Hello! So I'm planning to overclock my ryzen 3 2200g with a b450m HDV.. I'm on a budget so I'm not some sort of a multi billionaire who can afford i9 9900k, anyways back to my question.. Can you overclock 2200g with only the stock cooler? (Can't afford an extra $20 on a CPU cooler)
Never know to you try. Do some homework on OC’ing that cpu and maybe some motherboard specs and see what happens. You can always revert down in speed if it gets too hot. I know I can run my older ryzen 5 1400 on an all core clock at 3400mhz and sustain decent temps with a stock cooler. Anything more gets a bit to hot for comfort. With a H80 I was able to do a bit more and still be good on a stress test without side effects.
Overclocking of a 2200 is fairly limited and usually the stock cooler works OK for what you can get out of it if you let the fan spin up pretty high. That will make it pretty noisy though.
Hopefully the Gammaxx should help with the sound at least as much as heat removal. It also appears to provide for airflow across the VRM, a very good thing with most AM4 boards. So if you need to go further it will be if you need to keep a quieter system.
I'd suggest trying out the stock cooler first then making a decision on aftermarket choices.