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MSI Z68A-GD55 won't allow changes to overclocking settings after BIOS update

Q: MSI Z68A-GD55 won't allow changes to overclocking settings after BIOS update

A few months ago I updated my MSI Z A-GD to the latest BIOS quot vP quot which is still the latest settings Z68A-GD55 update won't MSI overclocking changes allow to BIOS after version on MSI s website as of today Since updating to this version the UEFI BIOS screen is totally different the layout has been changed entirely I was able to find the overclocking settings quickly but since the update the board will not allow me to change many settings All CPU Memory chipset voltage adjustments CPU ratio adjustments bclock adjustments etc are all either greyed MSI Z68A-GD55 won't allow changes to overclocking settings after BIOS update out and cannot be selected at all or they are set to quot Auto quot and that is the only available option for them This is a solid overclocking motherboard from what I ve heard online and I m running a K series CPU k so I m really perplexed as to why I can t even adjust the supposedly unlocked CPU ratio on my k I USED to be able to use these settings before the BIOS flash Also I can t seem to find anyone online who s having a similar problem as me As it stands now the only overclocking I can do is with MSI s quot OC Genie II quot which basically automatically overclocks for me I think this is totally ridiculous why is MSI s automated tool allowed to touch these settings when I can t modify them manually Anyone have any idea what s going on My first thought was that maybe there is a setting somewhere in the BIOS that must be enabled first in order to open up the overclocking settings but I searched far and wide and couldn t find one Any help would be greatly appreciated nbsp

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A: MSI Z68A-GD55 won't allow changes to overclocking settings after BIOS update

Yeah, I think there is a setting somewhere that is checked to auto. Try exploring all the tabs of the BIOS screen and report back if you find anything.
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A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

Hey @Rahul_mk,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering.  Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also?  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If you would like to show you appreciation for my efforts today, please take a second to click the Thumbs Up button below. I am glad that you joined in!  Have a great day!
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If you don't already know how to do this, I would not recommend it. Your CPU has been tested at a certain speed. If you want to increase that speed, you run the risk of frying your chip.

But in answer to your question, it would depend on the kind of BIOS you have and whether or not it supports overclocking.
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that graphics card is not worth overclocking, leave it be haha
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A:MSi P67A-GD55 B3, Intel SATA Problem still persists??? Pls Help

That motherboard has 2 SATA controllers, one is SATA 2, one is SATA 3. The 2 white SATA ports are SATA 3, the 4 black SATA ports are SATA 2.

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Got it........This problem is solved.......
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If you have to ask what a FSB is, stop what you are doing now and walk away!

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A:Overclocking Disabled In Bios

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A:Overclocking Locked BIOS and MBs


Anyone familiar with any of this, or have any ideas.
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I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
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Quote: Originally Posted by hexaq

but I know I will disable all windows updates if this happens again.

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Hi wadlip,

I have done exactly the same fixes as you - to no avail. Nothing works. I am surprised by a lack of response by Microsoft. In addition to not being able to update, i cannot update the definitions for Windows Defender. This issue has definitely something to do with BITS.
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A:PC Settings/Update not-equal-to C.Panel/Windows Update

Originally Posted by cognus

this is one of those Windows 8 [and Windows 10 now] "features" that drives me and a lot of other people nuts.
Why is it that I get different "answers", different results, different behavior, from the Control Panel "Windows Update" utility vs the PC Settings "Windows Update" utility? [And why does the latter throw an error when I press the Windows Key?] ?

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Sorry, the title of the thread is wrong. I figured out already that the BIOS version is for an Intel. So everything is ok with the BIOS actually.

A:Solved: HP DV6500 Notebook wrong BIOS update by HP update function?

Ok, I could fix it after following instructions from this page:

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A:Windows Update INCLUDES Motherboard Drivers and BIOS Update on M2A-VM?

I have the same board on another pc.

You only need to download and install only that which would make your setup current.

You really only need to update the bios if you will be moving up to a newer processor that is not currently supported by the current bios or if the newer bios fixes a known problem.

You need the latest motherboard chipset driver. (I would install this first if you haven't already)

You need the latest LAN driver.

The audio driver you can either download from Asus or from RealTek.
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A:BIOS settings

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A:bios settings

Flaky board.. I got a older A7V266 board that loses it's settings every time it's shut down. New battery makes no difference.

