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Previous Next Sort by votes. Sep 4, 45 0 1, 0. I'm planning to buy the I5 with a z motherboard, but is it still possible to overclock non k cpu's after summer ?
I heard from many people that it's still possible and that it's not possble. Please help me and please give me real proof that it's possible or not possible.
Jan 10, 24, 75, 2, May 18, 11, 51 43, 1, Nov 7, 0 11, Mar 30, 7, 22 38, 1, OCing a non-K Skylake processor is not recommended and hard to get a stable system. This is because you are playing the system base clock instead of using frequency multiplier, which is locked on non-K.
If you do something to the base clock, everything else other components will be affected. The frequencies are decoupled you mean?During these challenging times, we guarantee we will work tirelessly to support you. We will continue to give you accurate and timely information throughout the crisis, and we will deliver on our mission — to help everyone in the world learn how to do anything — no matter what. Thank you to our community and to all of our readers who are working to aid others in this time of crisis, and to all of those who are making personal sacrifices for the good of their communities.
We will get through this together. Updated: February 6, References. Overclocking has traditionally been the domain of gamers and computer hardware geeks, but hardware manufacturers have made the process much simpler over the years. Overclocking can give your computer significant performance improvements, but can also damage your hardware if it is done incorrectly.
However, with some careful work to ensure you're not overheating your CPU, you can increase its speed and the performance of your computer. Run a baseline stress test and again after each change. Open the BIOS. Reduce the memory bus speed.
However, some CPUs can be pushed a little farther, giving you more performance for your dollar. This is called overclocking. Overclocking is much easier than it was 10 years ago, but it still requires a bit of finesse, and comes with some risk: if you push your CPU too far, you could degrade its lifespan or even irreparably damage it.
That said, your computer has a number of built-in protections, and as long as you follow our instructions closely, you shouldn't have too much trouble. If you're looking for a processor for gaming, there are a few good choices out thereincluding the Intel Core iK and Intel Core iK. Once you've taken inventory of what you have, and what you still need, you can overclock your Intel or other modern CPU. This article originally appeared on PCMag. A CPU that supports overclocking : Generally, that means one of Intel's unlocked "K"-series processors like the iK we're using in today's guide.
A motherboard that supports overclocking : For recent generations of Intel processors, that means a motherboard with a "Z" chipset, like our Asus ZA Prime.Overclocking a non-K Skylake CPU to 4.7Ghz in 2019
Some motherboards also have extra features that make overclocking easier or let you push your CPU farther—see step five below—while others may only let you push your CPU a little bit. If you're using the Intel cooler that came with your processor, you probably shouldn't overclock—at the very least, you'll want a bigger, third-party tower heatsink.
OCCT : This is a stress testing and monitoring program that we'll be using to test the stability of our overclocks. There are many other testing and monitoring programs out there, but OCCT is versatile and features built-in monitoring features. A notepad : Overclocking is a long process with lots of variables, so I recommend having a notepad to jot things down as you go digital or physical, up to you.
Your mileage may vary with this process. Every chip is different, and just because one person got a certain overclock doesn't mean you'll be able to reach the same levels—even if you had the exact same CPU hence the rise of the term "silicon lottery".
In addition, your motherboard may not have all the features necessary to get a really good overclock. This guide is a general outline of the process, but don't be afraid to do more research on your motherboard, your CPU, and what they can handle.
Guide: Overclock Non-K CPUs on ASUS ROG Z170 Motherboards!
Looking at other people's overclocking achievements can give you a decent ballpark to shoot for, but you'll still have to go through the process step by step to find your ideal settings and what your chip is capable of. Before overclocking, it's a good idea to get a benchmark of where your computer stands without extra frequency. Take a moment to explore your BIOS and become familiar with the different categories of settings.
On some boards, like our Asus, you may have to enter "Advanced Mode" to find most of the features we'll use today. Each motherboard manufacturer has a different layout and may even call certain settings by different names. If you're ever unsure what our setting is called on your motherboard, Google it, and you should have no trouble finding its equivalent. Once you've got the lay of the land, look for an option called "Load Optimized Defaults"—usually near the "Save and Exit" feature.
This will reset your BIOS to its bone-stock settings, which is a good place to start. However, you may want to do some extra research on your motherboard—some boards come with "auto-overclocking" settings enabled by default, which you may want to turn off before continuing. Lastly, go to the Boot menu and ensure your PC is set to boot from the correct hard drive if you have more than one —it may have been reset when you returned to Optimized Defaults.
Your computer will reboot into Windows. Next, run a stress test to make sure everything is hunky dory at stock settings—if it isn't, you may have a defective chip or some other issue, and you'll want to get that squared away before you even look at overclocking.
Start OCCT, and you'll see two windows. The left window has your stress-testing options, and the right shows a few graphs of your CPU's usage, temperatures, and voltage.
I recommend clicking the little "graph" button in the toolbar until you get a table, like the one shown above—it's a bit easier to read, in my opinion.Forums New posts Search forums. New posts What's new Latest activity New profile posts.
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I have managed to overclock my non K CPU from to My current CPU speed is 4. But if I set the bclk to or up, it becomes unstable. Joined May 31, Messages 1, 1. Without "K" version the OC is limited a lot. Good luck. Well, that's a shame. But to be completely honest, I don't see any difference in performance when gaming.
