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Ryzen 3 1200 doesn't overclock on my Asrock ab350m pro4 motherboard

Hello, recently I've been trying to overclock my Ryzen 3 up to various clock rates at different voltages in my AB350M Pro 4 mobo UEFI. Unfortunately, Windows doesn't boot up no matter what I do (different voltages and clock speeds basically fail and PC just doesn't boot up). I constantly have to reset using CMOS. Any suggestions what should I do? Everybody is succeeding in OC but not me. Does that mean my CPU or motherboard are faulty despite working fine on stock speeds and voltages?

As for cooling I have an Seasonic 520W M12II-520 EVO PSU, one exaust fan at rear and two intake on the front, I am also using the stock cooler.
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  1. what is your setting? List them.
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  2. vapour said:
    what is your setting? List them.


    Excuse me, what do you mean by setting? Are you talking about CPU voltages and clock rates I inputted in my UEFI?
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  3. Yes
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  4. vapour said:
    Yes


    Well, as I said I inputted various settins in my UEFI: 3.8 Ghz at 1.29-1.35 V, then I tried 3.7, 3.6 and 3.5 Ghz at 1.35 V, also tried 3.6, I believe, at stock voltage (~1.2 V) and still nothing.
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  5. Is your bios up to date?
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    3.10 is the newest version, check it in bios, if not the latest, update bios first and try again
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  7. vapour said:
    3.10 is the newest version, check it in bios, if not the latest, update bios first and try again


    Is this really the problem? I was considering doing that but the possibilty of bricking my mobo or damaging it discouraged me.
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  8. Nope, as long as you do it correctly :) use USB flash, not windows route.
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  9. vapour said:
    Nope, as long as you do it correctly :) use USB flash, not windows route.


    Updated my BIOS to the newest version (3.10) and surprisingly it worked. :D I was able to hit that sweet 3.8 Ghz spot at 1.3V. Temperatures are at 40-51C during stress tests and intense games/software (idle ~40C). Altough, I'm pretty concerned atm if I should undervolt it or not.
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  10. Good temp and good voltage. Save your current setting and try decreasing voltage if you want to. If no boot or unstable, stick to 1.3. Congrats, mate :)
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  11. vapour said:
    Good temp and good voltage. Save your current setting and try decreasing voltage if you want to. If no boot or unstable, stick to 1.3. Congrats, mate :)


    Good to hear. But does undervolting increase performance and decrease temps? Insufficient voltage for an overclocked CPU could result in additional heat or decrease in longevity.
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  12. it is not trying to undervolt but to use only necessary voltage to make it stable -> save energy and cpu longevity due to high voltage -> high temperature. Performance is the same.
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  13. How were you able to determine what the latest Bios version was?
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  14. mcmahoon12 said:
    How were you able to determine what the latest Bios version was?


    It is in the official Asrock website under your motherboard's BIOS section in Support.
    https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/AB350M%20Pro4/index.asp#BIOS
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  15. vapour said:
    it is not trying to undervolt but to use only necessary voltage to make it stable -> save energy and cpu longevity due to high voltage -> high temperature. Performance is the same.


    Apparently that preset (3.8 GHZ and 1.3V) results in constant crashes while gaming. After some messing in UEFI I found out that either 3.7 Ghz at 1.29V or 3.8 Ghz at 1.35V are sufficient for my system and runs stable. Not sure which one I should keep, the difference in performance is insignificant, though.
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  16. Both are good, if 1.35v temp is good, I will keep 3.8
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