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4670k + MSI Z87-g45 won't overclock: Adjust CPU Ratio @auto

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August 9, 2013 2:51:08 PM

Just built my machine and thought I was ready to overclock and run some stress tests today, but it simply will not allow me to overclock.

All the overclocking guides I've read online have said change 2 things and I'm golden, and the main reason I went MSI was because of how they're geared for overclocking:

My Adjust CPU Ratio will not change and says Auto. I've unplugged and cleared my CMOS twice, and this didn't fix the problem: still auto.

Help!

(i built this to OC, 4670k, MSI g45, with a Corsair H110 liquid cooler, msi 760 OC edition)
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August 9, 2013 3:08:02 PM

Should be able to set that to manual, and may need to turn turbo-boost off, not sure....I don't build on MSI, they have poor QC and support, just not a fan of their mobos
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August 9, 2013 3:34:40 PM

I turned off turbo and speed step and the auto is still fixed. It's not in brackets like the others meaning there is not a drop down menu behind it.

Only [auto] options I can change:
CPU base clock strap
CPU PCIE PLL
Filter PLL

But not one of these have been altered in other over clock guides. So did I get a bad mobo or chip?
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August 9, 2013 4:53:46 PM

Might try re-flashing the BIOS
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August 10, 2013 10:03:25 AM

bad board. tore apart whole comp and returned the board. new one is fine.
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August 10, 2013 10:33:08 AM

Glad to hear it, that's why I don't use MSI, toooooo manyyyyy DOAs and screwed up mobos, poor QC
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August 10, 2013 10:33:14 AM

Yea, I have the same MOBO cpu combo and it works perfect. Just remember to update bios to 1.3
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November 18, 2013 8:41:23 PM

its not locked? you can adjust ''[AUTO]'' with 'enter' and adjust ''auto'' with +/-
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November 20, 2013 11:00:57 PM

Keneso said:
its not locked? you can adjust ''[AUTO]'' with 'enter' and adjust ''auto'' with +/-


Dude, thank you! I had the same issue as OP, thinking that my board must've been going bad on me because I figure that non-bracketed 'auto' was not changeable. I clicked +/-, lo and behold, it changes! Silly me. Silly us (me and OP). I was at my wit's end with the board, which has been a dream since June. Now off to some OC'ing!

Of course, if the OC Genie works, the board has to be fine, in terms of manual OC'ing.
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November 21, 2013 12:41:58 AM

Unfortunately this is something that could have been taken care of by referring to the manual instead of having wasted time. Not an issue of quality control as you enjoy saying Tradesman, its an issue of user error ( or not knowing). These values can simply be keyed in while the proper field is selected.
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November 21, 2013 7:34:33 AM

TheGoat Eater said:
Unfortunately this is something that could have been taken care of by referring to the manual instead of having wasted time. Not an issue of quality control as you enjoy saying Tradesman, its an issue of user error ( or not knowing). These values can simply be keyed in while the proper field is selected.

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Believe it was stated by OP the mobo was bad ;)  was returned and the new one was fine - many bad mobos are due to poor QC,
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March 7, 2014 10:13:28 PM

I got stuck there for a second

Answer: You just type in the value, mouse over or use the keyboard to highlight CPU Ratio then push 46 or whatever on your num pad :)  hope this helps
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March 9, 2014 2:14:02 PM

^ this
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March 24, 2014 8:16:37 AM

I was having the same problem on a GD65 Gaming. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why I could not adjust the CPU Ratio. I happen to be using a Corsair K65 mechanical keyboard (no numberpad). Guess I need to hook up the old Logitech...
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March 24, 2014 1:17:22 PM

dont turn off turbo boost, as the turbo rate you overlocking.

on my asus z87 4670k I did this.

set max turbo multiplier to what I wanted in my case 43.
set an adaptive voltage offset, iI set 0.05.

thats it.

The end result is.

same idle clocks.
same idle voltage.
same full speed clocks and voltage (this is rarel used tho)
higher turbo clocks
higher turbo voltage

this is what you want, overclocking on haswell is a doddle compared to 1st gen i5 and older.

granted I am a noob, but this process worked fine for me after I seen a asus rep do it in a video.

If your multiplier is stuck on auto then something is amiss, either your chip isnt a K or your bios might be buggy or something.
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May 18, 2014 7:05:51 AM

andy4theherd said:
I was having the same problem on a GD65 Gaming. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why I could not adjust the CPU Ratio. I happen to be using a Corsair K65 mechanical keyboard (no numberpad). Guess I need to hook up the old Logitech...


press the space bar to adjust the cpu ratio

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