Help with kaby lake
I have an kaby lake i7 7700k processor in a gigabyte z170 chipset motherboard. I attempted overclocking, but my temps were too high and im too much of a noob at this to tinker with it any more, so i reset the mobo to (optimized defaults) my problem is, after all of this its only boosting to 4.4 gigahertz when it was reaching 4.5 before at stable temps. What do?
z270 mobos provide much more stable overclocking than the z170s. Your PSU also affects overclocking performance. That being said, if you have a good PSU, it's likely that you lost the "silicon lottery" and got a chip that isn't capable of overclocking a lot. Return it if it's under the return period.
What software (if any) are you using to overclock? A screenshot of the settings might help.