Overclocking 3900X Confusion

  1. gettheclicker's Avatar
    Posts : 249
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Overclocking 3900X Confusion


    On the actual box it states 4.6GHz Max Boost / 3.8GHz Base.
    I have tinkered a little and only have gotten a stable 4.4GHz
    Haven't touched the voltage or anything else.
    On the MSI X570 Gaming Edge Wifi board the CPU ratio will turn red if I go above 44.00MHz and after a stress test it crashes.

    It's on a Corsair H150i Pro so I should have no issues with a decent overclock, right?
    Why can't I go to 4.6 and stay there? My actual goal is 4.8GHz.
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  2. Polo6RGTI's Avatar
    Posts : 800
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 19043.928
       #2

    Hi,

    The 4.6GHz max boost is only for a single core. All core overclocking all depends on the silicon quality of the CPU.

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  3. Posts : 342
    Windows 10
       #3

    Its just a number,
    You cant be chasing or going for figures, as the next generation chip to that will waste it at a far lower clock.
    Dont overclock and leave her stock , maybe look at improving other slower components. Let her breathe
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  4. solarstarshines's Avatar
    Posts : 1,995
    Windows 10
       #4

    gettheclicker said:
    On the actual box it states 4.6GHz Max Boost / 3.8GHz Base.
    I have tinkered a little and only have gotten a stable 4.4GHz
    Haven't touched the voltage or anything else.
    On the MSI X570 Gaming Edge Wifi board the CPU ratio will turn red if I go above 44.00MHz and after a stress test it crashes.

    It's on a Corsair H150i Pro so I should have no issues with a decent overclock, right?
    Why can't I go to 4.6 and stay there? My actual goal is 4.8GHz.
    Let me generalize this for you any CPU that has Multi cores beyond 6 -8 it's hard to lock them all in on high freq
    I have a 6950x i can get all cores on 4.4 4.5 Ghz but when you get there the performance is about the same just because you put a higher clock on it doesn't always mean better results

    Bottom line 10 or more higher cores needs better cooling and stable VRMS any thing less and you're looking for a fire
    Lock your oc in at 4.3 and leave the hot core at the 4.6

    You have to take into mind these chips aren't built for clocking high that is why they are core rich that is pretty much the feature of the chip it has enough cores that you don't really need to do that

    Don't get starstruck by Speed you can't even tell 5.2 Ghz from 4.4 Ghz just saying only Benchmarks show you and you're not going to be running those every time to see the speed which is pointless lol
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  5. Posts : 342
    Windows 10
       #5

    solarstarshines said:
    Let me generalize this for you any CPU that has Multi cores beyond 6 -8 it's hard to lock them all in on high freq
    I have a 6950x i can get all cores on 4.4 4.5 Ghz but when you get there the performance is about the same just because you put a higher clock on it doesn't always mean better results

    Bottom line 10 or more higher cores needs better cooling and stable VRMS any thing less and you're looking for a fire
    Lock your oc in at 4.3 and leave the hot core at the 4.6

    You have to take into mind these chips aren't built for clocking high that is why they are core rich that is pretty much the feature of the chip it has enough cores that you don't really need to do that

    Don't get starstruck by Speed you can't even tell 5.2 Ghz from 4.4 Ghz just saying only Benchmarks show you and you're not going to be running those every time to see the speed which is pointless lol

    I couldnt of said it any better
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