Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › MOBO software for overclocking usable?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

MOBO software for overclocking usable?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I'm choosing my setup atm and I have a question regarding the software that comes with the board. As an example I'll say OC Geenie by MSI. It even makes work of a button and used instant OC for setup modes.

If I understand correctly you can OC with this software just by sliding a few rulers etc. I imagine the software autochanging other variables like volts.

Does any of you even bother with this software or do you only change stuff in the BIOS yourself because you want to know exactly what numbers are changed?

Sorry if it's a newb question, I'm new to OC and I want to read up before I even have a go.
 
OrB!T*
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Kfa2 gtx670 EVGA GTX670 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 16gb low voltage ram Samsung 830 64gb ssd x2 Custom XSPC water loop Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g19 Cooler master silent pro hybrid 1050 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech X9 
AudioOther
Logitech G35 Full Coldzero plexi panels 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770k Intel DZ87KLT75K Integrated Cosair Vengeance 2*4 1.5v CL8 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Plextor 256GB SSD WD Caviar black 1TB Samsung Spinpoint 1TB LG bluray rewriter 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel AIO 120mm watercooler Windows 7 64bit LG 2360V Thermaltake Forged Blue TT switch 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 Thermaltake Chaser MK I Roccat Kova+ Roccat Taito 
AudioAudio
Astrogaming A40 wireless Logitech Z-2300 
  hide details  
Reply
 
OrB!T*
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Kfa2 gtx670 EVGA GTX670 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 16gb low voltage ram Samsung 830 64gb ssd x2 Custom XSPC water loop Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g19 Cooler master silent pro hybrid 1050 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech X9 
AudioOther
Logitech G35 Full Coldzero plexi panels 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770k Intel DZ87KLT75K Integrated Cosair Vengeance 2*4 1.5v CL8 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Plextor 256GB SSD WD Caviar black 1TB Samsung Spinpoint 1TB LG bluray rewriter 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel AIO 120mm watercooler Windows 7 64bit LG 2360V Thermaltake Forged Blue TT switch 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 Thermaltake Chaser MK I Roccat Kova+ Roccat Taito 
AudioAudio
Astrogaming A40 wireless Logitech Z-2300 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post
I'm choosing my setup atm and I have a question regarding the software that comes with the board. As an example I'll say OC Geenie by MSI. It even makes work of a button and used instant OC for setup modes.

If I understand correctly you can OC with this software just by sliding a few rulers etc. I imagine the software autochanging other variables like volts.

Does any of you even bother with this software or do you only change stuff in the BIOS yourself because you want to know exactly what numbers are changed?

Sorry if it's a newb question, I'm new to OC and I want to read up before I even have a go.
Great question. It can be used for a few different things. An easy overclock is the first but highly not recommended because software can give way too many volts to areas unneeded.
I like it for screen shoots showing your voltages if the software allows it to show the volts and or settings.
Last, it's not a bad starting point to see what volts were raised so you can use the software, see the changes, and start tweaking from there.
The HedgeHog
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K Z77-UP7 MSI GTX 680 Twin 4 Gig G.Skill Trident X 2600's and some Dom's Hypers 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Yes, lots of them. LN2  The smallest one I can get! Samsung 2333 HD 23" 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corisar 1200 AX=1.21 jigawatts Fractal Design/Dimastech G5 Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
The HedgeHog
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K Z77-UP7 MSI GTX 680 Twin 4 Gig G.Skill Trident X 2600's and some Dom's Hypers 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Yes, lots of them. LN2  The smallest one I can get! Samsung 2333 HD 23" 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corisar 1200 AX=1.21 jigawatts Fractal Design/Dimastech G5 Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
I guess no one uses it then. That speaks for itself. I'm guessing the lack of control makes it not being used.
 
OrB!T*
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Kfa2 gtx670 EVGA GTX670 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 16gb low voltage ram Samsung 830 64gb ssd x2 Custom XSPC water loop Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g19 Cooler master silent pro hybrid 1050 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech X9 
AudioOther
Logitech G35 Full Coldzero plexi panels 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770k Intel DZ87KLT75K Integrated Cosair Vengeance 2*4 1.5v CL8 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Plextor 256GB SSD WD Caviar black 1TB Samsung Spinpoint 1TB LG bluray rewriter 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel AIO 120mm watercooler Windows 7 64bit LG 2360V Thermaltake Forged Blue TT switch 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 Thermaltake Chaser MK I Roccat Kova+ Roccat Taito 
AudioAudio
Astrogaming A40 wireless Logitech Z-2300 
  hide details  
Reply
 
