Overclocking Locked Intel Skylake CPUs is Now Possible


Mar 25, 2003
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Tech Spot have been testing out a Core i3-6100 Skylake CPU with a 1GHz overclock (4.7GHz) on air cooling - here's a snippet from their review:

Skylake launched this year with the rumor of strong non-K processor overclocking through an adjustable base clock, but that never eventuated. At that point we'd even settle for another unlocked Pentium that pushed the $64 G4400 past its 3.3GHz clock speed, which would be a budget builders dream on an equally affordable motherboard.

Well dream no more! In overclocking circles it was persisted that BCLK (base clock) overclocking might become a possibility in Skylake processors, but it would be up to motherboard manufacturers to circumvent Intel's restrictions. Last night Asrock contacted us to say it has an updated BIOS that enables this condition and we've jumped at the opportunity to test and confirm this.

Read more here.


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