How to Overclock your AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Safely & Easily

Overclocking your CPU may improve its overall performance in games and other activities, among other things. When it comes to gaming, the Ryzen 7 2700X is a strong CPU with eight cores and sixteen threads that delivers optimal performance. This is an incredible amount of processing power to take on the most demanding AAA games. Overclocking your CPU, on the other hand, will allow you to extract even more performance from your computer. This article will walk you through the process of overclocking your Ryzen 7 2700X in simple and straightforward stages.

Things to Consider Before Overclocking AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU

Before you begin overclocking your CPU, it is critical to evaluate the kind of motherboard that is already installed on your computer. To demonstrate the functionality of this tutorial, we will be use the Intel X470 motherboard. We strongly suggest using an aftermarket motherboard with high-quality VRMs, such as the MSI X470 Pro Carbon or the Gigabyte X470 Auros Ultra, rather than a stock motherboard.

Another item to consider is the CPU cooler, which will be required to deal with the tremendous amount of heat generated as a consequence of overclocking. Although the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X comes with a high-quality CPU cooler, it would be preferable if you used a high-end aftermarket CPU Air or Liquid cooling to further improve performance.

How to Overclock your AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Safely & Easily

Setting Your Ryzen 7 2700X to Overclock

AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X processor has a base clock speed of 3.7GHz, with a boost clock speed of up to 4.3GHz. It is a quad-core processor with a clock speed of 3.7GHz. Although there isn’t enough space to overclock your CPU at this time, you can still manage the Ryzen 7 2700X to attain clock speeds of up to 4.3 GHz with little effort.

Once you have determined the overclocking limit of your CPU, it is time to put it through its paces. Stress testing is the process of pushing your computer’s processing power to its limit. The information gained through this method includes information on numerous aspects of each core’s performance such as its clock speed, voltage, and temperature.

The use of applications such as Prime95 and Cinebench for stress testing your CPU is recommended. As soon as you finish stress testing your CPU with this programme, record the voltage, frequency, and temperature that your processor reaches while it is operating at its maximum capacity. AMD recommends a safe temperature range of 85°C for overclocking the Ryzen 7 2700X processor.

Generally speaking, there should be 25°C to 30°C of thermal headroom at stock clock speed before you start conducting any overclocking experiments.

Entering into BIOS

When you have finished with the stress test, it is necessary to restart your computer and enter the BIOS configuration. If you’re using the MSI X470 Carbon Pro motherboard, go to the “CPU Ratio” section of the OC tab and set it to “High.” Now, set the CPU Ratio from Auto to 42 to see the results.

CPU Load Line Calibration

Input Load Line Calibration is a feature that provides the CPU with additional voltage when it is required. Most of the time, when the CPU is under load, the LLC supplies the CPU with additional voltage to ensure stability. Change the settings in the CPU Load-Line Calibration Control part of the DigitALL section to Mode 4 by going to the bottom of the page.

Change the Voltage

Having completed the CPU Load Line Calibration settings, return to the OC section and scroll down to the CPU Core Voltage Section to complete the process. Here, we’re talking about how much power is being delivered to the CPU. You should be able to recall the voltage levels that were presented throughout the stress testing procedure.

Consider the following scenario: the figures in the stress test were 3900 MHz at 1.28V, which means that in order to operate at a higher clock speed, we will want more than 1.28V. Assuming we have set the CPU Core Voltage to 1.35V, we will be able to overclock the CPU to a clock speed of more than 3900 MHz at this point.

Save & Exit

Once you are done with setting the values, it’s time to save your new configurations and restart your computer. Also, there would be a pop-up of changes that you have made in your BIOS.

Testing the New Overclock Settings

If your machine is able to successfully log into Windows without any issues, this indicates that you have successfully overclocked the Ryzen 7 2700X. If, on the other hand, your system crashes, it indicates that your CPU need greater voltage in order to become stable.

Return to the BIOS and go to the CPU Core Voltage section. Increase the voltage in tiny increments, generally 0.0125V, until the problem is resolved. Alternatively, you may manually increase the voltage by adding 0.0125 to the 1.35V value by clicking the + button next to the CPU Core Voltage tab. You may boost the voltage to as high as 1.45V without causing any damage to your processor.

Once you’ve made it into your Operating System, do a stress test on the system to ensure that it is still stable.

Overclocking Completed

Once you are pleased with the results of the stress test, return to the BIOS and go to the OC section, where you will find the AMD Cool’n’QuietAMD option. While in idle mode, the AMD Cool’n’Quiet helps to reduce the voltage and clock speed of your CPU, saving you the additional energy that your CPU cooler would otherwise have to use cooling down your processor.

Bryan V. Root
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