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MSI Z87-G45 Gaming - can't seem to manually overclock?

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January 29, 2014 7:05:57 AM

Hi folks,
Just upgraded my gaming system to the following specs:

MB - MSI Z87-G45 Gaming
CPU - Intel Core i5 4670K
CPU Cooler - Corsair H80
Mem - G-Skill Trident X 2x4GB DDR3-2400 CL10.12.12.31
GPU - Stock core XFX 7860 2GB DDR5
PSU - Xigmatek NRP-MC651 650W
Case - Coolermaster HAF X

Have the latest 1.6 BIOS.

For some reason I cannot manually change the CPU Clock Ratio? Says Auto, but not selectable at all. Manual says it is selectable when the CPU supports this, which it does, when I press the OC Genie button, it increases to 40 and the 4670k ticks along nicely at 4Ghz, so I assume the MB knows the CPU can have it's clock ratio tweaked.

I am probably missing something really basic, but I would like to manually set the overclock and tweak the voltages - only mildly, say 4.2, but have seen others with stable 4.6, so might try that.

Any ideas? I have screen shots of bios, but cannot seem to link them here






Any help really appreciated.

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January 29, 2014 7:53:28 AM

i have the same mobo and i can overclock just fine, are you trying to click on it with your mouse? in that case it won't work, just move the mouse over the "auto" and press on + repeatably to increase the value
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January 29, 2014 10:03:08 AM

bnn said:
i have the same mobo and i can overclock just fine, are you trying to click on it with your mouse? in that case it won't work, just move the mouse over the "auto" and press on + repeatably to increase the value


Yes - that was it!! I was expecting some mouse action, when all I needed to do was type numbers! So I have now repeated the OC Guru's setting of 4ghz manually which lets the CPU idle at lower clock speeds (With OCG it seems to just stay at 4ghtz all the time when just idling) Stress testing with AIDA64 for over 17 minutes now and highest temps are 48 - so happy with that as an everyday setting.
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January 29, 2014 10:05:14 AM

Stu 95 said:
This video might help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4yucCk_Zrc
Good luck.


Thanks for that - I had seen his stuff before and upgraded on the back of his set up (same mobo/cpu combo with a closed loop CPU w/cooler) He does not show the obvious answer in his vids (e.g. just typing the numbers in rather than clicking with a mouse.)
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