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Question Overclocking ryzen 5 2600

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Hello all
Thank you in advance. I just got a ryzen 5 2600 and a b450 tomahawk. I am considering overclocking it. I have the stock cooler. I read some reviews online that said I shouldn’t overclock it because there is no point. First question: should I overclock it? What is the maximum speeds and voltage I should expect?
 

dorsai

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I'd suggest focusing on tightening ram timings and setting up your system with proper cooling that will keep the chip in the 65-70c range (or better) under load. Once you have those sorted out I would look at PBO and see what type of boost you'll get running it. If you do choose to run a 24/7 overclock expect a max of 4.1-ish Ghz (depends on your chip) and you'll want to stay as far below 1.4v as possible on the cpu.
 

poorbugger

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I have the 2600. Unless you live in a very cold ambient temperature with like 15C, i do not suggest overclocking it with the stock cooler. You will need at least a hyper 212 evo or led.
 

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