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MSI Puts Overclocking Genie in Motherboard

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 26 comments

Hopefully it'll work more than just three times.

Tweaking motherboard settings is a key part of overclocking. It's all about finding just the right configuration that will push your hardware to the limit without making it unstable.

Tweaking BIOS settings can be a time consuming task, but MSI believes that it has a new motherboard feature that will grant your OC wishes. HotHardware reports on what's called the OC Genie, which can supposedly automatically detect the optimal settings for the system and activate them at the push of a button.

Besides the photo, there isn't much more to go on. We hope to see more when the P55 motherboards from MSI finally hit.

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    vabeachboy0 , July 20, 2009 10:26 PM
    well that just takes all the fun out of it
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    FUtomNOreg , July 20, 2009 11:27 PM
    So, that's where they put the "Turbo" button...
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    JasonAkkerman , July 20, 2009 10:27 PM
    vabeachboy0well that just takes all the fun out of it


    Well played sir, well played. Got me by 1 minute.
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    vabeachboy0 , July 20, 2009 10:26 PM
    well that just takes all the fun out of it
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    JasonAkkerman , July 20, 2009 10:27 PM
    Where is the fun in that?
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    JasonAkkerman , July 20, 2009 10:27 PM
    vabeachboy0well that just takes all the fun out of it


    Well played sir, well played. Got me by 1 minute.
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    IronRyan21 , July 20, 2009 10:56 PM
    This is just like cheat codes, it defeats the purpose!!!!
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    Gryphyn , July 20, 2009 10:59 PM
    If they wanted to be really smart, they would make the button mountable, so you can hit it to OC on the fly once the profiles had been set.
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    ckthecerealkiller , July 20, 2009 11:04 PM
    This will probably be just like Nvidia's and ATI's offerings for overclocking. Gives a real basic overclock and won't void your warranty. While these can be good for those less hardcore they are very unlikely to replace traditional OC'ing methods.
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    apache_lives , July 20, 2009 11:10 PM
    LOL its MSI - cant see this working well, the company is a joke
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    pender21 , July 20, 2009 11:12 PM
    I'm sure Toms hardware or other sites that review and overclock PC hardware may appreciate this if it is standardized and comes on every motherboard.
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    pender21 , July 20, 2009 11:14 PM
    ckthecerealkillerThis will probably be just like Nvidia's and ATI's offerings for overclocking. Gives a real basic overclock and won't void your warranty.


    Yes, very likely. Why would they include an automated feature that might damage their own hardware.
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    FUtomNOreg , July 20, 2009 11:27 PM
    So, that's where they put the "Turbo" button...
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    Anonymous , July 21, 2009 12:20 AM
    I wonder how it will do if you 'downgrade' eg the graphics card. Will it detect it, or send the faster OC'ed voltage and frequency to the graphics card before frying it?

    Most people don't downgrade, but I can imagine people putting a lower power version of their graphics card (eg one made on a smaller die) in the board. Hope that won't give any fireworks!
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    Aoster87 , July 21, 2009 1:45 AM
    This reminds me of the Game Genie for NES. Good times indeed.
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    Aoster87 , July 21, 2009 1:47 AM
    This reminds me of the Game Genie for NES. Good times indeed.
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    bdollar , July 21, 2009 2:05 AM
    You can say that again. Oh wait you did. :p 
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    brendano257 , July 21, 2009 2:54 AM
    Pffft....if it's as good as auto voltages...I don't want to go near it. Agreed about the fun part too. I don't see this EVER replacing fine tuning and careful testing.
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    redgarl , July 21, 2009 4:37 AM
    Seriously, as an electrical engineer, I am surprised this wasn't been developed before 2009. In reality, all the test we do can easily be done with scripts.

    This will be more and more common. Now MSI, tomorrow Gigabyte and Asus.
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    redgarl , July 21, 2009 4:48 AM
    apache_livesLOL its MSI - cant see this working well, the company is a joke


    Arhmmm... let me telling you a Story about the sooo good Asus and Gigaschnout companies...

    Gigabyte was so big and making so many boards that flaws in a typical model would be the less of their damn thought. So they made the beautiful 965P-DS3... a board that DIED on me 3 times on a STOCK SYSTEM! Changed for an Asus board and it was an happy ending for this computer...

    But a new computer in another house was driven by Asus ATI graphic cards. These cards were so hot that fusion could be generated! So these cards in crossfire were easily the worst... out of the box... stuff anyone could buy. Some computers could barely play games for 10 minutes. Due to MIR, no refund or exchange is accepted.

    TEH END!!!

    p.s. : I was able to lower the temperature by 20 Celcius at loads with a powerful fan, but now my quiet system isn't so quiet anymore. So... do I trust MSI more than Asus and GIgabyte... absolutefriggingly!

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    anamaniac , July 21, 2009 6:12 AM
    I believe this may be useful to those who don't want the hassle of fine tuning.

    I also believe this would be helpful in finding a good starting point for your overclock.
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    BruceOTB , July 21, 2009 7:07 AM
    its just like the "turbo" button on every computer case in the pre-pentium era.
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    bpogdowz , July 21, 2009 8:26 AM
    LOL who needs the gimmick
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