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Is 5.0Ghz on a i7 2600k even possible on an MSI motherboard?

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Is it...? cause Ive been told that sence it doesn't have some equivalent of the CPU current compasity it isnt possible... personally i cant get it to 5.0ghz, i put the multiplier at x50 and no matter what the voltage (Ive tried up to 1.5..) it still is read as 4.8 by CPU-Z so does anyone actually have an msi motherboard... and has gotten 5.0ghz i think its possible because after some goggling i came up with this

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1722/9/
in that they have the exact same mobo as i do.. yet they can do 5.0ghz so what am i missing here?

On a side note, does anyone know how accurate RealTemp is? cause according to it my idle is 40c but according to my bios its 50.. so.. what do i trust?
post #2 of 27
well you would trust the bios over realtemp

I dont think you will get 5Ghz on that board .

maybe you can , the cpu could be hitting a wall at 4.8 ..

They dont all clock to 5Ghz stable .
    
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Bios temps are not in idle state hence the higher temps.

Edit: Realtemp is showing you proper temps Edit: Bleh! I misread your thread it's not vdroop.
Edited by evilDSM - 11/3/11 at 11:46pm
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The VRM's are throttling the speed back to 4.8. It's what happens with a lower end 1155 board. Live with it and accept a lower overclock, or get a proper board. About your only 2 options really.
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Why does everybody assume that any 2600k will clock to 5Ghz ? this is not the case .
    
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No big deal, just wondering why is the main thing.. if its my board then how has it been done before on the exact same board
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No big deal, just wondering why is the main thing.. if its my board then how has it been done before on the exact same board
Its all luck i guess , every cpu is different .

Msi is one of the cheaper brands , you pay for what you get .

should of got a sabertooth p67 , i would only go Gigabyte or Asus for mainboards .

Asus > Gigabyte > Msi > Biostar
Edited by Xristo - 11/3/11 at 11:53pm
    
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No big deal, just wondering why is the main thing.. if its my board then how has it been done before on the exact same board
How many cores and threads? What voltage?

You said your board doesn't have over current abilities. That means you're stuck at around 125w or so. Which would make sense why you can't break 4.8GHz. My Biostar TP67B+ did the same thing. It wouldn't clock past 4.8 no matter what I did. It WOULD, but as soon as I loaded it, it would clock down to 4.8 or lower (depending on vcore I was using).
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post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by Xristo View Post
Why does everybody assume that any 2600k will clock to 5Ghz ? this is not the case .
not assuming they all can just wondering if there's something besides the cpu as a reason why i can't no big deal as im not on water so 5.0 would not be a 24/7 use oc anyway more of a one time i can do it kinda thing

Edit: yea i was going to go with asus in the 1st place i have NO IDEA what made me go to msi guess ive gotta learn somehow
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What a load of absolute crap posted here

MSI makes very high end motherboards in addition to budget boards.

The board you bought is a very high end board and should have no problem running 5 ghz if your chip if good enough. It has more than enough voltage regulation

You probably have your maximum wattage set at a low number in the bios, all you have to do is raise it to get you muliplier at a steady 50. If there is a power limit setting, change it to 150

SERIOUSLY PEOPLE, DONT POST IF YOU DONT HAVE A CLUE
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