Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Complexity, Jan 6, 2019.
Can i overclock a I7 7700
With a Z270 motherboard
No, only K series CPU's can be overclocked
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.
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.
Nope, only K series chips are unlocked.
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!
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