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Is my motherboard ok for overclocking?

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I've had my computer for some time and have been thinking about overclocking. I have an H100i in push-pull, so I have all the cooling I need. The only problem is that my motherboard seems sub-par for overclocking. I only have a 4 pin power input on my Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3. Is this significant?

If anything, could I maybe go for a mild overclock like 4.0 ghz? Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
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it is a tad sub par for overclocking, but a mild OC should be fine... 4Ghz will not be a problem
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post #3 of 5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

it is a tad sub par for overclocking, but a mild OC should be fine... 4Ghz will not be a problem

I was afraid of that :/. I was new to computers when I got everything. I probably should have went with a smaller power supply and upgraded the mobo...oh well. I'm happy with everything, and my cards are getting full utilization so that's good at least. Thanks for the quick reply!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gray Fox View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

it is a tad sub par for overclocking, but a mild OC should be fine... 4Ghz will not be a problem

I was afraid of that :/. I was new to computers when I got everything. I probably should have went with a smaller power supply and upgraded the mobo...oh well. I'm happy with everything, and my cards are getting full utilization so that's good at least. Thanks for the quick reply!

your welcome, yeah since there are no bottlenecks i wouldnt worry, even a 2600k at stock is no slouch.
Going to be chaep
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Wife's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
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Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

your welcome, yeah since there are no bottlenecks i wouldnt worry, even a 2600k at stock is no slouch.

For sure! My 2600k hasn't let me down yet smile.gif
Anomaly
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600k Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 EVGA Superclocked 980ti  EVGA Superclocked 980ti  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 960GB Crucial M500 1TB WD Black LG Blu-Ray Player 
CoolingOSMonitorCase
Corsair H100i Windows 7 Ultimate Acer Predator X34 HAF 932 Advanced 
AudioAudio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Sony SS-B3000 Pair 
  hide details  
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Anomaly
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i7 2600k Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 EVGA Superclocked 980ti  EVGA Superclocked 980ti  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 960GB Crucial M500 1TB WD Black LG Blu-Ray Player 
CoolingOSMonitorCase
Corsair H100i Windows 7 Ultimate Acer Predator X34 HAF 932 Advanced 
AudioAudio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Sony SS-B3000 Pair 
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