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Are there any B85 mobo's that can still OC a G3258?

Gerr

I am building a PC out of spare parts to sell and the only item I still need is a mobo.  My CPU is a G3258 that I know can hit 4.4Ghz, but would prefer to OC it on a cheaper B85 mobo rather than get a Z97 mobo.  So, are there any B85 mobo's that can still OC this chip, or has BIOS updates killed all of them?

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WOWOWOW, B85 can't overclock g3258? Since when?

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Pretty much all of them can... And you're not forced to use the latest BIOS revision either.

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Pretty much all of them can... And you're not forced to use the latest BIOS revision either.

 

I thought it was a microcode update that nerfed G3258 overclocking. Was that only for Windows 10 though?

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I thought it was a microcode update that nerfed G3258 overclocking. Was that only for Windows 10 though?

Win10 Only

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I thought it was a microcode update that nerfed G3258 overclocking. Was that only for Windows 10 though?

Yes, it's only an issue in Windows 10. The hardware itself is fine, though.

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B85 isn't designed for overclocking, but I'm pretty sure that if you don't have Windows 10,  you can squeeze some juice out of it.

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B85 isn't designed for overclocking, but I'm pretty sure that if you don't have Windows 10,  you can squeeze some juice out of it.

A friend of mine is running 4.2 stable on the stock cooler on B85, so yes it's definitely capable of good OC's. 4.5 is possible as well at 1.3V but temps got a bit high for comfort. It's not the board though, many H81 boards can hit 4.5+ at 1.3V with something like a 212 Evo.

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I had myself an ASrock h97-itx/ac, and it could NOT overclock the G358. I went to the website, downloaded an earlier bios that was released right when the G3258 came out, and bam, overclocking enabled. It's bios dependent, and if at one point in time the board could allow you to overclock and the board will let you flash an old bios (most will), then you're fine as long as you don't mind flashing the bios.

 

This is currently the cheapest 4 dimm motherboard that supports G3258 overclocking I know of:

GA-B85M-DS3H (check bios version)

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A friend of mine is running 4.2 stable on the stock cooler on B85, so yes it's definitely capable of good OC's. 4.5 is possible as well at 1.3V but temps got a bit high for comfort. It's not the board though, many H81 boards can hit 4.5+ at 1.3V with something like a 212 Evo.

 

4.4 GHz was stable on my G3258 at 1.18V on a Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2V and using the stock cooler. In Prime95 SmallFFT I could get the temp up into the low to mid 80s C, but for gaming it ran in the 50s C. And that's a 3+1 phase board I think, so yeah, no need for a board with really robust power delivery to get a decent overclock on the G3258. It's such a low power chip.

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This is currently the cheapest 4 dimm motherboard that supports G3258 overclocking I know of:

GA-B85M-DS3H (check bios version)

 

Just gotta make sure you get a revision 1.0 of that board. Apparently Gigabyte really cheaped out on the components in later revisions and they can throttle. But the revision 1.0 of that is a great B85 board.

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4.4 GHz was stable on my G3258 at 1.18V on a Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2V and using the stock cooler. In Prime95 SmallFFT I could get the temp up into the low to mid 80s C, but for gaming it ran in the 50s C. And that's a 3+1 phase board I think, so yeah, no need for a board with really robust power delivery to get a decent overclock on the G3258. It's such a low power chip.

I've heard these chips are a little bit all over the place, I know mine takes 1.3v for 4.4 but then again I've only played with the BIOS for about three hours.

You should post a video or some pictures of your settings.

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I've heard these chips are a little bit all over the place, I know mine takes 1.3v for 4.4 but then again I've only played with the BIOS for about three hours.

You should post a video or some pictures of your settings.

They are because there's no binning process for anything higher than the stock clock speed. Mine struggles to hit 4.5 GHz.

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