Finally managed to get the rest of the components.
Got a R7 1700 (1733 if i remember correct), with X470 ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming K4 and 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16, which is supposedly Samsung B-die.
I updated the BIOS from 1.50 to 1.90 and then to 3.30, which is the latest.
I have seen some things for the RAM OC, like set SoC voltage to 1.05V and then use the XMP profile.
Issue is, if i set the RAM to use the XMP, the rig does not boot.
The default clocks on the RAM are 2666 (as set by the motherboard). At 2666 it is actually not stable, and while browsing only, it will crash the system and reboot.
CPU is stock at 3Ghz.
Aside from raising SoC voltage, i have not done anything else.
Motherboard also has "Load DRAM configuration", which pretty much does the same thing as loading the XMP profile, just whatever the board think its cool. Same effect though.
The XMP uses CR of 1T, maybe up it to 2 and see how it goes?
Any advices are welcome.
I would like to have the RAM run at 3200Mhz (or at least 2933).
The RAM sticks are located in slots A1/B1. Do they need to be in A2/B2? Not sure how to read those graphs at the ASRock specification page.
Also, i would like to get the CPU to around 4Ghz all cores.
Another thing, i upped the SoC voltage to 1.05V, but HWinfo still shows 0.938V, even under load.
And maybe, i am missing something, but for some reason, my core clocks sit at 2.43Ghz when its idle. And i did not see any C state options in the BIOS.
Just some quick tips, since i don't have Ryzen 1st gen or Asrock. Your motherboard's manual specifically says to install RAM in A2 B2. Your kit isn't in the QVL list, but there is a Corsais 3000kit supported at that speed and some others run at 3200Mhz alright.
Your kit is most likely NOT Samsung B die, since unless something changed since the last time i had searched, Samsung dies are known to have CAS14 at 3200mhz.
So, switch to A2 B2 and see what happens. It should run at higher frequency and stable, hopefully. Ryzen 1st gen is very picky about RAM.
Someone else will be able to give you better tips.
Changed few hours ago to A2/B2. Switched on to XMP.
Soars thorugh the skies at 3200.
What about the CPU OC, any suggestions on that side, or should i just start upping the core voltage and clocks, till i reach something i like?
Sorry, but i haven't even bothered to overclock my 2600. Heck, i don't even undervolt it, it runs so well on its own... It's like i am retired not. I would wait for an overclocker if i were you or i would google for a Ryzen 1st gen overclocking guide. On paper, yes, you raise voltage and multi. But there is a limit on voltage that you don't want to exceed. So better read before attempting.
OCing the 1700 is just about that simple. Mine hit 3.74ghz pure dog stock. Just bump the ram voltage a bit as it helps the cpu for some reason and then bump the clocks and volts to keep it stable until you hit temps you don't want to go past. My limit is 70C using IBT AVX as a stress test.
My 1700 hit a sweet spot at 3.8 and as I bumped it up performance actually fell off until it got past 3.9 and then it took off again. I stopped there at 3.925ghz @ 1.356v. There has been no degradation in 2 years of use.
I wouldn't go over 150W or so on that board (it's 4 phases with 2 sets of Sinopower mosfets per phase), but 1.425V is the official max voltage for Ryzen 1st gen per Robert Hallock.
Also you will see more gains overclocking memory timing once you pass 3200MHz memory divider.
If Geardown mode is enable you will need to have even timings.
Yea, i will use the Ryzen DRAM calculator, and then burn the timings with the Typhoon into the XMP profile.
I noticed the Auto voltage of the CPU is super high. Probably due to the boost (it goes to 3.7) supposedly. Its like, 1.3-1.4V, i may either undervolt it to 1.1-1.2V or just overclock it to 3.8Ghz.