Pentium G3258 Overclock

will i run into any problems if i overclock my g3258 on an asus b85m-g motherboard, without changing the voltage.
will the chipset get hotter, or will the chipset work faster. Or will the temperature and speed of the chipset stay the same.
if i was to increase the voltage, will the chipset get warmer

also does it matter if the motherboard only has 3 phases, since i wont be increasing the voltage.
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  1. making things run faster will increase heat, will require more power (after a certain point). think of it as an engine
  2. Cons29 said:
    making things run faster will increase heat, will require more power (after a certain point). think of it as an engine

    the cpu is nice and cool, but my main question is will the chipset heat sink get hot.
    if it does get hot, would it be worth while directing a fan over the heatsink
  3. Wait... you can overclock on a B85 chipset?
  4. ErikVinoya said:
    Wait... you can overclock on a B85 chipset?

    yes you can
  5. Well I would'nt go overboard with the ocing on the b85 chipset as I wrote before in one of the post, it will be better if you keep the voltage and temps in control
  6. When you increase the multiplier, the CPU will run faster and draw more power. It will get warmer. You may be able to get to 4.0Ghz at stock voltage, I did with one of my chips. Upping the voltage a little should be fine if that's what it takes to stabilize your last multiplier step.
  7. ErikVinoya said:
    Wait... you can overclock on a B85 chipset?

    The G3258 is unlocked on any motherboard, even H81.
  8. well i am up to 4GHz stable, at 1.06volts
    is it just me, or is that a good voltage.
    i will continue tommorow(for me)
  9. that sounds like a charm... @1.06 volts 4ghz and that too stable , may be you got yourself lucky with the chip.. I would suggest to go with 4.2 and stop there since the g3258 are not the K processors the max they can go is 4.8 - 4.9 that too with extreme and serious cooling and most probably failing after this extreme action... my 25 cents go for 4.2 and see if you can stay there :)
  10. I can get to 4.5Ghz on the stock cooler at 1.3V and without the temperatures too high. My other G3258 will do only 4.2Ghz at that voltage. your chip looks to be better than either of mine. Your board should be able to go to at least 1.250V very safely. I'd shoot for the moon.
  11. yes it is stabe.
    i was a bit surprised to when i saw it went up to 4GHz on 1.06v
  12. I am now 90% sure that i had a faulty motherboard last time, rather than the overclocking i did.
    I will see if i can get it to 4.2ghz on 1.06v
  13. the highest the cpu will go on 1.06v is 4GHz, doesn't go to 4.1GHz on1.06v
  14. That does not surprise me at all (except by being surprised how far you can get). Be satisfied with that, or decide to read up some more and increase the voltage. I'd' do my first increase to 1.100V. An extra 0.05 to 0.08V should get you one more multiplier step.

    I would be happy to increase the voltage to at least 1.25V, if the temperatures were reasonable.
  15. i would go up to 1.25v if the VRM's had a heat sink on them.

    i will stay like this for now.

    one other question you might be able to help me out on is, how do you get the voltage to go down, when the frequency of the cp goes down.
    i know there is something called offset mode, but i have no idea how to use it.
    thanks a lot
  16. If you have not changed the voltage at all, then you are still using the voltage plan built into the chipset by Intel. It will automatically ramp up and down from idle to full power, as needed.

    Have I misunderstood what you did?
  17. I have the voltage mode at manual.
    Because other wise the voltage goes really high.
  18. OK. Try going to Adaptive, with a voltage of 1.00V , and see what you get. The system will not automatically raise itself to dangerous voltage levels.
  19. There is no adaptive mode on my motherboard.
    And also what is adaptive mode(I am quite a noob to overclocking)
  20. You need to know that if you are overclocking. One of the BIOS settings should select Manual (or Override), Offset, and Adaptive. I'm not familiar with every version of every BIOS. Have a look through all the options available on your BIOS.
  21. the only options i have is AUTO, MANUAL and OFFSET.
  22. OK. This thread talks about the ASUS BIOS I do know.

    What is your BIOS version?
  23. the bios i am using is BIOS 2501
  24. Do you have AI Suite 3 available?
  25. yes i do
  26. Does it give you any Adaptive options in Overclocking?
  27. i don't know a lot about AI Suite III,
    but when i go into TruboV EVO mode, under CPU Core Voltage, it has user selected and i can not change to the offset mode.
    am i even in the right place
  28. I Don't know your BIOS well enough. I assume that you have read the manual, and downloaded it if needed and have looed at what all the tabs on it have available as options.

    Worst case, you can try Offset, maybe it gives you an Adaptive offset option. For Offset, al you need to do is put in a value that will increase your stock voltage, to the voltage you are using at the moment with manual, so the value is a small number, like 0.05V to 0.20V.

    You are getting to the point where you need to do a lot of reading and research to discover what your BIOS is capable of and what effect is settings have.
  29. The manual doesn't go into too much detail on the overclocking stuff
  30. It should list the options for each of the BIOS controls, I hope. You need to be reading Overclocking guides for that CPU and checking for videos where people use the same motherboard and BIOS that you do. (Or be prepared to mess around carefully.)
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