Asus Also Announces Non-Z Overclocking on 8-Series Mobos

Previously, a number of manufacturers announced the option to overclock K-series Haswell CPUs on non-Z series motherboards, and now Asus has joined in as well.

In the past, typically there were two requirements for overclocking CPUs with the use of a multiplier. You'd need a Z-series chipset on your motherboard as well as a K-series CPU. Now though, it appears that a bug in the 8-series chipsets allows users to overclock Intel Haswell K-series CPUs on non-Z series motherboards, allowing for overclocking on budget motherboards. A K-series CPU is still required though, as non-K series CPUs have an upwards locked frequency multiplier.

Of course, to make use of the feature you need a BIOS update, which can be found on Asus' website. Motherboards that support the feature include the H87-PRO, H87-PLUS, H87M-PRO, H87M-PLUS, H87M-E, H87I-PLUS, B85-PRO, B85-PLUS, B85M-E and B85M-G.

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  • slomo4sho
    Nothing groundbreaking here... Monkey see, monkey do...
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  • vinhn
    Cool, great for people looking for marginal OC with budget.
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  • Thanatos Telos
    In other news: Intel CEO Paul Otellini has just killed the CEOs of Asrock, Biostar, Asus, Gigabyte, and ECS for "exploiting him and butchering his annual income."
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