Anyone familiar with a msi z77a-g45 gaming

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by visine, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. visine

    visine Master Guru

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    Hello.


    I recently got my hands on a msi z77a g45 gaming as a friend didn't need it anymore, I mostly wanted it because it's newer than mine with pci-e 3.0 and more slots available if I later wanted sli.
    However I had a gigabyte ud4 earlier with (the old bios) and I had an offset overclock at 4.5, I see alot of ppl use turbo to overclock these days, but I have no clue how this works.. Can anyone give me some pinpointers / settings for a stable 4.5ghz on this mobo?

    I tried to just set all my cores to 45 and leave everythin else at auto, but it seems when i'm running ibt (for a quick check) cpu-z just bounces fromm 3.5 3.6 and sometimes up to 4.5 , cpu vcore says 1.280 on hwmonitor but VID says 1.386, im confused. Anyone? Help is highly appreciated!
     
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  3. visine

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    I've checked through alot of the posts, not too many people with 2600k that shows they're settings. However when I for example run prime or ibt my multiplier bounces alot, I changed some settings:

    Disable Overspeed protections
    Set long duration power limit to 200
    Long duration maintianed: 128 seconds
    Short Duration: 250
    Vdroop offset control 75%


    And when I ran ibt now it bounces from multiplier 34x to 45x and my vcore is 1.328

    I haven't gotten any bsod with either of the settings, do I have to change anything if everything works on auto with default power settings as well? Or do I need to change them to 250 / 128 / 255? Or is that only if I need more volts? And the vid voltage in hwmonitor, is that accurate or should I just ignore that? It seems to go rather high while testing.. Hopefully I get some answers.
     
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    I got some weird issues as well that I can't seem to find a solution, during stress tests it seems like the cpu sometimes throttles down to 3.4 ghz from 4.5 ghz for a couple of seconds? And i've checked the bios if there's any temp protection on, but I can't seem to find anything. I've also tried to up the volt doesn't seem to do the trick, anyone know what I can try?
     

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    You have to turn off all power saving features in bios.
     
  6. visine

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    It still happend, i've gone back to my old mobo, can't believe my 2year old mobo is better and more stable.
     

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