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Thread: GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 can't unlock i7-4790K

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    Default GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 can't unlock i7-4790K


    I recently purchased the GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 and an i7-4790K. However, I am unable to unlock the processor in the BIOS. The board shipped with F4 BIOS (didn't unlock with that one), so I flashed it to F6, still no unlock. When I select the processor multiplier, it says "Auto" but does nothing when I hit enter or double click on it. I also see that the BIOS does have some settings to auto overclock, but the processor listed is the 4770K. Am I missing something, or is it that Gigabytye has not updated the BIOS to unlock the 4790K? Thanks.

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    Aug 2009
    Birmingham,Great Britain

    Default Re: GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 can't unlock i7-4790K

    try reflashing the bios again,sometimes it sticks in applying the settings

    EDIT: use the + and - keys to adjust the multiplier,or type the numbers in then enter/save/exit
    Last edited by wazza300; 07-03-2014 at 07:47 AM.
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    Default Re: GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 can't unlock i7-4790K

    Bingo! the +/- trick worked, with other brand motherboards, I was used to, when I hit enter, a little sub-menu would popup with available options. I guess Gigabyte is different in that regard. Thanks!

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