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Hello.

I am trying to experiment with overclocking (never done this before) so I tried to follow steps from ASUS and I cannot enter any value in 1-Core Ratio Limit option. It stays in AUTO and I cannot change it from AUTO to a custom value. I read in ASUS forum that the problem could be enabled Turbo, but I see no option to disable it (if that's the cause at all).  

On the picture AUTO is changed to a value of 46. For some reason I cannot do that.  

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Another question. Is there a befit of using preset overclocking modes other than custom?

Thanks 

https://rog.asus.com/articles/guides/guide-overclocking-core-i7-6700k-on-the-maximus-viii-extreme/

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I can't answer your 1st question, but avoid preset overclock values.  Asus seems to apply some extremely high vcore values when using this.

There are many YouTube videos of overclocking that board.

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You just select the Core Limit line and type in the value. I believe the Turbo is under the advanced heading. I don't know what processor you have but I used this link to overclock my 8086K. 

 

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AI Overclock Tuner has to be set to Manual if you want direct control of the multiplier.

Regards

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I have checked/changed settings as suggested but I still cannot anything in 1-Core Ratio Limit. It still remains in Auto.  It won’t let me type anything. I played with advanced settings and still no changes. 

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25 minutes ago, skysurfer said:

I have checked/changed settings as suggested but I still cannot anything in 1-Core Ratio Limit. It still remains in Auto.  It won’t let me type anything. I played with advanced settings and still no changes. 

My only idea is to exit and not save changes. Let the computer restart into windows. Restart and re-enter BIOS and try again.

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That didn’t work either. The other problem is that I cannot enter BIOS on PC start pressing F2 or Delete key. I have to go to Settings restart via UEFI. Otherwise the PC restarts to a normal mode not to BIOS. 

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Hummmm....I would go to the ASUS website for help in that case. Sounds like something is not right.

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11 hours ago, skysurfer said:

That didn’t work either. The other problem is that I cannot enter BIOS on PC start pressing F2 or Delete key. I have to go to Settings restart via UEFI. Otherwise the PC restarts to a normal mode not to BIOS. 

 

Update your BIOS to the latest version!

Enter XMP settings, and wwhen the box pops up and asks you if you want to enable MCE, select no.

Now try your settings.

Asus have changed MCE, so that now the only options are auto or disabled. Auto is off, as long as you select no when you enter your XMP settings. (On my board at any rate)

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Well. ASUS doesn’t recommend to update BIOS unless there are issues otherwise I can put my PC at risk if update doesn’t go through correctly. I am going to read carefully how to update BIOS and how to recover if things go south.

Thanks  

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They only say that as a CYA maneuver, maintaining an up to date bios is very important for your system. It's also very fast and easy these days.

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OK. Sorry for the silly question. Do I need to updated the BIOS version in BIOS or BIOS version in Windows? ASUS offers two different updates.  

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If it were me, I'd reset the BIOS using the button or jumper (whatever you mobo uses), pull the CMOS battery for ~10 min, and see if it comes back to responding to keyboard.  I'd do that before trying to reflash the BIOS.

Regards

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I also (often) have the issue of the Asus motherboard, not seeing the keyboard at startup.  That is especially annoying, as its an Asus 'Strix' keyboard.  The BIOS often doesn't see it, and the only way to rectify this is either BIOS rollback, or pulling the CMOS battery as suggested above.

Sadly, over the last 8-10 years, Asus are losing their grip a little.

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14 hours ago, skysurfer said:

Well. ASUS doesn’t recommend to update BIOS unless there are issues 

Thanks  

 

You do have issues.

 

I don't recall you saying which board you have, but if a relatively new board then there will be lots of BIOS updates, many of them are performance and stability updates, bug fixes etc. So yes, personally I don't update the BIOS unless I have good reason, but if a new platform or a board which hasn't had any updates in a long time, it's the first thing I do. 

 

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otherwise I can put my PC at risk if update doesn’t go through correctly.

 

BIOS updates are a lot safer than they were years ago. As long as there's no loss of power during the update issues are unlikely. If you aren't comfortable doing this as a result of lack of experience then fair enough. 

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11 hours ago, skysurfer said:

OK. Sorry for the silly question. Do I need to updated the BIOS version in BIOS or BIOS version in Windows? ASUS offers two different updates.  

 

Theoretically it's safer to update the BIOS from a USB. However... the last 5 times I have updated the BIOS I have done so in the BIOS, using the "Internet" option. This is with Asus boards. I have had no issues whatsoever with this method. 

 

It would help if you told us which board you have and which BIOS version. 

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I though MB is listed under my signature. So it is ASUS Maximus VIII Hero. 

I am trying to clarify what w6kd said regarding to push the Rest/Jumper button. I am not sure what button do I need to push. Looks like I have couple.  

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16. Clear CMOS button
17. Reset button. 

I also found a Jumper:

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So do I need to push one of those Reset/Jumper buttons and after resetting remove the battery? I am a bit confused about correct order. 

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It's the clear CMOS button. It's done with power off to board, and that means switched off at wall or via the switch on the rear of the PSU. And pressed for 5 seconds.

Best done when the board is cold, so all capacitors discharged, pressing the start button on your chassis after switching off at wall helps to discharge capacitors.

Some Asus boards require longer than 5 seconds. But read your manual. The manual should always be your reference. Page 1-23. 

https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/MAXIMUS-VIII-HERO/HelpDesk_Manual/

 

It's also possible to short the "CLRTC" jumper but not required if you have a CMOS button. 

 

 

 

 

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