MSI favors big navigation buttons and tiny adjustment menus in its latest firmware, which still doesn’t support this editor’s Logitech G5 laser mouse. The same mouse is supported by the default drivers of nearly every somewhat-modern operating system, and navigating the menus via keyboard is unnecessarily cumbersome.
A wide variety of frequency and voltage controls in the OC Setting menu should please most overclockers, and MSI even allows tuners to set a target voltage rather than limit them to offset modes.
Unfortunately, we had to choose 1.4325 V to reach 1.400 V at idle, and the lack of Vdroop control in this UEFI revision allowed the processor to drop to 1.36 V at full load.
The Advanced DRAM Configuration submenu contains both primary and secondary timing adjustments, while a separate sub-submenu adds a limited selection of tertiary timings.
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