Question My CPU wants way too much voltage *Ryzen 5 2600*

killeruchmad555

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I have a Gigabyte Aorus B450 pro with a ryzen 5 2600. I saw vids of people overclocking it to 4.2ghz with proper cooling around 1.42 volts. On my mobo, you can't change the CPU voltage, only the offset so I put it to +0.252 and overclocked to 4.1ghz, I got around 70 degrees Celsius under load but when I put the settings to high in battlefield 1 it crashed the pc, I looked at my voltages and they go up to 1.4..how is that not enough for 4.1ghz? I need advice here, should I keep it at a stable 4.0 or is there a solution to this? Thanks in advance
 

killeruchmad555

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Every chip is different, some overclock more with less voltage, I had an FX 8350 that was supposed to overclock to 5.1GHz no problem with 1.5V, I couldn't get over 4.7GHz at that voltage.
Yes I heard all CPUs are different and that's why

I'd say 4.0GHz is really good for an all core overclock with that motherboard and CPU.
I got it to work with a bit more voltage with Battlefield 1 on high but idle temps were over 50 degrees Celsius so I went back to 4ghz where the idle temp is normal around 40. In all honesty I don't even need the 4.1GHz as I'm getting a gtx 1070 and that can run most games well over 60fps ultra at stock 3.8ghz so I'll keep this a small overclock.

I wouldn't go higher than 1.35-1.4V myself.
Yeah I wouldn't either but the voltage jumps around, I had it at +0.278 or something and it went from 1.38 to 1.4 on idle and it was same under load lol. No thanks 😂.
Cheers for the replies tho!
 

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