Question ryzen 2600x base settings with stock cooler

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Hello all,
I am wondering what are some good base setting for a ryzen 2600x on the stock air cooler. I have an asrock b450m pro4 and 3200 ram (through xmp). I am finding the default values to run crazy hot when I do benchmarks. Ryzen master is showing me voltages as high as 1.4 and clocks of nearly 4.2. I get 100c in prime95 in like 5 minutes. That seems very agressive to me. I tried setting it to 1.184v and 3.8ghz and that runs better but still above 90c in prime95. I would like to stay below 90c. The only solution I've found so far is to set the cpu usage to 95% and below under power options in windows. I was wondering what are some recommended values for a ryzen 2600x. I'm not looking for anything crazy - i just want stable performance at or below 90c and I don't particularly want to buy a new cooler if I can help it. What would be some standard settings for 3.6ghz, 3.8ghz and 4.0 ghz (or anything inbetween) that people have found to be stable and at what temps? Are there some good articles out there on topics that would help me with this? I would appreciate help with this please. Thanks.
 

stefanos50

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90C with 1.184v? Are you sure you placed the cpu cooler corectly? First i would try to reinstall the thermal paste and cpu cooler and be sure it is in the right place and have contact with the cpu.
 

rigg42

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I had this issue with a 2600x and the stock cooler. I was able to get 4 ghz at 1.25v (on sv12 in HWI64) and get the temps in the mid 70's in P95 26.6 small FFT. This will vary from CPU to CPU. With an X CPU you will likely get better performance running it stock with PBO and a better cooler.

If you have AVX enabled that would explain the astronomical temps after manually dialing in voltage and clocks. Use P95 26.6 or the latest version and un-check the boxes for AVX instructions before running the workers. Otherwise you are putting an insanely unrealistic load on the CPU.

I don't believe that motherboard has load line calibration. You may need to set voltage in bios a bit higher to compensate for voltage droop when the CPU is heavily loaded.

Check these links for everything you ever wanted to know about Ryzen OC'ing :

https://forums.tomshardware.com/faq/cpu-overclocking-guide-and-tutorial-for-beginners.3347428/
https://forums.tomshardware.com/faq/troubleshooting-problems-with-pc-memory-ram-and-xmp-profile-configurations.3398926/
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-memory-tweaking-overclocking-guide/
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/properly-stabilize-a-ryzen-cpu-overclock.3503530/
 
Aug 19, 2019
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I had this issue with a 2600x and the stock cooler. I was able to get 4 ghz at 1.25v (on sv12 in HWI64) and get the temps in the mid 70's in P95 26.6 small FFT. This will vary from CPU to CPU. With an X CPU you will likely get better performance running it stock with PBO and a better cooler.

If you have AVX enabled that would explain the astronomical temps after manually dialing in voltage and clocks. Use P95 26.6 or the latest version and un-check the boxes for AVX instructions before running the workers. Otherwise you are putting an insanely unrealistic load on the CPU.

I don't believe that motherboard has load line calibration. You may need to set voltage in bios a bit higher to compensate for voltage droop when the CPU is heavily loaded.

Check these links for everything you ever wanted to know about Ryzen OC'ing :

https://forums.tomshardware.com/faq/cpu-overclocking-guide-and-tutorial-for-beginners.3347428/
https://forums.tomshardware.com/faq/troubleshooting-problems-with-pc-memory-ram-and-xmp-profile-configurations.3398926/
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-memory-tweaking-overclocking-guide/
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/properly-stabilize-a-ryzen-cpu-overclock.3503530/
thanks!!
 
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