How to Overclock CPU Ryzen 5 2600/3600/5600?

In addition to the cheapest modules, AMD has long supported Intel. Ryzen has changed this. It provides a variety of reliable performance processing cores for an excellent all-around processor, which can be slightly overclocked to make the processor slightly higher than its standard speed.

Although performing overclocking has become much easier now and the risk is small. If you are not careful, you may shorten the life of the processor or cause permanent damage to it. In most cases, the PC will get autonomously shut down to avoid this from happening. But it’s better to be careful and take your time

What is Overclocking?

In the computing language or world of computers, Overclocking is a conventional process of surging or increasing the clock frequency or clock rate of a microprocessor of a computer.

In this process, the computer’s default or actual setting is tuned in order to make it run faster than its actual or specified speed.

The main purpose behind overclocking of the computer is to enhance and uplift its performance. Mostly it is observed that in this process the working voltage is also altered and maximized for the purpose of balancing the hardware’s working strength and usability at higher frequencies.

It is also seen that many of the semiconductor components of the motherboard undergo vibrations at high working speed and also the increase in voltage leads to higher energy consumption.

How to Overclock CPU Ryzen 5 2600/3600/5600?

Overclocking your Ryzen processor (2600/3600/5600) is not a tough task but it is a bit tricky and you would need to follow some steps to succeed in this process. For this process, you have to install some basic software for the purpose of stress-checking the overclock procedure.

These software programs play a crucial role in the process of keeping track of and monitoring the stress during the overclocking procedure.

  • HWiNFO 64 (Tracking tool Spftware)
  • Prime 95 (Stress meter)
  • Linpack Xtreme 

This set of 3 programs is a must software to be downloaded by the users to successfully complete the overclocking procedure. 

How to Overclock Hardware?

Most of the AMD’s Ryzen series of processors is greatly potent to overclock, unlike the Intel processors.

So to overclock your Ryzen CPU in terms of hardware upgrade you would not have to do a lot in collecting some sort of physical utility, you would only require 2 major components.

  1. A good motherboard that is capable to overclock.
  2. A good CPU cooler.

Most of the AMD’s chipsets including the B350, B450, X470, B550, etc are all greatly potent and capable to support overclocking. Provided, the motherboard should not have an “A” segment chip.

The AMD’s Stock fitted CPU fan/cooler (Wraith spire) does a fine job but there are many incidents when people noticed that it gets hot quite faster and can bear overclocking to a little extent. 

We recommend you to go for some aftermarket stuff like buying a bigger heatsink

For example, the Cryorig R1 ultimate CR-R1A, or else you can go for a liquid-cooled bent tube to get the best results and superb performance from your Ryzen CPU.

An important tips to consider before overclocking

You must understand that pushing your CPU does not provide any guarantee regarding overclocking. if You try to plunge your chip above its nominal limit, it can lead to something fatal and each chip has its own properties, capacity, and limits.

Even if someone manages to do some kind of overclocking and tells you on the Internet, it doesn’t mean that you are also going to achieve that.

You must keep one thing in mind that if the processor model is the same, the overclocking function of each motherboard is slightly different.

What is Auto-Overclocking?

We generally don’t recommend and insist to anybody regarding the automatic overclocking trait on most of the motherboards, although it has become quite interesting and usable recently.

For example, the AMDs Precision Boost Overdrive or PBO will never increase the clock frequency to an unnecessary level. However, this allows your processor to speed up to its designated clock speed more frequently, for extended time periods, or where these speeds may not be attained.
The process of Auto-overclocking (Auto OC) is not considered entirely as overclocking, and it is also not counted or taken as real overclocking, so it is not considered by the company in terms and conditions of the warranty.

It is developed to be taken into use by directly communicating with the Auto-OC function on the motherboard, whereas if you manually overclock it we have given instructions below, it will not be used for PBO and you can disable them any time you need. we suggest you go for the tried and tested manual overclocking method, so as to avoid any mishappening in your system.

These steps can be followed to overclock almost every Ryzen processor.

Steps to Overclock Your Ryzen CPU?

Steps 1: Resetting the BIOS

We insist you use the default settings for the purpose of taking some superficial estimation of your processor. Restart the PC and click on the Delete, F2, or any other key that appears on the startup screen to enter the BIOS.

First of all, look for the “Load optimized defaults” option, which is usually present next to the “Save & Exit” button. This will reset the MOBO to its original or default settings so that you can start over. You need to change the boot-up sequence in order to set up or restart the command directly from the storage.

I also recommend turning off Precision Boost Overdrive, Game Boost, and any other built-in features designed to push your processor further

During or before this step you must ensure that the Precision boost overdrive or game boost sort of features are activated which help your processor to go let it go beyond its limits.

And that is what we want.

Step 2: Doing a Stress test

This is done to check and take care that is everything going fine on stock or standard settings in the CPU.

Turn ON the HWiNFO 64 software to check and monitor the overall process, which can be checked through the monitoring window.

Step 3: Increasing the CPU multiplier

It is the simplest manner to overclock and it is done via way of means of slowly elevating that multiplier value, yes it is feasible to elevate the bottom clock too, however, the base clock impacts different additives of your device as well, making it a great deal more difficult to maintain matters stable—so we might not contact it today.

Then again run a stress test, but this time by changing the voltage value. You can easily go much further than this by trying multiples of other techniques like load line calibration and XMP with RAM overclocking.