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How to overclock properly Ryzen Cpu and Ram

Hello Lovely People,

Today’s subject is as the title suggests. To start off I will list my Pc Specs:

CPU- Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooling- Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
MB- MSI X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard
Ram- G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 F4-3200C16D-16GTZR
Storage- Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 SSD/ 1TB HHD 7200RPM Toshiba(From old Builds)
GPU- MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2GB GAMING X 2G
Case- S340 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU- SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified


So as for my Cpu goes I got it to clock at 3.85 1.35V if I remember correctly. The problem I have is it worked perfectly fine right up till I went and tried to Stream to YouTube. Any suggestions for me, as I am still new to overclocking?

As for the Ram I know that it is almost impossible to get to the 3200 rated speed I bought at but does anyone have any suggestion as to how high I can get it and using what volts/Timings?

Again thanks in advanced.

Regards,
AussiTheSham
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  1. Anyone have any advice?
  2. Hi aussithesham.business :)

    List your exact G.Skill part #.
    It will take some Bios tweaking to get your Timing, voltage and SPD.
    You have instability and that requires stress testing to analyze the problem.
    Initial stress testing should be done at stock frequency so bring Bios back to default.
  3. I have updated the initial post with the part number, I am currently using Prime95 for stress testing. Should i be using something else. I would love to use Aida64 I just do not have the money for it. How long should i Stress test it for? If it helps I will not be running this computer 24/7. Maybe 8 hours out of the day at most if that?
  4. OK lets get this sorted.

    The G.Skill F4-3200C16D-16GTZR are not listed on the MB QVL so have not been tested.
    This may be due to being a new batch and not yet appearing on the QVL.
    They should work however Ryzen 7 is pretty picky with RAM at 3200MHz and may require some Primary timing and voltage adjustment in Bios.

    First thing to do is update your Bios to version 7A33v55 to provide Improved memory compatibility and to address an Update for AGESA Code 1.0.0.6b.
    Here is a Youtube vid on how to update your Bios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRyFMf0D9Lc

    For stress testing it's best to download AIDA64 which is free for a month and by that time you should have it fixed. Download the self extracting .EXE file.

    At the same time download HWinfo64 and put both on your desktop side by side.
    In AIDA64, run the stress test for 10mins with only checkboxes ticked for CPU,FPU and Cache.

    Monitor your temps in HWINFO64 and take screen shots at the 10min mark then upload the results here for analysis. I will be wanting to check your Rail voltages under load and temperatures. To upload your results use IMIGUR or your favourite host url.
    Once results are in then recommendations will be given to stabilize your system. :)
  5. I have already Updated the Bios.

    As for the rest of the post. i will set everything back to Base and do as you say.

    Only Problem is i am at work atm, and prob will not be able to get back to this until Wednesday. But I will follow up Thank you for the help.
  6. No problem, take your time and i'll be here and yes, NO overclocking till tests are in at stock frequency.
  7. MeanMachine41 said:
    OK lets get this sorted.

    The G.Skill F4-3200C16D-16GTZR are not listed on the MB QVL so have not been tested.
    This may be due to being a new batch and not yet appearing on the QVL.
    They should work however Ryzen 7 is pretty picky with RAM at 3200MHz and may require some Primary timing and voltage adjustment in Bios.

    First thing to do is update your Bios to version 7A33v55 to provide Improved memory compatibility and to address an Update for AGESA Code 1.0.0.6b.
    Here is a Youtube vid on how to update your Bios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRyFMf0D9Lc

    For stress testing it's best to download AIDA64 which is free for a month and by that time you should have it fixed. Download the self extracting .EXE file.

    At the same time download HWinfo64 and put both on your desktop side by side.
    In AIDA64, run the stress test for 10mins with only checkboxes ticked for CPU,FPU and Cache.

