Originally Posted by lukeman3000
Well, I'd love to start testing, except there's a known issue
with the multiplier which is preventing me from doing anything.
Basically, any multiplier changes I make are not reflected in the OS (such as when looking at CPU-Z). In other words, if I change my multiplier from 43 to 44, it will show as 43 in CPU-Z.
It is extremely frustrating. The only way to "fix" it is to clear CMOS and load "optimized defaults". After that, I can change the multiplier - once. Any subsequent changes are not reflected in the OS until another CMOS reset.
According to that thread I linked to, a fix is on the way, but that was announced over two weeks ago. I'm currently running bios version 1805 and I'm going to roll back to 1708 to see if the issue is still present. Pretty damn frustrating. I just installed an Antec 620 on my CPU and I'm on spring break, so it's a perfect time to get my overclock tuned up and dialed in. Too bad I can't do it.
That's actually funny, I am the one of the first people to start pointing out the bug at the beginning of Jan. After testing a lot, I believe I am also the one who figured out how to deal with it.
Trust me, I have been dealing with this bug longer than most anyone, and it is not a big deal. You just have to know how to deal with it. Clear CMOS by itself is pointless and whoever told you that was mistaken. You can use the current bios, just follow this procedure.
Download the bios file, use the renamer utility to name it correctly, and place the renamed file on a USB stick. Shut your machine down, but leave the power plugged in. Place the USB stick in your designated flashback usb port then hold the flashback button for three seconds until the light starts blinking. Wait a few minutes for it to finish. Now you can push the clear cmos button if you wish.
Start the machine up and you are good to go. Before doing this, export your saved profiles to the usb stick because you will lose all your settings and profiles. Once the procedure is done you can reload your saved profiles from the usb. The saved profiles will work as long as you are reflashing the same bios version.
You will be able to make several changes to bios before encountering the bug again. It all depends on how much instability you create. A way to minimize that is work backwards with your vCore instead of upwards. Eventually when the bug pops up again, just follow the reflash instructions again.