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Risk of damage by overclocking without BIOS, AMD Ryzen 1600 & GTX 1060

Howdo,

I am a layman, an amateur who has never done this before so I please ask that, if possible, I am given simple answers instead of jargon. I am very tight on a budget to create a gaming PC. Inescapably therefore I had to cut some corners. I have decided to go with a ryzen CPU, specifically the (r5) 1600. This CPU requires an AM4 socket motherboard. I needed to cut as much as possible so therefore went with the lowest cost AM4 motherboard I could find: the ASRock A320M-HDV. Link to the motherboard here: https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/A320M-HDV/index.asp#Specification.

This board unlike the other more pricier options does not have overclocking support, e.g. it doesn't allow you to simply overclock your cpu in the BIOS like the other boards do.

Therefore my first question is, whether there is any risk of damage to the computer if I overclock, without going at all into or dealing with BIOS, the ryzen CPU with the downloadable program AMD Ryzen Master Utility as can be found here from AMD: http://www.amd.com/en/technologies/ryzen-master.

I don't think BIOS are needed for a gpu overclock but I am not certain therefore I also want to ask the same question but this time (outside of BIOS), using something like MSI Afterburner with GTX 1060.

If it is at all relevant, the PSU is 550 W and I would only mild-medium overclock.

Thank you very much for any help in advance :love: :love:
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  1. With A320 chipset MB, you can't OC, the MB does not have that functionality... You will need a B350 MB to do so. What is your total budget? Any components already purchased? What is major usage? To be short, A320 chipset is not powerful enough to do OCing.
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  2. vapour said:
    With A320 chipset MB, you can't OC, the MB does not have that functionality... You will need a B350 MB to do so. What is your total budget? Any components already purchased? What is major usage? To be short, A320 chipset is not powerful enough to do OCing.


    Hello,

    Thanks for your answer. I did find a B350M board from the same company (ASRock) for just 10 more. Do you think that would suffice? The next cheapest I could find is from ASUS but for 20 more compared to the A320.
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    Where do you live? If in US/UK/CA, I may put some list for you to satisfy your needs if you tell me your budget, desired components :) Or you can try it your self, pcpartpicker.com, very useful website. Any good brand B350m MB will suffice, ASROCK is good.
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  4. vapour said:
    Where do you live? If in US/UK/CA, I may put some list for you to satisfy your needs if you tell me your budget, desired components :) Or you can try it your self, pcpartpicker.com, very useful website. Any good brand B350m MB will suffice, ASROCK is good.


    Thank you for your help vapour,

    I live in the U.K. I am aiming for something similar to what you have. Only differences are a 1060 instead of 1050, no case, no SSD (I just got a cheap HDD), EVGA 500w instead of 520 M12II (I hope it's enough, not even sure) & 8GB DDR4 instead of 16GB. I'm just a temporarily poor guy who wants to play a triple A game at low to medium settings pretty well.

    If you say ASROCK is good then I'm happy because that saves me at least 10. No exact budget just to spend as LITTLE as possible (hence no case). The only thing that is 100% is the GTX because a friend is selling it to me for a dirt cheap price (and I kinda really want the 1600 r5 since ryzen is the reason I decided to build a PC).
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  5. My suggestion for Purely budget gaming purposes, Ryzen 1200 is good enough for gaming with some decent OCing, but you can keep 1600 if you like :) Small SSD is boot drive, will increase booting/game loading speed a lot, don't go cheap on PSU, you may need to buy a new one very soon:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£94.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350M BAZOOKA Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£63.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£76.97 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Silicon Power - Silm S55 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£41.19 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£0.00)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini ITX OC Video Card (£0.00)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£65.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £342.58
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-03 01:06 BST+0100
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