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Old 18-08-14, 03:01 PM
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Z97 PC Mate Overclocking

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.

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

Current temp: 45C.

Next, 4.70Ghz @ 1.401V.

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

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/compon...a/oc3d/msi-Z97

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Old 18-08-14, 03:07 PM
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These Pentium K dual cores never cease to amaze me, the ultimate in budget overclocking.
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Old 18-08-14, 03:13 PM
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I love how the pentium OCs on a stock cooler. Makes my rad setup seem like an excellent idea
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Old 22-08-14, 08:55 AM
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Thanks for the sharing.
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