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ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking

ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking

ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking

ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking

 

Ever since the start of this new Skylake Non-K overclocking craze there were always fears that Intel would put their foot down and lock down this unintended feature with future BIOS updates, leaving the Non-K overclocking craze as a temporary thing. 

In AsRock's latest BIOS updates for their Z170 motherboard they have disabled their SKY OC function, which was what allowed AsRock motherboards to support Intel Non-K CPU BCLK overclocking, removing this feature from their motherboards. 

Yes Intel cannot force AsRock motherboard users to update to this new BIOS to remove Non-K overclocking support, but it does mean that future Z170 motherboards that AsRock ship will not have this feature. 

  ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking  

Right now it is unknown why AsRock has removed this functionality, but it seems likely that Intel may be pressuring motherboard manufacturers to remove Non-K overclocking support so that Intel K CPUs remain the only overclocking capable CPUs on Z170.  

 

ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking  

 

Right now we do not know if other motherboard vendors will be dropping support for Skylake Non-K overclocking with future BIOS iterations, but it seems likely given the popularity of AsRock motherboards for Non-K Skylake overclocking. 

 

You can join the discussion on AsRock removing Sky OC functionality from their motherboards with a new BIOS on the OC3D Forums

 

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05-02-2016, 19:18:44

Kushiro
Pretty sure theres going to be a way around it.Quote

05-02-2016, 19:29:05

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
Pretty sure theres going to be a way around it.
Yup, its called don't update and backup the bios rom. Quote

05-02-2016, 20:33:40

King of Old Old School
I knew all a long that intel would be pi**ed at this over clocking on non K CPUs. I'm thinking that all of the companies who make intel motherboards have got into trouble over this ASRock is the first company to release an update for the bios i expect the other companies to follow soon enoughQuote

05-02-2016, 21:01:49

Wraith
I wouldn't be surprised if the overclock feature bios disappeared soon as new revisions of the boards are released.

Edit: To be fair non k chips are already binned so people aren't going to get fantastic Overclockers anyway, if anything this would work in Intels favour and burnt out chips will need replacing Quote

05-02-2016, 22:07:28

Kushiro
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Yup, its called don't update and backup the bios rom.
Well thats obvious. I was thinking of something more on the lines of a modded bios etc like how RAID TRIM came to Z68Quote
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