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Skylake non-k overclocking still possible?

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#1

Hi guys,

lets say I have the right BIOS, would it be still possible to overclock my i5 6600 on my MSI Z170A gaming m5 board? Or are there any windows microcode updates preventing this?


#2

Intel disabled it awhile ago: https://www.eteknix.com/intel-shuts-down-non-k-skylake-overclocking/

However, I’m not sure if they pushed an update on Windows like they did with the G3258, so you could potentially downgrade the BIOS and try.

It’s a shame that Intel did this, like they already don’t make enough money.


#3

Ah I see. Haven’t finished my build yet, but I will definitely try it out with an older BIOS…

Would be very annoying if Intel has successfully blocked BCLK OC.


#4

I still overclock my i3 on an asrock h170 hyper but it has the special bclk


#5

I’d say it depends on what you have, what bios, etc. If you are on all new stuff it’s pretty locked down. I haven’t tried on an i3, but the Xeon I had was throwing too many errors to make to worthwhile. I would just go for a k part… or AMD.


#6

Thing is I got a good deal, an MSI Z170A gaming m5 board and an i5 6600 together for 110 Euro. I haven’t got the rest of the parts yet. I guess performance shouldn’t be too bad for gaming, even without OC…