If you’re looking to get some extra performance from your late-model AMD desktop PC? Here’s how to overclock your AMD Ryzen CPU with confidence.
Everything is done in the BIOs, so it’s good to understand what options does what.
Taken from PCMag … For a long time, AMD played second fiddle to Intel in all but the most budget-focused builds. Ryzen changed that, providing plenty of CPU cores with solid performance for a great all-around CPU—and you can push that CPU a little farther than its out-of-the-box speed with a bit of overclocking.
While overclocking is fairly easy these days, it comes with a small amount of risk. If you aren’t careful, you could degrade your CPU’s lifespan or damage it permanently. In most cases, your computer will automatically shut down to prevent this from happening, but it’s best to be cautious and go slowly. (Oh, and this will void your warranty, just in case you were wondering.)
Many of AMD’s newest chips, like the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 7 3700X are great processors but don’t have a ton of overclocking headroom, so there’s probably little benefit to pushing them further. AMD’s Precision Boost will make sure you aren’t leaving any performance on the table. The non-X chips, like the AMD Ryzen 5 3600, have a bit more, but still have diminishing returns compared to some of the older Ryzen chips, like the 1000 and 2000 series. If you want to see how far you can push your processor, though, it just takes a few tweaks in your computer’s BIOS. Here’s how to do it.
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