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Intel Skylake Non-K Overclocking BIOS-List

Skylake Non-K Overclocking

On this page we compile an overview of all the Z170 Non-K Overclocking enabled BIOSes from ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE and MSI. Updated regularly!                   Compatible CPUs for non-K OC:   If you have any kind of questions or problems, don’t hesitate to ask in the forums:     Changelog: 21.12.2015: ASUS

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Skylake Non-K Overclocking Performance Tests

Skylake Non-K Overclocking

Few days ago the overclocker DHENZJHEN uncovered the Skylake Non-K overclocking capabilities of the Supermicro H170 mainboard and set serveral new top scores on with an overclocked Intel Core i3 6320 at about 5 GHz. He also found out that the overclocking limit was only caused by the BIOS itself. There was no special hardmod needed to overclock the Core

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The Truth about CPU Soldering


Skylake delidding seems to be very common by now. Every day I read postings from people complaining about Intel and the thermal paste between IHS and die. Even tho Skylake is performing great, people are not satisfied with the temperatures on load. Compared to older generations there is conventional thermal paste between the IHS and the die while Sandy Bridge and

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Thermal Paste Roundup 2015 – 47 products tested with air-cooling and liquid nitrogen (LN2)

Thermal Paste Review

Last year I published a thermal paste review on HWBOT Forums. In total I tested 26 different thermal pastes on air and also using liquid nitrogen at different temperatures. This year I invested about 300 hours to test 47 different pastes with air-cooling and liquid nitrogen for extreme cooling – safe to say that this is the biggest and most

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Nvidia GTX Titan X – External Power Guide


Nvidia GTX Titan X – External Power Guide   Nvidia recently released the new GTX Titan X which is a very powerful card based on the Maxwell architecture. Unfortunately these graphics cards are not meant to be overclocked. The power design is quite weak and the VRMs will most likely blow up if you overvolt them a bit. For extreme

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Unlocking the Nvidia Power Limit (all cards!)


Overclocking the graphics card will go hand in hand with an increased power consumption. Both, raising the frequency and/or voltage will lead to a higher power consumption of the GPU. Someone recently asked me on Facebook how to increase the Power Limit of a GTX 970 so I decided to write this small guide for all of you. Nvidia Boost

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