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Hello - wanting to overclock a new build

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I hope that everyone is doing well this evening.

 

I've put together 3 or 4 computers, but have never overclocked any of them. I've just built a semi new budget system and am interested in overclocking it. I say semi new because it's a new motherboard, processor, and memory, but the rest of the components are from a previous build. I got the Intel G3258 because it fit my budget at the moment and because I've read that it has great overclocking potential. I paired that with a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 and 8 Gig of Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400Mhz memory. I'm using a Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti video card and a Corsair GS700 power supply in an older but nicely ventilated NZXT case with some Cougar 120mm fans.

 

So far I've found some great information from this site, but I already have some questions from running stability tests and I look forward to learning more. I will post my questions about stability test results in what I think is the appropriate forum when I can. Currently, it won't let me post again until tomorrow so hopefully I'll run into you later.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Tracy

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Or at least a few would be happy to help you here.

 

Welcome.

You are, of course, right.

OCC is a great place for overclocking info.

But, sometimes it is nice just to watch someone else do it in a video

However, often vids do not explain the terms that are used as the presenter assumes that the viewer always knows what the presenter is talking about.

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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.

 

Thanks again,

 

Tracy

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Nevermind the spam from that guy.  To be honest, if you're not planning on much gaming, I'm curious why you would even want to overclock it.  Are there things in your daily use that would benefit from it?  Or maybe you just simply want to do it, for the sake of doing it, which I would understand.   Even if you overclock it, there may be some things that your old quad core would have been better at.

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Nevermind the spam from that guy.  To be honest, if you're not planning on much gaming, I'm curious why you would even want to overclock it.  Are there things in your daily use that would benefit from it?  Or maybe you just simply want to do it, for the sake of doing it, which I would understand.   Even if you overclock it, there may be some things that your old quad core would have been better at.

 

 

Why? the challenge, because he can, to help improve performance on a lower end chip that has great overclocking potential. To maximize his investment. The same reason some of us performance tune or add performance products to our vehicles. 

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I did say I'd understand if for no reason.  I was just making light of the fact that it could turn into a lot of work, and if you don't stress the system, you'll never see the returns from it

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