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Z97 PC Mate Overclocking

Discussion in 'Processors and Overclocking' started by MSIRawZ, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. MSIRawZ

    MSIRawZ Well-Known Member

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    Just had our cheapest Z97 motherboard (PC Mate) land in the office. We don't really send these out for review but I did some quick testing on the OC side of things to check it's capability with the new Pentium K G3258 CPU and stock Intel CPU Cooler.. yes stock cooler.

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    To start with, here’s a screenshot of the G3258 default setting speed: 3.20Ghz.

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    Current temp: 45C.

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    Next, 4.70Ghz @ 1.401V.

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    I can push it to 4.80GHz with 1.48V but it’s pretty unstable on the CPU sample we have from Intel.

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    Of course, more time is needed to stress the overclocks, but gives you an idea.

    IMO the Z97 PC Mate & G3258 is a good combination for those looking for a cheap Gaming PC or OC based PC; You can pick up a PC Mate for just £64 and the Pentium K for £40.

    From today we are also running cashback on the Z97 PC Mate when bought with the Pentium K (£10). More details here - http://www.dabs.com/learnmore/compo...ion/?campaign=cooperations/media/oc3d/msi-Z97
     
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    Sarge_T Well-Known Member

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    Awesome OC and good low price :)
    Shame I would never spend so little on PC hardware lol, but good for people on a small budget I guess :D
     
  3. Aruffell

    Aruffell The Don eTeknix Staff Forum Admin

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    Horrible name it has to be said but impressive results for a great price.

    Maybe a chance to get some SI's involved on this.

    Andy
     
  4. MSIRawZ

    MSIRawZ Well-Known Member

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    Tell me about it... told them so many times about the name..

    SI's are using this actually.
     

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