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msi 870A-G54 Can't change Voltages help!

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Hey all,

I have a msi 870A-G54 mobo and the problem is that I can change voltages under the bios but when I check within cpu-z, hwmonitor etc. It shows default unchanged voltages. Anyone else have this problem? Solutions? Thanks~
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post #2 of 5
You shouldn't be changing the voltages anyway.
You made a bad choice for a motherboard. You should never trust a 4+1 power phase on an MSI motherboard (heatsinked or not) for any 125W processor. I actually recommend that you start underclocking and undervolting your processor, for with that Hyper 212+ your mosfets get no air which only increases the already-high danger of board failure and catching fire. Yes, that's right, catching fire.
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What you put in your BIOS settings is what its at. The sensors are messed up. XD is correct though. I have been overclocking on this board for only a couple months and its already messing up. I actually saw a spark come off one of the mosfets. This was only overclocking my 1075t to 4.2 @ 1.43v If you do some research you will see many posts about the board dying after overclocking with higher voltage.
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4.2Ghz on that MSI board? Sir, you are asking for death. I have already seen 3 MSI 890GX boards (heatsinked 4+1 phase - yes, heatsinked) blow up on overclocked x6 processors and I am highly concerned for your case. You really should down your clocks to stock and get a better motherboard; there are many very inexpensive choices such as ASUS M4A79XTD EVO.
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Thanks for the heads up guys I think both of you are correct about this. Initially I thought voltages were being reset back to defaults whenever I booted to windows but found out this wasn't the case. I ran some tests with the voltages increased within bios even though cpuz, hwmonitor, and everest reports vcore as default 1.4 and got more stable results under prime95. So yea I'm pretty sure the sensors are being read incorrectly. However, I'm baffled as to why there isn't much info about this problem out there though. Wondering if I just got a bad board or if others are having this same issue?. My bios is the lastest by the way 17.7. Anyways, this was the first time I purchased a msi mobo but this whole incident really turned me off so I'm going to rma this board and try for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-MB ASUS|M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 RT. Any opinions about this mobo would be much appreciated Thanks.
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