Gigabyte motherboard helps break Indian overclocking record

27th March 2015
Gigabyte  motherboard helps break Indian overclocking record
Pour in the liquid nitrogen! A Gigabyte engineer helps overclock his system at the PC Extreme event in Bangalore, March 26 2015

Chennai, March 27, 2015 - Hard core PC enthusiasts and gaming freaks  turned up in large numbers  to watch overclocked systems in a haze of liquid nitrogen  at the  PC Extreme event here, yesterday.
Supported by GIGABYTE Technology (India) the highlight of the event was a demo of extreme overclocking (OC) that culminated in the creation of a new Indian CPU-Z OC record, by Prathamesh Patil,  Gigabyte Field Application Engineer.. He  was successful in achieving a CPU-Z validation of 6554.29 MHz. He achieved this record by using the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC Force motherboard, with an Intel Core™ i7-4770K processor, and liquid nitrogen (LN2) for cooling.
OverClocking is the practice of pushing a PC component to function faster than the manufactured clock frequency. This requires a lot of practice, upgraded skills, dedication and also, a profound passion for the activity.
The OC event was a highly interactive with Patil fielding a flurry of questions related to the tricks and techniques of OC.
GA-Z97X-SOC Force, is a part of GIGABYTE’s Super Overclock (SOC) series, which has played a crucial role in making OC mainstream globally.
PC Extreme also gave an opportunity to  local PC enthusiasts to share the limelight, by participating in a PC assembling contest and  win products from the supporting brands, namely GIGABYTE Technology, AMD, Cooler Master and Adata, along with the host, IT Depot.  ThisPower PC DiY Contest, attracted over 40 contestants, amongst  them  a schoolboy, Aditya Narayan,  who took home the first prize, including the GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-WiFi motherboard. The other winners were Manoj (first runner up whose prizes included the GIGABYTE GA-H81M-DS2 motherboard), and  Suresh (second runner up).