Can the non K version of cpu be overclocked

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Complexity, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Complexity

    Complexity New Member

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    For example
    Can i overclock a I7 7700
    With a Z270 motherboard
     
  2. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan Active Member

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    No, only K series CPU's can be overclocked
     
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  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    At one point there were some motherboards with features that could OC non-K CPUs but they got backhanded by Intel.

    You'd need the unlockable K series in order to raise the multiplier and overclock.
     
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  4. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    You're thinking of Asrock. Asrock did that back with the Z170 I believe when they found a way to overclocked the base clock instead of the locked multiplier (i.e. the X58 and older days.) via a BIOS update.
     
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  5. diypartsjoy

    diypartsjoy Member

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    Nope, only K series chips are unlocked.
     
  6. _Kyle_

    _Kyle_ Active Member

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    I'm not trying to sound patronizing, but this thread was already answered and there really isn't much anything left to add.

    Anyways, welcome to CoFo! :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2019
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