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i5 4670k not overclockable

post #1 of 9
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Hi guys,



I've just bought my first serious rig and wanted to take my first steps in the overclocking business when I encountered a problem. I don't know if it belongs here or on an other part of the forum but I don't find to what the problem is related so I just post it here.

I have a MSI z87-G45 mobo and a I5 4670k but it seems I can't adjust the cpu multiplier in the BIOS. Like I said I don't know if this is a BIOS or cpu related problem and that's quite annoying.
To give a bit of more information: the adjust cpu ratio option in the BIOS is fixed on auto, I can't change it at all. So now it's running at 3.4ghz. Also the voltages can't be adjusted. And yes I am sure I have the K version of the cpu since every hw monitoring program says so! biggrin.gif

Somebody knows how I can fixthis or should I return my system to the shop since it's only 7 days old?


I can't open up the case because i've let the shop assemble it so I lose the warranty if the seals are broken.


Greetz
post #2 of 9
I'd dispute that warranty for the case panel, what happens when you need to clear CMOS? It's going to be fairly inevitable if you are doing any degree of overclocking.

The easiest way I found for my 4770K was to bump up the top end turbo multiplier. If you set it to 'min power' at boot then you shouldn't have issues getting back into BIOS from an overzealous OC/hung system, etc.
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by beers View Post

I'd dispute that warranty for the case panel, what happens when you need to clear CMOS? It's going to be fairly inevitable if you are doing any degree of overclocking.

The easiest way I found for my 4770K was to bump up the top end turbo multiplier. If you set it to 'min power' at boot then you shouldn't have issues getting back into BIOS from an overzealous OC/hung system, etc.

I have a clear cmos button and in case of need I can open him up it's just the warranty for the assembly ^^ It doesn't do anything about the warranty on the components.

And sorry but is the ''easiest way to bump up...'' part a way to solve my problem or a way to get in the bios when your system failed? My English might not be perfect enough to get that sentence really and for the part I do get it doesn't seem like a solution or am i wrong?
post #4 of 9
I have the same board and chip as you dude and like you I'm new to this. biggrin.gif

Try using the plus and minus buttons on your keyboard when you have the option highlighted.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by DR Lecter View Post

I have the same board and chip as you dude and like you I'm new to this. biggrin.gif

Try using the plus and minus buttons on your keyboard when you have the option highlighted.

I know about that, but the auto mode is fixed, if you could adjust it to something else there would be this: [auto], now it's just auto. That's the issue smile.gif
post #6 of 9
Yeah it's fixed on mine as well, same with the voltage, does it really matter though since you can still adjust the CPU ratio and voltage? What are we missing out on by not being able to see any sub menu? <---- I think this is what you are saying

Sorry now if this is a noob question haha, as I said still new to this.
post #7 of 9
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I can't adjust the cpu ratio nor the voltage that's the point. If you have the k version, the cpu ratio should be unlocked so you can djust the cpu multiplier, what is basically the cpu overclocking. So you just miss the total overclock? xd I really don't get what you are saying tbf. Did i mention subpmenu's?
post #8 of 9
What I meant by sub menus is for example that other options that are highlighted when clicked by your mouse give you a set of options. Adjust CPU ratio and the voltage don't not for me anyway. When you click on them nothing happens even though they are not grayed out. I thought that was the problem you are having.

If you click on them and then use the plus and minus buttons on your keyboard, that is for me at least the only way to change the values (Which is fixed to auto before you do this). Just using a mouse doesn't work and I don't think you can type the values you want in.

Here's a video that helped me dude.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4yucCk_Zrc

If what you are saying is even if you click the CPU ratio and then you click the plus and minus buttons on your keyboard and nothing happens. Well that I have no answer for only reason I'm bringing the above up is that it had me bamboozled for ages.

Best of luck with it anyway dude, hope it works out for you.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Fixed, did a couple of cmos clearings, and now suddenly it works!Strange though... Ah well, i'm running 4.6Ghz on 1.215V with max temps of 68 to 73 degrees so i'm happy enough if I hear other haswell nightmares!
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