MSI H55M ED55
Published: 17th February 2010 | Source: www.msi.com | Price: £89.00 |
But what if messing around in BIOS is a concern for all you novices? Fear not, as MSI have included their very own software overclocking tool. MSI's Control Center allows the user to control all of the variables one would need to overclock, although it should be mentioned that the manipulation of most of these parameters are not on the fly and command a system restart.
This leads us onto the OC Genie feature mentioned on Page 2. As much as we wished it to be a great feature for those who want a slice of Overclocking pie without the hassle of learning anything about it, we ran into trouble...
In order to activate OC Genie, you must enable it in Control Center but also press the big blue button on the motherboard. It should be noted that the moment the button is pressed a system restart is required. Much to our horror we returned from the reboot to discover that our processor was underclocked but had a big increase on the CPU vcore and VTT voltages. In a nutshell, OC Genie failed to deliver as for most normal individuals it will command opening your chassis, pressing a button and then dealing with a system restart to then find yourself with a slower and warmer CPU. As always, one's mileage may vary but the tool simply didn't agree with our system configuration.
MSI Live Update 4
MSI Live Update 4 is a very nifty tool that can be made to automatically find new drivers and bios' for your motherboard. You are also able to manually search and select the files that you wish to download and saves the hassle of navigating through MSI's own website.