ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Non-K OC BIOS

ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Non-K OC BIOS

Support for BCLK Overclocking of CPUs like i3-6100, Pentium G4400, i5-6400, i7-6700 and all other non-K CPUs.

Don’t use this for K-series CPUs.
It might damage your hardware, no guarantees provided.

Issues found so far

  • No IGPU
  • No dynamic change of CPU frequency
  • No C-states
  • No Turbo Mode
  • CPU temperature reading is incorrect
  • AVX instructions have very low performance
  • Windows XP ACPI not supported

After flashing set the following settings to make it boot into OS with correct CPU speed

AdvancedCPU Configuration
- Boot Performance Mode -> Turbo Performance

AdvancedCPU ConfigurationCPU Power Management Configuration
- Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) -> Disabled
- CPU C states -> Disabled

Detailed ASUS Z170 Non-K OC Guide

If you have trouble flashing this BIOS (downgrade from newer version), use this guide:

NameASUS Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Non-K OC BIOS
Size7.95 MB
Total Files1
Create DateJanuary 3, 2016
Last UpdatedOctober 22, 2016


  • Kaudii

    great that it is possible to overclock processors Skylake without K on motherboards with Intel Z170, but I have a motherboard from Asus which does not have the version of the BIOS is there any chance that things do not work if I need to change the motherboard to tweak my i5 6600. The motherboard is the Asus Z170-K.

  • Andrey

    Hello, does it support ES i7 6400t qhqg l501 or l452?

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