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[SOLVED] Want to verify voltages on new OC.

Tschrom

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Hey all, so I bought a Ryzen 5 3600x way back when the Gen3 first came out, and finally got a stable-ish overclock after a year of fiddling. Here's what I got. (Because otherwise my memory is stuck at 2133, and a quick CPU boost to 4.2 or 4.4 under load, isn't as useful as just having a 4.2 base clock.)

Now, I have an ASRock x570 Extreme4 Mobo
A Ryzen 5 3600x CPU overclocked to 4.2 Ghz base, at 1.325 volts. And 32 GB of Corsair Vengeance 3200 MHz ram "Overclocked" to it's base of 3200mhz, at 1.35v. (that ram was the hard part to get to be stable)

Is that a safe voltage for the 3rd gen Ryzen? I see wild speculation all over the place, people saying voltages as low as 1.275 can cause damage, all the way to 1.5 before causing damage. The reason I ask, is because I'm at 1.325 and if I go lower my system becomes unstable and hangs or refuses to start altogether. And I don't want to burn out my CPU. And, just FYI, I do currently use an AIO liquid cooler. Though it's getting a bit older and needs an upgrade.

Before this, I had a gen1 Ryzen 7 1700 OC'd on a C6H Mobo from the default 3Ghz, up to 3.8Ghz, through it's entire lifespan (never died, just upgraded) and that was at 1.225 volts. Never any issues.
 
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RealBeast

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Hey all, so I bought a Ryzen 5 3600x way back when the Gen3 first came out, and finally got a stable-ish overclock after a year of fiddling. Here's what I got. (Because otherwise my memory is stuck at 2133, and a quick CPU boost to 4.2 or 4.4 under load, isn't as useful as just having a 4.2 base clock.)

Now, I have an ASRock x570 Extreme4 Mobo
A Ryzen 5 3600x CPU overclocked to 4.2 Ghz base, at 1.325 volts. And 32 GB of Corsair Vengeance 3200 MHz ram "Overclocked" to it's base of 3200mhz, at 1.35v. (that ram was the hard part to get to be stable)

Is that a safe voltage for the 3rd gen Ryzen? I see wild speculation all over the place, people saying voltages as low as 1.275 can cause damage, all the way to 1.5 before causing damage. The reason I ask, is because I'm at 1.325 and if I go lower my system becomes unstable and hangs or refuses to start altogether. And I don't want to burn out my CPU. And, just FYI, I do currently use an AIO liquid cooler. Though it's getting a bit older and needs an upgrade.

Before this, I had a gen1 Ryzen 7 1700 OC'd on a C6H Mobo from the default 3Ghz, up to 3.8Ghz, through it's entire lifespan (never died, just upgraded) and that was at 1.225 volts. Never any issues.
IMO 1.325V is fine. THIS is the best thread out there to understand Ryzen 3, first post is from an AMD guy.
 
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RealBeast

Titan
Moderator
Hey all, so I bought a Ryzen 5 3600x way back when the Gen3 first came out, and finally got a stable-ish overclock after a year of fiddling. Here's what I got. (Because otherwise my memory is stuck at 2133, and a quick CPU boost to 4.2 or 4.4 under load, isn't as useful as just having a 4.2 base clock.)

Now, I have an ASRock x570 Extreme4 Mobo
A Ryzen 5 3600x CPU overclocked to 4.2 Ghz base, at 1.325 volts. And 32 GB of Corsair Vengeance 3200 MHz ram "Overclocked" to it's base of 3200mhz, at 1.35v. (that ram was the hard part to get to be stable)

Is that a safe voltage for the 3rd gen Ryzen? I see wild speculation all over the place, people saying voltages as low as 1.275 can cause damage, all the way to 1.5 before causing damage. The reason I ask, is because I'm at 1.325 and if I go lower my system becomes unstable and hangs or refuses to start altogether. And I don't want to burn out my CPU. And, just FYI, I do currently use an AIO liquid cooler. Though it's getting a bit older and needs an upgrade.

Before this, I had a gen1 Ryzen 7 1700 OC'd on a C6H Mobo from the default 3Ghz, up to 3.8Ghz, through it's entire lifespan (never died, just upgraded) and that was at 1.225 volts. Never any issues.
IMO 1.325V is fine. THIS is the best thread out there to understand Ryzen 3, first post is from an AMD guy.
 
Reactions: Tschrom

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