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Overclock-ability with the G4560 3.5 GHz Dual Core CPU?

I'm pretty comfortable with this build, this processor wont bottleneck the graphics card, but i wont upgrade to RX 170 Since want to make this a budget-gaming upgrade with some parts i will use from my current PC.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/qTCsgL

I want to know if that motherboard is built to overclock this cpu to full capacity.
If not, can someone please configure this build to overclock the cpu to max which is compatible with the motherboard, while still keeping that £300 Price range.

Thanks,

-HybridWolf
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  1. Best answer
    You can't overclock a G4560, regardless what the rest of your build is. People already told you this in your other thread.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3392938/overclocked.html
  2. this cpu is locked, built by intel to be like it is, 2 cores and 4 threads at the speed determined when it is sold

    no mainboard from any vendor allows to overclock it at all at the moment, possibly never will happen

    if you want to overclock a cpu, the cheapest option is the i3 k version, which is 3 times more expensive than the pentium you mention
  3. Is there any other budget-cpu that performs with atleast 2 Cores 2 Threads and is unlocked? ( best i found was G3258 )
  4. Dump the paste because its not needed & buy 2x4gb 2400 ram sticks - that's the singular way you'll get the best performance from the Pentium .
    It cannot be overclocked.
  5. The only Pentium that can be overclocked is the G3258, which is a few years old and would require buying an older mobo and DDR3. A G4560 would outperform it anyway. Other than that, the only dual core Intel you can overclock is the i3-7350K, which is a terrible buy for the most part due to its pricing.
  6. It is possible to overclock a locked CPU, but it's too difficult and complicated. I've heard that if you somehow manage to OC a locked intel's CPU, you lose integrated graphics and the CPU's ability to measure temperature, so you don't know if it is stable or it is not - which can lead to CPU melting.

    So, no, you can't overclock a locked CPU, instead i would recommend getting a K version CPU from Intel and a Z-series motherboard if you want to use overclocking feature. (but sadly this combo is out of your budget, so forget about overclocking or invest more $$ into your build)
  7. So, if the Pentium G3258 Was overclocked to maximum with stock cooling, ( Say 4.2/4.5 GHz ) Would it outperform the Pentium G4560?
  8. ThomasKK said:
    It is possible to overclock a locked CPU, but it's too difficult and complicated. I've heard that if you somehow manage to OC a locked intel's CPU, you lose integrated graphics and the CPU's ability to measure temperature, so you don't know if it is stable or it is not - which can lead to CPU melting.

    This was only true for Skylake CPUs with certain Z170 mobos with the right BIOS. Any BIOS recent enough to support Kaby Lake (G4560) would have non-K OC disabled.
  9. TJ Hooker said:
    ThomasKK said:
    It is possible to overclock a locked CPU, but it's too difficult and complicated. I've heard that if you somehow manage to OC a locked intel's CPU, you lose integrated graphics and the CPU's ability to measure temperature, so you don't know if it is stable or it is not - which can lead to CPU melting.

    This was only true for Skylake CPUs with certain Z170 mobos with the right BIOS. Any BIOS recent enough to support Kaby Lake (G4560) would have non-K OC disabled.


    Oh that's how it goes! Thanks for the information!
  10. remember that overcloking a cpu only makes it work harder to perform at 110% maxium on most cases

    if you find it slow at 100%, 10% more will make it feel almost as slow as always

    the benefots of overclocking are not always that great, some people can go up to 125% but that is rare, takes time, requires a good cooling solution and a good psu

    heat increases, power consumption increases, life of the mainboard sometimes decreases and noise often increase because fans spin faster to move away heat generated by the process of overclocking the part(s)

    it is simpler to use as it is and when you are not happy with it, buy a better one
  11. If Possible, can you guys help me out and configure a mobo that BEST Supports this CPU And Graphics card? I'd like more features, such as more usb slots, maybe even usb 3.0 and such but can still keep within the £300 Price range? I'd prefer it not to go over £310. Also, supports 2 ( or 4 ) ddr4 slots.

