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Overclocking The Ryzen 7 2700X processor

Overclocking a Ryzen 7 2700X  processor

On this page, I want to disclose what you can do in order to achieve an all-core overclock.  You guys know it when you're gonna tweak, always invest in good hardware. And that includes a proper MOBO/PSU/Memory and cooling), the cheaper motherboards often are not well tuned for enthusiast overclocking with fewer power phases. Please. never underestimate a good power supply and sure, proper processor cooling. Overclocking with a more core processor (doesn't matter if that is Intel or AMD) is more difficult than you expect it to be. Ryzen likes fast memory, so with this dual-channel (single rank) setup we really can recommend higher frequency memory like the 3200 MHz kits used. 





 Hey now, you can finally configure a voltage target instead of being forced to work with offsets, nice.

Most Ryzen Series 2000 CPUs to be able to hit ~4.2 (with proper cooling). I expect most processors to hit 4.2~4.3 GHz stable on liquid cooling, and some really good parts maybe 4.3~4.4 GHz. That remains to be a bit of a luck of a draw really.
  1. B450 is never was intended for it, but overclock is very possible. In the BIOS we merely applied a Multiplier of 42 and left the rest at auto. This booted us fine into Windows 10, but is not stable for a heavy workload.
  2. We placed the multiplier at 42
  3. Voltage at 1.425. 
  4. We are now stable at an all-core 4200 MHz overclock based on the stock cooler (default fan profile).


Mind you that we used the stock air Wraith cooler here, with a nice liquid cooling solution / LCS temps would be better. This cooler runs just over 80 Degrees C under overclocked load with 1.425V fixed to the CPU.


At 4200 MHz we finish wPrime in 91 seconds (1024M / 16t) and shaved off a few seconds. 


The Ryzen 7 2700X defaults at roughly 1800 points, the all-core overclock to 4200 MHz brings us closer towards 1900 points

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