PCWorld Talks About Intel Locking Down on Cheap Skylake Overclocking in Podcast Ep3

In Episode 3 of the PCWorld Podcast, Jon, Melissa, and Gordon cover Intel's updated policy on Skylake non-K overclocking. As many of you know, motherboard vendors recently figured out how to enable overclocking on the non-K processors. In a recent statement to PCWorld an Intel spokesman stated that "Intel regularly issues updates for our processors which our partners voluntarily incorporate into their BIOS. The latest update provided to partners includes, among other things, code that aligns with the position that we do not recommend overclocking processors that have not been designed to do so. Additionally, Intel does not warranty the operation of the processor beyond its specifications.". Essentially informing us the non-K overclocking is now disabled in future microcode.

Editor Gordon Ung sheds some light on the backstory of non-K overclocking and why it's important for Intel to prevent users from pushing the non-K processors to higher frequencies.

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