MSI solution for overheating Intel CPUs is increased throttle threshold temperature
MSI is adopting a new feature for its Z790 MAX motherboards.
A screenshot from the ACE MAX motherboard BIOS reveals a new addition to the OC settings, termed “CPU Fast Throttle Threshold.” This functionality is designed to extend the CPU temperature limit beyond the default over-temperature protection settings.
Ordinarily, the CPU’s throttling point rests at 107°C, but users have the ability to raise this setting to a maximum of 115°C (TjMax). MSI’s latest feature aims to avert CPU throttling below the 115°C mark. Manual input is also possible, but it is reported to be compatible exclusively with 14th Gen Core CPUs.
According to kuroberu, the user who shared the Z790 ACE MAX motherboard screenshot, this feature is designed specifically for Intel’s 14th Gen Core CPUs. Wccftech, who have direct contact with the MSI motherboard team, clarified that this feature will also be accessible for 600 series motherboards.
New BIOS item for 14th Gen K-SKU+Z chipset for CPU throttling temp.: CPU Fast Throttle Threshold. More precise than existing CPU Over Temp. Protection. With CPU Over Temp. Protection at 115C, CPU throttles at around 107C. With both items at 115C, CPU doesn't throttle until 115C. pic.twitter.com/7Of2WN8U5S
— kuroberu (@kuroberumo) October 13, 2023
Undoubtedly, the high-end Core i9 SKUs will demand lots of power when overclocked. Such features are essential to guarantee the CPU’s continuous boost capability, especially when the cooling solution may not be entirely adequate. Nevertheless, it’s important for users to confirm that their cooling systems are built to withstand prolonged high-temperature conditions and should exercise caution when considering overclocking. It’s also crucial to note that any modifications to the BIOS OC settings should also be regarded as overclocking and could potentially void the warranty.