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Intel to block Haswell overclocking on non-Z87 chipsets with new microcode update

Intel to roll out microcode update that will firmly lock Haswell overclocking to Z87 motherboards.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Fri, Jul 26 2013 8:28 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:21 PM CST

Apparently, Intel does not like its customers overclocking their new Haswell chips on non-Z87-equipped motherboards. Several of the large motherboard manufacturers have released workarounds that allow their customers to overclock their Haswell processors on motherboards that did not feature a Z87 chipset.

Intel to block Haswell overclocking on non-Z87 chipsets with new microcode update | TweakTown.com

Unfortunately, those workarounds will only function for just a little bit longer as Intel prepares a microcode update that will firmly lock overclocking abilities to only the Z87 hardware. The update appears to be scheduled for this coming week and it's not clear yet on how the update will be pushed to your system. Intel has also not released word on if the microcode update has already been implemented on new retail processors, but we're sure that they will begin pushing it to them soon.

NEWS SOURCE:techreport.com

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