Bug In Intel H87 Chipset Allows Ratio-Based Overclocking

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WithoutWeakness

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"Non-Z OC" definitely sounds like ASRock knew this was an option when they built their BIOS/UEFI for this board. I wonder if Intel knew about this bug and if ASRock could get in some trouble for implementing this. Regardless, this is a huge value-add for a lower end board and, as the article states, could make this board the best bang-for-the-buck for single-card gamers who want to tinker with overclocking.
 
this could end up being a great news for budget overclockers....
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unless.
intel forces motherboard vendors to release a bios/uefi patch to lock down non-z o.c. intel hates o.c.ers.

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could you guys test non-k core i5 cpus along with the core i5 4670k? i know intel locked out non-k cpus off bclk o.c. but they also locked out h87 off bclk o.c. :)
 

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haha. I just bought that exact motherboard. notice OC features in the bios and asked about it on the forums. everyone assured me I could not OC on my h87 performance board.
 

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The price difference between an H87 and Z87 amount to about 1% of the budget for a low end performance build.

You guys also sound like idiots recommending a 3770K over a 4770K juat to save $30. The haswell chip will give you anywhere between 5% to 10% better perfornance. Who cares if it overclocks an extra 100 Mhz for a given temperature.
 

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The price difference between an H87 and Z87 amount to about 1% of the budget for a low end performance build.

You guys also sound like idiots recommending a 3770K over a 4770K juat to save $30. The haswell chip will give you anywhere between 5% to 10% better perfornance. Who cares if it overclocks an extra 100 Mhz for a given temperature.
 
Sometimes I wonder why Intel even bothers to lock overclocking at all. It's only a very small group of people that even know how to overclock. Then of that subset only a minority of them are even willing to bother with it. I doubt it even accounts for more than 1%.

On the flip side that 1% probably accounts for half of computer sales from recommendations and constantly upgrading and expanding their collection. So why not make them happy?
 

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You severely overestimate your importance.

It was the 1% 15 years ago that are impacting mainstream sales today. Your opinion won't impact intel's name recognition for a good decade. All intel has to do is continue to be the best. Failing to please the 1% doesn't change the fact they are the best right now. You may complain about intel's pricing structure, but all the mainstream will hear is that they are the fastest processor.
 
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