OrB!T*
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Kfa2 gtx670 EVGA GTX670 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 16gb low voltage ram Samsung 830 64gb ssd x2 Custom XSPC water loop Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g19 Cooler master silent pro hybrid 1050 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech X9 
AudioOther
Logitech G35 Full Coldzero plexi panels 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770k Intel DZ87KLT75K Integrated Cosair Vengeance 2*4 1.5v CL8 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Plextor 256GB SSD WD Caviar black 1TB Samsung Spinpoint 1TB LG bluray rewriter 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel AIO 120mm watercooler Windows 7 64bit LG 2360V Thermaltake Forged Blue TT switch 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 Thermaltake Chaser MK I Roccat Kova+ Roccat Taito 
AudioAudio
Astrogaming A40 wireless Logitech Z-2300 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 9
it is very unreliable dude... old school style.... through the bios
Server1 - Main
(17 items)
 
Slow Coach
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790K Asus z97 Hero Gigabyte 980Ti 6gb Kingston Hyper X 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
M500 M500 OCZ ARC H100i 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Enterprise  Prolite GB2488HSU Prolite GB2488HSU Prolite GB2488HSU 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Corsair AX860 Fractal Design R4 Razer Mamba 
Audio
Razer 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1055T Gigabyte 990fx UD5 corsair 4 x 2 GiG 2 x 1 terabyte Western Black 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3 x 500 gig WD Black Pix Fractal Design Fans x 2 Server 2012 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
mstsc mstsc 400 watt corsair Fractal Design R5 
MouseOtherOtherOther
mstsc EATON 5110 UPS StarView SV231UADVI KVM LSI controller card 4 port 
Other
Intel DualPort Gigabit NIC PRO1000PT 
  hide details  
Reply
Server1 - Main
(17 items)
 
Slow Coach
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790K Asus z97 Hero Gigabyte 980Ti 6gb Kingston Hyper X 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
M500 M500 OCZ ARC H100i 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Enterprise  Prolite GB2488HSU Prolite GB2488HSU Prolite GB2488HSU 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Corsair AX860 Fractal Design R4 Razer Mamba 
Audio
Razer 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1055T Gigabyte 990fx UD5 corsair 4 x 2 GiG 2 x 1 terabyte Western Black 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3 x 500 gig WD Black Pix Fractal Design Fans x 2 Server 2012 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
mstsc mstsc 400 watt corsair Fractal Design R5 
MouseOtherOtherOther
mstsc EATON 5110 UPS StarView SV231UADVI KVM LSI controller card 4 port 
Other
Intel DualPort Gigabit NIC PRO1000PT 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post
I guess no one uses it then. That speaks for itself. I'm guessing the lack of control makes it not being used.
Its ok for getting a rough idea of the capabilitys of your cpu and your limits,saves keep going back to bios as much.

But to finalise your overclock its best to tweak from the bios as theres more options available.

For Gigabyte we have EasyTune6,works well for displaying your current voltages etc,just like NoGuru said.

Usually your mobo manufacturer will have a program for your board.

EDIT:

Also maybe we could help you more if your fill in your system spec HERE,that way we can allready see what motherboard etc you have.

Edited by superj1977 - 5/28/11 at 9:17am
Le Box of Black
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 Gigabyte X58A-UD7 r2.0 GTX 770 16GB Corsair Vengeance in Triple channel mode ;) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Ocz Vertex 2  Samsung F1  Samsung F3 Samsung F1 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Sammie Dvd rw Windows 7 64Bit HZ281HPB 1200p / HP IPS 1080p / Samsung Syncmas... Qpad MK80 (Blue switch), SteelSeries 7G (Cherry... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
HX1000 CM-Stacker 832 Flipped Naos 3200,G5,G400,G400s, G300, Kone+ Razor Destructor and Steelseries Qck 
AudioAudioAudio
X-Fi Fatal1ty  ATH-T500 / AH-D510 Samson CO1U PAK Condenser Mic  
  hide details  
Reply
Le Box of Black
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 Gigabyte X58A-UD7 r2.0 GTX 770 16GB Corsair Vengeance in Triple channel mode ;) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Ocz Vertex 2  Samsung F1  Samsung F3 Samsung F1 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Sammie Dvd rw Windows 7 64Bit HZ281HPB 1200p / HP IPS 1080p / Samsung Syncmas... Qpad MK80 (Blue switch), SteelSeries 7G (Cherry... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
HX1000 CM-Stacker 832 Flipped Naos 3200,G5,G400,G400s, G300, Kone+ Razor Destructor and Steelseries Qck 
AudioAudioAudio
X-Fi Fatal1ty  ATH-T500 / AH-D510 Samson CO1U PAK Condenser Mic  
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Well I haven't bought the mountain of parts yet. I'm trying to figure out what I want and what is best. What I most probably will get is: i5-2500k, Cosair Vengeance 2*4GB, GTX460 or GTX560, ASRock Pro3 or ASRock Extreme4, 212 hyper, Thermaltake Armor A60.

