i5-3570K CPU report


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Hi Martin,

I am trying to help a guy with i5-3570K that cannot set ratio above x38.
BIOS reports Ratio Status unlocked, though Max cannot be seen (thank you MSI)

In HWiBFO CPU report:
[Operating Points]
CPU Turbo: 3800.0 MHz = 38 x 100.0 MHz [Locked]  

[CPU IVB Features]
DDR Overclocking: Not Supported
IA Overclocking: Not Supported
Can it be that Intel somehow "forgot" to enable overclocking on this CPU.
The board BIOS includes ME8 that no longer allows overclocking on unlocked CPUs.

If you care to shed some light on this.
Full CPU report attached.

Thank you


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You have attached a limited report file only, but my guess is that it might be due to the chipset used, which doesn't support overclocking.
It is a Z77 motherboard , MSI Z77 GA-45, it should overclock alright.
I did not attach full report because my question is in regards the CPU report only.
Is this what should be reported for i5-3570K?
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