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OCing G3258 on a cheap-ass MSI board - help needed

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I've recently bought Pentium G3258 and a cheap MSI motherboard, the H81M PRO-VD, because it was the cheapest available supporting front panel USB 3.0. I know, I should've bought something better for OCing, like z97, but I've seen successful overclock on even cheaper boards, like h81m-p33.

Here's the issue:
I can't overclock my CPU either automatically via OC Genie 4.0 nor manually. When I activate OC Genie in BIOS (there's a virtual button for the boards without physical one) and run Intel Extreme Tuning utility in Windows I can't change the clock ratio in Basic Tuning menu, and in Advanced Tuning there's "Overclocking Lock" setting, disabled. To enable this a reboot is needed, but after that i get the message that Overclocking Lock could not be applied.

 

When I try to OC maually I can't even rise the multiplier by 1 - the system gets stuck in the booting loop, goes up to displaying Windows logo and sometimes "Starting repair" caption and then it reboots. This happens regardless of the voltage setting - I've tried Override with 1.250V and Auto (just in case), and there's no difference.

Also, CPU-Z shows my multiplier as x32 (x8-x32), which would mean that I can't push it any further.

Any help?

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Hi, I've recently bought Pentium G3258 and a cheap MSI motherboard, the H81M PRO-VD, because it was the cheapest available supporting front panel USB 3.0. I know, I should've bought something better for OCing, like z97, but I've seen successful overclock on even cheaper boards, like h81m-p33.

Here's the issue:

I can't overclock my CPU either automatically via OC Genie 4.0 nor manually. When I activate OC Genie in BIOS (there's a virtual button for the boards without physical one) and run Intel Extreme Tuning utility in Windows I can't change the clock ratio in Basic Tuning menu, and in Advanced Tuning there's "Overclocking Lock" setting, disabled. To enable this a reboot is needed, but after that i get the message that Overclocking Lock could not be applied.

 

When I try to OC maually I can't even rise the multiplier by 1 - the system gets stuck in the booting loop, goes up to displaying Windows logo and sometimes "Starting repair" caption and then it reboots. This happens regardless of the voltage setting - I've tried Override with 1.250V and Auto (just in case), and there's no difference.

Also, CPU-Z shows my multiplier as x32 (x8-x32), which would mean that I can't push it any further.

Any help?

you have to update the bios

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I already have the latest BIOS available for this motherboard. BIOS update was the first thing I did, I forgot to mention that, sorry.

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H boards can OC?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Nena360

 

Well, I have seen examples like h81m-e33, like I said, and also I assume that if the bios offers the overclocking option, it should be supported.

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I pretty sure that only some H81 boards offer overclocking capability I could be wrong though. 


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I've got a H81i with a g3258 and am in a similar situation, differing perhaps in that i managed to find my problem with bios OCing, which was solved by upgrading from windows 7 to windows 10 (bringing with it a slew of other problems, but hey, i can at least overclock now i guess... yay? Thank god for it not being my main pc).

 

But i've been wanting to tinker a bit in XTU mostly to satiate my curiosity but the freaking thing will 1. Not change any even slightly overclocking related settings 2. Constantly reset my overclock unless i remember to kill anything related to XTU if i've had it open before rebooting 3. Overclocking lock is always on lock and if i try to swap it to unlock i have to reconfigure all my overclock settings on the reboot (have tried just letting it boot without opening bios as well) but after i open XTU it just tells me that it couldn't be applied. 

 

Now i'm not exactly in the most dire of situations and the only thing hurting is my need to try this thing (and now solve this problem), but i'm dropping this at least to show there's more then 1 person struggling with this problem. Oh and if you haven't already, try to either do a fresh OS install (not sure if it'll work as i didn't try this one, possible though) or upgrade to 10/downgrade to 7 (if you're on 8... umm... gl hf?), it worked like a charm for me, have done so on another g3258 with another motherboard as well with the exact same problem(can't remember what board, it was ages ago).

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