Intel Non-K Processors Can Now Be Overclocked On Z170 – BIOS Files Inside

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MSI Z170 Motherboards

Motherboard Model  BIOS 
Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM Edition 1) E7968IMS.14U
Z170A GAMING M9 ACK 1) E7966IMS.14T
Z170A GAMING M7 1) E7976IMS.19T
Z170A GAMING M5 1) E7977IMS.16T
Z170A GAMING M3 1) E7978IMS.A3T
Z170A-G45 GAMING 1) E7977IMS.23T
Z170A GAMING PRO 1) E7984IMS.16T
Z170A KRAIT GAMING 1) E7984IMS.B5T
Z170I GAMING PRO AC 1) E7980IMS.14T
Z170A TOMAHAWK AC 1) E7970IMS.33T
Z170A TOMAHAWK 1) E7970IMS.33T
Z170M MORTAR 1) E7972IMS.A2T
Z170A SLI PLUS 1) E7998IMS.11T
Z170A-G43 PLUS 1) E7970IMS.12T
Z170A PC MATE 1) E7971IMS.A6T
Z170-A PRO 1) E7971IMS.17T

 

Revision Notes:
1) Original release of Non-K BIOS

 

9 COMMENTS

  1. anything for a z170i pro gaming? they are coming out of the box with 18xx ver BIOS that prevents flashing to any of the non-K OC BIOS I can find out there

  2. Can anyone let me know if I can use any of the BIOS versions for my GIGABYTE Z170X Ultra Gaming MOBO. Thanks

    • I don’t think so unfortunately 🙁 – Brendan listed every BIOS he could personally get his hands on and although MOST are listed, I believe a couple of models weren’t around…or at least BIOS files weren’t around at the time of this 🙁

  3. Is there a bios version for GIGABYTE Z170X Ultra Gaming to overclock a non K cpu (i5 6500)

    • The Z170 unlock was patched after Intel insisted very soon after it was noticed, so you would need to find the specific BIOS version for your board and even then it’s not recommended since it could also mean that security updates introduced later are not going to be available for that patch.

  4. downloaded the bios file for my board but can’t lid it to me board it’s there in the M flash but can’t select it to load? Do these files still work ?

  5. Please help i have an Asus Z170P motherboard and when i try to use the flash utlitly is say its not a proper bios, is there a work around

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