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Stock clock temps reaching 71 degrees prime95. Is it safe to overclock?

Hi,
So my ryzen 7 1700x stock temps after being cooled by a 212 turbo are reaching 71 degrees. Though they fluctuate between 61 and 71 degrees under prime95 (been running it for about half hour). Voltage is 1.2 on auto, never goes past that.

Would it be safe to try and over clock or am I running a risk here?
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  1. dhruv990 said:
    Hi,
    So my ryzen 7 1700x stock temps after being cooled by a 212 turbo are reaching 71 degrees. Though they fluctuate between 61 and 71 degrees under prime95 (been running it for about half hour). Voltage is 1.2 on auto, never goes past that.

    Would it be safe to try and over clock or am I running a risk here?


    I think the temps should be aroun 30-40 on intel not so sure about ryzen but id assume similar
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    Reise Martin said:
    dhruv990 said:
    Hi,
    So my ryzen 7 1700x stock temps after being cooled by a 212 turbo are reaching 71 degrees. Though they fluctuate between 61 and 71 degrees under prime95 (been running it for about half hour). Voltage is 1.2 on auto, never goes past that.

    Would it be safe to try and over clock or am I running a risk here?


    I think the temps should be aroun 30-40 on intel not so sure about ryzen but id assume similar


    The OP is talking about full load with Prime95, not idle.

    To the OP, those temps are fine for stress load. You have a bit of room for OC'ing.

    Temps should be about 30-40 idle, 45-60 gaming load, and 70-80+ for full load stressing.
    Reply to keith12
  3. keith12 said:
    Reise Martin said:
    dhruv990 said:
    Hi,
    So my ryzen 7 1700x stock temps after being cooled by a 212 turbo are reaching 71 degrees. Though they fluctuate between 61 and 71 degrees under prime95 (been running it for about half hour). Voltage is 1.2 on auto, never goes past that.

    Would it be safe to try and over clock or am I running a risk here?


    I think the temps should be aroun 30-40 on intel not so sure about ryzen but id assume similar


    The OP is talking about full load with Prime95, not idle.

    To the OP, those temps are fine for stress load. You have a bit of room for OC'ing.

    Temps should be about 30-40 idle, 45-60 gaming load, and 70-80+ for full load stressing.



    Thats a good baseline to know.
    Reply to Reise Martin
  4. keith12 said:
    Reise Martin said:
    dhruv990 said:
    Hi,
    So my ryzen 7 1700x stock temps after being cooled by a 212 turbo are reaching 71 degrees. Though they fluctuate between 61 and 71 degrees under prime95 (been running it for about half hour). Voltage is 1.2 on auto, never goes past that.

    Would it be safe to try and over clock or am I running a risk here?


    I think the temps should be aroun 30-40 on intel not so sure about ryzen but id assume similar


    The OP is talking about full load with Prime95, not idle.

    To the OP, those temps are fine for stress load. You have a bit of room for OC'ing.

    Temps should be about 30-40 idle, 45-60 gaming load, and 70-80+ for full load stressing.


    Perfect! Ill start OC'ing and let you all know the results. Might help someone who is in a similar situation :)
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  5. Yeah, good luck. I've my 1600x @3.9. It was straight forward enough. But, alot of people found it more difficult. I had problems at first, because I had my ram OC'ed, and then tried the CPU. Eventually i took the OC off the ram, OC'ed the CPU first, then went back to the ram after. Now I'm stable with both. Tip might help some.

    Happy OC'ing :)

    edit: my humble OC brings temps to 80c on Prime95. I don't like to go beyond 80c for my OC's, others may say different and push the CPU's further.
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  6. Check temps with latest ryzen master software .

    Some monitoring programs do not allow for the 20c temp offset built into the x series chips.

    You may be running lower temps than you think.
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  7. madmatt30 said:
    Check temps with latest ryzen master software .

    Some monitoring programs do not allow for the 20c temp offset built into the x series chips.

    You may be running lower temps than you think.


    that a good point. although, coretemp, HWmon and Ryzen Master all show correct temps. I think the updates for those temp measuring tools have eliminated that problem for the most part.
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  8. ^ true but a lot of people are still running older versions.

    To be fair 71c is not a bad temp for an 8c/16t ryzen under prime

    I would hold of ovetclocking though if you are using that PC as a workstation for heavy duty rendering etc which constantly push high usage because I still deem that slightly higher than I'd expect for an evo 212.

    If its general use , gaming , light streaming etc go right ahead.

    I've found it impossible to push more than 60% usage on my 1700@4.1 under anything resembling fairly heavy usage.

