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Some questions on AMD overclocking...

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Specs:

CPU: Ryzen 2700x

Cooler: Stock AMD Wraith Prism

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz CL16

MOBO: MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC

 

Planning to overlock my RAM since that gives huge performance boosts on AMD CPUs apparently.

 

For the CPU however, I've done some searching and people seem to say that I should not bother overclocking the CPU since the normal boost by the chip's own algorithm (Boost Overdrive?) is good enough.

 

Is this true?

 

Also, should I manually overclock my RAM to the given specs of my RAM (the timings and voltage are given on the labels on the RAM) or should I be using XMP?

 

I've also heard that XMP changes some CPU clock speeds, and if I shouldn't be overclocking the CPU, or if overclocking the CPU isn't recommended, I don't want that to happen.

 

 

 

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For the CPU, you are correct and even the reviewers found that out during there reviews when they launched. 

 

XMP will not touch the CPU. That is baseclock you are thinking of, or BLCK. XMP is strictly for the RAM. You can try setting the ram to XMP profile and see if it works, sometimes it does, sometimes it doesnt and will take manual tweaking to get it working properly. 


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8 minutes ago, chashuramen said:

I've also heard that XMP changes some CPU clock speeds, and if I shouldn't be overclocking the CPU, or if overclocking the CPU isn't recommended, I don't want that to happen.

 

XMP doesnt touch the CPU at all. it purely tweaks the Ram

8 minutes ago, chashuramen said:

Also, should I manually overclock my RAM to the given specs of my RAM (the timings and voltage are given on the labels on the RAM) or should I be using XMP?

use XMP to hit the rated speed on a kit. manually overclock to go above the rated speed of the kit or for some reason the kit refuses to run at rated speeds

8 minutes ago, chashuramen said:

For the CPU however, I've done some searching and people seem to say that I should not bother overclocking the CPU since the normal boost by the chip's own algorithm (Boost Overdrive?) is good enough.

no real point in overclocking th 2700x as XFR2 does the trick on its own. 

 

the only time it is really worth overclocking it is when you have an exeptional chip that does 4,3 or above (4,35/4,4)

 

 

edit: and if it does 4,35 or 4,4 at less than 1,42 volts i would sell it imidietly for profit of bout 20%

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

That is baseclock you are thinking of, or BLCK

Wait so XMP changes the BLCK? Doesn't that indirectly overclock the CPU though?

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