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I have a Z440 that came with a E5-1607 V3.

 

Tried my luck and slotted in a i7-6850k and it worked perfectly. This setup survived Passmark, Intel Extreme Utility Stress tests and 24 hours or more of Prime95.

 

Have been using this for 3 months now.

 

The only drawback is the lack of ability to overclock this unlocked i7.  The XTU greyed out everything.

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Hi,

 

Typically you need BIOS support to overclock "K" models.  If you previously had XTU on your PC prior to installing the i7-6850k then I suggest that you delete out all XTU files and reinstall XTU.

 

Did you OC the E5-1607 V3 or attempt to OC the E5-1607 V3?

HP ENVY 6055, HP Deskjet 1112
HP Envy 17", i7-8550u,16GB, 512GB NVMe, 4K screen, Windows 11 x64
Custom PC - Z690, i9-12900K, 32GB DDR5 5600, dual 512 GB NVMe, gen4 2 TB m.2 SSD, 4K screen, OC'd to 5 Ghz, NVIDIA 3080 10GB
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