I5 3570k wont overclock higher then x38?

hi i recently brought and i5 3570k and H77 Pro4-M motherboard i also got a corsair h60 cooling system. i went into the bios settings on my mobo to overclock it but for some reason i can not set the multiplier higher then 38?. ive tried downloading the latest bios update p.17 but still it stays at 38 any help would be appreciated thanks.
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  1. If you motherboard isn't good enough sometimes you can't overclock your CPU. I'm not sure this is the case but that's all I could think of.

    Is the multiplier locked? Can you move the multiplier down?
  2. sorry to inform you but h77 motherboards wont overclock. I myself have a p8h77vle and an i72600k. I was also dissapointed when i learnt about it

    But, on the bright side, the cpu at stock is already very powerful. I would suggest you go return that h60 cooling system for something like a hyper 212 or a xigmatek gaia. Or if you want, the h60 would be good to keep your temps down
  3. yeah i can move the overclock down below but as stated wont go above 3.8ghz well i guess the motherboard is just not great for it. thanks any ways guys :)
  4. the H77 is not designed for overclocking like the Z77. If you want to reach higher OCs then you need to return the H77 and find a Z77.
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