Ryzen 1700x Can't Hit 3.8GHz

I run 3.7GHz @ 1.3125v stable.
I've tried the voltage range of 1.3 - 1.38 with no avail. Disabling Core C6 State didn't do anything but raise temperatures. Same for AMD Cool and Quiet.

I'm running the latest BIOS version and stock memory speeds.

MSI B350 PC MATE
Ryzen 1700x
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 2400MHz

What do you think? Maybe I just majorly lost the silicon lottery, or am I doing something wrong in the BIOS/Windows?
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  1. im not much into overclocking but may i ask what is your cooler for cpu ?
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  3. Have you tried adjusting your SOC voltage?
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    Have you tried adjusting your SOC voltage?

    I haven't and I'm not sure of what voltages to try.

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    Maybe theses links will help you with settings/voltage:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DqctoWXeutgIqkx...

    I don't see my motherboard listed but I'll try some of the closely resembling ones.

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    im not much into overclocking but may i ask what is your cooler for cpu ?

    I use a Hyper 212 Evo and get 55-65c in games and 70-75c while rendering.
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  5. Give this a shot. Set your clock to 3.9, core voltage to 1.398 (it may bump it back automatically to 1.394 or something, it's fine), set your soc voltage to 1.2 and set llc to level 2. Then run prime 95 BUT find version 266. Don't run the latest version. Just watch your temps with coretemp (quick free download). If you're reaching upwards of 90c stop the test, you need to scale back or get better cooling. I've done this fine with the mediocre corsair h60 cooler so you might be ok.
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  6. marko55 said:
    Give this a shot. Set your clock to 3.9, core voltage to 1.398 (it may bump it back automatically to 1.394 or something, it's fine), set your soc voltage to 1.2 and set llc to level 2. Then run prime 95 BUT find version 266. Don't run the latest version. Just watch your temps with coretemp (quick free download). If you're reaching upwards of 90c stop the test, you need to scale back or get better cooling. I've done this fine with the mediocre corsair h60 cooler so you might be ok.


    I tried 3.8GHz @ 1.39v, 1.2v soc, and level 2 llc and STILL had crashes in Cinebench. Starting to think I'm out of luck.

    Another thing to mention: on my stable 3.7GHz, I actually get higher temps while rendering in Cinebench (75C), than I do in AIDA64 (63C). Coincidence?
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  7. What memory speed you running? I heard something a while back that memory speeds like 3200mhz allow Ryzen to clock a tad higher.
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    What memory speed you running? I heard something a while back that memory speeds like 3200mhz allow Ryzen to clock a tad higher.


    2667MHz
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  9. Yeah this makes no sense. You should at least be able to reach 3.8GHz with ease as that's the CPU's default turbo speed!

    At this point I'm leaning toward the motherboard/BIOS or just your motherboard not liking your RAM. I've built a lot of machines in my time, and talking and browsing through posts here for years and I can think of maybe 1 or 2 times a CPU was actually an issue. Yes, it happens, but I always consider everything else in a machine before thinking my CPU is bad.

    With that said, your options are to either try another BIOS version (even if its one older) or replace your motherboard (maybe even with one a little better).

    To possibly rule in/out the RAM, only leave a single DIMM installed and don't apply any XMP to it. Let it run at its default 2133, apply your CPU OC and see if things stabilize. If they do, its your RAM (in one of two ways). Its possible one of the sticks is bad OR your motherboard just flat out doesn't like that RAM. You can boot to a memtest86 USB stick to test the RAM if it comes to that.
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  10. marko55 said:
    Yeah this makes no sense. You should at least be able to reach 3.8GHz with ease as that's the CPU's default turbo speed!

    At this point I'm leaning toward the motherboard/BIOS or just your motherboard not liking your RAM. I've built a lot of machines in my time, and talking and browsing through posts here for years and I can think of maybe 1 or 2 times a CPU was actually an issue. Yes, it happens, but I always consider everything else in a machine before thinking my CPU is bad.

    With that said, your options are to either try another BIOS version (even if its one older) or replace your motherboard (maybe even with one a little better).

    To possibly rule in/out the RAM, only leave a single DIMM installed and don't apply any XMP to it. Let it run at its default 2133, apply your CPU OC and see if things stabilize. If they do, its your RAM (in one of two ways). Its possible one of the sticks is bad OR your motherboard just flat out doesn't like that RAM. You can boot to a memtest86 USB stick to test the RAM if it comes to that.


    Okay so I disabled XMP, set the voltage to 1.3750 (I think), set the SoC voltage to 1.15, ran the RAM at 2133MHz, and had a successful run. However, when I went back into the BIOS to try and lower some voltages, I could never complete Cinebench on 3.8GHz again. I even went back to the the voltages aforementioned, and those stopped working too! lol!
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