But I was mostly curious if anyone here actually makes use of the tuning/OC software. I've seen in some reviews they were kinda pleased about OC geenie giving the 2500k an instant OC to about 4,2.
 
OrB!T*
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Kfa2 gtx670 EVGA GTX670 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 16gb low voltage ram Samsung 830 64gb ssd x2 Custom XSPC water loop Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g19 Cooler master silent pro hybrid 1050 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech X9 
AudioOther
Logitech G35 Full Coldzero plexi panels 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770k Intel DZ87KLT75K Integrated Cosair Vengeance 2*4 1.5v CL8 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Plextor 256GB SSD WD Caviar black 1TB Samsung Spinpoint 1TB LG bluray rewriter 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel AIO 120mm watercooler Windows 7 64bit LG 2360V Thermaltake Forged Blue TT switch 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 Thermaltake Chaser MK I Roccat Kova+ Roccat Taito 
AudioAudio
Astrogaming A40 wireless Logitech Z-2300 
  hide details  
Reply
 
OrB!T*
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Kfa2 gtx670 EVGA GTX670 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 16gb low voltage ram Samsung 830 64gb ssd x2 Custom XSPC water loop Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g19 Cooler master silent pro hybrid 1050 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech X9 
AudioOther
Logitech G35 Full Coldzero plexi panels 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770k Intel DZ87KLT75K Integrated Cosair Vengeance 2*4 1.5v CL8 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Plextor 256GB SSD WD Caviar black 1TB Samsung Spinpoint 1TB LG bluray rewriter 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel AIO 120mm watercooler Windows 7 64bit LG 2360V Thermaltake Forged Blue TT switch 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 Thermaltake Chaser MK I Roccat Kova+ Roccat Taito 
AudioAudio
Astrogaming A40 wireless Logitech Z-2300 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 9
Like was said before, you can use it but it's not the best way to OC your PC. Maybe start with building it first and do some reading up on how to and why so you can OC the PC yourself once you understand it.
The HedgeHog
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K Z77-UP7 MSI GTX 680 Twin 4 Gig G.Skill Trident X 2600's and some Dom's Hypers 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Yes, lots of them. LN2  The smallest one I can get! Samsung 2333 HD 23" 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corisar 1200 AX=1.21 jigawatts Fractal Design/Dimastech G5 Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
The HedgeHog
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K Z77-UP7 MSI GTX 680 Twin 4 Gig G.Skill Trident X 2600's and some Dom's Hypers 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Yes, lots of them. LN2  The smallest one I can get! Samsung 2333 HD 23" 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corisar 1200 AX=1.21 jigawatts Fractal Design/Dimastech G5 Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post
Well I haven't bought the mountain of parts yet. I'm trying to figure out what I want and what is best. What I most probably will get is: i5-2500k, Cosair Vengeance 2*4GB, GTX460 or GTX560, ASRock Pro3 or ASRock Extreme4, 212 hyper, Thermaltake Armor A60.

But I was mostly curious if anyone here actually makes use of the tuning/OC software. I've seen in some reviews they were kinda pleased about OC geenie giving the 2500k an instant OC to about 4,2.
I used ASUS's one button overclock feature in AI Suite, worked pretty well, I could only tweak an additional 200mhz out of it. It did impress me. It did set the voltage a little higher than I was able to get stable at though.

That being said AI Suite seems to have stopped working properly after the latest BIOS update, and EFI is so easy to use theres not really any need to be in a windows environment. The overclocking software for Sandybridge is certainly a step in the right direction, but it has a long way to go yet before I rely on it rather than BIOS/EFI.

BTW the one-button overclock features are generally also available in the EFI so you don't have to have the software installed.
post #9 of 9
lol oc genie is bad, only go as hight as 4,2 ghz and they advertising it like no tomorrow, if u want auto oc, i recommende the asrock p 67 extreme 4 , auto oc to 4,8 ghz at a reasonable voltage of 1,43 v

Btw u can oc the sandy bridge to 4,4 ghz without touching anything else but the multiplier. thats how easy it is to oc sandy bridge
As ROCK!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4,8 Ghz 1.435v 4,6 ghz 24/7 Asrock p67 extreme 4 Ga-Gtx 560 ti 960 mhz 4200 mhz mem 4G RipjawsX 1600 mhz 8-8-8-24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
window 7 22 inchs acer side winder x 6 POS Corsair ax 750w 
CaseMouse
Antec 9 hundreds 2 Razer death adder 
  hide details  
Reply
As ROCK!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4,8 Ghz 1.435v 4,6 ghz 24/7 Asrock p67 extreme 4 Ga-Gtx 560 ti 960 mhz 4200 mhz mem 4G RipjawsX 1600 mhz 8-8-8-24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
window 7 22 inchs acer side winder x 6 POS Corsair ax 750w 
CaseMouse
Antec 9 hundreds 2 Razer death adder 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › MOBO software for overclocking usable?