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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 only @ 3.900 GHz

Is this the end for my processor as it wasn't stable enough to run above 3.900GHz (even at 3.925GHz with added voltage) Am I stuck at 3.9GHz or will it surpass 3.9GHz with future BIOS updates?

It's not a PSU issue or anything. I'm most likely unlucky with the silicon installed inside the 1700.........
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  1. Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Is this the end for my processor as it wasn't stable enough to run above 3.900GHz (even at 3.925GHz with added voltage) Am I stuck at 3.9GHz or will it surpass 3.9GHz with future BIOS updates?

    It's not a PSU issue or anything. I'm most likely unlucky with the silicon installed inside the 1700.........


    Unlucky ???? you won the lottery, 8 cores, 16 threads running at nearly 4ghz is lightening fast, stock is 3ghz, and your nearly at 4ghz, thats a free 33% improvement, 1800x speeds, $200 cheaper.

    Even the 1800x at $200 more will only do 4ghz, thats only 100mhz more.
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  2. Seanie280672 said:
    Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Is this the end for my processor as it wasn't stable enough to run above 3.900GHz (even at 3.925GHz with added voltage) Am I stuck at 3.9GHz or will it surpass 3.9GHz with future BIOS updates?

    It's not a PSU issue or anything. I'm most likely unlucky with the silicon installed inside the 1700.........


    Unlucky ???? you won the lottery, 8 cores, 16 threads running at nearly 4ghz is lightening fast, stock is 3ghz, and your nearly at 4ghz, thats a free 33% improvement, 1800x speeds, $200 cheaper.

    Even the 1800x at $200 more will only do 4ghz, thats only 100mhz more.


    Maybe.. But do I still have a chance of overclocking it over 3.900GHz?
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  3. Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Seanie280672 said:
    Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Is this the end for my processor as it wasn't stable enough to run above 3.900GHz (even at 3.925GHz with added voltage) Am I stuck at 3.9GHz or will it surpass 3.9GHz with future BIOS updates?

    It's not a PSU issue or anything. I'm most likely unlucky with the silicon installed inside the 1700.........


    Unlucky ???? you won the lottery, 8 cores, 16 threads running at nearly 4ghz is lightening fast, stock is 3ghz, and your nearly at 4ghz, thats a free 33% improvement, 1800x speeds, $200 cheaper.

    Even the 1800x at $200 more will only do 4ghz, thats only 100mhz more.


    Maybe.. But do I still have a chance of overclocking it over 3.900GHz?


    Probably not, mine also does 3.9ghz, these seem to hit a wall quite quickly, and you cant get past it no matter how much voltage you put through it.

    run a pass of Cinebench and then see how unlucky you got, it will stomp over everything else in the list, including $1000 Intel CPUs in multi threaded tasks.

    I was just reading your other thread, when this new bios is released in a week or 2, RyZen will support upto 4000mhz RAM, from what ive read, using 3600mhz RAM with RyZen will bring the single core performance in line with a 7700K.

    Remember your CPU started its speed at 3ghz, intels start at 4ghz, and they both clock 1ghz higher than their stock speed, so intel goes to 5ghz and yours has pretty much gone to 4ghz.
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  4. Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Is this the end for my processor as it wasn't stable enough to run above 3.900GHz (even at 3.925GHz with added voltage) Am I stuck at 3.9GHz or will it surpass 3.9GHz with future BIOS updates?

    It's not a PSU issue or anything. I'm most likely unlucky with the silicon installed inside the 1700.........

    i7 7700K (considered an excellent overclocker)
    4.2 GHz to 5.0 GHz --> +19% overclock

    Ryzen 1700 (your sample)
    3.0 GHz to 3.9 GHz --> +30% overclock

    I would not call that "unlucky with the silicon".
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  5. aldaia said:
    Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Is this the end for my processor as it wasn't stable enough to run above 3.900GHz (even at 3.925GHz with added voltage) Am I stuck at 3.9GHz or will it surpass 3.9GHz with future BIOS updates?

    It's not a PSU issue or anything. I'm most likely unlucky with the silicon installed inside the 1700.........

    i7 7700K (considered an excellent overclocker)
    4.2 GHz to 5.0 GHz --> +19% overclock

    Ryzen 1700 (your sample)
    3.0 GHz to 3.9 GHz --> +30% overclock

    I would not call that "unlucky with the silicon".


    Unfortunately, 3.9GHz wasn't stable so I had to underclock it at 3.8GHz which was stable now..
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  6. I got my Ryzen 7 1700 to 3.7 GHz at 1.25V.

    At 3.8 Ghz, I could get Windows to load, but the system was not stable under load.

    I'd say 3.9 GHz is winning the lottery.
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  7. neiler0847 said:
    I got my Ryzen 7 1700 to 3.7 GHz at 1.25V.

    At 3.8 Ghz, I could get Windows to load, but the system was not stable under load.

    I'd say 3.9 GHz is winning the lottery.