Also, I'm familier with your mobo, PC chips boards are notorious for troubles such as this.. You're lucky it works at all. You may be able to find a replacement in the same model and brand on ebay for around $25, but I'd really recommend a good name brand board like Asus, ECS, Abit, etc,,, You can pick up a good name board for around $50 in refurb section.

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A:Bios settings

Hi: You can't change the amount of dedicated or shared system memory in your PC. The total is 804 MB.  64 MB is dedicated system memory and up to 740 MB of shared system memory can be allocated to the graphics adapter if necessary.
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A:My Bios Settings

If you don't have a Hard drive RAID setup you can safely disable the sata chip for RAID.

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@balafe? What is the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? REO
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A:CPU Bios Settings

How to tweak my ABIT MAX boards for good performance? (AT7 / KX7-333)

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A:I don't see dvd rom on my bios settings

Is windows installed now and you`re trying a re install ?

It`s not connected properly or powered properly, post a snip of Device Manager if possible.
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A:Bios Settings !

Hello Suspekt.

Here's a tutorial about AHCI that may be interesting to have a look at, at the link below.

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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A:BIOS settings

32bit transfer should be set on otherwise it will use 16bit transfer which is obviously a hell of a lot slower - and ancient technology.
Throttle slow clock is the power saving mode of the CPU and is only useful when running a laptop on batteries - basically run at half speed when not doing heavy work.
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A:BIOS settings

Without knowing what mobo/cpu you have, it's impossible to tell. Even with the info, all we could give is a estimate of what may be possible..

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A:Bios settings

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Could you please identify what "list of settings" you're referring to?

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A:Bios settings

Originally posted by Rick
In many cases (Compaq especially), the only reason the BIOS is there is to give you a second option for adding hard disks and processors. Click to expand...

Those are pretty much the only settings you can even change in some of those BIOS', some will allow you to disable onboard video, sound etc... so you can add real cards for those.
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A:Best settings for bios

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This may help though:
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A:What do these BIOS settings do?

Ged- This explains almost every option available in your BIOS\CMOS and what happens at different settings.
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A:Help with BIOS settings

Your bios settings would be fine set to default, and would not make your computer run any faster. It would however slow down your boot process if it is searching for floppy drives and not set to boot from your Hard Drive first. But won't make an incredible difference. You should be fine...
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A:getting into bios settings

According to giga byte

Power ON the computer and press <Del> immediately will allow you to enter Setup. If
unsuccessful, you can restart the system and try again by pressing the "RESET" bottom on the
system case.
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A:bios settings

ag31 said:

i dont know what settings i should have in bios, i dont know where to look for info on hard drives or cd roms. can anyone help? In standard setup window, there are acronyms or abbrev. that i do no recognize. CYL, HD, WP, SEC . What do they mean and where do i look for information to put numbers there. or do i even mess with that?Click to expand...

You can start to learn what hardware you have by downloading Everest Free:
It will tell you about the SMART status of your disk drives and the temperatures of your System, CPU and Aux in addition to the rpms of your fans. Definitely do both the Quick and the Full Report.

The place where info and updates for your BIOS is located is at the website of the manufacturer of your motherboard.

The place where info and hard drive utilities is located is the manufacturer of your hard disk drives.

You can also learn by googling for example: "disk drive" & cyl
or checkout the hardware guides at

If you are not interested in overclocking your processor or having problems booting up, which usually means some kind of hardware problem - best not to mess with the BIOS settings until you know what you are doing.

-- Tom
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A:bios settings


Welcome to TSG!

To my knowledge there is not a utility within windows or third party that reports or manages your system BIOS.

Depending on your operating system USB 2 support is available. WinXP both flavors support USB 2 but I am not sure about Win2000.

To better understand your system BIOS elements and thier functions perhaps this PDF file will help.

Lastly, be very careful arbitrarily updating your BIOS. Doing so could render your system inoperative. Use the guidence of the motherboard manufacturer through their Tech Support interface at their website is the best bet for proper flashing of BIOS.

Hope that helps a bit.

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A:Getting into xp pro bios settings

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A:CPU settings in bios?

Well, the main pro is that it will be a bit faster! I don't really see any point to underclocking it as long as it is sufficiently cooled.
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A:BIOS Settings

The BIOS default settings are usually okay as they are.

If you start changing settings without really knowing what you're doing, you can be left with non-working devices or a non-working computer.

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