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Trying to overclock 7600k on Asrock H270m performance

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I bought 7600k a while ago and up to this point I haven't taken advantage of its overclocking capabilities. My motherboard is Asrock H270m performance. I couldn't find settings in the BIOS to overclock it and I didn't have much success with the desktop tool (intel extreme tuning utility ?). I have never overclocked anything. After a bit of googling I was led to believe that this motherboard does not support CPU overclocking. So I need a bit of help:

- Is this true? Is the motherboard not capable of overclocking the CPU? Is it a matter of updating the BIOS?

- Can anything be done to overclock this CPU with this motherboard (maybe something a bit hacky?)

- If this motherboard is a no-no when it comes to overclocking, what motherboard would you guys recommend? I think I read somewhere that for overclocking you need a Z series chipset? This is a last resort as currently I don't really want to buy a new motherboard and move all the parts.

 

Any help would be much appreciated!

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5 minutes ago, Hatteras said:

H270m

that's why

 

only z can oc on that platform


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there is something called flashing BIOS if you want to risk it, it will unlock the overclocking features but idk the rest.

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13 minutes ago, Oalei said:

there is something called flashing BIOS if you want to risk it, it will unlock the overclocking features but idk the rest.

if you don't know what it is, don't attempt it

 

as simple as that


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25 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

if you don't know what it is, don't attempt it

 

as simple as that

Maybe but I would like to read about it and maybe try it.

 

Could you point me to guides / resources on the topic?

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5 minutes ago, Hatteras said:

Maybe but I would like to read about it and maybe try it.

 

Could you point me to guides / resources on the topic?

you have a serious chance of bricking your board

 

i won't guide you through it myself


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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

you have a serious chance of bricking your board

 

i won't guide you through it myself

I understand this. I won't try the first thing on the internet immediately. I'm using this as a chance to learn something new.

 

No need to guide me through it yourself. Just not sure where to begin (google didn't yield useful results).

 

Thanks anyway!

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9 minutes ago, Hatteras said:

Thanks anyway!

techpowerup does have some bios's, but yeah

 

i wouldn't take the risk


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Laptop: Acer TravelMate 8573t

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15 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

if you don't know what it is, don't attempt it

 

as simple as that

I forgot what website it's called, so it's literally a third party website (not techpowerup) and they just give you features to break the board. It's going to be very heavy on vrms obviously, but the point is it's a Feaking H270 and you don't know how much it can delivers power while being stable and how much It can take.

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32 minutes ago, Oalei said:

I forgot what website it's called, so it's literally a third party website (not techpowerup) and they just give you features to break the board. It's going to be very heavy on vrms obviously, but the point is it's a Feaking H270 and you don't know how much it can delivers power while being stable and how much It can take.

I see. It looks like the only option is a new MB. Thanks!

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31 minutes ago, Hatteras said:

I see. It looks like the only option is a new MB. Thanks!

I mean you can try it, if you wanted to. That's just some problems it had

 

Well you can dig into techyescity and fine a I5 6402p being 4.3ghz and it's a disappointment because he could with 4.5 or above (silicon lottery).

 

 

Yeah pls just get a new mobo or just CPU mobo.

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