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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Yeah, voltages can be unnecessarily high, specially at idle, I can OC with lower voltage than BIOS would supply at same frequency but on auto boost. That doesn't mean that such voltages are dangerous, 1.5v is quite safe but not really needed. That's mostly BIOS problem, idling at 1.47v and full speed at 1.37v just don't make sense.
Comparing to past Intel and AMD CPUs is not relevant as this is whole new ball game.
As for memory and anything related to settings and OC, I use BIOS only, AIsuite is utterly ridiculous and Ryzen Master doesn't have enough settings to be changed.
I prefer doing everything manually in BIOS, Ai Tweaker and TPU are very conservative settings and OC wise. Right now, with this AGESA 1003 ABBA, I just set PBO to manual, choose highest settings when not overclockng manually.
For memory, I just set DOCP to 3000 and memory to 3600 with BCLK 1800. That gives me comfortable 3600MHz and Cl16. I manage to OC RAM to 4000MHz but latency, specially Cas is ridiculously high (will not work under Cl 26 so my memory scores are lower than at 3600MHz set as described.
Asus includes memory settings so it can be manually adjusted if needed, not all RAM reacts same way to XMP or otherwise. Actually, BIOS is not exactly following XMP and in my case, DOCP actually sets better timings that XMP suggests.
Asus Prime x470 Pro BIOS 5220 1003ABBA
R7 3700x. CM Nepton 140XL
2 x Kingston HyperX KHX3600C17D4/8GX
Samsung 960 Evo 250GB
Asus strix 570 OC 4gb