Best Overclock for the G3258

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CPU: Intel - Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (Purchased For $59.00)
Motherboard: Asus - H81M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $65.00)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $44.00)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $32.00)
Storage: Samsung - 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $63.00)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $35.00)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon R7 370 2GB Video Card (Purchased For $135.00)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (Purchased For $50.83)
Power Supply: EVGA - 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $51.00)
Total: $534.83
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I have recently upgraded the CPU, the RAM and have added an SSD to record gameplay without stuttering. I managed to get a Pentium G3258 (with a stock heatsink) for $59 and I only plan on playing some e-sports games and some low-end games as well at medium-high settings/1080p (or at least 1680x1050) around 50-60 fps on average. I was wondering what's the best overclock for this processor and how to overclock it without potentially damaging it.
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  1. Link to OC guide:

    How to Overclock an Intel Pentium G3258 Guide

    Since the CPU is based on the Haswell, you will probably never get above 4.8Ghz without LN2.
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  2. Better double check your bios on that board, as H81s don't normally support overclocking. Make sure you have the bios backed up too.
    Lots of threads on overclocking this chip(I've been involved in several myself). Baseline your voltage at stock clocks(figuring out the minimum stable voltage for stock clocks), then start bumping voltage in .05 volt increments for ever .1gh, until the system is no longer stable, then, if safe, add voltage until stable, or drop the clock speed back. I've owned 2 chips, one got to 4.2 at about 1.26 volts, the other ran to 4.4 at like 1.18 volts. Your results will vary!
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  3. With a budget H81 board and an EVGA W1 it is very very unlikely even get to 4.8, I would guess around 4.5.

    Almost forgot the rave over these CPUs because people thought they were "as good" as an i7.
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  4. iamacow said:
    Link to OC guide:

    How to Overclock an Intel Pentium G3258 Guide

    Since the CPU is based on the Haswell, you will probably never get above 4.8Ghz without LN2.


    It's a neat guide of overclocking the G3258. However I plan on starting a bit slow first (for example I may overclock the CPU to 3.9 GHz for the first time and try out some games to see if there were any performance gains) before raising the voltage.

    Quote:
    Better double check your bios on that board, as H81s don't normally support overclocking. Make sure you have the bios backed up too.
    Lots of threads on overclocking this chip(I've been involved in several myself). Baseline your voltage at stock clocks(figuring out the minimum stable voltage for stock clocks), then start bumping voltage in .05 volt increments for ever .1gh, until the system is no longer stable, then, if safe, add voltage until stable, or drop the clock speed back. I've owned 2 chips, one got to 4.2 at about 1.26 volts, the other ran to 4.4 at like 1.18 volts. Your results will vary!


    I've recently updated the BIOS via USB to the latest version (in my case, the latest version of the BIOS of the Asus H81M-E is 2203) so overclocking features for the G3258 should be available. Regardless, I plan on starting off small with the overclock (like maybe around 3.9 GHz at stock voltage) before increasing its clock speed..
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  5. just remember to take the voltage off "auto" before you start adding clock speed.
    And, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the latest bios probably isn't what you're looking for. You might need a "special" off the internet that's not officially supported. To find that bios might require some serious scouring of the 'net.
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  6. I blew my chip pushing it to 4.8ghz. 1.4v was a little to much for the sucker. Luckily Intel took the RMA and I just sold it afterwards. for 2Core benchmark it was practically an i7. The problem is most games use 2 to 4 threads these days so the CPU was holding it back. I was able to get similar FPS using a 780 Ti / G3258 (when it was new) vs a i7 4770K. Games that used more cores suffered. But for $50 it was a heck of a deal and stomped a i3.
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  7. Bad News: Apparently even following the guide on how to overclock the CPU, the bios doesn't show the "overclocked" clock speed as 3.9 Ghz (or 3900 Mhz) instead showing 3212 Mhz for some reason.

    What should I do in this situation to fix this problem? =(
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  8. isn't 3.2Ghz the stock turbo of that chip?
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  9. iamacow said:
    isn't 3.2Ghz the stock turbo of that chip?


    Possibly. O_O
    Reply to TheGhostMan
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