[SOLVED] Ryzen 9 3900x IF clocks

LUC993

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Nov 28, 2016
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Hi,

just finished upgrading my system with the Ryzen 9 3900x chip (Asus prime X570-pro MB).

As this is just an upgrade, the rest of the components are the same: Asus gtx1080, Samsung 970 pro SSD and Corsair vengeance LPX 32gb 3000MHz CL15.
I know my RAM is slow, so I decided to mitigate the situation by overclocking the IF to 1800MHz. Since AMD recommends 3600Mhz DRAM clock, it should be OK, but it's not. The system immediately crashes.

This happened only after I installed the chipset drivers from AMD support website.

My question is this: is the system instability caused by the IF OC and RAM speeds (1800:1500) being too far apart, did I get massively screwed at silicon lottery or is there another possible reason?

Thank you in advance.

PS: this is my entire overclocking experience.
 

DMAN999

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Herald
Set the IF to 1500 Mhz.
IF should be at a 1:1 ratio with your RAM speed.
And 3000 isn't that bad, you can try and OC your RAM to 3200 and setting the IF to 1600 Mhz.
RAM OCing can be a slow and tedious process but if you really want to try it the DRAM Calculator can help.
Read the instruction for using it and Thaiphoon Burner here:
 

DMAN999

Respectable
Herald
Set the IF to 1500 Mhz.
IF should be at a 1:1 ratio with your RAM speed.
And 3000 isn't that bad, you can try and OC your RAM to 3200 and setting the IF to 1600 Mhz.
RAM OCing can be a slow and tedious process but if you really want to try it the DRAM Calculator can help.
Read the instruction for using it and Thaiphoon Burner here:
 

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