Recently, there was news that you can Overclocking Intel Core sixth generation processors on motherboards equipped with logic circuits other than the Z170 Express. Then the new information makes an entry that Overclocking the CPU on non-Z170 motherboard tantamount to the loss of HyperThreading technology. The first manufacturer to introduce this solution was ASRock, now new reports indicate that the manufacturer poorly communicated with the media in terms of what you lose by Overclocking on ” non-Z170″ motherboards.


In order for this type of construction to Overclock the CPU, ASRock has applied some additional electronic components that are designed to maintain the stability of the base when the clock changes. If the clock setting remains at the default level of 100 MHz, the “extras” producer motherboards are not used, and this means that the platform works with all its functions, including energy states (C-States) and HyperThreading technology.

When the clock base is changed from the default value of 100 MHz, the system automatically disables a few features to ensure stability. Contrary to what was originally reported, HyperThreading is not one of them. This is very important information, because the lack of this solution can alleviate some applications gain provided by Overclocking. This also applies to Xeon “Skylake,” which are only supported by motherboards with C232 and C236 chipset.

Finally, so changing the base clock from 100 MHz to another frequency, the platform loses only support for Turbo Boost technology and C-States. It is true that both the standard solutions are considered to be useful as responsible for improving performance or reducing power consumption and heat generation level, it is for the enthusiast Overclocking they have a meaning little or none. Techniques designed to help conserve energy during Oerclocking and so are often turned off to produce a greater frequency. Additionally, with the base clock Overclocking obtaining or even crossing the Turbo frequency, and so it should not be the slightest problem.

Asrock sent a few images of a Skylake Core i7 Overclocked on its E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC C232 motherboard and a Core i3 Overclocked on its B150 Gaming OC board with Hyper-Threading enabled as further proof that these boards do not disable Hyper-Threading.


Source: Tom’s Hardware

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