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Intel to publicly overclock Core i7 SSD

Intel will publicly overclock one of its solid state drives [SSD] at an upcoming conference in San Francisco.

The Intel Developer Forum taking place next month will see a session that is geared around managing a stable overclock on an Intel SSD and there will be a live public demonstration of how to overlock a Core i7 Extreme Edition processor.

“This session provides an architecture and feature overview of the Intel architecture based, enthusiast platforms and ecosystem solutions, with an emphasis on performance tuning for gaming and content creation. Lively, demo-based tutorials for overclocking Intel’s most recently launched enthusiast platforms will be included throughout the session,” said the pre-session guidelines.

The session, entitled “Overclocking Unlocked Intel Core Processors for High Performance Gaming and Content Creation” lasts for an hour and takes place on 10 September at 11:00 local time. Michael Moen, senior hardware engineer at Intel, and JJ Guerrero, senior technical marketing specialist at Asus, are leading the session.

Content within the session comes under the guise of a variety of topics with the most popular of these likely to be the public demonstration of overclocking the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processor.

In addition to this there will be expert tips on overclocking the processor and a variety of discussions on the best way to overclock an SSD.

Overclocking is a method that is used by many computer enthusiasts in order to get better and faster performance out of their PC. It works by adjusting the settings on a PC, video card or other component a little bit at a time and isn’t recommended to anyone that doesn’t have a firm grasp of computer hardware.

It’s become an effective way to get more out of hardware instead of spending money on expensive additions, though overclocking can often cause problems that are detrimental to the computer in question.

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