OC non "k" processor with b150?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by Car crusher, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Car crusher

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    I am currently running an i5 6400 at 3.3 ghz, and at pretty decent temps (40-45 C when under load) I want to push it further.. I have seen many articles regarding downgrading ones BIOS , hence regaining the ability to overclock a non k cup, but I can't seem to be able to find my motherboard (http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5491) in the downgrade list: http://overclocking.guide/intel-skylake-non-k-overclocking-bios-list/) I read that downgrading the BIOS may result in disabling hyper threading, but I'm not too fussed about this as my chipset does not have this feature. I was wondering if you guys could help me find a way to OC my chip, thanks in advance,
    Ray
     
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  2. Eastham

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    You can't, the B150 chipset was designed for business use so your board doesn't support overclocking, neither will your CPU. You might be able to overclock it by upping the base clock but even then you'll probably run into stability issues fairly quickly, and judging by your specs I doubt you will have a good enough power supply for overclocking, ideally you want a gold rated power supply with nice stable voltage rails.
     
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  3. Car crusher

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    Hmmm, I see. I am running this PSU: http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002573
    I would still like to know how I'd go about upping the base clock, just to test it out.
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  4. Eastham

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    Messing with the base clock frequency is somewhat dangerous as you're altering the bus speeds of other devices like your hard drives, memory, etc and it's a lot harder than just changing the CPU multiplier. I wouldn't risk it, you won't get much in return and you'd probably get an extra 400MHz if that and even then that'd probably give you an extra 2FPS in games, if that.
     
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    Ok, considering the advice given, I think I'll not entertain the idea anymore
     
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