As many know, I do some tinkering with computers. While this isn’t my doings, I enjoyed it and thought you might too. Here’s the screencap of the CPU speed program, note the red underline.
I got a chuckle out of how this was achieved on a six core Intel Core i7 CPU. I suppose if you really need the speed, sure, why not? The video below explains it all. Be sure to wear gloves and a facemask if you try this at home.
They write on the Gigabyte blog:
Hey guys, here’s a quick shout out to everyone about another new feature we have with the X58A-OC board called OC Touch. It’s essentially a hardware level overclocking feature capable of adjusting the multiplier and bclock on the fly in or out of the operating system.
I’ve got a video here that hicookie made today to give you an idea how it works. He’s got the new Core i7 990X installed, LN2 pot running at -170C+, CPU boots at 6.4Ghz (178*36) and then gets clocked up using OC Touch bclock buttons to 7.1GHz (197*36). Easy!
Yes, that’s liquid nitrogen you see being poured into the CPU cooler.
BTW if you want the program, CPU-Z for your own use, it is free here.I find it useful since it saves me having to open up the case on the many machines I run at my business to figure out what is inside when we need to do some sort of fix or update.