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Overclocking a new AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU

Level 8
I have a newly upgraded system with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU and ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming motherboard. This is my first venture into overclocking an AMD processor. I know how to set the OC in the BIOS for all cores: currently I have it set to 4300 MHz with PBO on which keeps all cores at the same speed with no single core boost anymore. Is there a way to raise the base clock to 4300 MHz and still keep the single core boost at the default 4800 MHz or higher at the same time? I have a Thermaltake AIO cooler for the CPU which keeps idle temps around 48 C and can handle a lot of all-core load tested using Cinebench r23.

r9 5900x cpu
asus rog stix 3070ti 8gb oc gpu
asus tuf gaming x570 plus wifi
Lian Li Galahad 240mm ARGB All-in-One CPU Liquid Cooler

How do you think I can overclock the processor, graphics card and ram in this system? Not for rendering, just to improve game performance. because the monitor I use has a refresh rate of 280 hz and is in 1080p resolution. I need to get better performance to feel 280hz in fps games like pubg, so I want to overclock. may I help you?

Fatih55 wrote:
Hello to everyone,
I also have a 5900x processor. i just want to make pbo or oc to improve game performance. Which would you recommend and how would I do it? It was mentioned that there is a video on youtube can anyone give a link? I also use 2x16gb pny xlr8 brand 3600mhz cl 18 ram. how do i do oc for ram. Thank you in advance for those who reply.

I used this guide and am getting 5Ghz+ with a 5800x on a C7H MB. All the settings can be changed under the advanced /amd overclocking tab of the BIOS. I've also found a couple of articles and threads that talk more in depth about what each of the settings actually do but this is a nice jumping off point.
Note: I have a geothermal water cooling system that has the capacity to remove all the heat my rig is capable of producing. So YMMV.

Level 8
I think it is easier to overclock with Ryzen Master.
I just adjust manual mode, and set the single core you want 4300Mhz and drag it up to 4300Mhz and set the others to 3700 with given core. I remember I overclick that way and it worked for me.