Question AMD Ryzen 5 3400G, should i overclock it?

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My current PC specifications:

System:Windows 10(64 bit )

CPU:AMD Ryzen 5 3400G

Memory: Viper 4 2x8 DDR4 3200MHz

Disk: ADATA SX900 ATA Device 64 GB SDD + Toshiba DT01ACA200 ATA Device 2000 GB HDD + SAMSUNG HD502HI ATA Device 500 GB HDD

Display adapter:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780(3.00 GB)

Motherboard:
MSI B450M GAMING PLUS

Monitor: Samsung c24f390 24" LED Curved Monitor

Power Supply: CP 750W combat power



I've just bought a AMD Ryzen 5 3400G for my PC, and i got a few questions:
Does the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G reach 4.2Ghz by default or i need to overclock it?
If yes, is it safe to do that with a stock CPU cooler?
Anyway, i've never done anything like that before, so i would be pleased if someone could give me some tips about overclocking a CPU.
Thanks a lot! :D
 
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It should reach 4.2 with Turbo Boost enabled in the BIOS.
As far as overclocking it.
I wouldn't because I don't think you really need to.
I think your CPU should be fast enough for your GPU.
Ok, thanks!
But i'm planning to buy a GTX1660 in the near future, it will works fine with my current PC specs?
Also let's suppose that i still want to overclock my Ryzen CPU, will i manage to reach 4.4GHz of clock speed with a 1.375V/1.400V? will it be safe for my CPU? (yes i'm using the stock heatsinks, the wraith spire) :)
 
Ok, thanks!
But i'm planning to buy a GTX1660 in the near future, it will works fine with my current PC specs?
Also let's suppose that i still want to overclock my Ryzen CPU, will i manage to reach 4.4GHz of clock speed with a 1.375V/1.400V? will it be safe for my CPU? (yes i'm using the stock heatsinks, the wraith spire) :)
I think there's a good chance the 3400g will work well with the 1660 without OCing it....but I think you need to try it to find out for sure.

After you have it set up.....run some demanding games and run Afterburner and monitor your CPU and GPU usages and fps and see what happens.

....as far as your question about OCing .....I don't OC much....so maybe start a new post on that one.
 
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This begs the question: why would you want to overclock it? You've only just bought it, so you can't have any shortcomings that you've run into thus far.
Because i want to push it to the limit :)
I activated 'game boost' option from the MSI bios, but it say, max "CPU clock speed: 3.95GHz" (not 4.4GHz) so how can i increase it up to 4.4GHz? :)
Also i have 8x2 GB 3200MHz RAM, but in the bios says "2300MHz" how can i adjust it?
Thanks!!
 
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Because i want to push it to the limit :)
I activated 'game boost' option from the MSI bios, but it say, max "CPU clock speed: 3.95GHz" (not 4.4GHz) so how can i increase it up to 4.4GHz? :)
Also i have 8x2 GB 3200MHz RAM, but in the bios says "2300MHz" how can i adjust it?
Thanks!!
For Ram to work on 3200mhz you need to Select XMP Profile in your Bios

Why you want to overclock it to 4.4ghz? What u want to run with that?
Its no Good to OC your Cpu without any reason.
i have 2400g and i only OC it when i think that some game is not running well otherwise 1st i use Game mode in bios which Oc my cpu at 3.85 Ghz
 
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For Ram to work on 3200mhz you need to Select XMP Profile in your Bios

Why you want to overclock it to 4.4ghz? What u want to run with that?
Its no Good to OC your Cpu without any reason.
i have 2400g and i only OC it when i think that some game is not running well otherwise 1st i use Game mode in bios which Oc my cpu at 3.85 Ghz
OK, I've selected xmp profile in my bios, but now the PC won't boot anymore, black screen... What should l do now?
 
I activated 'game boost' option from the MSI bios, but it say, max "CPU clock speed: 3.95GHz" (not 4.4GHz) so how can i increase it up to 4.4GHz? :)
That sounds weird, given that under normal usage, the 3400g is base 3.7GHz, and boost 4.2GHz (under load... if it's just sitting there idle, it's not going to boost). Unless all the BIOS did is push up the base speed, which is pointless to do.

Also, consider this: an extra 0.2GHz is slightly less than 5%. You're never going to notice any gain in real-world usage.

Ergo, to answer the question that is your subject line for this thread: No.
 
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