Question Switched from Intel to AMD 5900x, looking for overclocking tips

__blackha7__

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Hello,

Looking for overclocking tips regarding the 5900x. This is my first ever AMD chip for the past 15 years. Just switched from i7 9700K. I have deep knowledge in overclocking Intel chips, but AMD is a whole different as much as I can see.

Cooling is NZXT X62, pasted with Kryonaut.
Mobo is Gigabyte's Aorus Elite X570.
Ram is x4 8GB Corsair Vengeance rgb pro 3200mhz XMP .

  • Is PBO on auto + memory overclock to 3600mhz on CL17 + 200mhz Core Override a good start?
  • Will manual overclocking provide better results, compared to the PBO overclocking example above? Thank you in advance.
-Should I stop some power saving features to ensure stable overclocking?

Cheers
 

Fiorezy

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Overclocking an AMD chip is not worth it and it is a waste of time and energy, you are going to exchange more heat for nothing, even if you manage to get +200Mhz, at the end you are not going to notice any difference in performance even in games or CPU heavy tasks, you will just get a few extra benchmark points, that is it.

Many will tell you that RAM oc on Ryzen is worth it, guess what? It is not. I have the 3700x and the same memory kit as you do, I managed to oc it to 3600Mhz CL16, wasted a whole night to test the stability, but no improvement at all except +100 in Cinebench R20.

So save your time, use stock settings and enjoy it while you can.
 

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