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Safe Voltage offset for Ryzen 1600 OC to 3.75ghz

I am overclocking my Ryzen 1600 to 3.75 ghz and I currently have the voltage offset set to 0.16250. Is this safe? If not, what should I set voltage offset to on an Asus Prime B350 Plus motherboard with DDR4-2400? I am using the stock cooler that came with the CPU also.
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  1. What is your total voltage in CPU-Z?
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  2. What cooling are you using? On air, I probably wouldn't go over 1.4. On water, 1.45 is pretty safe.
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  3. Vellinious said:
    What cooling are you using? On air, I probably wouldn't go over 1.4. On water, 1.45 is pretty safe.


    I'd say stay away from 1.45 for 24/7 uses, I'd max out at 1.4v.
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  4. Depends on cooling. AMD said 1.45v is safe with sufficient cooling. I wouldn't consider air cooling sufficient.
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  5. Vellinious said:
    Depends on cooling. AMD said 1.45v is safe with sufficient cooling. I wouldn't consider air cooling sufficient.


    I thought they said use 1.45v max but don't do it 24/7 as it will degrade the CPU a lot quicker.
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  6. Odd, I never heard the AMD rep say that....and certainly not what the AMD rep in the Ryzen thread over at OCN told us.
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  7. Vellinious said:
    Odd, I never heard the AMD rep say that....and certainly not what the AMD rep in the Ryzen thread over at OCN told us.


    Ah well, idk. That's what I heard at least, but it seems like the internet can't always figure out what's the max voltage for anything is anymore lol.
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  8. What offset voltage do I use to run at 1.4 volts if 1.4 volts is safe? I think I was running above that in CPU-Z and I was getting some large FPS drops in games. Is this because I was using too much voltage?
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  9. Depending on the bios version, and the motherboard....you might end up with a - offset. I'd get HW INFO, and look to see what your core voltage is at idle. Then set an offset to put your voltage where you want it. Always better to run it as low as possible. For the clocks you're talking about in your original post, I'd wager that 1.375v or lower should suffice.
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    iSoLateD1 said:
    I am overclocking my Ryzen 1600 to 3.75 ghz and I currently have the voltage offset set to 0.16250. Is this safe? If not, what should I set voltage offset to on an Asus Prime B350 Plus motherboard with DDR4-2400? I am using the stock cooler that came with the CPU also.


    I'm pretty much in the same situation as you, I have the same CPU, motherboard and cooler. However I have higher slightly higher clocked RAM at 3000 MHz. Now I have achieved a 3.85 GHz OC with an offset of +0.1125, this translates to 1.35 v in CPU-Z. So if you go for an offset of +0.1625 then you will be pushing around 1.4 v.

    As Vellinious said that's probably the limit for a long term overclock on air and for the clocks you got try bring it down to what I'm using you should be able to get that stable. My max temp in the AIDA64 stress test is 80° C, but in games that reaches around 70 ° C max and that is well within the safe zone for temps. I wouldn't push it any further than that on the stock cooler.
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  11. play3r_93 said:
    iSoLateD1 said:
    I am overclocking my Ryzen 1600 to 3.75 ghz and I currently have the voltage offset set to 0.16250. Is this safe? If not, what should I set voltage offset to on an Asus Prime B350 Plus motherboard with DDR4-2400? I am using the stock cooler that came with the CPU also.


    I'm pretty much in the same situation as you, I have the same CPU, motherboard and cooler. However I have higher slightly higher clocked RAM at 3000 MHz. Now I have achieved a 3.85 GHz OC with an offset of +0.1125, this translates to 1.35 v in CPU-Z. So if you go for an offset of +0.1625 then you will be pushing around 1.4 v.

    As Vellinious said that's probably the limit for a long term overclock on air and for the clocks you got try bring it down to what I'm using you should be able to get that stable. My max temp in the AIDA64 stress test is 80° C, but in games that reaches around 70 ° C max and that is well within the safe zone for temps. I wouldn't push it any further than that on the stock cooler.


    It added a 0 in the bios to 0.1125 and set it to 0.11250, and in CPU-Z it is going as high as 1.363 and it changes a lot. Is this normal?
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  12. Yep it goes above 1.35 v some times and reaches a max of 1.363 v and that is normal. Now I'm not 100% sure but I think that is due to the auto LLC (load line calibration) setting. The fluctuation is also normal, it drops voltage when it doesn't need it just like it did before the OC.

    But since you are using 3.75 GHz try reducing the voltage or even increase the frequency to match my OC and check your temps and stability during stress tests and gaming. I should also add that my ambient temperature is around 18-21° C. I have also found that for a +1° C increase in ambient temperature it generally translates to a +1° C rise in system temps.
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  13. When the voltage lowers under stress, this is called vdroop. A low LLC setting counteracts droop a little bit, and keeps the voltage from dropping too much. A high LLC setting can actually increase the voltage when the CPU is under load, but at the expense of a lot of extra heat on the VRM. It's generally not a good practice to use too much LLC.
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