    Added more voltage when clocked at 3.9GHz but wasn't stable still.. So I'll just leave it at 3.8GHz :/
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  8. neiler0847 said:
    I got my Ryzen 7 1700 to 3.7 GHz at 1.25V.

    At 3.8 Ghz, I could get Windows to load, but the system was not stable under load.

    I'd say 3.9 GHz is winning the lottery.


    1.25v isnt enough, however, you need an after market cooler if you want to go any higher really, you can run these chips upto about 1.4v, mine does 3.9ghz at 1.375v, I need 1.42v just to boot to windows at 4ghz, but cant even so much as pass cinebench.
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  9. Seanie280672 said:
    neiler0847 said:
    I got my Ryzen 7 1700 to 3.7 GHz at 1.25V.

    At 3.8 Ghz, I could get Windows to load, but the system was not stable under load.

    I'd say 3.9 GHz is winning the lottery.


    1.25v isnt enough, however, you need an after market cooler if you want to go any higher really, you can run these chips upto about 1.4v, mine does 3.9ghz at 1.375v, I need 1.42v just to boot to windows at 4ghz, but cant even so much as pass cinebench.

    Using a Corsair H100i V2 and clocked at 3.9GHz with 1.4+V which wasn't stable anymore. It's very weird as my last overclocked was at 3.9GHz and was stable when using Cinebench but then after turning on the system again, it just crashed all of a sudden. I tried everything but no luck so I had to stay at 3.8GHz for a stable overclock...
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  10. Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Seanie280672 said:
    neiler0847 said:
    I got my Ryzen 7 1700 to 3.7 GHz at 1.25V.

    At 3.8 Ghz, I could get Windows to load, but the system was not stable under load.

    I'd say 3.9 GHz is winning the lottery.


    1.25v isnt enough, however, you need an after market cooler if you want to go any higher really, you can run these chips upto about 1.4v, mine does 3.9ghz at 1.375v, I need 1.42v just to boot to windows at 4ghz, but cant even so much as pass cinebench.

    Using a Corsair H100i V2 and clocked at 3.9GHz with 1.4+V which wasn't stable anymore. It's very weird as my last overclocked was at 3.9GHz and was stable when using Cinebench but then after turning on the system again, it just crashed all of a sudden. I tried everything but no luck so I had to stay at 3.8GHz for a stable overclock...


    Cinebench isnt a stability test really as such, it will tell you initially if your a little bit stable, but you need to run much more intensive tests than that to find out if your stable or not, things like Real Bench, Prime 95, IBT etc, obviously 3.9ghz was only stable enough to run Cinebench and nothing else.
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  11. Seanie280672 said:
    Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Seanie280672 said:
    neiler0847 said:
    I got my Ryzen 7 1700 to 3.7 GHz at 1.25V.

    At 3.8 Ghz, I could get Windows to load, but the system was not stable under load.

    I'd say 3.9 GHz is winning the lottery.


    1.25v isnt enough, however, you need an after market cooler if you want to go any higher really, you can run these chips upto about 1.4v, mine does 3.9ghz at 1.375v, I need 1.42v just to boot to windows at 4ghz, but cant even so much as pass cinebench.

    Using a Corsair H100i V2 and clocked at 3.9GHz with 1.4+V which wasn't stable anymore. It's very weird as my last overclocked was at 3.9GHz and was stable when using Cinebench but then after turning on the system again, it just crashed all of a sudden. I tried everything but no luck so I had to stay at 3.8GHz for a stable overclock...


    Cinebench isnt a stability test really as such, it will tell you initially if your a little bit stable, but you need to run much more intensive tests than that to find out if your stable or not, things like Real Bench, Prime 95, IBT etc, obviously 3.9ghz was only stable enough to run Cinebench and nothing else.


    So I should try Prime95 or Real Bench to see if my overclock is stable?
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  12. Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Seanie280672 said:
    Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Seanie280672 said:
    neiler0847 said:
    I got my Ryzen 7 1700 to 3.7 GHz at 1.25V.

    At 3.8 Ghz, I could get Windows to load, but the system was not stable under load.

    I'd say 3.9 GHz is winning the lottery.


    1.25v isnt enough, however, you need an after market cooler if you want to go any higher really, you can run these chips upto about 1.4v, mine does 3.9ghz at 1.375v, I need 1.42v just to boot to windows at 4ghz, but cant even so much as pass cinebench.

    Using a Corsair H100i V2 and clocked at 3.9GHz with 1.4+V which wasn't stable anymore. It's very weird as my last overclocked was at 3.9GHz and was stable when using Cinebench but then after turning on the system again, it just crashed all of a sudden. I tried everything but no luck so I had to stay at 3.8GHz for a stable overclock...


    Cinebench isnt a stability test really as such, it will tell you initially if your a little bit stable, but you need to run much more intensive tests than that to find out if your stable or not, things like Real Bench, Prime 95, IBT etc, obviously 3.9ghz was only stable enough to run Cinebench and nothing else.


