the die of the CPU every single time we use it . It works better for us . Remember to apply enough paste on the die .
Mount your CPU pot correctly without tightening it too much . From our experience sometimes when we overtighten it we find ourselves placing it carelessly which affects our CB .