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MSI releases CPU Cooler Tuning feature to B460 and H410 motherboards

MSI is introducing a new feature accessible through the BIOS of most of its B460 and H410 motherboards. The new feature, called CPU Cooler Tuning, allows you to select your type of cooling to unlock “the full potential of the processors”, increasing the power and current limits.

By selecting one of the three types of cooler – boxed, tower air, or water – you can increase the power limit 1 and 2, and current limit, improving the performance of your processor. Taking an Intel Core i5-10600 as an example, the current limit of this processor is set at 140A, while the PL1 and PL2 are 65W and 134W, respectively. These are the recommended power settings if you’re using Intel stock cooler, but with a better cooling solution, you can maximise performance by increasing the power and current limits.

By choosing either Tower Air Cooler or Water Cooler, you can increase the PL1 and PL2 up to 255W, and the current limit up to 210A, depending on your motherboard. The following table details the expected all-core clock frequencies of the Core i9-10900, Core i7-10700, and Core i5-10600 on compatible motherboards.

Settings Frequency Tested on Prime95 AVX
Current Limit PL1 PL2 i9-10900 i7-10700 i5-10600
B460 MPG B460I Gaming Edge WIFI 210A 255W 255W 4.45GHz 4.6GHz 4.4GHz
MAG B460 TOMAHAWK

MAG B460M Mortar (WIFI)

210A 255W 255W 4.45GHz 4.6GHz 4.4GHz
MAG B460M Bazooka 180A 135W 180W 3.9GHz 4.03GHz 4.4GHz
B460M Pro-VDH WIFI

B460M Pro

B460M-A Pro

180A 135W 180W 3.9GHz 4.03GHz 4.4GHz
H410 H410I Pro WIFI 210A 255W 255W 4.45GHz 4.6GHz 4.4GHz
H410M Pro

H410M-A Pro

180A 135W 180W 3.9GHz 4.03GHz 4.4GHz

As aftermarket coolers have started to become a standard in PC building due to their “better noise and cooling performance”, MSI CPU Cooler Tuning feature aims to get the most benefit of your investment.

KitGuru says: Do you own any of the compatible H410 and B460 motherboards? What type of CPU cooler do you own? Will you try MSI’s CPU Cooler Tuning?

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