Intel i5-6600k oc
Hi I am wondering if I can over clock the Intel i5 6600k on the h170 chipset. I know it's meant for the z170 but I already have my mobo (which has an h170 chipset). Is there any way I can oc?
Jasjar said:All the chipsets can overclock. The non overclocking on non z710 is a myth. Look in BIOS for overclocking.
Now i wouldn't go as far to call it a myth, its more of a recommendation. While yes some other motherboard from other chipsets allow for overclocking, the Z chipsets offer the best overclocking capability. The Z chipsets generally are built with better quality parts and higher quality control since they are suppose to be the high end motherboards. Z chipsets also usually have more VRM's (Voltage Regulation Modules) for more stability in the overclock. So while yes Certain motherboards from the H and B chipset MAY have the setting for overclocking, the board itself could possibly not handle the overclock at a physical level. So EXTREME CAUTION is advised if you overclock on that H170 if the board even has the setting for it.
@Jasjar are you sure?
" With the exception of the Z170 PCH, chipsets created by Intel for the LGA1151 socket often don’t give users voltage control of several key pieces of hardware, such as the CPU, and lack several other overclocking-related features such as multiplier control, base clock control, Vdroop, load-line calibration and others. This is partially because these features are not supported on non-overclocking chipsets by design, but it’s mostly because many of these features aren’t particularly useful if you can’t overclock, so motherboard OEMs don't waste their resources implementing them."