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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 04:56 PM - Thread Starter
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Which BIOS for GA-Z170-HD3 for overclocking Skylake i5-6600 (non-k)?

I want to do a bclk overclock on my Skylake i5-6600 (non-k), but I'm not sure which BIOS version to download for GA-Z170-HD3. Should I just get the latest beta BIOS, or get an older version like F6e, which is the version I've seen on the overclocking.guide site. I know at some point they disabled the ability to change the bclk, but I'm not sure if that applies to the beta bios.

Also, if the c-states are disabled, will it make my monthly power bills go up by a lot? I only game maybe 10% of the time. The rest of the time I leave my computer idle or do simple web browsing.

A lot of people say you can't overclock bclk that much because it affects all the parts, but for skylake you can as long as you set the memory below 2700 right?

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You need whatever BIOS has the non-K base clock OCing ability. There was a repository here (https://overclocking.guide/category/...lake-non-k-oc/) but the link is dead and finding a cached page is next to impossible.

Chances are you won't find the BCLK OC BIOS on the mobo manufacturers page. Most also blocked back flashing (Asus did on my Z170-E and I had to buy a replacement EEPROM on eBay to go back). Intel got pissy and forced them to remove the BCLK OC ability since it made K-SKUs pointless.

Base clock affects RAM speed but just use a lower divider to keep your RAM near the stock speed.

C-States breaking will use more power but no one is going to be able to tell you how much your power bill will go up. You know how you use your PC and how much you pay for electricity, we don't.

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Thanks. In case anyone's interested, here's a cache of the guide and the f6e download link. I'll give F6e a shot but hopefully it only consumes a few extra watts at idle.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190724...locking-guide/

https://web.archive.org/web/20181003...non-k-oc-bios/

http://download.gigabyte.asia/FileLi...70-hd3_f6e.zip

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Here F6e. Darn you found it

https://play3r.net/news/overclock/ov...iles-inside/5/

P.S. How did you flash the BIOS on the Giga? I had to use AMI flashback on an Asus z170-A, as the UEFI included EZ-Flash3 would refuse to flash back.

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