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Why can't I overclock my GA-Z77N-WIFI?

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frown.gif Kind of unhappy atm, I just got an i7-2600K and was hoping to do some overclocking, but when I open the board BIOS, it doesn't respond whenever I click on the CPU clock ratio tab. Everything else can be changed , but it doesn't allow me to change the CPU clock ratio - the most important thing! I just don't understand this, really frustrated and hoping someone can help me.

Thanks.
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frown.gif Kind of unhappy atm, I just got an i7-2600K and was hoping to do some overclocking, but when I open the board BIOS, it doesn't respond whenever I click on the CPU clock ratio tab. Everything else can be changed , but it doesn't allow me to change the CPU clock ratio - the most important thing! I just don't understand this, really frustrated and hoping someone can help me.

Thanks.

cclick in the clock ratio box, then type in the number you want, hit enter and disable speedstep
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frown.gif Kind of unhappy atm, I just got an i7-2600K and was hoping to do some overclocking, but when I open the board BIOS, it doesn't respond whenever I click on the CPU clock ratio tab. Everything else can be changed , but it doesn't allow me to change the CPU clock ratio - the most important thing! I just don't understand this, really frustrated and hoping someone can help me.

Thanks.

You don't click on the CPU ratio to change it. You move the "rectangular cursor" with the arrow keys over the ratio, and then type your CPU ratio that you are looking for, say 44. Then press enter to change it.

Be aware that you will be limited in overclocking with that specific motherboard since it is voltage locked. In other words, you won't be able to change the vcore at all to overclock, so you are stuck at stock voltages, and you won't be able to undervolt either if need be.
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Thank you both for the replies. That was so distressing, I almost wanted to punch a hole in my wall or something. IDK, it's just frustrating dealing with expensive things that are inexplicable.

It's extremely odd, I attempted to change almost every advanced CPU setting, such as C1E enhanced halt, C3/C6, Thermal monitor, and EIST function. Nothing allowed me to change the "CPU clock ratio" box. mad.gif

THEN, almost by sheer accident I click on the "3D BIOS" button. It opens up a picture of the motherboard, and I click the CPU. Lo and behold, a menu pops up where I can toggle up and toggle down the clock ratio.

So again, W T F Gigabyte? I can change my CPU ratio in 3D BIOS, but can't change it a hair in manual UEFI? Can anyone make sense or explain this to me?
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Like people already said you don't press enter on CPU ratio. You either type in, or use + or - signs to increase or decrease. Page up and page down also work.

If only people took a little time to read the mini manual on the right side of the UEFI...
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