Intel Corporation Ends Overclocking Problem On Non-K Processors

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Intel Corporation Ends Overclocking Problem On Non-K Processors
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Intel has found a solution to the problem of over-clocking on non-K Skylake CPUs. This comes as unfortunate news for over-clockers who intend to save some money on their next custom build. The chip maker is officially launching an update that will resolve the issue.

Over-clocking not covered under warranty

Intel will roll it out as a microcode update, making it impossible for over-clockers to increase the bclock setting on a non-K processor and increase the speed of the chip. Intel’s non-K processors cost significantly less than expensive processors like the Core i7 6700K, which make them ideal for PC builders on a budget. In a statement to PC World, an Intel representative said that the company regularly issues updates for its processors, which its partners incorporate into their BIOS willingly.

“The latest update provided to partners includes, among other things, code that aligns with the position that we do not recommend over-clocking processors that have not been designed to do so. Additionally, Intel does not warranty the operation of the processor beyond its specifications,” the chip maker said.

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