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4v9vcc

    ( Edit : Decided to click one of those Up and down arrows beside reply's and accidentally figured out it meant a vote on best solution. )
  12. Any B250 (or H270, Z270) mobo will support that CPU and GPU equally well. They will all have 2 or 4 RAM slots, and USB 3.0. Nobody but you knows how many USB ports you need, or what other features you want. Honestly, you'd probably be fine getting the cheapest B250 mobo you find.
  13. Damm, thanks.

    Now i have to pick one solution, and to be completely honest, i went somewhat off-track for this post so i'm going to have to pick one of you guys who helped me the most.

    Sorry if my judgement is a bit off for your likings.

    - HybridWolf
  14. perhaps you could make a list of features you need, like for example 10 usb ports or 4 ram slots, that sort of stuff

    other than that, you cannot conver a cheap pentium into a expensive i7

    the experience is determined by the price and performance of what you bought

    or you are happy with it, or add more ram and a ssd, kill programs you never use and enable game mode on windows 10 or you buy a faster cpu, supported by the mainboard you have
  15. I don't really need 10 USB slots i'd be maximum using 4/5 but it'd be nice just to have 2x4 GB Ram sticks in my mobo while having that GPU Card slot right into one of the mobo's PCIe Slots ( I think it's called that ) and draw all power from the mobo instead of running it with external cables.

    Anyone got suggestions?
  16. any mainboard you have will run a gpu that doesn't require extra power cables

    the 10 usb ports is just a idea, you didn't read what i wrote, i am not telling you to get 10 usb ports, i told you to have a list of what is a must for you

    any mainboard this days will have tow ram slots to put two ram modules, no mainboard sold this days for desktops come with less that i now of apart from nuc type pcs and those can't have a gpu

    what is the exact list of parts you have bought or pla to buy?

    i assume you bought the pentium and a gpu, what other parts you have, be very specific
  17. HybridWolf said:
    having that GPU Card slot right into one of the mobo's PCIe Slots ( I think it's called that ) and draw all power from the mobo instead of running it with external cables.

    That depends on the card, not the mobo. That card will draw all its power from the PCIe slot regardless of which mobo you stick it in, as the card doesn't have any power connectors.

    If you're getting 2x4 GB RAM, I would recommend getting a mobo with 4 RAM slots so you have the option to upgrade to 16 GB later on with two extra sticks.

    Something like one of these would be fine: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/VM2rxr/gigabyte-ga-b250m-ds3h-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-ga-b250m-ds3h
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/qjs8TW/msi-b250m-pro-vdh-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-b250m-pro-vdh
  18. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4v9vcc

    I'm planning to buy all of these parts and combine them with the PC i have running right now.

    HDD : SAMSUNG HD161GJ 160GB
    OS : One question, i have a cd that when run, will allow me to install windows 8, do i have to boot off that cd drive or just stick it in my cd reader slot and turn the pc on, then follow installation guide?
    Wifi : I have a wifi-stick that connects through USB.
    Keyboard & Mouse : Sandberg, connects through usb slot ( No cables, wireless )
    Case : I don't know what it is, but i may have to get a newer one that supports all the physical dimensions, but i think mine should be fine, it's fairly large i guess.

    Thats all the stuff i will need to make a new computer run, right? ( Except wifi and kb&mouse, just to make the pc run is a start )
  19. Also, which motherboard would be more "Worth it" long-term? Such as more features. Litterally everything, throw in everything, tight fits for certain components would throw me off at getting that specific mobo since i dont necessarily like tight fits.

