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Best Mobo brand for auto-overclocking software?

I will be getting a coffee Lake processor when they come out. I have not overclocked before but I'd like to do some mild overclocking via the software that comes with most motherboards these days this time. I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on which motherboard manufacturer has the best auto overclocking software. Right now to me just looking at them it appears that Asus has pretty good software for automatically doing some mild overclocking so that's the way I'm leaning but I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something exciting from another company.
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  1. No software is good for OC.
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  2. The software is pretty bad and from what I've seen it typically gives the CPU more voltage then needed which can causes issues later on. Your better off reading the many guides out there then trying it yourself.
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  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    No software is good for OC.


    I've read several reviews of mobos from Tom's that say, for instance, that Asus's software is pretty good at mild overclocking. I understand it isn't as good as manual OCing but I'm not interested in squeezing every last ounce of possible power out of my CPU, nor am I interested in learning about messing about with OC settings individually.

    I just want to tick up a few decimal places without any fuss, without liquid cooling, and without having to mess around for a long time. Thank you for taking the time to respond, though.
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  4. It's not good , None of it is.
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    For a mild OC they'll be as good as each other, which is not very good.

    The symptoms you'll see from a software OC is typically a higher voltage than needed, and hence higher temps. It'll also increase the bclk with is a fast way to instability in the long term.

    However what you can do, is use the software to get an OC that works, plug those results into bios, reset the bclk to 100, and then start to reduce the core voltage until it becomes unstable, then increase by a notch or two to reduce the temp impact.

    You'll get a decent OC out of that.
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  6. To be fair...
    Even if you go for a mild, mid or high overclock the software is not good.

    It pumps WAY to mutch voltage to the cpu compared to set it manually.

    To give an example since I tryed it out just for fun.

    It would not OC my 7700k past 4,8GHz at 1,482 volts on a Asus Maximus 9 Hero mobo and that is nuts and bad.

    Took me about 15 min and now I run a stable 5,1GHz at 1,328 volts.
    If I bring it down to 5GHz I can run 1,298 volts.

    Now what does this tell us.. Well the software OC at 4,8 GHz (thats only 200MHz up from stock turbo) makes the CPU warmer than my manuall OC to 5,1 GHz (600MHz over stock turbo)


    Best advice I can give is to learn how to OC. If you dont wanna learn and dont want to tweak anything. Leave everything at stock speeds cause you will not see or feel any difference in your day to day use. Giving it a bump of 100 - 200MHz is... a waste of time.

    Tweak it or leave it alone.
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  7. 13thmonkey said:
    For a mild OC they'll be as good as each other, which is not very good.

    The symptoms you'll see from a software OC is typically a higher voltage than needed, and hence higher temps. It'll also increase the bclk with is a fast way to instability in the long term.

    However what you can do, is use the software to get an OC that works, plug those results into bios, reset the bclk to 100, and then start to reduce the core voltage until it becomes unstable, then increase by a notch or two to reduce the temp impact.

    You'll get a decent OC out of that.


    Hmm good idea, I'll try that.
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  8. When I had my auros z270 mobo, I like most people, I assumed that the auto oc(cpu upgrade mode) built in the bios is bad. But in thus case it work like a charm! 1.22v max to 4.8ghz. Don't use the one that runs in windows mode
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  9. Before attempting proper manual overclocks, I used the presets given in my Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7 motherboard which gave me a overclock to 4.4Ghz from 4Ghz without any problems and the temps were more than fine too. I have since just about got the hang of Bios overclocking and have pushed ny 6700K to 4.7 but daily it's at 4.5..

    All I can say is the Gigabyte preset overclcoks which are called CPU upgrades were simple and worked without any problems. Others who have commentated are right in that the preset overclocks tend to be overdone especially on applying a little too much Vcore...

    Bottom line, if it is a mild overclock, then it should not be a problem from any of the majors like Gigabyte, Asus, MSI and ASRock..I have Asus (Hero) and Gigabyte (Gaming) boards and both brands have been very good in the overclocking department.
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