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MSI Z77MA-G45 limited settings

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Hi everyone,
I recently got a new motherboard for my 3770K, an MSI Z77MA-G45 and updated the Bios to Version 1.9:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007KZQF4S/
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z77MA-G45.html#/?div=BIOS

I am a bit frustrated with this board because it doesn't provide some essential settings for overclocking:
- Cannot set the Turbo multipliers, it only allows to change the base frequency ones
- It won't let me specify custom Vcore voltages. It only allows me to select between a few offset values (+0.02, +0.04, +0.06)

Are the above limitations normal for the CPU+Board+BiosVersion combination?
I have seen on the web others with exactly the same board or the Z77A-G45, that provide lots of extra settings.
Is there an option in the Bios that would unlock extra settings ?

Thank you!
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For setting the Turbo multipliers, try disabling "Adjust CPU ratio in OS" first. I've read that doing so works.
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Thanks for the hint.
I've already disabled this option without any luck :-(
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Thanks for the hint.
I've already disabled this option without any luck :-(

Hm. I'm out of ideas then. MSI has a pretty good user-to-user forum, they might be able to help.
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