Do I Need A Better PSU? Overclocking the Ryzen 5 1600x.

Specs-
Motherboard: Asrock B350 Pro
Memory: GeIL SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000
GPU: PNY gtx 1070
CPU Cooler: MasterLiquid Lite 120
& five 150mm fans with LED.

The PSU powering up my computer is a Rosewill arc 650W

Long story short I was able to overclock my ryzen 5 to 3.875ghz@1.375v and my ram to only 2400mhz@1.34v.

However, here is where my question comes in place. When I try to bump my cpu to 3.9ghz@1.375v and ram to 2400mhz@1.34v, my computer would turn on (led lights, fans etc) but my monitor's display won't get a signal. The same would happen if I bump my ram to 2900mhz@1.34v and cpu to 3.875ghz@1.375v.

From here I would have to turn it on and off and on (5-8 times) until my monitor gets a signal. In a few cases, it manages to boot up the first time. Anyways, once I'm in Windows, I would test it with Cinebench and stressing it confirming that it is indeed working under those changed oc settings. As of right now, I'm planning to change my psu but I want to really want to know that if there's a possibility that my psu is the problem. I also updated the bios.

Any help or suggestions please. Sorry I'm not much of a tech dude :(
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  1. 2Donks said:
    Specs-
    Motherboard: Asrock B350 Pro
    Memory: GeIL SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000
    GPU: PNY gtx 1070
    CPU Cooler: MasterLiquid Lite 120
    & five 150mm fans with LED.

    The PSU powering up my computer is a Rosewill arc 650W

    Long story short I was able to overclock my ryzen 5 to 3.875ghz@1.375v and my ram to only 2400mhz@1.34v.

    However, here is where my question comes in place. When I try to bump my cpu to 3.9ghz@1.375v and ram to 2400mhz@1.34v, my computer would turn on (led lights, fans etc) but my monitor's display won't get a signal. The same would happen if I bump my ram to 2900mhz@1.34v and cpu to 3.875ghz@1.375v.

    From here I would have to turn it on and off and on (5-8 times) until my monitor gets a signal. In a few cases, it manages to boot up the first time. Anyways, once I'm in Windows, I would test it with Cinebench and stressing it confirming that it is indeed working under those changed oc settings. As of right now, I'm planning to change my psu but I want to really want to know that if there's a possibility that my psu is the problem. I also updated the bios.

    Any help or suggestions please. Sorry I'm not much of a tech dude :(


    I'd get a better PSU. The heart of every build is the PSU, and Rosewill is hot garbage. SeaSonic, Corsair, EVGA, all have outstanding PSUs.
    Reply to Vellinious
  2. The arc is definitely mediocre quality but I highly doubt it has anything to do with failed overclock.

    Is that board the pro 4 (I don't know of a straight pro board)

    If so are you on the latest bios revision 3 (or at least 2.60 minimum)
    If not you should be , memory speeds are much more stable on those revisions.
    Reply to madmatt30
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