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In Intel’s Overclocking Lab, Engineers Extend Limits of Processor Performance
Intel Images: Extreme Overclocking with Liquid Nitrogen
Navya Pramod, a systems engineer working in Intel’s overclocking lab in Hillsboro, Oregon, pours 196 degrees below zero Celsius (-320 F) liquid nitrogen to cool down a 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor. Extreme overclocking causes the system to rapidly heat up. Liquid nitrogen is one tool that overclocking enthusiasts use to cool their processors and achieve extreme performance.
Intel’s unlocked processors give enthusiasts and gamers the ability to overclock – or crank up the clock speed of – a processor. Intel has a dedicated team that builds and tests overclocking features to increase performance, and the company educates customers on overclocking.
Warning: Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of systems and components for additional details.
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