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Breaking Limitations! CPU OC on ECS H87, B85, and H81 Motherboards

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  1. Sin

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    Now your K-Series CPUs don't necessarily need to go along with Z-Series chipsets to experience the joy of overclocking. ECS recently announced that its motherboards with all Intel 8 Series chipsets, including H87, B85, and H81, have the CPU overclocking ability, giving non Z-Series motherboard users the benefit of additional performance through CPU overclocking.

    ECS has achieved Non-Z Series CPU overclocking with H87, B85, and H81 motherboards by simply adjusting the CPU Ratio inside the BIOS, offering an extremely easy way of overclocking your CPU. More importantly, H87, B85, and H81 CPU overclocking ability provides an affordable solution for seasoned or casual overclockers at a wide range or price levels.

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    Safely overclock with 1.776v?! Yeah. No.
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    I was thinking the same thing.

    How are they able to clock the non K chip up so high? I thought the non K's were locked on the multi :confused:
     
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    Two reasons.
    1) they are K chips,
    2) even if they weren't, they're ES chips so the multi is unlocked anyway.

    This news isn't about overclocking non-K chips, it's about overclocking on non Z-series chipsets. And yes, that VCore is way too high or not being read correctly.
     
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    Yaa I see, I should have looked a little harder. Thanks for clearing that up.
    I didn't realize that non Z boards lacked the overclocking ability. :wtf:
     
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    Edited for clarification.
    Indeed, the Voltage is just slightly beyond utterly ridiculous, probably poorly read, otherwise this looks like a suicide run (going by the voltage alone).
     
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    i cant believe your name is Sin. haha lol

    So 1.77 or 1.78v would be the CPU Input voltage or VIN on some boards. CPUz is reading the output of the motherboard VRM, not the vcore of the CPU.

    GBT also released BIOSes for their B85 and H87 boards today i think too.
     
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    1.7v? Is that safe for Haswell? And what's up with these non-z overclocking implemented on boards lately? Asrock is doing it and now ECS. Doesn't it violate any terms with Intel? I mean won't this hurt z77 board sales?
     
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    Nice to see they finally figured out a way to re-enable all these fused off features.
     
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    Overclocking on cheap boards...but who was VRM?
     
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    Gigabyte just announced that they're doing it too... just saying...

     
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    Do you really have to ask? 1.7VCore has been suicide-run voltage for a few generations now. No, 1.7VCore is absolutely not safe for a chip you don't plan on blowing up somehow.
    Probably not. They'd get sued if it violated any terms/agreements.
    Probably a small bit, but will it really hurt any of the companies involved? A sale is a sale. Board manufacturers get to offload a mobo and Intel gets another chipset sold.
     
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    guys, come on....

    you know damn well somethings fishy here...

    Haswell, an already toasty chip @ 1.7+ would turn even the biggest of water loops into a boiling cauldron of hot mess......
     
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    I'm just amazed how ECS thought this out. :p Maybe it's under LN2, which somehow deviates the purpose of enabling the oc feature on a board intended for "casual" overclocking

     
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    CPU voltage IS ~1.8V, fed to the VRM< known issue with that version of CPU-Z.

    Nothing surprising to be found here with the voltage.
     
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    Don't worry 3-5 more people will question it without reading the entire thread since this has been said twice now.
     
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    Is ~1.8VCore safe?:roll:
     
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    Sure why not. :laugh:
     
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    After re-reading this a few times, the tl;dr version seems to be "We enabled CPU multiplier adjustments on our entry/mid level boards." Nothing more.

    Was confused about the whole "can it raise multi on non-k-series CPUs" thing too.

    Only one way to find out.
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    Now make the Pentiums and Celerons overclockable.
     
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    Yeah, that's clever - unlock the multiplier on a board with 4 power phases and no heat sinks and drop in the CPU with the highest TDP - "CAUTION; Overclocking damage is NOT covered under your warranty!" - this warning should be on a large sticker covering the whole board, but instead will be in the microscopic print on page 3 of the warranty booklet. Can't wait to see the burning motherboard videos on YouTube.
     
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    You do understand that 4 phase boards used to be high end right? They used to be high end when AMD/Intel were pushing out 89W CPU's and people were overclocking them quite a bit with tons of voltage and they likely pulled more wattage than these do. They did all of that without mosfet heat sinks. These Intel chips with the highest TDP are still less than AMD/Intel chips of old with older lesser designed power sections.
     
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    Yeah, but it would still be hilarious...
     
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    intel likely supports this move, since the worse overclockability of tim'med k-haswells implies lousy sales of those. all in all, 4 gigahertz should be attainable without fuss on an acceptable budget.
     
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    wait, you need a Z series to OC the K chips?


    damnit, this screws with my upgrade plans.
     
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