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CPU Overclocking On H87 And B85 Motherboards Made Possible By ASRock's Non-Z OC

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  1. Sin

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    Who ever said that only K series CPUs and the Z-family platform are capable of being overclocked? The avant-garde company ASRock has broken this limitation with an exciting new feature named Non-Z OC! Via this feature overclockers may install their K series CPUs to ASRock's Fatal1ty H87 Performance or any other H87 B85 chipset motherboards and start overclocking immediately!

    The first ASRock motherboard that implements the Non-Z OC feature is Fatal1ty H87 Performance, which is also the H87 motherboard with the most number of power phases in the market currently. Along with its powerful 8 Power Phase design, the CPU frequency can be effortlessly overclocked up to 26%! Simply update to the latest version of our UEFI, then you'll find the Non-Z OC feature sitting in the OC Tweaker page, select a frequency from a couple of preset settings, restart, kick back to enjoy your drink and voila!

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    Once again, ASRock is dedicated to bringing you the best bang for the buck. Overclocking can be made affordable, satisfying and absolutely no sweat at all with Non-Z OC! And you may rest assured that besides Fatal1ty H87 Performance, all of our other H87 and B85 chipset motherboards are going to have Non-Z OC as well!



    Note 1: Please realize that overclocking may affect your system's stability, or even cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done at your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for the possible damage caused by overclocking.
    Note 2: Because Non-Z OC is related to Intel's chipset, CPU and firmware, ASRock does not guarantee the availability of Non-Z OC in the future.

    Download the latest BIOS with Non-Z OC for Fatal1ty H87 Performance here.
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    Very naughty,asrock... intel arent going to like this!
  3. Dj-ElectriC

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    Buy a retail random 4770K and get it to 4.8Ghz. Feel Free. Most chances are that you will fail miserably.
    Too bad nothing on GB's boards
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    They are trying to show here that their H87 motherboard is not a limiting factor and can get a 4770k to 4.8ghz,of course you will still need a pretty good sample of a 4770k but thats the same with every board.
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    now this is good to hear. I hope other manufacturers follow suit. would love to not have to pay $180 for a good z series board.
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    Says who? Only 2% of users are enthusiasts that overclock so this won't effect intel's botton line..
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    Then why do release unlocked chips at all? there is alot of profit to be made from that 2%,apparently you dont understand the market as well as you think you do.
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    Only 2% ??? LOL you must be smoking some good stuff if you really believe that. I suppose you are one of the crazy people that actually believe GNU/Linux's desktop market share is less than 2% also.
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    I was kinda hoping they would say how they did it. Oh well. Trade secret.

    I wonder if this always could be done but it was just something intel disallowed.
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    Well, here is the thing. If he dropped the word enthusiast, I would shockingly be behind the guy hook line and sinker. I have to think that group, ENTHUSIASTS, o/c more than PC users in total. HOWEVER in looking at PC users total, perhaps 5%? No clue. I have to imagine his 2% is in the ballpark if not lower when looking at the big picture.

    Sure there is a market for it, I mean how many people own PC's? And even if 1% o/c and needed enthusiast grade parts, there is still plenty of profit to be had.

    Oh, and 85% of statistics are made up. :laugh: :D
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    ??? Wanna bet....:slap: You don't understand it. You have no clue if Intel is cool with this or not. If Intel was not cool with this I am sure they would have stopped Asrock.. Ya think? After all, Intel makes the chipsets that Asrock uses.... just because someone does not agree with you is not a reason to say they don't know the market. I know it just a bit more than you. Just for arguments sake, for all we know, Intel may have given an exclusive on this.
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  12. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Neither do you. This could be a simple loop hole found by the bios writers down at asrock hence the notice that the ability could be removed at any time.
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    I don't see the point - you have to buy a K series CPU, and an Asrock motherboard - if you want to overclock, why not buy a Z87 board from anyone for $10 or $20 more? Then you'll have all the available options at your disposal. Can't wait to see how many systems burn out trying to push a decent overclock on this junk board.
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    Its an 8 phase board pushing an 84w cpu. I'm sure it will be just fine.
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    I had an ASUS z87-K running a 4770k ES @ 4.75GHz using FSB overclocking. Same board would not do FSB based overclocking on a 4570 or retail 4770 (K or otherwise) so I'm not convinced that there isn't a limitation on the non-K CPUs preventing FSB overclocking. FSB overclocking is the only way to OC non-K Haswells but this guy is running 48x100 on a 4770k so what exactly is the new feature here?
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    What's so special anyways? You still need to use a K processor. It would have been different if you could have used a cheaper non K CPU...
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    +1. So you save what, $30 and get a lesser board all around. No thanks.

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