Question How can I Overclock my CPU (and GPU)

Jun 4, 2019
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These are my Specs
CPU Name AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor
Threading 1 CPU - 6 Core - 12 Threads
Frequency 3391.91 MHz (34 * 99.76 MHz) - Uncore: 1197.1 MHz
Multiplier Current: 34
Architecture Summit Ridge / Stepping: ZP-B1 / Technology: 14 nm
CPUID / Ext. F.1.1 / 17.1
IA Extensions MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
Caches L1D : 32 KB / L2 : 512 KB / L3 : 8192 KB
Caches Assoc. L1D : 8-way / L2 : 8-way / L3 : 16-way
Microcode Rev. 0x8001137
TDP / Vcore 65 Watts / 1.116 Volts
Temperature 52.9 °C / 127 °F
TypeRetail
Cores Frequencies#00: 3391.91 MHz  #01: 3391.91 MHz  #02: 3391.91 MHz  #03: 3391.91 MHz 
#04: 3391.91 MHz  #05: 3391.91 MHz

Motherboard

Model
Gigabyte AX370M-DS3H-CF Socket
Socket AM4 (1331)
North Bridge AMD Ryzen SOC rev 00
South Bridge AMD X370 rev 51
BIOS
American Megatrends Inc. F24 (12/25/2018)
AMD AGESA PinnaclePI-AM4 1.0.0.6
Memory (RAM)
Total Size 16384 MB
Type
Single Channel (64 bit) DDR4-SDRAM
Frequency 1197.6 MHz (DDR4-2396) - Ratio 1:12
Timings 17-17-17-39-56-2 (tCAS-tRC-tRP-tRAS-tCS-tCR)
Slot #1 Module Team Group Inc. 8192 MB (DDR4-2400) - XMP 2.0 - P/N: TEAMGROUP-UD4-2666
Slot #2 Module A-Data Technology 8192 MB (DDR4-2662) - XMP 2.0 - P/N: DDR4 2666 2OZ
Graphic Card (GPU)
GPU Type Radeon RX 580 Series (Polaris)
GPU Brand Micro-Star International Co. Lt
GPU VRAM 4096 MB Storage (HDD/SSD)
Model #1 Name Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 (FW: 02.01A02)
Model #1 Capacity 931.5 GiB (~1000 GB)
Model #1 Type Fixed - Bus: SATA (11)
Model #2 Name HP SSD S700 Pro 512GB (FW: Q0308D_H)
Model #2 Capacity 476.9 GiB (~510 GB)
Model #2 Type Fixed, SSD - Bus: SATA (11)

Display

Screen #1 Acer KG221Q (ACR058E)
Screen #1 Spec 21.7 inches (55.1 cm) / 1920 x 1080 pixels @ 48-75 Hz
Miscellaneous
Windows Version
Microsoft Windows 10 (10.0) Home 64-bit
Windows Subver.
Build 17763
CPU-Z Version 1.87.0 (64 bit)

My CPU Voltage I think is capped at 1.248V
My CPU Temperature Idle is: 36C
My CPU Temp Under Stress: 58C
My GPU Temperature Idle is: 28C
My GPU Temp Under Stress: 78C
The GPU Started working its way up around 69C it got really slow going up but it kept going I was afraid I might damage my GPU if I ran the stress any longer I was already running it for almost 4 minutes.
I think my GPU is capped at 1000mV
 
You have plenty avenues to follow, but the easiest and most straight forward one is to just increase the "multiplier" of the CPU inside the Motherboard CPU configuration, so it reaches a higher turbo speed on its own.

Then, if you want a more complex approach, you'd need to start reading and understanding a bit about how to supply different voltages to the CPU and playing with the multiplier and clocks (RAM, Infinity Fabric and PCI). I believe there's a thread in the Overlocking sub-forum to this effect that explains everything in great detail for you already, so head there.

Cheers!
 
Jun 4, 2019
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You have plenty avenues to follow, but the easiest and most straight forward one is to just increase the "multiplier" of the CPU inside the Motherboard CPU configuration, so it reaches a higher turbo speed on its own.

Then, if you want a more complex approach, you'd need to start reading and understanding a bit about how to supply different voltages to the CPU and playing with the multiplier and clocks (RAM, Infinity Fabric and PCI). I believe there's a thread in the Overlocking sub-forum to this effect that explains everything in great detail for you already, so head there.

Cheers!
Thanks, I will definitely try changing the multiplier but is there a limit to how high it will go can I just increase the CPU clock higher (and if so how would I do that) I've watched tons of online videos of overclocking but I still really don't get it I just want to see how far my CPU can go.
 
Thanks, I will definitely try changing the multiplier but is there a limit to how high it will go can I just increase the CPU clock higher (and if so how would I do that) I've watched tons of online videos of overclocking but I still really don't get it I just want to see how far my CPU can go.
Each CPU is different, albeit slightly, but different nonetheless. Also, motherboards are different and power supplies are different. What works for a reviewer, won't work for you necessarily and vice versa.

EDIT: Forgot to mention... The multiplier is the easiest approach, as long as you leave everything else in "auto". The kicker is your CPU will try to OC itself as much as its temperature and power allows it to and you won't have to do anything else. As you say, there's a limit to how high you can take the CPU, but since you're using a 1600, 4Ghz should be achievable. That should be a 40x multiplier.

Cheers!
 

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