I'm sure there is a thread on something similar, but I have watched tutorials and read information on how to overclock this processor. The problem is, I'm not getting nearly the same results as everyone else.
I purchased the Intel G3258 and an Asus z97m-Plus to overclock and do a budget build. I paired it up with 8GB PNY 1600. Booted it all up, raised multiplier to 38, instant BSOD. Raised to 37, BSOD. Raised to 33, BSOD. Literally, any configuration I tried I got a BSOD booting into Windows. So I replaced my RAM with Corsair Vengeance 2400. I can get to 38 multiplier stable. Once I get to 39/40 I get a BSOD while gaming, and benchmarks/stress test.
Then I purchased the Asus Maxiums VII Gene, thinking maybe the motherboard just couldn't handle it, or something was wrong. Installed everything, tried the same thing. I can AT LEAST get to 40 before a BSOD, but it's not stable at all. I disabled turbo and all power (c states) things and raised the v core up quite a bit, still BSOD.
Literally, everything I've tried I can't get it past 38 stable. I let Asus do it's auto tuner from Bios and it BSOD. I let Asus do it's auto tune in Windows, and it reaches 38 before it stops.
I was expecting at least 4.5Ghz easy peazy, but now it just sounds like I should buy a 4690K.
Cooling: Corasir H60 (temps never exceeded 52C while stress testing)
SSD: Kingston Now 120GB
Case: DIYPC Cuboid
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2400 (Runs at 1333 and 2400 stable)
MOBO: Asus ROG Maximus VII Gene
PSU: Evga 500w Bronze
Any help would be super appreciated, it seems like I'm not doing something right at all.
I've had success overclocking older i5, Athlon, C2D, etc. This one is stumping me. :-)