Originally Posted by ExB
To be honest, any real workload, even using AVX for long times for rendering and video encoding tasks isn't going to be as taxing as Prime AVX load, not in my experience anyway. I always run a prime avx "unstable" overclock in my daily (but stability obviously checked in other benchmarks, meaning apps and games I actually use..).
Yeah I do the same. I actually have a Per CCX Overclock going on that is stable for everything, including Y Cruncher for 30 Minutes (Which was the longest I was willing to keep my Processor That hot for) the only issue is my Processor ran at 103.3c, with CCD1 At 102.5c and CCD2 at 94.5c for an entire half an hour, and did not get 1 Error. Thats with CCX0 at 4.4Ghz, CCX1 at 4.425Ghz, CCX2 at 4.275Ghz, and CCX3 at 4.25Ghz and this was completely 100 Percent Stable, at least for that 30 Minute run, it just was MUCH HOTTER then I am willing to run for longer then 30 Minutes, to be honest that is probably already too long, I just was convinced it was going to crash, and it didn't so I am pretty sure that CCX OC would be able to take just about any load. This was using Y Cruncher BBT Stress Load, which uses an AVX2 Floating Point Load.
But for literally EVERYTHING ELSE, including my most intense Blender Renders, Vegas Video Renders (using a crap ton of FX Plugins), Handbrake x265 4k Renders, and 6 x265 Renders simultaneously, each inside there own Debian VM from my Windows 10 Host using VMWare Workstation Pro, each assigned 2 Cores and 4 Threads Each, leaving 2 Cores and 4 Threads left for the Host OS which was running the 6th Handbrake x265 Render, with the Affinity in Handbrake Set to use the One Core and 2 Threads (to leave some overhead for the hypervisor). With every single One of these tests, My Everyday Per CCX OC Is 100 Percent Stable, and thats CCX0 at 4450, CCX1 at 4475, CCX2 at 4275, and CCX3 at 4250, and the Hottest My CPU Gets is with a Blender Render after an Hour the Tctl Gets to 87c, with CCD1 at 86c and CCD2 at 78c. And then during the VM x265 Renders, after about 25 Minutes Temps Reach 89c with CCD1 at 88c and CCD2 at 80c. Running the CPU with this CCX OC gets me the Closest to having the best of both worlds with a decently high Single Core Clock for my Favored Cores, and doing better then if I settled for my All Core OC of 4.25Ghz, which because of my Weak CCX3, is what I am limited to, unless I want to bring my CPUv above 1.4v. Oh and by the way, both of these Per CCX OC's are achieved with just 1.287v, which is not bad considering I was running an All Core OC of 4.25Ghz at 1.275v previously, so I only had to up my Voltage by 12 mV to achieve a damn stable OC. Also, I can do all this without ever having to open Ryzen Master or opening any tool at all after boot, I have worked out a way to have the CCX OC take effect at Windows Boot, which is great!
Anyways, I only bring all this up, to say that I definitely agree with you, but because my temps are still on the high side, I do still definitely need to figure out a way to bring down my temps, because even with the Blender Render (and the Handbrake and Vegas Renders which are only about 2 degrees lower then my Blender Render) this is something I do regularly, and 85 to 88c is just too hot, so I definitely have to figure out a way to get this Mount to be much better. ANyways I am going to shut up now!