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Gigabyte Releases Beta BIOS Unlocking Overclocking on H87 and B85 Motherboards

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. btarunr

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    Closely trailing ASRock and ECS, Gigabyte began releasing beta BIOS updates for its socket LGA1150 motherboards based on chipsets other than Z87 Express, which let you overclock Core "Haswell" K-series processors. Intel intended Z87 Express to be the only LGA1150 platform that lets you overclock processors, but motherboard vendors found their ways around the limitation, enabling a few overclocking features for motherboards based on other chipsets such as H87 Express, and B85 Express. These BIOS updates are marked beta, and typically feature the version number "FXc," with a change-log entry reading "enables K SKU CPU multiplier." With this BIOS installed, you can overclock K-series processors such as Core i7-4770K and Core i5-4670K, by tinkering with their base-clock multipliers.

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    So countdown to the Asus/MSI me too threads?
     
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    I wish they'd find a way to do this for 1155 chipsets aswell :respect:
     

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