[SOLVED] PBO on or off Ryzen 7 3700X

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Hello,

I have a Ryzen 7 3700X on an Aorus Pro B550 AC mobo and i'm using my pc for content creation and rendering, shall i enable PBO for day to day work, does it have any impact on the lifespan of the cpu notice that temperature are between 33 and 72 at max load with PBO on, it is safe to leave it on always ????

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Hello,

I have a Ryzen 7 3700X on an Aorus Pro B550 AC mobo and i'm using my pc for content creation and rendering, shall i enable PBO for day to day work, does it have any impact on the lifespan of the cpu notice that temperature are between 33 and 72 at max load with PBO on, it is safe to leave it on always ????

Thanks,
Agreed that controlling temp is the key with PBO. But you should only experience a temp problem when heavily loading the CPU with all-core workloads. Using it 24-7 isn't really going to be a problem as routine desktop (like web browsing, etc) type tasks and even gaming won't make the CPU heat up considerably.

The good thing about PBO is the boost algorithm is still working to protect the CPU, so if you don't...
Hello,

I have a Ryzen 7 3700X on an Aorus Pro B550 AC mobo and i'm using my pc for content creation and rendering, shall i enable PBO for day to day work, does it have any impact on the lifespan of the cpu notice that temperature are between 33 and 72 at max load with PBO on, it is safe to leave it on always ????

Thanks,

72C is not a problem - so long as temps are kept in check there should be no issue running with PBO on imo.
 
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Hello,

I have a Ryzen 7 3700X on an Aorus Pro B550 AC mobo and i'm using my pc for content creation and rendering, shall i enable PBO for day to day work, does it have any impact on the lifespan of the cpu notice that temperature are between 33 and 72 at max load with PBO on, it is safe to leave it on always ????

Thanks,
Agreed that controlling temp is the key with PBO. But you should only experience a temp problem when heavily loading the CPU with all-core workloads. Using it 24-7 isn't really going to be a problem as routine desktop (like web browsing, etc) type tasks and even gaming won't make the CPU heat up considerably.

The good thing about PBO is the boost algorithm is still working to protect the CPU, so if you don't control temperature and it gets up above the mid 80C range it will start pulling clocks back to the same clocks it would have if not using PBO. Keeping it in the mid-70's gets you the performance uplift you're looking for with PBO.
 
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i have PBO on for my 3700x and have o concerns about how long it will last.

i have pc's over 10 years old that have been oc'ed the whole time and they are running strong still. keep the temps down and let PBO do it's thing. remember that PBO will only boost if it has power and temp room to spare. so it's not like it sits maxed out 24/7 eating away at the cpu. it only boosts when it needs to and so long as it is safe to do.
 
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