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MSI B150 and overclock

Everybody knows that b150 chipsets are not able to overclock but this mobo shares chipsets(info in the manual - b150 and h170). In the manual it says that this motherboard bios has an overclock zone but can this motherboard overclock an i7 6700k? Thanks.
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    You'll be limited, and will only be able to change the bclk frequency not the multiplier, but it can be done. It isn't the best idea though and I'd definitely recommend a z170 board with extensive OC support with a 6700k or it's pretty pointless getting the K chip.
  2. Multipack said:
    You'll be limited, and will only be able to change the bclk frequency not the multiplier, but it can be done. It isn't the best idea though and I'd definitely recommend a z170 board with extensive OC support with a 6700k or it's pretty pointless getting the K chip.


    This cpu is 4 ghz. Can i put it at 4.2 or 4.3 in this board?
  3. Technically yes, as your multipler will be presumably locked at x42 (it has 4.2 turbo boost) so you'd have to change the bclk from 100MHz to say 105MHz, as long as you have the right BIOS version, but be aware of these problems when doing it http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/overclocking-with-non-z170-chipsets,news-52155.html

    Which MSI B150 board is it? Whats your system spec?
  4. Multipack said:
    Technically yes, as your multipler will be presumably locked at x42 (it has 4.2 turbo boost) so you'd have to change the bclk from 100MHz to say 105MHz, as long as you have the right BIOS version, but be aware of these problems when doing it http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/overclocking-with-non-z170-chipsets,news-52155.html

    Which MSI B150 board is it? Whats your system spec?


    i3 6100 (future i7)
    8 gb ddr4
    rx 480
    msi b150(atx version, msi b150 is the name)
    1 tb hdd (future 480gb ssd)
  5. There's no board just called that though. It is the generic name, but not the actual model.. http://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#s=30&m=27&c=112&sort=a8&page=1

    All of them should overclock in the way I posted above anyway
  6. Multipack said:
    There's no board just called that though. It is the generic name, but not the actual model.. http://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#s=30&m=27&c=112&sort=a8&page=1

    All of them should overclock in the way I posted above anyway

    sorry. forgot pc-mate. But im portuguese and my english is not the best. My limit is the cpu turbo boost or can i oc how many i want?
  7. Run CpuZ and that will tell you your board model.

    Read my post earlier in the thread regarding overclocking.
  8. Multipack said:
    Run CpuZ and that will tell you your board model.

    Read my post earlier in the thread regarding overclocking.


    I dont have the pc. I want to buy it but i need to choose the best with 550 euros
  9. You said you had this

    i3 6100 (future i7)
    8 gb ddr4
    rx 480
    msi b150(atx version, msi b150 is the name)
    1 tb hdd (future 480gb ssd)

    What do you want to buy? What do you have already? Am sure you have enough of a budget.
  10. Multipack said:
    You said you had this

    i3 6100 (future i7)
    8 gb ddr4
    rx 480
    msi b150(atx version, msi b150 is the name)
    1 tb hdd (future 480gb ssd)

    What do you want to buy? What do you have already? Am sure you have enough of a budget.


    No. i work with a laptop but i want to buy a gamer rig to future upgrade. can i oc the cpu how much i want or not?
  11. Multipack said:

    it only says what motherboards manufactures want to do with no z170 chips. How do i oc an i7 6700k in this b150 mobo? it has got an overclock screen but how do i do it. Has it limits? thanks.
  12. Yes I explained above. All the answers you need are already in this thread.

    z170 supports overclocking. b150 supports partial overclocking with limitations. And you need to avoid Intel's microcode by using the right BIOS version in some cases.
  13. Multipack said:
    Yes I explained above. All the answers you need are already in this thread.

    z170 supports overclocking. b150 supports partial overclocking with limitations. And you need to avoid Intel's microcode by using the right BIOS version in some cases.


    What are the limitations?
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