Originally Posted by Orgios
I am selling my 1700 on Sunday and getting a 3700x on Monday! Is there a guide to overclocking ? Which bios version and settings etc? (I started searching but got lost).
P.S. I have samsung 3200/cl14 ram
I'd be interested in some actual useful information too, I have 3900x and so far PBO limit adjustments have been most useful in bumping the performance up.
People have all sorts of theories on how best to do that. I've spent hours starting really high and then nudging them down, running bench marks and looking comparing results until reaching a point of diminishing returns, what might work for me might not be optimal for you but that method works accompanied by a good negative voltage offset, but just enough to keep temps down a little because too far and the VID voltages spike to compensate.
Those can also be controlled in BIOS but it's clear as duck **** to me with hex values and formulas and understanding when that value is used, I'd need the encouragement of knowing for sure it's an effective way to improve performance to actually sit there wrap my head around that.
Whats your cooling situation?
if it's better than stock you'll obviously have a better experience.
Your RAMs good, should be able to get stable at 3600 fast settings from the DRAM calculator, I do recommend getting
TestMem 5 v0.12 and the config file from https://www.overclock.net/forum/27577522-post2594.html
and following this guide https://www.techpowerup.com/review/a...locking-guide/
I have 3200 cl14 4x8GB and I was able to get 3800mhz CL16,tRCD17,tRP16 tRas32 tRc48 1T on the RAM with 1900 on the fabric with no errors, It's the most stable ram overclock I've ever had.
I use liquid metal and corsair 360mm AIO