Question ryzen 9 3900x with the wraith prism stock cooler

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I got the ryzen 9 3900x and I was wondering how much oc I can do with the stock cooler, I have heard that ryzen 9 and 7 run pretty hot, but I also heard that the wraith prism is a decent cooler but I'm not sure how much overclocking I can do..
 

GarrettL

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With the Wraith. None. I have a 3800x and the stock cooler did a decent job but can get a little loud.

Ryzen's are a different beast when it comes to overclocking. Often you will see better performance when it is left to do it's own thing.
 

Phaaze88

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You won't get far with just overclocking the core frequency. That which worked with Intel's cpus tends to yield worse performance on Ryzen.
FCLK OCs and memory frequency/timings has greater gains.
 
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CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X + Be Quite Dark Force Pro 4 Cooler
MB: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB DDR4-3600 DDR4 SDRAM X4 ( 32 Gb Ram )
Video Adapter Radeon RX 5500 XT (8176 MB)
Disk Drive NVME PNY CS3030 1TB SSD (931 GB)
Disk Drive NVME SPCC M.2 PCIe SSD (953 GB)
Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh
Zalman Acrux Series ZM1200-ARX 80 Plus Platinum 1200W Modular
 

brady1337

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X + Be Quite Dark Force Pro 4 Cooler
MB: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB DDR4-3600 DDR4 SDRAM X4 ( 32 Gb Ram )
Video Adapter Radeon RX 5500 XT (8176 MB)
Disk Drive NVME PNY CS3030 1TB SSD (931 GB)
Disk Drive NVME SPCC M.2 PCIe SSD (953 GB)
Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh
Zalman Acrux Series ZM1200-ARX 80 Plus Platinum 1200W Modular
If he's using the CPU for intense workloads and big heavy files, idk for ex video editing the cooler and the RAM are OK, but if its just gaming 16GB is more than enough

The PSU is a Total OVERKILL, 600-650 its more than enough.
 

beorn

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I got the ryzen 9 3900x and I was wondering how much oc I can do with the stock cooler, I have heard that ryzen 9 and 7 run pretty hot, but I also heard that the wraith prism is a decent cooler but I'm not sure how much overclocking I can do..
Probably none...and the chip does not overclock well regardless. Best thing I could do with mine is leave it at stock and undervolt it by -0.1. Works well with the boost speeds and temps are fine. I have a Noctua U12. Keep in mind...only 6% of these chips can be overclocked above 4.2 ghz, and even that scenario is inferior IMO because you are losing the boost speed potential on less cores which can go as high as 4.6 ghz. I actually saw a 4.2 ghz OC 3900X on Geekbench and both single core and multi core scores were lower than mine
 

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