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1st Time Trying to overclock a Ryzen 5 1600

I got my Ryzen 5 1600 very recently. I would also like to try my 1st attempt at overclocking. I would like to make sure I know what I'm doing or atleast know what to look out for. I have the Ryzen Master utility,CPU-Z, and Prime95. I have the stock Wraith Spire cooler, and I see that it is adequate for 3.6-3.8GHZ overclocking. Should I get an aftermarket AIO Liquid cooler? Would it be safe to just jump it to 3.6 and just run a stress test on Prime95? Also, What are the max temperatures I should be looking for while stress testing, and is there anything I need to do to the voltage?

My motherboard is an Asrock AB350M Pro4 MicroATX
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  1. zjd0114 said:
    I got my Ryzen 5 1600 very recently. I would also like to try my 1st attempt at overclocking. I would like to make sure I know what I'm doing or atleast know what to look out for. I have the Ryzen Master utility,CPU-Z, and Prime95. I have the stock Wraith Spire cooler, and I see that it is adequate for 3.6-3.8GHZ overclocking. Should I get an aftermarket AIO Liquid cooler? Would it be safe to just jump it to 3.6 and just run a stress test on Prime95? Also, What are the max temperatures I should be looking for while stress testing, and is there anything I need to do to the voltage?

    My motherboard is an Asrock AB350M Pro4 MicroATX


    Highest temps I'd want for a daily clock? Nothing higher than 70, max.

    If you have the money for an AIO cooler? I highly recommend it, especially since you're talking about overclocking.
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  2. Vellinious said:
    zjd0114 said:
    I got my Ryzen 5 1600 very recently. I would also like to try my 1st attempt at overclocking. I would like to make sure I know what I'm doing or atleast know what to look out for. I have the Ryzen Master utility,CPU-Z, and Prime95. I have the stock Wraith Spire cooler, and I see that it is adequate for 3.6-3.8GHZ overclocking. Should I get an aftermarket AIO Liquid cooler? Would it be safe to just jump it to 3.6 and just run a stress test on Prime95? Also, What are the max temperatures I should be looking for while stress testing, and is there anything I need to do to the voltage?

    My motherboard is an Asrock AB350M Pro4 MicroATX


    Highest temps I'd want for a daily clock? Nothing higher than 70, max.

    If you have the money for an AIO cooler? I highly recommend it, especially since you're talking about overclocking.


    70 when stress testing or after regular usage? Also, is there anything I need to touch on the voltage?
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  3. You're going to have limited options on voltage, because you bought the 350 chipset. Look for some tutorial videos about overclocking, learn the basics, get your motherboard manual out and read through it to familiarize yourself with your bios and then make an INFORMED decision about how much you're going to overclock, etc.
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  4. Vellinious said:
    You're going to have limited options on voltage, because you bought the 350 chipset. Look for some tutorial videos about overclocking, learn the basics, get your motherboard manual out and read through it to familiarize yourself with your bios and then make an INFORMED decision about how much you're going to overclock, etc.


    Alright, so what about using the Ryzen Master Utility? Would that work better than the bios so I don't have to constantly switch between? Also, how would I know my limit? If I clock too high, would the computer shut itself off to stop it from getting damaged? Also, is 80c a good load temperature using Prime95? If I do want to go through with this, I'll order an AIO liquid cooler this Friday.

    Sorry for all the questions, I just want to be sure that I don't accidentally break something. I know overclocking is taking that risk, but I want to be sure I do it safely
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    Answers to your questions in order.

    Always overclock from the bios.
    No.
    Temps / voltage (Stay under 75c and 1.4v for a daily clock)
    If temps go over a certain point, it'll throttle
    No
    An AIO is a good idea
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  6. Vellinious said:
    Answers to your questions in order.

    Always overclock from the bios.
    No.
    Temps / voltage (Stay under 75c and 1.4v for a daily clock)
    If temps go over a certain point, it'll throttle
    No
    An AIO is a good idea

    Got it. Stay under 75c on load and never go over 1.4v. Thank you for your help. I'll watch some videos and guides just to be sure. Thanks again
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