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Overclocking my Ryzen CPU causes system crashes.

Hey everyone.
So basically all my new parts for my computer arrived along with my Ryzen 1500x, B350m Gaming Pro Motherboard and DDR4 Ram.

I put the parts in and everything was going well when i booted and went to bios, before i did anything changed my boot device and then booted into windows. Everything was stable when i was playing games and doing a stress test when the 1500x was at it's stock clock of 3.6Ghz. So seeing this i went back to bios and amp'd it up to 3.8Ghz as well as test different core voltages (The max on this motherboard is 1.4000v).

Unfortunately, every different voltage i tried to optimize all kept causing my PC to crash while in games. Temps were fine seeing i have a water cooler so this is very odd and i am wondering if this is maybe a fault with something i purchased or maybe something else. Thanks!

Full Specs:
CPU: Ryzen 1500x
GPU RX 480 4GB
MOBO: MSI B350M Gaming Pro
PSU: INTEGRATOR 500W 80Plus Bronze
SSD: Kingston Savage 240GB
RAM: XPG Adata DDR4 8GB 2400mhz
CPU COOLER: iD-Cooling FrostFlow 120-R AIO CPU Water Cooler
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  1. Try 3.7Ghz, and if it crashes at stock voltage, slowly increase the voltage until a point where you don't feel comfortable. If it doesn't let you overclock at all chances are you MIGHT have a chip that just doesn't want to be overclocked.
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  2. Best answer
    Update your bios. Major stability improvements have taken place.
    Reply to Supahos
  3. Thanks for the suggestions guys, i updated bios and it allowed me to go above 1.4v which still didn't work so i just settled for it being stable at 3.7Ghz on Game Boost mode with auto core voltage.
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  4. jty0yt said:
    Try 3.7Ghz, and if it crashes at stock voltage, slowly increase the voltage until a point where you don't feel comfortable. If it doesn't let you overclock at all chances are you MIGHT have a chip that just doesn't want to be overclocked.

    Also i must ask is it worth getting a replacement if this chip is the reason it won't overclock well?
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  5. Try it with ryzen master software
    Reply to Supahos
  6. Supahos said:
    Try it with ryzen master software

    Can't i'm on windows 8.1
    Reply to xProdergy
  7. One other thing that's weird is after i overclocked it to 3.7Ghz the fps in games seem to be worse...
    Reply to xProdergy
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