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Z87 Extreme6 Tuning Software

ASRock A-Tuning gets a new interface, with separate menus to address two power/clock modes and automatic-overclocking. Three attempts at Auto-Tuning produced three different results, with the most stable run reaching 4.2 GHz at stock voltage.

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ASRock’s “Tools” menu spreads across four pages, providing its RAM drive application, custom fan profiles, dehumidifier warm-up function for damp environments, and HDMI pass-through controls.

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ASRock OC Tweaker gives users Windows-level access to firmware controls, including its full range of base clock, CPU ratios, and primary voltages.

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A-Tuning’s “System Info” tab reveals vital operational statistics.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.