Hello again, thanks for all of the replies. I've been helping a family member through some surgery for the last few days so I haven't had time to check back here until now. Strangely, I set my account to receive emails if anyone replied, but I never got any so I didn't know that anyone had replied until I looked just now.
When I made that first post, this new new setup would not run Prime95 blend and stay stable. I had ram Memtest86 overnight with no problems, and had ran Prime95 small fft's for four hours with no issues, but ran into problems trying to run Prime95 blend. I tried running that blend test four of five times, but it would always crash no matter what I tried. I was beginning to think that maybe the memory controller was bad, but after searching through the forums and looking at the bios settings I found that the bios was not setting the DRAM voltage high enough even with the XMP profile. The voltage was set at 1.5v and I saw that the memory was rated at 1.65v, so I played around with the voltage settings and was able to run Prime95 blend for over six hours with a setting of 1.64v on the DRAM. That's pretty good isn't it?
So now I think I'm ready to move onto overclocking the CPU and I'm using the guide mentioned to start off with.
I Am A Cow: I already had your guide bookmarked and had made some notes to follow based on that guide. I then looked through the bios to find all of the different settings mentioned in that guide. Thank you for all of the explanations, they really helped!
New Member: My old processor was an Intel Core 2 Q6600. I had probably been using it for around nine or ten years, but something was starting get flaky with that build.
I finally got tired of trying to keep the old build going and the seemingly never ending issues, so I decided to build a new system. Because of it being back to school time for my kiddo's my budget was limited, so I looked around on some different forums and saw that a lot of people were having great results with the G3258. Because I could get it at good price and didn't have to worry possibly damaging an expensive CPU if I made any mistakes(I seem to make a lot), I decided to go that route. So I did some searching and found a motherboard and memory to go along with the CPU and that's how I ended up with these components. I also thought that if I wanted to upgrade to a better processor later on that this motherboard would allow me to do that. I don't really need the fastest system because I don't game much if at all anymore and just wanted something that would be more stable for daily use. I haven't got an aftermarket CPU cooler yet and would like to get a modular power supply and a new case with USB 3 later on so that I can get to where I can do some games if I want. It might take me a little while to get everything that I would really like have because of budget constraints, but I'll get there eventually.
I appreciate all of your replies and look forward to hearing from you again. Like I said, I've already solved one issue by searching through the posts, so I'm sure that I'll find lot's more useful information. I appreciate the information and look forward to hearing from you all again.
Edited by Tracy351, 20 August 2016 - 06:56 PM.