    So I should try Prime95 or Real Bench to see if my overclock is stable?


    A proper run of both of those will take 8 hours to run, try with IBT, set the options at the top to standard 50 passes, it will take about 15mins to run, and trust me, your CPU will get very hot: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4965-intelburntest.html
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  13. AMD Overdrive has a stability test. I have used it with the FX series, I assume it also works with Ryzen.
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  14. Seanie280672 said:
    Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Seanie280672 said:
    Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Seanie280672 said:
    neiler0847 said:
    I got my Ryzen 7 1700 to 3.7 GHz at 1.25V.

    At 3.8 Ghz, I could get Windows to load, but the system was not stable under load.

    I'd say 3.9 GHz is winning the lottery.


    1.25v isnt enough, however, you need an after market cooler if you want to go any higher really, you can run these chips upto about 1.4v, mine does 3.9ghz at 1.375v, I need 1.42v just to boot to windows at 4ghz, but cant even so much as pass cinebench.

    Using a Corsair H100i V2 and clocked at 3.9GHz with 1.4+V which wasn't stable anymore. It's very weird as my last overclocked was at 3.9GHz and was stable when using Cinebench but then after turning on the system again, it just crashed all of a sudden. I tried everything but no luck so I had to stay at 3.8GHz for a stable overclock...


    Cinebench isnt a stability test really as such, it will tell you initially if your a little bit stable, but you need to run much more intensive tests than that to find out if your stable or not, things like Real Bench, Prime 95, IBT etc, obviously 3.9ghz was only stable enough to run Cinebench and nothing else.


    So I should try Prime95 or Real Bench to see if my overclock is stable?


    A proper run of both of those will take 8 hours to run, try with IBT, set the options at the top to standard 50 passes, it will take about 15mins to run, and trust me, your CPU will get very hot: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4965-intelburntest.html


    Highest temp I got before was less than 75°C but running IBT got me at 83+°C
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  15. Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Seanie280672 said:
    Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Seanie280672 said:
    Zuriel Ramirez said:
    Seanie280672 said:
    neiler0847 said:
    I got my Ryzen 7 1700 to 3.7 GHz at 1.25V.

    At 3.8 Ghz, I could get Windows to load, but the system was not stable under load.

    I'd say 3.9 GHz is winning the lottery.


    1.25v isnt enough, however, you need an after market cooler if you want to go any higher really, you can run these chips upto about 1.4v, mine does 3.9ghz at 1.375v, I need 1.42v just to boot to windows at 4ghz, but cant even so much as pass cinebench.

    Using a Corsair H100i V2 and clocked at 3.9GHz with 1.4+V which wasn't stable anymore. It's very weird as my last overclocked was at 3.9GHz and was stable when using Cinebench but then after turning on the system again, it just crashed all of a sudden. I tried everything but no luck so I had to stay at 3.8GHz for a stable overclock...


    Cinebench isnt a stability test really as such, it will tell you initially if your a little bit stable, but you need to run much more intensive tests than that to find out if your stable or not, things like Real Bench, Prime 95, IBT etc, obviously 3.9ghz was only stable enough to run Cinebench and nothing else.


    So I should try Prime95 or Real Bench to see if my overclock is stable?


    A proper run of both of those will take 8 hours to run, try with IBT, set the options at the top to standard 50 passes, it will take about 15mins to run, and trust me, your CPU will get very hot: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4965-intelburntest.html


    Highest temp I got before was less than 75°C but running IBT got me at 83+°C


    Yup, nothing stresses your CPU like Prime95 and IBT does, if you want to include your RAM in the test too, set it to max settings 25 passes, be warned though, that takes about 6 hours to run.
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  16. I might do that another time as I'm focusing on the CPU right now
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  17. So I tried IBT with the Ryzen 1700 overclocked at 3.9GHz with 1.375V and 1.4375V which both are unstable.. I guess it's 3.8GHz for this little guy.
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  18. I went to 1.4V and 4.0 Ghz. Windows wouldn't load and I barely made it back into the bios alive!

    I am back at 3.6 GHz and 1.2V, licking my wounds :-P
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  19. Best answer
    Well, I've tested several Ryzen chips and saw that those made in China seem to be luckier than those made in Malaysia. The best you'll get out of these chips are 4Ghz or 4.05Ghz and that's under custom liquid cooling with a hell of a lot of rads to keep it cool during the summer months. The good this is while gaming you'll never use more than 40% of your total CPU so stability in games won't be an issue.
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  20. Best I could get was 3.95ghz @ 1.3750V 100% Fan. Anything higher no matter how much voltage I use I end up having to reset CMOS.

    LLC 10% (mode 1)
    CPU SOC 1.1000V
    2933mhz memory

    Only problem I run into with stability is heat due to using stock cooler otherwise the tests all pass fine untill I run multiple passes to get hot enough to shutoff.

    B350 Tomahawk/ryzen 1700
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