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Ryzen 5 1600 Wraith SPIRE Cooler : Overclocking possibility

I have Recently Ordered All my Computer parts, Including A new Ryzen 5 1600 CPU that comes with a Wraith SPIRE cooler and Thermal Paste already applied. Is this 95W cooler sufficient for avoiding High Temps while Overclocking ? Or do I need to buy a CPU cooler + Thermal paste down the line if I want to do anything serious ?

PC BUILD :
- Ryzen 5 1600
- RX 480 8Gb OC
- 2 x 4Gb Corsair DDR4 Ram (3000mHz)
- Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
- 550W PSU
- 1Tb HDD + 240Gb SSD, micro-ATX case, 2 extra fans.
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  1. It's not an OC cooler.
    Reply to SR-71 Blackbird
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    Based on youtube reviews I've seen, you can probably get 3.8-3.9GHz on the spire, you might be able to get more out of a better cooler or you might not, depends on the chip.
    Reply to chemmajorp53
  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    It's not an OC cooler.



    So I do indeed need to buy a replacement CPU Cooler if I intend to seriously Overclock. But is it still possible to Overclock a little, just to get a bit of a perfomance boost while gaming ? or is it too risky to mess around with the CPU with the stock cooler ?
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  4. It's not risky to mess around with the stock cooler, but I wouldn't be raising the voltage too high. Here's a video if you want a little reference. Reviewers I've seen have gotten anywhere from 3.7-4.0 depending on how aggressive they are and how good their chips are. Personally, if you can get 3.9 on a stock cooler, I would just not even buy an aftermarket cooler and put whatever money you were going to spend on it towards some 3200MHz samsung b-die RAM like TridentZ. Getting 3200MHz on the RAM as opposed to 2400-2600 will make a much bigger difference than going from 3.9 to 4.0 GHz on the CPU, which is where most of the 1600s seem to cap out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzIIIoSveU0&

    Keep in mind that you have 2 fewer cores and it won't put out QUITE as much power.
    Reply to chemmajorp53
  5. It's perfectly fine for light OCing.
    However, i'd spend a little and get the Cryorig M9a from Newegg which should give you great OC capability at low temps.
    Reply to Chugalug_
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