    Monitor your temps in HWINFO64 and take screen shots at the 10min mark then upload the results here for analysis. I will be wanting to check your Rail voltages under load and temperatures. To upload your results use IMIGUR or your favourite host url.
    Once results are in then recommendations will be given to stabilize your system. :)



    Ok so i have everything downloaded for testing tomorrow but i need to know where i am to find these Rail voltages under load and temperatures. is it in HWiNFO64 or Aida64?
  8. Well not sure what you need but here is a link to my HWiNFO log around the 10 min mark https://drive.google.com/open?id=16iPayj-we4dK_8Vyb6XrjjKdpP5OkVUG . and here is a link to Aida64? https://imgur.com/VbU2LRf
  9. OK thats a good result at 3.46GHz and VCore @ 1.265V.
    Temperature on the core in AIDA64 maxed at 56C and all Rail voltages are within spec.

    You have a decent amount of headroom for Overclocking.
    This is a simple OC. Make the following changes and leave the rest on Auto for now.
    Once done stress test as before and post your results.

    Now increase your multiplier to 36 for 3.6GHZ OC and increase VCore to 1.350V to test.

    Go to Bios OC and sellect "OC Explore Mode" and choose "Expert" and make the necessary changes.
    Disable "Intel turbo boost".
    Disable "AMD Cool and Quiet"
    Disable C6 state. This is a power saving feature and can be enabled once stability is established.

    During the 10min AIDA test, keep an eye on core and packet temps. stop the test if you reach 80C.
    If the system fails to boot with the above then raise VCore to 1.375V to try.

    Good Luck and awaiting your report.
  10. OK changed multipler to 36, voltage to 1.350V, turned off amd cool and quiet, could not find the other two you talked about. these are the results.
    HWiNFO- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CU76kV2MjXwYESc2bPijDwiAZaq5NQWL
    AIDA- https://imgur.com/M97DMyb
  11. Good result M8 :) and you can go further if you want to.
    At 3.6Ghz and 1.35V on the core your temps after 10mins were 63C, however still climbing.
    Extend the test for 20mins and see how high it goes. Your Kraken is doing it's job.

    You can try for 3.8GHz if you wish and no need to post the result as before. You have the necessary tools to interpret yourself. You may have to increase VCore if unstable but do not exceed 1.4V for longevity. If unstable then increase voltage in .01V steps till stable.

    Now is the time to carefully monitor temps as you raise VCore cause the temperature of the MB VRMs will start to climb. Check packet temps and stop testing if any temps exceed 80C.

    Core C6 state is in "CPU Features" sub menu and enabled by default.

    If you decide to try for 4.0GHz then it will involve LLC (Load Line Calibration) increase to prevent Voltage droop under load and to maintain stability.
    Unless your really keen to get your MAX OC, then consider leaving it at 3.8GHz. If you are stable at 3.8GHz then save a profile in Bios that you can go back to if needed.
  12. Awesome. That is good to hear. Now do you know about getting the ram to clock at a higher speed?
  13. Best answer
    Clocking RAM at a higher than rated speed is not guaranteed and there are risks. You can do it with Bios Tweaks however its not quite the same as OCing the CPU which is recoverable when unstable.
    You can corrupt your Bios if not done correctly and you may also have to reinstall Windows in some cases. Very often it involves loosening Timings or increased DRAM Voltage which somewhat defeats the purpose.

    Best is to stick with their rated speed or buy a kit at a higher frequency.

    There is no great deal of difference when gaming between 2400MHz and 3200MHz. It's when large video or rendering CAD files that faster RAM is of benefit.
  14. Don't you have a 'memory try it' option on that boards bios? - most msi boards do .
  15. Your CPU cooler is probably sufficient to cool that 6 core with 1.45V. Although >1.45V is considered sustainable there are risks. I will generally recommend less than 1.50V.

    Your chip will probably hit 3.85-4.05 GHz with that voltage, add another 50-100 MHz if you disable SMT.

    For your motherboard, set LLC to Level 3 (Medium).This prevents voltage drops or spikes. Sufficient.

    May your clocks be high and voltages low!
    :)
  16. I want to thank all who helped out, after I asked about the ram issue i got it fixed. the problem was that Ryzen had a problem running higher than 2999 I think? either way I got it to run at 3200HZ. As for the CPU I'm leaving it at 3.6 it is fast enough for me and rendering videos. :)
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