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MSI Puts Overclocking Genie in Motherboard

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • vabeachboy0
    well that just takes all the fun out of it
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  • JasonAkkerman
    Where is the fun in that?
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  • JasonAkkerman
    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
    This is just like cheat codes, it defeats the purpose!!!!
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  • Gryphyn
    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
    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
    LOL its MSI - cant see this working well, the company is a joke
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  • pender21
    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
    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
    So, that's where they put the "Turbo" button...
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