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Z690 or B760 mobo for Intel 13500

Sep 28, 2019
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i would like upgrade the CPU of my gaming rig (i5-9600K + rtx2060 super + 1080p/144Hz)

I would like be able to undervolting the cpu

Can i do undervolting the cpu in these combo ?

MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4 + i5-13500
MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 + i5-13500
Aug 15, 2022
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System Name Spam
Processor i7-12700F PL1=180 TA=56 PL2=288
Motherboard MSI MAG B660M Mortar WiFi DDR4
Cooling Scythe Kaze Flex 120mm ARGB Fans x3 / Noctua NH-U9S
Memory Mushkin Red Line DDR4 4000 16Gb x2 18-22-22-42 1T
Video Card(s) ASRock RX 6750 XT Phantom Gaming D OC
Storage Team Group MP33 512Mb / 1Tb
Display(s) Samsung CRG5
Case BitFenix Prodigy M 2022
Audio Device(s) Real Tek on Board Audio
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 750 GM
Mouse G203
Keyboard G413
Software WIN 11 Pro
I would go with the MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4 + i5-13500, but I would plan on upgrading the stock cooler at some point, as they can get very loud under load. The Z690 might need a BIOS update to get the 13500 to work in it.

You can see the voltage settings in the BIOS as he goes over it in the review.


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Mar 19, 2023
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Yes, you can undervolt the CPU in both of these combos, the MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4 and the MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 with the i5-13500.

To undervolt your CPU in the MSI Mag Bios just follow these steps:
  1. Enter the BIOS by pressing the DEL key during boot-up.
  2. Navigate to the "OC" (overclocking) section.
  3. Look for settings related to CPU voltage, such as "CPU Vcore" or "Vcore Voltage".
  4. Lower the voltage value to reduce the CPU voltage.
  5. Save and exit the BIOS.
It's important to note that undervolting can be a bit tricky and can potentially lead to instability or crashes if not done correctly. You should always test the undervolted settings thoroughly to ensure stability and performance before relying on them. Additionally, some CPUs may not be able to achieve a stable undervolt due to the silicon lottery, so results may vary.