    All while compatible with this : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4v9vcc

    ( Edit : I'm not a big computer enthusiast, i know a bit of stuff, but not anything hugely in-depth kind of stuff. )
  20. The ddr4 ram which i have is 2800 Mhz, while the b250m board which i have currently included in my system is only capable of running 2133/2400 Ram, anyone got suggestions which can support 2800 Mhz ram?
  21. do you have the samsung?

    don't buy a samsung hard disk, if you need a cheap fast hard disk buy a toshiba 500gbs hard disk

    you don't need a windows 8 cd, you need a windows 8 license, do you have a windows 8 licnese, it is a 25 letters and numbers code, don't post it here, if you don't , you don't have windows 8, you have just a installation disk that is worth nothing, expecially being windows 8, the most hated os form microsfot this decade

    the case is the part where you install all the components, the one that has the power on buttons, where all parts go

    i think that what you need is to give us a budget and a list of part you have now

    if you don't have a clear path and list of part with a price, you will not get anywhere

    if you are not that good on the pc filed, remember that there is always the buy preasembled pc option, it dpends on where you live and prices you find

    ypu mention that b250 motherboard, the ram you have, what ram is specifically?

    please make the list i mentioned earlier, a list saysing what cpu, ram, mainboard, psu, case, hard disk, gpu, all the parts, wifi and keyboard are not important, parts inside the case

    this way we know what you have or what you need to buy and if iti s a good idea to keep, upgrade or just do smal changes on what you have there
  22. You need a Z270 mobo to run RAM at speeds greater than 2400 MHz. Z270 mobos also tend to have more features. But they cost more (cheapest one on pcpartpicker is 100 pounds). I honestly can't say what sort of features would make it "worth it long term" for you. Personally, I don't think spending extra on a motherboard for features you may or may not end up using in the future really makes sense when you're on such a tight budget.
  23. TJ Hooker said:
    You need a Z270 mobo to run RAM at speeds greater than 2400 MHz. Z270 mobos also tend to have more features. But they cost more (cheapest one on pcpartpicker is 100 pounds). I honestly can't say what sort of features would make it "worth it long term" for you. Personally, I don't think spending extra on a motherboard for features you may or may not end up using in the future doesn't really make sense when you're on such a tight budget.


    ( ALREADY DECIDED )
  24. atljsf said:
    do you have the samsung?

    don't buy a samsung hard disk, if you need a cheap fast hard disk buy a toshiba 500gbs hard disk

    you don't need a windows 8 cd, you need a windows 8 license, do you have a windows 8 licnese, it is a 25 letters and numbers code, don't post it here, if you don't , you don't have windows 8, you have just a installation disk that is worth nothing, expecially being windows 8, the most hated os form microsfot this decade

    the case is the part where you install all the components, the one that has the power on buttons, where all parts go

    i think that what you need is to give us a budget and a list of part you have now

    if you don't have a clear path and list of part with a price, you will not get anywhere

    if you are not that good on the pc filed, remember that there is always the buy preasembled pc option, it dpends on where you live and prices you find

    ypu mention that b250 motherboard, the ram you have, what ram is specifically?

    please make the list i mentioned earlier, a list saysing what cpu, ram, mainboard, psu, case, hard disk, gpu, all the parts, wifi and keyboard are not important, parts inside the case

    this way we know what you have or what you need to buy and if iti s a good idea to keep, upgrade or just do smal changes on what you have there


    I have a budget of £310 Maximum.

    I do not want to upgrade my HDD since there is no need. I'm not downloading 40 GB games to play or anything, 160 GB is well-enough for me.

    This is my pcpartpicker list which will replace all my internal stuff right now, cpu fan comes with the cpu.
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3s7YzM

    I want a motherboard that supports ddr4 ram that is cheap at 8gb, ( preferably 2x4 GB Sticks )

    Everything on the outside of the case is free since i already have it. And the win 8 cd comes with a key.
  25. good, a valid license

    if you really want to keep the hard disk and you already have the mainboard

    the only question is if the case you got for fre has a psu in it

    the mainboard you have, what is the exact model? msi b250?

    to make the list more understandable

    hard disk is samsun 160gbs

    mainboard b250

    case unknown brand but already have it

    psu, unknown

    no cpu or ram already purchased?

    any gpu?
  26. I can get my motherboard info from cpuid cpu-z which is the AsusTeK P5G41C-M LX ( also seen at http://valid.x86.fr/yj2nqs )

    My current GPU Is the Intel G41 Express Chipset

    My current CPU Is the Intel Celeron E3400 ( Overclocked yesterday to a max of 3.4 GHz from stock of 2.6 )

    My current PSU is... I don't know. Near where the PSU Is however, is a sticker saying " AC 230V ROHS " And i'm not willing to remove my case but if that is needed, then I will.

