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My first attempt to overclock a cpu


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Aug 2, 2020
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Hello everybody,

i am new @ the overclock scene, never had the possibility to let mijn cpu run harder then stock settings.
currently i have my first pc that has the possibility to overclock the cpu. ( ryzen 3600 )
My previous pc's had a non k intel i5 wich was not possible to overclock.
And my last amd pc was a athlon 2200+ about 15 years ago so im realy a complete newb at this.

My question is can i run my pc with this overclock for a longer period with no damage to the cpu or mobo?
i'd like to get your input/knowledge about my first try to overclock a cpu if its good yes or no.

My system specs are:
Ryzen 5 3600 @ 4441Mhz @ 1.30V Max
Asus TUF B450-Plus motherboard
Corsair 16Gb DDR4 @ 3200Mhz
Scyte Mugen 5 PCGH with custom fans ( 1500 Rpm max instead 800 Rpm max original )

Cine bench 20 run stable with 3993 points and single core 515 points (cinebench does not show the correct current cpu speed at the picture)
Prime95 torture test for 30 minutes stable and does not exceed 76 celsius


New Member
Aug 5, 2020
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If I were you I would check these system data with HwInfo, it reads Ryzen data better. But it seems that your CPU does not stay in 4.4GHz/1.3v all the time, it idles normally and 1.3v isn't above the safe voltage to Zen2 afaik, so I would say yeah, I dont think that will be any damage to your CPU. But I might be wrong though, need other people to confirm.

How did you do the OC?
Jun 27, 2015
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System Name open air
Processor Ryzen R7 1700 Stock
Motherboard Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac
Cooling Scythe Fuma
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 X 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3466 (PC4-27700) C16 for Intel 100 Series - Red PC M
Video Card(s) XFX RX460 4GB SINGLE SLOT
Storage Crucial Mx100 256GB & Sandisk SSD Plus 480GB
Display(s) NOW LG 27MP38 1980X1080 IPS/OLD Philips Brilliance 220CW 1680x1050 CCFL Monitor ( DEFUNCT)
Case NOTHING no case
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Mouse Elecom wireless mouse
Keyboard Logitech Mk240 Nano Wireless Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise
Benchmark Scores Don't know any benchmark. It runs good enough for me.
4.4Ghz at 1.3volts for a 3600 is very good result to me. Pushing beyond 4GHz is a already a bonus for Ryzen cpus. Their are pretty much max out of the gate and highly binned.

It would not damage your mobo but the cpu it would wear down. My Ryzen 1700 wear down after a year overclock to 3.8Ghz at 1.3V fixed voltage, if it is based on that yes your cpu would certainly wear down with time especially for a 7nm process. By then I think it already might be a good time to upgrade by then. My 1700 requires is no longer stable at 1.3V by then forcing me to lower to 3.7Ghz. AMD cpu have already build "automatic" cpu clock mechanism so the wear would not be fast, manual overclock bypasses that.