BIOS UPDATE FOR X51 R3

SWAT_Glock

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Feb 2, 2012
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If you have a non-K CPU, you should read this before updating your BIOS. Intel is locking the CPU so it cannot be overclock!!!

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3031...ocking-party-by-closing-skylake-loophole.html

I checked to see if Dell released a BIOS update and sure enough they did. The are calling it "Enhanced the Intel Processor Performance". It really means they are shutting down your option to overclock it.

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EMINENT

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If you have a CPU that ends with a K, you should read this before updating your BIOS. Intel is locking the CPU so it cannot be overclock!!!

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3031...ocking-party-by-closing-skylake-loophole.html

I checked to see if Dell released a BIOS update and sure enough they did. The are calling it "Enhanced the Intel Processor Performance". It really means they are shutting down your option to overclock it.

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I think you meant to write "that DOES NOT end with a K" as this only applies to non-K chips.
 

Marty

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I have the original bios and a non k cpu and the over clocking options aren't there anyway? Are you sure that's what this bios update actually did, as mine is still on stock bios and has a non k CPU but I have zero overclocking options in my bios?
 

SWAT_Glock

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Feb 2, 2012
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I have the original bios and a non k cpu and the over clocking options aren't there anyway? Are you sure that's what this bios update actually did, as mine is still on stock bios and has a non k CPU but I have zero overclocking options in my bios?

The bios may have been updated before it shipped or it could be a location/region thing too.
 

Marty

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Sep 27, 2015
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Na, I got this R3 in December time, it's running bios 1.1.0 and has never been updated. I have an R1 and an R2 and they don't allow over locking either.

It's more likely the option was never there, and they genuinely did enhanced something ;)
 
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