Friday, June 13th 2014

Leaked BIOS Enables Pentium Anniversary Edition OC on Some MSI H97 Boards

A set of leaked BIOS'es surfaced on the web, which apparently enable overclocking of Intel's Pentium Anniversary Edition unlocked dual-core chips, on three of MSI's motherboards based on Intel's H97 Express chipset (which is not supposed to support CPU overclocking). Among these motherboards are the H97M-G43, H97 Guard-Pro, and H97 PC-Mate. All three boards are apparently able to overclock the 3.20 GHz chip all the way up to 4.50 GHz, with a simple crank of the BClk multiplier up to 45.0x. Such a BIOS making it to the web is interesting, because the company released statements in the past, opposing overclocking on H87 and B85 chipset-based motherboards, when the likes of ASRock, ASUS, and Gigabyte released beta BIOSes to support it, before Intel cracked down on them. Given that MSI uses common PCB designs across some 8-series and 9-series chipset motherboards (eg: MS-7850), it will be interesting to see how MSI plugs the leak. For the time being, we've hosted the BIOSes for you, to use at your own risk.
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9 Comments on Leaked BIOS Enables Pentium Anniversary Edition OC on Some MSI H97 Boards

#1
puma99dk|
erm srsly why do i feel like the picture is photoshopped? :rolleyes:

and yes i know the time is different and the boards but still i feel like it's photoshopped :laugh:
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#2
james888
Only two of those boards mentioned are on newegg currently, and don't make much sense to get over the cheapest z97 option.

The Msi h97 g43 is $89 with $5.67 shipping. Asrock has a full fledged z97 for $99 free shipping. That, and the z97 is guaranteed to overclock in subsequent bios iterations.

This is all reflective on current pricings.
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#3
Dj-ElectriC
People that have the right knowlage can make any motherboard support unlocked multiplyer. This nothing but a programmable option that has nothing to do with the SB (chipset).
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#4
natr0n
Shouldn't this chip do at least 5GHz ?
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#5
nunomoreira10
Dj-ElectriC said:
People that have the right knowlage can make any motherboard support unlocked multiplyer. This nothing but a programmable option that has nothing to do with the SB (chipset).
yes, but not voltage, not sure if those bios suport that tho
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#6
Dj-ElectriC
Voltage as-well, my friend. For example, some B85 support full overclocking features (Sniper B5, Killer B85).
most times It's just about software.
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#7
MaeClark0318
Not just about software. Without Intel's approval, it sounds those board makers are not able to release

official BIOS. I would prefer H97 instead of B85 if such a bios indeed works....

the tweaked performance looks decent...WANT IT!
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#8
MikeMurphy
Dj-ElectriC said:
People that have the right knowlage can make any motherboard support unlocked multiplyer. This nothing but a programmable option that has nothing to do with the SB (chipset).
Really?

Links?
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Dj-ElectriC
Link to what? You have a few here for some MSI H97 boards...
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