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Overclocking MSi P55-SD50 - OC Genie

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by RobJapan, 29 Mar 2011.

  1. RobJapan

    RobJapan New Member

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    I have search long and hard for any information on this, but can't seem to find anything, hope someone can help me.

    I bought a new PC recently with the MSi P55-SD50 motherboard.

    Now it has OC Genie, I know this because I can see the actual chip on the mobo, however I have no oc genie button and can't find any option in the BIOS.

    The only information I have found have been about pushing the button and/or enabling OC Genie in the BIOS.

    Not sure if this is needed or not, but here is some mobo information -

    "Manufacturer MCJ Co.,Ltd.
    Model P55-SD
    Chipset Vendor Intel
    Chipset Model DMI Host Bridge
    Chipset Revision 11
    Southbridge Vendor Intel
    Southbridge Model P55
    Southbridge Revision 06
    System Temperature 32 °C
    BIOS
    Brand American Megatrends Inc.
    Version V1.1B9
    Date 07/15/2010
    Voltage
    +3.3V 3.344 V
    CPU CORE 0.824 V
    VIN2 0.704 V
    VIN3 1.423 V
    +5V 5.676 V
    +12V 9.768 V
    VIN6 1.440 V
    VSB3V 3.360 V
    CMOS BATTERY 3.232 V
    PCI Data
    1. PCI Available
    2. PCI Available
    3. PCI Available
    4. PCI Available"
     
  2. Deders

    Deders Well-Known Member

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    Strange, the MSI website shows no record of this board. What bios options do you have for the genie?
     
  3. RobJapan

    RobJapan New Member

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    Absolutely none at all.

    I have seen screenshots of people without the button itself but have enabled it in the BIOS but my BIOS doesn't have that option.

    Yeh the first thing I checked was the MSi website and was shocked to see no sign of my mobo.

    I have something called OC stepping but nothing mentioning the genie itself.
     
  4. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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  5. RobJapan

    RobJapan New Member

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    Forgive my lack of knowledge, not sure if it's OEM or not, it sounds like it is because I bought it from a shop already boxed.

    The brand I believe is "UNITCOM"
     
  6. Deders

    Deders Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it has functions that help with manual overcloking. TBH in my experience (of pressing the button four times) you can get a much higher overclock with much lower voltages if you do it manually. I'm using the MSI P55-GD65.
     
  7. RobJapan

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    My cpu is an i7 870 and I'm a little wary of manual overclocking it.
     
  8. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    manual is always the best way PERIOD

    auto overclock features are either incredidably tame i.e. 5%-10% overclock or unstable.
     
  9. RobJapan

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    It seems that this particular motherboard isn't supported by MSi at all, they send it to shops and then wash their hands of it.

    Which is the reason it isn't listed anywhere on MSi websites and why there is little to zero information regarding this motherboard "P55-SD50"

    I looked around for some safe OCing figures and have changed the CPU clock to 155, which takes my i7 870 to 3.7ghz.

    If anyone knows of any better numbers regarding stable stock cooling for an i7 870 please reply.

    Still annoying that I have an OC Genie chip that I can't access
     
  10. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    manual overclocking is far better with lower voltages or higher clocks
     

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