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Supermicro SuperO C7Z170-M (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review (Page 7)

By Steven Bassiri from Jul 6, 2016 @ 8:18 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Supermicro

Overclocking Results

CPU Overclocking

I have decided to reduce the CPU VCore to 1.4v applied (I will measure real VCore at the output capacitors), and see how high I can validate. On most boards, it's 5.0. I have also decided to add real voltage levels compared to what is set for all motherboards, if they don't have voltage read points I will mark where I read the voltage.

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I was surprised that the C7Z170-M was able to pull off 5GHz. I usually run into problems with raising the multiplier of Supermicro boards in Windows since Intel XTU usually makes me restart, but this time, everything went according to plan.

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My stability test also passed with flying colors; Supermicro has fixed their LLC so that the CPU doesn't throttle due to very high load voltages. I was pleased with the CPU overclocking on this motherboard.

Compatible Memory Overclocking Kits

Test 1: 2x8GB (32GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666MHz C16

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Memory overclocking with the Corsair kit above went fine, but my other DDR4 kits had issues (they are at or above 3200MHz).

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