Category Archives: Overclocking

Ryzen 5 2600X overclock (simple)

As new BIOS roll out then…

[UPDATE] now only do CPU Vcore offset – 0.0750 and do not use PBO on this CPU , you can break 3000 in Cinebench.

This is a fairly easy one. The Ryzen 5 2600X does not have any real overclock headroom. However, if you notice your clocks never even reaching the advertised 4.2Ghz clocks then this is for you.

In your BIOS, probably under CPU overclocking, set CPU offset voltage of -0.1000V . That’s right, MINUS 0.1000v

Now you should see the CPU regularly boosting up to 4.3Ghz and your benchmarks should be improved.


Undervolt explained, Overclocking voltage.

Undervolting, or undervolt means using a lower voltage during over clocking.


All modern IC use a fixed voltage to do their work. If they need to do more work they draw more current at the same volts.

1.2v and no work = 1.2v
1.2v and working hard = 1.2v

Each of the above assumes infinite current.

The over clocking voltage dilemma starts.

A CPU is rated at a meridian voltage based around a minimum and maximum safe voltage.

As reactive loads they do not conform to R=V/I in the sense of a simple resistance. The apparent resistance is reactive to need, not voltage. CPU’s are programmed to know the voltage for a given frequency given infinite current.

More, CPU IC’s are not voltage regulators. Raise the voltage and the same frequency CPU will just dissipate, in heat, the excess. Your CPU will get hot. Try it. Up your voltage but not your clocks.

So, here we are. What is the correct voltage?

Specification of the CPU put it clearly at 4.2Ghz 1.4250v

Manufacture error?

3.9Ghz 1.3850v +_ 10% = 4.2Ghz ~1.4040v


AMD RADEON R7 360 safe overclock.

The AMD RADEON R7 360 comes in many forms. There is no official reference.

Pretty standard form:
GPU clock: 1000Mhz
RAM clock: 6400Mhz

So let us see what is out there.

Gigabyte GV-R736OC-2GD
GPU clock: 1200Mhz
RAM clock: 6500Mhz

All good, now, we will take ASUS AMD R7 360 as an example, as they have 2 revisions of the same model.

ASUS R7360-OC-2GD5
GPU clock: 1070Mhz
RAM clock: 6500Mhz

R2: (R2 must be better right?)
ASUS R7360-OC-2GD5-V2
GPU clock: 1070Mhz – 1090MhzOC
RAM clock: 6000Mhz – 6020MhzOC

What happened to the RAM clock on the R2?


We can see some manufacturers feel confident supplying 1200Mhz GPU’s, and 6500Mhz RAM using the same parts.

Checking the ASUS GPU Tweak tool I could take the RAM to 7500Mhz and GPU to 1250Mhz on a R2 card.

Looks like the R2 card was made so the tweak tool could have more perceived impact. Or with the R1 card over clocking was much more dangerous and needed headroom?

OK, on to the safe overclocking.

This GPU will run all day 1100Mhz 1.225V
Ram will run all day at 6200Mhz with stock cooler.

No voltage overclock needed and not beyond any specification of the GPU or RAM.

Always put power target at 110%. even at stock.

If you want to push it,
GPU 1150Mhz 1.255v
RAM 6400Mhz

Your temps will increase, depending on your card and cooler. Make sure the temps stay below 90C

Anyone with a stock 1200Mhz GPU clock card, please do let me know the GPU Voltage for addition and reference to this article.

Note the GDDR 5 RAM chips are rated at higher frequencies without voltage increase. Simply current and heat is the limit here.


Kingston Hyper-X Blu 1600 1.5v safe overclock. Perfomance boost without overclock

Kingston Hyper-X Blu 1600 1,5v RAM come with very conservative settings.

You can safely over clock this RAM without going outside the frequency and voltage specifications.

First off, you need to make sure the RAM is getting the 1.5v it is supposed to be. My MB reported 1.47v when left at auto. The max rating for this RAM is 1.575v, the correct operating voltage is 1.5v. We do not want to increase the voltage above the correct operating voltage, just make it correct.

Let us fix that.

find your tool of choice to show the actual voltage, even the MB status will show actual v set.

Increase or reduce RAM voltage in your Advanced Voltage settings until you see the reports matching 1.5v. I have set 1.53v (+0.03v) and shows 1.50 in sensor readings. This is still well below the 1.575v max rating, so even in error of the sensors I am safe the RAM is now getting the correct voltage and maybe even a little extra.

For safety, make sure you never add more than .05v in case your sensors are way off.

Disable XMP profile, then increase RAM multiplier. Your target is the rated 1600Mhz.

change RAM timings from 10,10,10,35 to 9,9,9,24

your done, 8% ram speed increase without any frequency or voltage overclock.