    My current ram is ( Again, from cpuid-cpu-z ) One of them is 4 Gb Ram from Transcend Information and the second one is 2 Gb from an unknown manufacturer.

    ( Edit : Just realized the question a bit more, if you are asking for the new specs on the PC, I'll make another list.
  27. the mainboard, rma and cpu are well, old, possibly ddr2 or ddr3

    for the new build i would buy ram, mainboard and cpu

    the psu is a concenrn, if it is old and bad it is better to buy another, 450 or 500 watts psu is safer than an old psu with no readable information anywhere

    your budget 3210 euros correct?

    for ram, mainboard, cpu, thats it correct?

    it seems to be too little to get a gpu but if you don't want to play games, it is not important
  28. The new PC will have :

    CD Drive : From my current PC
    CPU : Pentium G4560
    GPU : Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini
    Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151
    Memory : 2x4 GB DDR4-2400 Memory
    Storage : 160 GB Samsung HDD
    CPU Cooler : Stock CPU Fan that comes with CPU
    Case : Case from current PC, Might have to upgrade if it's too small.
    Power Supply : 500W 80+ Certified Cooler Master B500.
    OS : Windows 8


    Link to parts >>> https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4CTwXH ( I will just buy the 500W PSU, don't feel comfortable with my current PSU.

    Budget of £310, exceeded to £342

    Also, for the original budget, in euro's that is 370.6 Euro.
    The final budget came out to £342 which in euro is 408.9 Euro.

    ( I'm using Great British Pound for currency )
  29. i would change the zotac for a evga but perhaps is more a personal preference than anything

    the current case, is it from a dell pc or something like that?
  30. Not sure, My monitor is Acer so i presume my PC Was originally acer or dell. I'll contact you if i know more.

    Also, try and answer my new forum question here. > http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3393944/advertised-refresh-rate-monitor.html
  31. i ask about the case because if it is a weird dell or hp model of case that can't acomodate any other mainboard you could need psu and case too
  32. Also, the EVGA 1050 Ti uses 45 More watts than the Zotac, Core and Boost speeds on the EVGA are only .6-1.0 Better in MHz, i'll overclock the Zotac one anways.

    #Science&PersonalPreference

    ( Also its literally 70 mm more in length, #Zotac )
  33. are you comparing the zotac to this one?

    http://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-6253-KR

    they are identical, but evga atm has better reputation, i have nothing against zotac, at all but i do like evga much
  34. the new pc picture is alot more clear now, you have a plan to build a pc and a budget, you have specific part models and brands

    my concern now would be the psu, perhaps you can reuse it with the case but is possible that is very old and you need another, consider buying a evga 450 watts psu, or a corsair same value, other big brands on that value are options too
  35. I updated my graphics card to the evga since it has 2 fans and higher speeds for only £2.
  36. on this particular model the two fans are not vital, this car runs very cool, that is why you se a bunch of 1 fan models but if it runs cooler, more silent and you can overclock it a bit harder, well, welcome those features are

    the only doubt that remains is the case, if it can be reused or not
  37. What case do you suggest I buy as a backup if my current case doesn't support all the stuff I'm going to throw in it?
  38. it depends on your needs and budget, i personally like corsair so a 100r or a m2 could be nice

    a nzxt or a inwin 301 could be options too, it does dpeend on your visual preferences and budget
  39. I don't mind about budget that much, neither about visual styles, just about how much you can fit in it. Since I somehow switched to a £2 higher GPU card but somehow reduced prices by £30, max budget I'd spend on a case that can fit all this stuff would be £40.
  40. Edit Figured out why price dropped, the PSU was bought, now I have to search for a different one :(
  41. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dFK8wV

    Researching the heck out of parts and such pays off.

    I will buy all parts except PSU and case to see if my PC can handle it, those parts are a backup if my current PC doesn't have the right physical dimensions to hold all this.
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