If I overclock a GPU with afterburner, that's a whole different story. Joined Jun 29, Messages 1, 0. Joined Jan 18, Messages 22, 4. Additionally, is it playing with your ram speeds also?
Joined Sep 15, Messages 3, 0. Don't worry, haswell OCs like shit. Look at the worthless clocks I have. Screw intel. These aren't the only pieces of shit I've encountered that maxed out this low. Oh well, I will live with this OC. Joined Sep 17, Messages 11, 5.
TheGuruStud said:. Vayra86 said:. The age of Monster OC"s is over anyway buddy. Intel and AMD already do it for us since Sandy Bridge and the margin for error gets tighter every new gen, and much tighter with every new process node. Your Joined Sep 25, Messages 2, 0.Joinsubscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. Your computer is fast.
Unbelievably fast, at least compared to the PC you had ten or twenty years ago. But it could always be a little bit faster.
ASUS Skylake Non-K Overclocking BIOS
If that statement stirs a bit of tech-flavored longing in your soul, you might want to look into overclocking your processor. And as a hobbyist activity, the process and its tools are almost constantly in flux. But the general steps should apply to most of the desktops sold or assembled in the last few years. That said, make sure and read up on the process for your specific hardware before starting your overclock attempt. There are options in i7, i5, and i3 models, and all of the newer and ridiculously powerful X-series are also unlocked.
Is it possible to overclock a non-K Intel processor? This policy is controversial among PC hardware enthusiasts. We could probably get better results with a more expensive and elaborate model, but this one will let us boost our clock rates dramatically without getting into unsafe temperature ranges.
Both air coolers and liquid coolers need to support the socket type of your motherboard. Air coolers also need the physical space available inside your PC case, especially vertical space measuring from the top of the motherboard to the side of the case.
Double-check the specs of your prospective purchase and your PC case itself before making a decision. You can do this by rebooting the computer and pressing the relevant button on the POST screen the one with the motherboard manufacturer logo. This is usually Delete, Escape, F1, F12, or a similar button. There are a few other changes you should make too. On our iK, in order to get more stable and predictable benchmark results, we had to disable the Intel Turbo Boost option for each of the four cores in the chip.
Got everything set to default, with the extra bells and whistles turned off? Any should work, and you can even use a combination of two if you really want to do your due diligence my editor is a fan of using both LinX as his primary stress testing tool, with Prime95 serving as a secondary test at the very end to make extra sure everything is stable.
You might even be able to hear the fan on your CPU cooler jump up to its maximum speed to deal with the increased load. Temperatures are going to be crucial to the overclocking process. While running the stress test under the default conditions with our Intel iK CPU and aftermarket CPU cooler, we saw temperatures on the internal sensors range from about degrees Celsius.Non-K overclocking?
But that's impossible. Actually, thanks to ASUS, it isn't. It truly is a Christmas miracle. To say that giving us the capability to overclock our regular, non-K, Intel CPUs would be the kind of thing that would change the game is understating how important this could be. Our ability to overclock has always been heavily reliant upon the type of processor we have, and the Intel K series CPUs have justified their extra cost by providing boat-loads of overclocking potential.
ASUS boffins have been beavering away and have brought a BIOS to their Z chipset motherboards that promises to unleash this overclocking performance regardless of the processor we have installed. Before you get too excited there are some fairly major caveats.
However, with some CPUs and an ASUS motherboard to hand we had to try it out for ourselves and see if such witchcraft was actually possible. We know you'll all be impatient, so here they are.
Our i squeezed past 4.
That's not the only good news as the Core i, already a corking processor for a low cost gaming option, hit 4. Who wouldn't want one of them beating at the heart of their affordable system? Before you rush off to download it and flash your own ASUS Z motherboard there are some hefty caveats in its current state. Firstly, it's an extremely early BIOS. We could spend half this "look at" just explaining the things which no longer work.
Secondly the CPUz screenshots might show high clock speeds, and indeed they do, but the actual benchmarks don't remotely echo the expected level of performance.
It's a "flash, muck about, lick your lips at the potential capabilities once it's more mature, flash your regular BIOS back on" state of affairs.
Now it might seem that those are some heavy warning signs, but don't confuse our natural desire not to leave you with a system which is only useful for 'suicide CPUz's with us being negative about the theory behind this. In the future this could really unleash massive performance potential across millions of computers.
We have been in touch with 8Pack at OCUK and on the Asus ZE he hasnt had the same levels of issues we had with bench scores but after a hefty discussion we agreed that it does really 'feel' and 'sound' like early BIOS. One thing we would advise is run some benches before you flash your bios, after at stock and then with an overclock, this will give you some really useful information on how your scores are changing. Z Pro Gaming. Right now this is just a proof of concept BIOS, but once it's been matured into one that you can run all the time then suddenly the enthusiastic overclockers who have been slowly dying off with ever easier overclocks will return to the fold.
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Previous Next Sort by votes. Jul 15, 0 10, 0. I had bought the intel core i5 around 3 months ago. Today I just noticed that there was another version which was the intel core i5which is mhz faster, and regreted getting the