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Windows 7: Is OC Genie II from MSI dangerous?

30 Jan 2014   #1
Jezuz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Is OC Genie II from MSI dangerous?

Hi!I want to know if OC Genie II from MSI is dangerous because i activated it, but it doesn't make a big difference.You can check my rig if you want more info.


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30 Jan 2014   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Your best bet would be to monitor the CPU voltage with CPU-Z and check the temps with your monitoring app of choice.

Most auto overclocking software tends to be overly generous when it comes to ramping up voltages.

In that regard, it can be dangerous. MSI's OC genie has been a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to results. Some users have it push their systems to far and have become unstable. others have seen the cpu voltage being pushed past safe levels etc
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30 Jan 2014   #3
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

IMHO software based OC's is dangerous with cpu's, seems to work OK with gpu's. Use the BIOS, start small, go slow and monitor temps.
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30 Jan 2014   #4
Jezuz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I DONE A FEW ADJUSTMENTS AN NOW ALL IS FINE AND STABLE.Thank you for all your support.
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30 Jan 2014   #5
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jezuz View Post
I DONE A FEW ADJUSTMENTS AN NOW ALL IS FINE AND STABLE.Thank you for all your support.
Like madcratebuilder is pointing out using overclocking software is a bit dangerous, doing it by the bios is safer and not that much harder. So yeah you can overclock with the software and yes it will be stable but most likely your cpu gets to much voltage which is not good in the long run
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30 Jan 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

OC Genie is just a simple OC. It`s garbage, I removed my MSI G45 because it was a garbage board for OC.
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