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AMD OC guide thread

Level 13
The first of our OC guides is now live. This one is aimed primarily at extreme overclocking, but has some good info for normal usage, too. Expectations for overclocking frequencies and voltage requirements are all defined, as well as handy hints for troubleshooting via motherboard POST codes. A worthy read:

A normal overclocking guide may follow at a later date - assuming there is something of merit to write about. CPU overclocking is limited by the architecture itself. Unless yields improve, 4GHz is the expected frequency for most samples. Memory overclocking is limited by AMD's firmware.

Be sensible when purchasing a memory kit for the platform. Stick with kits rated below DDR4-3000, and bear in mind that kits binned on Intel platforms may not achieve their rated timings and frequency on the AMD platform.

Level 7
Good evening guys, I have managed to get the timings perfect for my memory at 14-16-16-36, and my Ryzen 1700 OC at 3.85 GHz. It seems the latest Bios update sorted the latency problem out. 😮

Level 40
Cool beans! good to hear...nice when BIOS updates sort stuff out:cool:

Level 7
Can we please have Crosshair VIII series overclocking guide? Thanks

Legolas wrote:
Can we please have Crosshair VIII series overclocking guide? Thanks

Check the C8 series thread on 😉
- CPU : AMD Ryzen 9 5900X - PBO+CO // PPT~TDC~EDC = 200W~120A~140A // FCLK = 1900MHz

- Mobo : ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero // Bios 4402 (AMD AM4 AGESA V2 PI

- GPU : AMD Radeon RX 6900XT reference - core 500/2500Mhz @ 1100mV +15%PL (295W) // memory 2130MHz FT

- RAM : 32GB (4*8GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB (CMT32GX4M4C3600C18 - Samsung B-Die - A0) @ 3800C14 - 1.5V // UCLK = 1900MHz

- SSD : 2* Samsung 980 PRO 1Tb NVMe M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 + 2* Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SATA + 1* Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA

- CPU cooler : Corsair H150i elite LCD (360mm)

- PSU : Corsair HX850i (OCP multi rail) // UPS : Green Cell 2000VA/1400W pure sine wave