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Coffee lake 6 core now booting on z270

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by user1, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. user1

    user1 Master Guru

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    Nice find
     
  3. H83

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    Very nice finding. Some silly questions:

    - the CPUs work normally in every way or are there any limitations?

    - can this "trick" be used for every MB or just for MSI boards?

    Maybe some staff member should move this thread to the front page???
     
  4. -Tj-

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    Looks like there is none, expect hw mod part where you cover those pins,

    I see he fixed multi too.
     

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    This is definitely newsworthy information!
     
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    Good on him. Just goes to show what can be achieved if you try, you watching Intel? :rolleyes:

    I wonder if the yet to be released 8 core parts can be made to work? Thereby eliminating the need for the Z390 platform as well.
     
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    probably means a socket change next time for sure!
     
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    Good bye Intel, my next CPU now definitely is AMD. Time to read up on Zen, I got no idea about how those work...
     
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    Considered it myself but just cant bring myself to do it.
     
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    Must suck being a 1 sided fanboy.
     
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    Would be sweet if someone got one working on a z170 motherboard. Wish I didn't have to swap this motherboard out after only using 1 CPU on it.
     
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    afaik there are no major limitations ,Its possible it may limit overclocking potential if the vrm isn't up to the task (as coffelake uses 40-50% more power),
    i think the only "feature" lost would be the improved Speedshift support thats on z270 and newer but thats a really minor thing.

    the guy claims to have used it under ln2, so those extra power pins coffelake has, must not be that important ,there is also a post with screen at 5.1ghz on z170 lol
     
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    A small "regret" in the back of my mind selling my Z170(Asus Hero) and Z270(GB M7) boards. :p
     

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    Any updates on this? From what I saw it seems quite complicated and limited to Asrock boards. Would really love to upgrade my CPU but having to replace my motherboard is keeping me from doing it.
     

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