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After giving them some options, I had a business client take the option of me building him a Ryzen system and overclocking it. Of course, he wanted it ASAP, so I didn't get a lot of time to play with the OC settings.

I got a Ryzen 7 1700 and OC'd it to 3.9GHz with 1.4v.

As far as i can tell, that's fairly average, but maybe a little high on the voltage. I left the wraith cooler on it, and although I doubt he'll max it out in it's entire lifetime, I wanted to make sure the volts aren't too high that I'm going to shorten the life of the processor significantly.

I tried it with 1.4v on 4.0GHz and it would fail a prime95 test after about 20 minutes. I also tried 1.35v for 3.9GHz and it crashed after a while.

Basically, I want to see if that's all okay or if I should get the system back when he's out of town again and do a little more precise overclocking.

Thanks guys, all the best.
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From what I've seem from most reviewers is that is precisely where they ended up on the voltage.
 
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Awesome! That's really good to hear. Thanks for the quick reply too. +rep
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I'm not sure about your particular sample, but my 1700 with 1.27V gets to 3.8GHz (I haven't even tried lower to be fair - I set it at that and it's stable).

 

May I suggest you try that? The extra 0.13V  you don't need to put through translates to much lower heat output, lower power consumption and as a result less noise (plus extra lifespan on the side).

 

The performance loss is about a 3%, so it may be a good idea to consider whether the extra 100MHz are worth it.

   
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