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Old September 19, 2018, 10:10 AM
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According to the socket 1150 wiki page, all of the 1150 mainboards are capable of some degree of multiplier overclocking with an unlocked chip. I can confirm this is the case with an H87, but it tops out at 4.3 with a 4670k, only the Z series is capable of reaching the full overclock. Currently there are quite a few b85 and b87 boards on ebay shipping from china, and I'm curious what these boards are capable of for overclocking? There are a few h81 boards as well, but they are limited by the pcie 2.0 slot.
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Old September 19, 2018, 10:55 AM
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I am not that experienced with OCing but could be the CPU or your ram not all CPUs will OC super high and stable it is kind of a gamble every CPU has its own personality lol some example some exact CPUs might go huge stable while others might only slightly OC but again from what I have seen and learned from a couple of people on this site and at the hardocp site that it is the combination of MB ram and CPU maybe the ram isn't playing nice wit h the slight adjustments I had that problem with an opteron chip first it was my MB then I was able to OC then it was the ram I swapped that out and was able to get ( for me anyway very impressive OC) with an Opteron engineer sample its was stock I think 2Ghz I was able to OC to just over 3,8) but a 3.4 stable and it had to do with both my MB which barely let me OC but it was my Ram.
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I am not that experienced with OCing but could be the CPU or your ram not all CPUs will OC super high and stable it is kind of a gamble every CPU has its own personality lol some example some exact CPUs might go huge stable while others might only slightly OC but again from what I have seen and learned from a couple of people on this site and at the hardocp site that it is the combination of MB ram and CPU maybe the ram isn't playing nice wit h the slight adjustments I had that problem with an opteron chip first it was my MB then I was able to OC then it was the ram I swapped that out and was able to get ( for me anyway very impressive OC) with an Opteron engineer sample its was stock I think 2Ghz I was able to OC to just over 3,8) but a 3.4 stable and it had to do with both my MB which barely let me OC but it was my Ram.
It was the Asus H87 itx, notable for topping out at 4.3. I wouldn't expect more than 4.5, but quite a few people hit 4.8 with the 4670k. I don't know that ram would have much effect unless you're overclocking via the front side bus, something that isn't very common these days. I'm fine with 4.3, it's much better than my backup i5 2500 at 3.3, but I don't want to waste money on a h85/b85/b87 if they don't even allow overclocking. I'd rather just wait for another h87 or z87/97 if that's the case.
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if I remember correctly the zseries motherboards allows you to Fully OC a intel k cpu the other boards only allow so much OCing
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if I remember correctly the zseries motherboards allows you to Fully OC a intel k cpu the other boards only allow so much OCing
Yes...I covered that in the op. What I'm trying to determine now is to what degree the other boards allow overclocking, as it may vary depending on the chipset. I know the Asus H87 hits 4.3, the Z series hit the maximum of the chip itself. At this point I'm seeking input from people who are familiar with overclocking on the other boards, so if you don't know much about overclocking, and you don't own one of the 1150 boards, perhaps restating everything I already know and included in the op isn't the best use of your time
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Old September 19, 2018, 03:32 PM
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It's not just the chipset that determines overclockability, it's also bios version which makes it almost impossible to know without actual user input on the specific motherboard + bios vers.
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It's not just the chipset that determines overclockability, it's also bios version which makes it almost impossible to know without actual user input on the specific motherboard + bios vers.
I don't have an issue with updating the bios.
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I don't have an issue with updating the bios.
Whether you can or cannot update the bios isn't the issue. It's whether or not there's a bios version that allows overclocking and whether or not they sneak in a version that disables overclocking and doesn't allow you to revert back to a previous one.

As I said... the only way to know for sure is to have some form of online community who can confirm what bios version is shipping with the motherboard and then confirm if it will allow overclocking.

If it's a no-name asian brand I'd be inclined to default to thinking it probably wouldn't overclock unless I was told otherwise.
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IIRC Asrock had some H97 motherboards capable of overclocking K series (Also the Pentium G3258). Intel found out and forced them to update a newer version of bios with the overclocking disabled.
eg: Asrock H97 Pro4 had the overclocking capability until 1.90, when the microcode gets updated and disables Non-Z OC.

Edit: Asrock forum announcement G3258 on Windows 10 - ASRock Forums - Page 1
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