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Ryzen 5 1600 n00b overclock crashing.

Hey guys, this was my first overclocking attempt.

I'm running the stock Wraith cooler and trying to bump up my CPU from 3200 to 3700. I've put the volts on the low end at 1.25

With this setting it's finally showing the correct speed where previously that was not the case in CPU-Z. I run Cinebench fine but when performing a stress test after 2 min it crashes.

Temperature is barely going above 40 at around 42 during stress test so I doubt it's the cooler.

Is the crashing due to my lower CPU voltage levels therefore when under stress it doesn't have enough n shuts down?

Most guides say 1.3-1.35V is best for the 1600.

PC Specs are:
R5 1600
ASRock B350 Pro 4
Corsair Vengeance 16gb 2666 (only running at 2133)
GTX 1060 6gb

Any help would be appreciated as I'm new to this and still learning. Thanks!
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  1. Quote:
    Is the crashing due to my lower CPU voltage levels


    More than likely yes.
    What stress testing program are you using?
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  2. SethJPC said:
    Quote:
    Is the crashing due to my lower CPU voltage levels


    More than likely yes.
    What stress testing program are you using?


    I'm using Aida 64
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  3. Bump update:

    I upped my CPU Voltage to 1.32
    Stress test ran for 30min before crashing where my screen and keyboard went blank (PC still running tho).

    The max temp under AIDA 64 stress test was only 55 for my CPU.

    Should I up the voltage a little more as it only lasted 30min this time? (Previously 2min and 1.2V)

    Please help, I don't wanna fry my CPU haha.
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  4. Leif_1 said:
    Should I up the voltage a little more as it only lasted 30min this time? (Previously 2min and 1.2V)

    Yes just up it by one point at a time and try again until it runs for how long is deemed stable (I don't use AIDA). Stop increasing the voltage if CPUs temps are above 65
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  5. Thanks Seth,

    By 1 point do you mean if currently at 1.32 change to 1.33?

    Then so on and so fourth?
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    Leif_1 said:
    Thanks Seth,
    By 1 point do you mean if currently at 1.32 change to 1.33?
    Then so on and so fourth?

    Are you putting the values in manually by typing 1.33?
    On my MOBO I press the pagedown key and it increases the voltage in a small increment, I suspect yours can do something similar.
    Try 1.325 then 1.33 and so on if you're patient, you want to find the lowest stable voltage possible (time consuming but worth :/).
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  7. Thanks mate, definitely time consuming but understandably worth it!
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