    Bf1 mp + a background 4k render hit 61% & that is the most real world use mine has ever seen.
    I'm running a much much beefier cooler than a 212 though
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  9. So I tried over clocking
    Got 3.7 GHz stable at 1.3v
    For 3.8 GHz I need to push 1.35v
    Suffice to say I did not win the silicon lottery, or my case is not the best :P (S340 elite NZXT) my ambient room temp is around 35.

    Now at 3.8 GHz it gets to about 83.5 under prime95. And yeah I will be using this for rendering (which is why I wanted a slightly higher clock, I've got the cores its just the clocks that could use a little push). At 3.7 it reached 78 to 79.

    What do you guys think? Should I leave it at 3.8 or 3.7 or stock?
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  10. @ 1.3 at 3.7, as long as the temps are around 80'ish, seems a good compromise.
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  11. madmatt30 said:
    ^ true but a lot of people are still running older versions.

    To be fair 71c is not a bad temp for an 8c/16t ryzen under prime

    I would hold of ovetclocking though if you are using that PC as a workstation for heavy duty rendering etc which constantly push high usage because I still deem that slightly higher than I'd expect for an evo 212.

    If its general use , gaming , light streaming etc go right ahead.

    I've found it impossible to push more than 60% usage on my 1700@4.1 under anything resembling fairly heavy usage.

    Bf1 mp + a background 4k render hit 61% & that is the most real world use mine has ever seen.
    I'm running a much much beefier cooler than a 212 though



    what cooler do you you use? 4.1 is hard to get, even with a water loop. thats a nice OC :)
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  12. Ok, so I managed to get it to 3.75 GHz at 1.3v
    At ambient temperatures of 35 to 37 degrees I get max temps of around 80, but it generally stabilizes around the 75 mark. Should get an air conditioner soon :P
    I'll try more next year when I get an aio. I'm assuming high temps to be because currently I'm taking air in from within the case and throwing it out the top (trying to prevent dust build up) and the pull fan is quite close to the GPUs backplate (poorly designed am4 bracket in my opinion, there's no way to change the airflow so that it takes air in from the front of the case and throws it out the back)
    I'm also running my ram at stock speeds of 2400 MHz with cas latency of 16-16-16-39 (gskill flare x)
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  13. Yeah your ambients aren't helping at all , when you see testing etc done on sites or YouTube its generally at an average room temp of 21-22c.

    You're 14c above that before you even start.

    What's your actually case airflow ??
    You do have some front intakes in the case ?? Because if not you need some.

    Re that 212 turbo - you said the the pull Fanni's near the backplate ?? You should be able to fit that cooler in an horizontal orientation with a fan next to the ram & one near the case rear exhaust.

    At the minute bit sounds like you have bit the wrong way around for optimal performance.

    Also if ypu must have it that way for ram clearance or something then then push fan should be nearest the GPU & the pull fan near the top of the case.
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  14. Ahh , I see the 212 turbo uses the stock amd mounts ??

    I didn't know that .
    & cooler master have fitted it in such a way as it only mounts vertically like the old t4 ??

    That's poor IMO , I wouldn't be happy with that.
    I would have returned the cooler to be honest.
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  15. madmatt30 said:
    Yeah your ambients aren't helping at all , when you see testing etc done on sites or YouTube its generally at an average room temp of 21-22c.

    You're 14c above that before you even start.

    What's your actually case airflow ??
    You do have some front intakes in the case ?? Because if not you need some.

    Re that 212 turbo - you said the the pull Fanni's near the backplate ?? You should be able to fit that cooler in an horizontal orientation with a fan next to the ram & one near the case rear exhaust.

    At the minute bit sounds like you have bit the wrong way around for optimal performance.

    Also if ypu must have it that way for ram clearance or something then then push fan should be nearest the GPU & the pull fan near the top of the case.



    No I cant fit it in any other orientation because the AM4 bracket the cooler came with is the old upgrade kit style bracket that goes in only one way. I would have configured it for a front/back orientation if it did allow me to when i first installed it, as I have always preferred it that way.

    I have installed two front intake fans and no exhaust as I think it'll cause more air to escape than to enter.

    Also I couldnt return the cooler as it was the only option at the time as most stock of computer hardware is not set to become available anytime soon (some tax reforms that caused a shift in pricing). I was actually trying to get my hands on a noctua uh14s but it hasnt been available for a good 6 months now and the distributor has no clue when it will be back in stock.

    The only aio solutions available now for AM4 are dual fan radiator ones which will only fit the case if I let go of the front intakes.

    I'm waiting for a single fan AIO to become available so that the cpu can have a separate air flow system.
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