Just completed my custom watercooled X470/2700x build and used that Asus/Ryzen buyback campaign.
X470 Crosshair Hero VII Wi-fi (BIOS 2801)
G.SKill Trident Z 2x16GB 3600MHz CL 16 kit
360+240 EK SE radiators
Kept my Fury X, for now
Have not done extensive memory testing on it and planning to run memTest86.
D.O.C.P set to 3603 16-19-19-39. No stability issues yet in the few hours of game I have tried.
Any suggestion to which tests I should run?
I though I knew what I needed to know about Ryzen+, but understood that some things was still unexpected.
Got stressed over the rapid temperature spikes, though I did something wrong with the waterblock mounting.
But It seems this is normal based on all the post I have found.
So my understanding from the world of internet is that Ryzen+ do have Precision Boost 2 and XFR, which both are not consider as overclocks.
Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) is
My main concern are all the conflicting information/opinions about the Vcore, but for manual overclock the main majority consider 1,35-1,4 Vcore as "safe" for all core overclock.
I tried PBO and did not like it. I got quite high voltage spikes 1,55< Vcore and temperatures was also high.
After rewatching der8auer review of this board which I have seen before, I now noticed that he states that "Perfomance enhancer" is XFR and therefore not consider as overclock?
This seems to be stated in the BIOS as well since ASUS only states "(OC)" on level 3 and 4.
So i got really good results on OC2, peaking on 4,340 Ghz on 2 cores. All core loads during Cinebench was hovering around 4,24-4,27 Ghz.
But also peaked 1,525 Vcore one core
I do believe I actually scored lower with PBO and the voltages and temps were higher.
So if Performance Enhancer really is XFR and not overclock, shouldn't I trust somewhat that AMD/ASUS do know what they are doing? I am on a fairly mature BIOS.
The voltage seems to stay around 1,4-1,45 even idle
The Vcore on OC1 are about 0,1V lower.