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    MSI BIOS update enables overclocking non-K Skylake CPUs

    ASRock was first to announce BCLK adjustment in its Z170 motherboard BIOSes.
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    Re: MSI BIOS update enables overclocking non-K Skylake CPUs

    Now I'm looking forward to Skylake-Ex chips. The ability to be able to overclock Xeon's again. Although I suspect we won't be seeing them for another 18-24 months yet.

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    Re: MSI BIOS update enables overclocking non-K Skylake CPUs

    So, we can finally do something with Intel processors that we were able to do anyway until about 5 years ago, and we've been able to do with AMD chips throughout, and all of a sudden it's a big deal that requires garish advertising and infographics!?

    Well played Intel, well played...

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    Re: MSI BIOS update enables overclocking non-K Skylake CPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    So, we can finally do something with Intel processors that we were able to do anyway until about 5 years ago, and we've been able to do with AMD chips throughout, and all of a sudden it's a big deal that requires garish advertising and infographics!?

    Well played Intel, well played...
    Wot he said above !

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    Re: MSI BIOS update enables overclocking non-K Skylake CPUs

    hehe AMD fanboys alert!

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    Re: MSI BIOS update enables overclocking non-K Skylake CPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    hehe AMD fanboys alert!
    Used to be back in the day but not used AMD since Intel released the Core2Duo's years ago.

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    Re: MSI BIOS update enables overclocking non-K Skylake CPUs

    *shrug* Overclocking AMD's APUs has always been trickier than overclocking their CPUs, and that's part of the reason Intel stopped BCLK overclocking on their IGP chips (or so they claimed, anyway). My complaint isn't so much with Intel (although I suspect they could have done a lot more to enable overclocking on the last 3 or 4 generations) as the garish advertising the mobo manufacturers are throwing at this amazing "new" ability of skylake chips.

    it does feel an awful lot like we're meant to be grateful for being given something by Intel that we've been able to get for decades from other providers, and even from Intel's older chips (I suspect a 4Ghz Core 2 Quad is still a very capable chip for most purposes, for instance). I'm not an idiot. I can see through that hype...

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    Re: MSI BIOS update enables overclocking non-K Skylake CPUs

    I wonder how many people who are still on socket 1366/1156/1155 are thinking....

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    like me

    Perhaps this was their plan

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    Re: MSI BIOS update enables overclocking non-K Skylake CPUs

    Gutted just purchased an i5 4460 setup thought not worth the extra cost for newer DDR 4 platform. This would have completely changed my decision! On the plus side a big kick in the nackers for AMD I3 skylake @ 4.5ghz+ is a beast! Low cost and relative low power. Intel Skylake over clocking will damage AMDs bottom line lets hope Zen can keep them in business :-\ ex AMD fanboy

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    Re: MSI BIOS update enables overclocking non-K Skylake CPUs

    Biostar has just revealed 'HyperOC Technology for Non-K Overclocking'

    "Take your non-K Core i5 and i7 and give it that boost you need without an unlocked multiplier to overclock. With BIOSTAR HyperOC, you can take entry-level processors like the 3.3GHz Pentium G4400 and increase its clock speed up to 36%*, bringing it to a lofty 4.48Ghz clock speed. The same can be done with a Core i3-6100T from a 3.2GHz frequency, via HyperOC, you can now enjoy up to 4.32Ghz. That’s a 35%* overclock. "

    The following Biostar motherboards are supported after a BIOS update, no download link was provided in the email:
    BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X
    GAMING Z170T
    BIOSTAR GAMING Z170W
    HI-FI Z170Z5

    Here's an FB link to the news

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