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Can i overclock on asus prime a320m-a

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3 minutes ago, Roudy sahmarani said:

Thank you for the reply i want to ask what is the vrm i dont understand it and will i be able to overclock using a software like ryzen master or ai suit 3?or because of my mobo it wont take effect

The VRM is the voltage regulation system, it controls the power that goes to the CPU and other components on the board. On lower end motherboards, this section is usually not cooled by a heatsink or a fan, which means they'll get very hot with the beefier Ryzen 5 and 7 processors, especially when subjected to overvolting and overclocking. This either triggers a protection mechanism which throttles the CPU down to as low as 800MHz or makes the board go up in smoke. It's generally agreed upon that A320 boards are therefore crap and shouldn't be used with chips with a higher TDP than 65W.

Hello i have an asus prime a320m-a with a ryzen 5 1600x on it and 16gb ddr4 2666mhz ram can i overclock on this motherboard or no? And i have ryzen master if i overclock using ryzen master will the cpu overclock or no because of my motherboard and i have asus ai suit 3 can i overclock using it or no i want to know if i can overclock using any method or no and thank you.

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No. All AMD A320 boards are locked. A320 boards also have crap VRMs so overclocking, even if you can through software, is not recommended. Get a B350 board instead, like the Asrock AB350 Pro 4.

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2 hours ago, NelizMastr said:

No. All AMD A320 boards are locked. A320 boards also have crap VRMs so overclocking, even if you can through software, is not recommended. Get a B350 board instead, like the Asrock AB350 Pro 4.

Thank you for the reply i want to ask what is the vrm i dont understand it and will i be able to overclock using a software like ryzen master or ai suit 3?or because of my mobo it wont take effect

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2 minutes ago, Roudy sahmarani said:

Thank you for the reply i want to ask what is the vrm i dont understand it and will i be able to overclock using a software like ryzen master or ai suit 3?or because of my mobo it wont take effect

Stay away from ai suite it will break your system

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3 minutes ago, Roudy sahmarani said:

Thank you for the reply i want to ask what is the vrm i dont understand it and will i be able to overclock using a software like ryzen master or ai suit 3?or because of my mobo it wont take effect

The VRM is the voltage regulation system, it controls the power that goes to the CPU and other components on the board. On lower end motherboards, this section is usually not cooled by a heatsink or a fan, which means they'll get very hot with the beefier Ryzen 5 and 7 processors, especially when subjected to overvolting and overclocking. This either triggers a protection mechanism which throttles the CPU down to as low as 800MHz or makes the board go up in smoke. It's generally agreed upon that A320 boards are therefore crap and shouldn't be used with chips with a higher TDP than 65W.

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5 hours ago, NelizMastr said:

The VRM is the voltage regulation system, it controls the power that goes to the CPU and other components on the board. On lower end motherboards, this section is usually not cooled by a heatsink or a fan, which means they'll get very hot with the beefier Ryzen 5 and 7 processors, especially when subjected to overvolting and overclocking. This either triggers a protection mechanism which throttles the CPU down to as low as 800MHz or makes the board go up in smoke. It's generally agreed upon that A320 boards are therefore crap and shouldn't be used with chips with a higher TDP than 65W.

So you are saying to me to just leave the settings as default i have changed some settings didnt know what but i have reset the ryzen master to default and removed it and i did load the bios defaul optimized settings so i have reverted everything to default should i keep this on this board and not change anything i mean should i keep all the bios settings to default?

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  • 4 months later...
On 11/16/2018 at 2:53 AM, NelizMastr said:

The VRM is the voltage regulation system, it controls the power that goes to the CPU and other components on the board. On lower end motherboards, this section is usually not cooled by a heatsink or a fan, which means they'll get very hot with the beefier Ryzen 5 and 7 processors, especially when subjected to overvolting and overclocking. This either triggers a protection mechanism which throttles the CPU down to as low as 800MHz or makes the board go up in smoke. It's generally agreed upon that A320 boards are therefore crap and shouldn't be used with chips with a higher TDP than 65W.

And if its a Ryzen 3 1200 or 1300x at 4,0ghz with fans blowing on the vrms   

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22 hours ago, psychobean1 said:

And if its a Ryzen 3 1200 or 1300x at 4,0ghz with fans blowing on the vrms   

You made an account specifically to reply to a 4,5 month old comment? Kudos. That's commitment right there.

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On 3/26/2019 at 2:53 PM, psychobean1 said:

And if its a Ryzen 3 1200 or 1300x at 4,0ghz with fans blowing on the vrms   

Well, half an year later we’re waiting for you to provide us with an update, dude!

What happened!? :) 
Accidentally and with testing purposes I’m in a possession of Prime A320M-K/CSM+Athlon 200GE. It suck, PCIe x16 is limited to x4, MVMe is limited to 1x due to Athlon limitation - it’s just obsolete, but good for browsing and Netflix :D 
Of course I had a peak in the CPU compatibility list in ASUS’ website and was really surprised to see official support for R9 105W!?

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Ryzen 9 3900XT (3.8GHz, 105W,L3:64M,12C)

Ryzen 9 3950X (3.5GHz,105W,L3:64M,16C)

 

 

     
     

Now I’m curious about the real and tested compatibility with gen2 Ryzen 9 3900 OEM (35W TDP). No fancy overclocks and boost for now. In case the performance is not enough I’ll definitely get better MoBo. Just plan to test the CPU + 32GB XMP3200 and  a small NVMe SSD. But the question I have is: has anybody tried 65W R7/R9 on this entry-entry level board?

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On 9/27/2020 at 3:58 PM, Ulysses Voyager said:

Well, half an year later we’re waiting for you to provide us with an update, dude!

What happened!? :) 
Accidentally and with testing purposes I’m in a possession of Prime A320M-K/CSM+Athlon 200GE. It suck, PCIe x16 is limited to x4, MVMe is limited to 1x due to Athlon limitation - it’s just obsolete, but good for browsing and Netflix :D 
Of course I had a peak in the CPU compatibility list in ASUS’ website and was really surprised to see official support for R9 105W!?

 

     
     

Now I’m curious about the real and tested compatibility with gen2 Ryzen 9 3900 OEM (35W TDP). No fancy overclocks and boost for now. In case the performance is not enough I’ll definitely get better MoBo. Just plan to test the CPU + 32GB XMP3200 and  a small NVMe SSD. But the question I have is: has anybody tried 65W R7/R9 on this entry-entry level board?

Update 1 month later: It works, stable and really competitive as a performance! Ryzen 9 3900 OEM is amazing processor and the max TDP is 65W. As I see with better MoBo it might achieve results better than 3900XT stock clocks. A curios rumor to test - the motherboard supports NVMe PCIe x4 Gen.4 for some of the obsolete BIOS versions.
 

Really glad to have 

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