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    Default Re: Non-Z OC

    EDIT: Well what do you know, there IS a new Non-Z OC feature for the H87 and B75 boards. Looks like that just came out yesterday, 6/27. Seems to be only for ASRock boards. Will they allow this on earlier chipsets? It may not even be possible, and as ASRock said in their press release, there is no guarantee it will be available in the future.


    Non-K OC, means an OC of an Intel CPU model that is not a 'K' version, whose CPU core multipliers are locked and cannot be changed by the user.

    The non-K OC feature is not really openly advertised by mother board manufactures. If you search the Internet for "non-K OC" you'll find some forum discussion and some discussion of it in mother board reviews, but that is basically all there is. That implies that this is something that Intel is not supporting and is not an official feature.

    Non-K OC is a BIOS option, if it is made available by a mother board manufacture. A non-K OC setting was just added in the latest BIOS version of my ASRock Z87 Extreme 6 board, but was not directly mentioned in the information about the new version.

    The amount of an OC that is possible with a non-K CPU on a board with the Non-K OC feature is very limited, and is not at all like what is possible with a K type CPU. It is not magic, and does not transform a non-K CPU into anything like a K CPU. The new non-K Haswell CPUs are even more locked down in any way that an OC is done.

    The only way you'll know if a board's BIOS has the non-K OC option is for someone that owns that board if that setting is available, or to directly ask the board manufacture. The board's manual might list that option, but my board's manual does not, and although this option was just added to my board's BIOS, the manual is not updated very often.

    EDIT: Well what do you know, there IS a new Non-Z OC feature for the H87 and B75 boards. Looks like that just came out yesterday, 6/27. Seems to be only for ASRock boards. Will they allow this on earlier chipsets? It may not even be possible, and as ASRock said in their press release, there is no guarantee it will be available in the future.
    Last edited by parsec; 06-29-2013 at 01:56 AM.

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