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ASRock Z87 Pro3 Intel Smart Connect Driver

Chipset and storage options Power Management: Power options OC: CPU and memory options Settings: Chipset, boot, and security options Hardware Monitor: System health and fan-speed options Adding to the confusion, the specific names for each setting may differ from one manufacturer to another.


This is the main system clock for the processor. If the motherboard supports changing this option, it provides is a universal way to overclock the processor, even if you don't have a processor that was marketed for it, such as Intel's non-K processors. However, since this affects everything on the processor, ASRock Z87 Pro3 Intel Smart Connect memory controller and integrated GPU, you normally can't tweak this value very high before stability issues start.


CPU Ratio: This allows you to change the frequency multiplier of the processor. Normally, this only affects the cores themselves, and not the other parts of the processor, such as the memory controller or integrated GPU.

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Changing this value is the easiest way to overclock. However, this is only supported on the following processors: Intel's K or X suffix processors e. As the name suggests, this option is used to spread the electromagnetic interference EMI coming off the processor across a broader range of frequencies. This doesn't reduce the total amount of EMI, but it helps prevent all of it from being concentrated on the frequency of interest, namely the processor's clock frequency.

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This should normally be left on, although if you're doing some serious overclocking, it may help with stability to turn it off. CPU Voltage: This is useful if you're overclocking, as higher clock speeds require higher voltages. However, approach this setting gingerly.

Even a relatively small change about 15 percent can fry the CPU. And note that frying doesn't have to show any signs of physical damage to the part.

As the name suggests, this is used for adjusting the processor's on-board PCI Express controller frequency. While it might be tempting to tweak this, thinking it could help with graphics, it won't actually do much for the graphics card.

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It's best to leave this alone unless you've been touching BLCK, run into stability issues, and have run out of other options to tweak. Both options will adjust the clock frequency of the processor to lower frequencies if it's not doing much and ASRock Z87 Pro3 Intel Smart Connect it back up to normal if it becomes busy.

If you prefer to have your processor running at full speed all the time, disable this. C-State Options: The C states denoted by C State are processor power levels. These are useful to turn off when attempting extreme overclocking to keep the processor from switching power states. If your processor supports it, this will help virtual machines perform at near native level.

On older machines, it'll be called "Vanderpool. Sets the operating frequency of the memory.

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However, unlike BCLK on the processor, you can't chose an arbitrary frequency. Instead, you're left with options based on the BCLK multiplied by the memory's frequency multiplier. If you're left with strange frequencies after adjusting BCLK, it's best to pick the fastest one that isn't faster than the memory's rated spec. For best results though, leave this on auto.

Big list of timing values Higher-end motherboards will allow you to directly adjust the timing values of RAM; the list of these values is long. But the most important ones are: If you're overclocking your memory, adjusting those four values will usually help push the overclocking further.


The other options you'll find are beyond the scope of this article. DRAM Voltage: This is mostly useful if you're trying to overclock your RAM speed beyond its normal specification. This value should be handled gently, as going over even a small amount about 15 percent or more can fry the RAM.

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