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DexterTheBester

Best Voltage & Frequency for my 3600

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Beginner in overclocking here. So I've got my Ryzen 5 3600 (non-X version) and overclocked it to 4.2 GHz, stable, all-core on 1.16 volts. This was done as more of a required measure to get rid of the high temps that the autoboost was giving me while retaining the performance. Recently I found that I can push it further and it took 4.3 GHz stable on 1.22 volts, which provided me with a nice performance bump, but I've heard that voltages like this may cause your chip to degrade over time or even destroy it. Temperatures at that voltage are also higher, hitting 68-69 degrees in Cinebench R20 multicore. The question is: is it worth to go for the additional overclock or do I stay at 4.2 GHz if I expect the chip to last longer?

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1.22V is totally safe. Try to stay under 1.3V for 24/7 use (I'd normally say a higher number but safe voltage for Zen 2 is still quite the mystery, so it's better to just lean closer to the safe side rather than trying your luck out for your daily CPU).


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10 hours ago, DexterTheBester said:

The question is: is it worth to go for the additional overclock or do I stay at 4.2 GHz if I expect the chip to last longer?

1.22 is perfectly safe for a 3600. 

 


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