GIGABYTE Z370 Overclocking Guide | Page 4

Chapter 2: How to Overclock Your Intel i7-8700K & i5-8600K CPUs For reference we are using a GIGABYTE AORUS Z370 Gaming 7 motherboard and an Intel i7-8700K CPU. Based on our testing many Intel i7-8700Ks can hit 4.9-5GHz, without delidding, using standard air coolers and around 1.25-1.3Vcore. This is our experience with the CPUs we've tested. You may find that your CPU will overclock better (or worse) than our samples so keep that in mind when doing the testing. Step 1: Enter the BIOS by pressing the “delete” button If you have never been inside your BIOS before, welcome! There is no need to worry, we will guide you step by step with screenshots. Step 2: Load your Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) Enter “Advanced Frequency Settings” Here you see the “Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.)” option. Change it to “Profile 1”. Depending on your RAM you might see a second X.M.P. profile. 3