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Which motherboard would you advice to overclock the I5-6400 [email protected] 2.7Ghz skylake?

My actual hardware is:

Asus EX B150M-V3
I5-6400 [email protected] 2.7Ghz
HyperX ddr4 2133Mgz 8Gb
Zotac GTX 1070 Amp Extreme Core Edition ZT-P107000Q-10P
SEASONIC FOCUS 650W Gold
HP X0J60AA

Thanks to you all

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It took a few minutes but I found this database here.  https://overclocking.guide/intel-skylake-non-k-overclocking-bios-list/

According to my reading; unless you have a Z170 chipset motherboard that is on that list of modified bios you cant move the base clock to overclock the processor. Anything on the Asrock side of the list is where I would land, but the four of those are reputable brands. Although for overclocking that chip in particular I would go for something in the lower range of price. Sorry but I cannot suggest a specific board for you.

 

How I tend to select motherboards is head to newegg and start tagging the filters until I have narrowed my options to a few. After that I head over to the cpu support section of the manufactures website and double check my reasoning. 

I.E. 

Motherboards section > Brand (intel) > Chipset (Z170) > manufacture (asus or asrock) > form factor > feature etc etc etc. 

However, If you are willing go a different direction

MAYBE, put in for a different processor your Motherboard supports. With the 3020 bios it seems you have support for the 7700k, 6700k or 6400k. Those chips have the unlocked multiplier and are ready for overclocking.  Seeing that the Bios has its AI tweaker on it I can assume you can overclock any K series chip.

 

There is my long winded post for the evening. Me personally I would sooner get an overclocking chip then risk the current setup.

My thought, Boinker.

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