x470 ultra gaming 2700x OC
Hey guys, hoping someone here may have some useful advice for me. I have a 2700x on a Gigabyte x470 ultra gaming. Using G.Skill ripjaws V cl14 2x8 gb (Samsung b-die). Cooling cpu with evga clc 240. Tons of airflow in case.
I have been trying to OC my 2700x without much success. I can get stable at 4ghz fairly easily but to go beyond that has been frustrating. Part of the problem is the bios for the mb, which is updated to latest bios (f30). I even watched buildzoid's video on the bios but it wasn't all that helpful. Leaving the RAM at xmp profile (14-14-14-36 1.35v), I can OC to 4.2 if I max the vcore offset which is only +0.3, but it isn't stable. Even bumped the SoC voltage a bit as well. Prime95 crashes after about 3 - 5 minutes of running. My games will randomly crash after anywhere from 30 min to 2 hours of playing. On rare occasions it will take 2 tries to even post. So I dialed it down to 4.15, same voltage. Same issues. If I go down to 4ghz, everything is rock stable but I'm not content to leave it there. When I run the little bench with CPU-Z and use a 2700x as reference, I slightly beat the multicore score but am still 30pts off on single core. I'm just wondering if anyone here has experience with this exact motherboard/bios and overclocking a 2700x on it.
PS: If I leave CPU settings at default, I can use Ryzen DRAM Calculator to run RAM at 3400mhz and even tighter timings than xmp with 1.43v. But then OC'ing the CPU is even more difficult. *sigh*
Ryzen 7 2700x
Gigabyte x470 Ultra Gaming (latest bios)
G.Skill Ripjaws V C14 2x8gb
Corsair Bronze 750W PSU
GTX 970 (nvidia reference design) modded bios @1439 boost
EVGA CLC 240 AIO CPU Cooler
Phanteks P400s case, modified for extra airflow, 6 fans
Gigabyte x470 Ultra Gaming
Nvidia GTX 970 (mod bios) @1455mhz
G.Skill 3200 C14 16GB @3400
Silicon Power 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIE
EVGA G3 Gold 750W
Windows 10 Pro
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Last edited by Nitethorn; 05-05-2019 at 12:32 PM.