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Overclocking i7 860.. where is BIOS?

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November 7, 2010 8:07:45 AM

Hi,

I have recently flashed my MSI P55-CD53 motherboard in order for OC Genie to work :) . Before the flashing, I saw my Windows loading screen saying i7 860...... 3708 MHz. But then it restarted constantly. So I flashed my BIOS, and enabled OC genie. After a few restarts, it managed.. 3.1GhHz. So I disabled it, and a few days later enabled again to see what would be the result. Turns out it only makes my computer restart after 5 seconds, nothing comes on the screen. So I thought :non:  OC Genie is bullsh*t. So I used MSI control center, and managed not even up to 3.4GHz. Now you may be wondering, why not just use BIOS? Well, just for one reason: after I flashed the BIOS, every time I switch on my PC it just shows a MSI splash screen. I pressed all the keys on the keyboard. The <Delete> key simply brought up Windows 7 boot manager instead of BIOS. Now I am really frustrated so can anyone tell me how to access BIOS because I want at least 3.6GHz out of my i7 860. :cry: 
For me the strangest was the fact that I saw with my old BIOS (beta version) the cpu @ 3708 MHz !! I want that loading screen back
Thanks!

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November 7, 2010 11:38:58 AM

you could reset the bIOS to default settings by using the jumpers on the mobo. If not there, try removing the battery from the mobo for a few minutes and then re-insert it and reboot.
November 7, 2010 2:50:42 PM

house70 said:
you could reset the bIOS to default settings by using the jumpers on the mobo. If not there, try removing the battery from the mobo for a few minutes and then re-insert it and reboot.


i just figured it out :)  when i enable oc genie, I can quickly get into BIOS. so i disabled fullscreen logo and I OC'd my i7 860 to 3.6Ghz (3620MHz). is that a good speed? Cus I don't notice much performance increase in games! and With Intel Burn test, it reaches 64 C.
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November 8, 2010 11:05:50 AM

majority of games are rather GPU-intensive, not CPU-intensive. That being said, there are a few that could benefit from an OC.
In my experience, to be really noticeable an OC should reach 20% above stock speed. It is an exercise and a good way to learn about the limitations of your CPU, but other than that... not really practical. It is a good way to shorten the life span of your components, though.
I used to do it, but not anymore. Realized not much benefit is gained.
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