Can I overclock my motherboard

Motherboard - MSI A320 Pro-VD/S AMD A320

if i was to get a Ryzen 5 1600 CPU will i be able to overclock. also the supported ram for it Ryzen 5 1600 is DDR4-2666 my ram is 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4/2400mhz Dual Channel Memory. will my ram be compatbile with the ryzen 5 CPU.

if i needed to change the mother board to support overclocking CPU can u guys give any suggestions and is it hard to change the motherboard and CPU as i have never done this before

Thank you
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  1. With A320 you will NOT be able to overclock the CPU.

    You will need at least a B350 motherboard.

    Under $100 it's hard to get a lock on what is good because some sites have great reviews while user reviews don't quite match, and vice versa, and no one seems to have a consensus on what is a good board in this price range. Usually if I see a board pop up multiple times on "Best.." lists, and it has pretty good reviews, its a safe bet to go with that board.

    The MSI B350 PC Mate is pretty popular, cheap, and from what I have seen has mostly good reviews.

    There is also the MSI B350 Tomahawk. Very cheap. pretty good reviews both users and professional reviewers.


    If you wanted something a little more high end, The Asus Strix B350F seems to be the best reviewed around the $150 area.
  2. If you want to OC, I would stay away from MSI and Gigabyte for now, both are very slack when it comes to BIOS updates/upgrades. Ryzen system is in constant development and BIOS updates, including AGESA code are changing rapidly.
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