I'm running a manual OC of 4.6Ghz at 1.33v which is more reasonable, but the thing I came here to check with other users of the board, not the chip, is whether or not PBO pumps out the same amount of voltage under similar settings and under which BIOS. I think this board is still young and still has a lot of bugs that they try to iron out, which is the main use of this thread for me. I saw the link you posted about Robert Hallock's twitter post, the voltages seem more encouraging than what I'm used to on Zen 2 but I feel like these might be spikes under normal boost behaviors and not necessarily safe for a sustained daily OC?Not knocking you ,I think you misunderstand how Ryzen CPU works.
AMD algorithm will adjust CPU voltages when all things are good to keep the electrical, thermal, and/or utilization headroom under control and within safe parameters .I would say trust the AMD engineers. If you do not like to look the voltages ,it is easily changeable but I suggest test after any changes. BTW CPU default voltage is up to 1.5v and 1.55v PBO depending on BIOS agesa,motherboard.
You can also use the AMD tools provided in your BIOS AMD Curve OPtimizer.
I do, but the auto settings provide very little boost while the enhanced 1/2/3/4 settings usually result in a driver stack overflow BSOD so I adjusted the PBO to the highest stable settings which is what I posted earlier. If I wanted to let the chip do it's thing I wouldn't be on an overclock forum.I mean you know what setting a manual scalar does right? Bypasses the FIT part of your chip, and just shoves voltage to achieve frequency boost.IMO the best route for now (most optimal power/temp wise) is to not touch scalar or boost if you are on air and let PB2 do it's thing.Maybe in later Agesa 's AMD is gonna expand PBO and give more refined tools to fine tune voltage/frequency more precisely