- 68 months ago
Hi my fellow builders enthusiasts and all around geeks!! I bought an asus h97i to oc a intel g3258 pentium anniversary edition CPU for a SFF htpc/light gaming build. (I should have just spent the extra 30-40 on a z97 but everyone says these overclock) anyways my problem is in the bios ai tweak there's an option to unlock CPU multiplier which I do no prob as well as unlock voltage. I can either have the asus software auto overclock( which it does to 4.5 and 1.273v and sets the multiplier to 45 ) and i have manually set multiplier to 42 (4.2) and 1.2v because ideally it would run at 4.2 ....anyways the computer boots and in Cpuz it shows the clock speed set at 3199mhz instead of 4500 or 4200 and Cpuz shows the multiplier at either 8x-45 or 8x-42x depending if I adjust manually or with asus ez tune. So I go to prime95 and start stress testing and it WILL NOT go past 3199mhz even though the multiplier shows 8-42 or 8-45 instead of 8-32 which would be stock . I have tried disabling speed step unlocking max turbo core disabling turbo core etc. I am stumped and can't find any help. It says this mobo is unlocked for over clocking and have seen reviews of it being overclocked however I cannot figure it out or find any guides or answers and I am getting very frustrated.... SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!!