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RYZEN 5 3600 Overclocking (2023)

By Ira James Feb8,2023 #Guide
RYZEN 5 3600 Overclocking
Ryzen 5 3600 Overclocking

Overclocking is a process of increasing the clock speed of your processor beyond its default frequency to enhance its performance. However, this process can also lead to increased heat generation and power consumption, which is why it is crucial to invest in good hardware components such as a proper motherboard, power supply, memory, and cooling system. This article will be a rough guide for Ryzen 5 3600 Overclocking and results may vary. This is based on our existing processor sample in the labs that has been tested on an MSI B550 Gaming Edge motherboard and an Noctua NH-D15 cooler.


  • Good quality motherboard with a well-tuned power delivery design
  • Quality power supply (Silver rated recommended)
  • Adequate cooling system

Step 1: Start with 4200 MHz (42 Multiplier)

  • Enable the processor frequency in the BIOS
  • Set the multiplier to 42

Step 2: Apply CPU Voltage

  • Apply 1.40V to the CPU or leave it at the default auto setting
  • Increasing voltage generates more heat, so it is crucial to have proper cooling
  • Tweaking the CPU voltage can define the lowest needed voltage for your target frequency, reducing heat and power consumption

Step 3: All-Core Overclocking

  • Work your way upwards from the starting frequency until the system becomes unstable
  • Back down the frequency by at least 100 MHz
  • Note that overclocking with many-core processors (Intel or AMD) can be challenging and is dependent on the quality of the BIOS and a few registers
  • The Ryzen 5 3600 is expected to hit a speed up to 4.2-4.3 GHz with proper cooling on all cores

The Ryzen 5 3600 overclocking is not too complicated and it is capable of being overclocked to 4200 MHz with 1.425V, but this may push the limits of the processor. A recommended approach would be to use the default voltage and overclock to 4.1 GHz on all cores if the processor can handle it. However, it is important to keep in mind that the benefits of overclocking may be small compared to the separate higher turbo bins that can go higher than the all-core overclock.

By Ira James

Computer nerd who has been writing tech reviews since 2016. Contributor for the tech pages of Manila Times, Chief Editor of GGWPTECH. Loves hardware, anime, and Star Citizen.

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2 thoughts on “RYZEN 5 3600 Overclocking (2023)”
  1. you don’t push above 1.456v ever and should only push 1.35v max when overclocking ryzen not only to gain a more stable but also better performing system this is how you will break your computer

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