[SOLVED] Dumb question about Ryzen

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If you simply raise the CPU multiplier on a R5 2600 from 17 to 18, do you have the equivalent of the R5 2600X including 4.2 GHZ turbo boost speeds? (Using adequate cooling of course)
Or does the turbo boost stay at 3.9 GHZ?
 
If you simply raise the CPU multiplier on a R5 2600 from 17 to 18, do you have the equivalent of the R5 2600X including 4.2 GHZ turbo boost speeds? (Using adequate cooling of course)
Or does the turbo boost stay at 3.9 GHZ?
If you change multipliers it is for a locked frequency. You either leave the CPU as is where it changes frequency on usage and temps or set it at a steady frequency that it doesn’t deviate from.
 
If you simply raise the CPU multiplier on a R5 2600 from 17 to 18, do you have the equivalent of the R5 2600X including 4.2 GHZ turbo boost speeds? (Using adequate cooling of course)
Or does the turbo boost stay at 3.9 GHZ?
If you change multipliers it is for a locked frequency. You either leave the CPU as is where it changes frequency on usage and temps or set it at a steady frequency that it doesn’t deviate from.
 

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Oh, I didn't know that. So any multiplier increase on the r5 2600 disables turbo automatically?
Yes. You tell the BIOS to stop OCing the CPU automatically and you just lock the speed to something and it never throttle back down. It's best to leave the CPU do it's thing without overclocking unless you don't mind. Lots of people overclock and leave it like that but when you're not doing anything at idle in windows your CPU is still at that speed. Not gonna hurt the CPU. It will reduce it's lifespan a little bit.
 

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Yes. You tell the BIOS to stop OCing the CPU automatically and you just lock the speed to something and it never throttle back down. It's best to leave the CPU do it's thing without overclocking unless you don't mind. Lots of people overclock and leave it like that but when you're not doing anything at idle in windows your CPU is still at that speed. Not gonna hurt the CPU. It will reduce it's lifespan a little bit.
Do Intel K CPUs work that way too?
 

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No, but you can adjust boost separately. same for Intels - you can adjust boost clock based on # of cores there (per core) if your bios supports it (and idle cores do reduce freq to base 800Mhz)

If you simply raise the CPU multiplier on a R5 2600 from 17 to 18, do you have the equivalent of the R5 2600X including 4.2 GHZ turbo boost speeds? (Using adequate cooling of course)
Or does the turbo boost stay at 3.9 GHZ?
 

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