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Ryzen 3600 (rev. 2019) 4.2GHz @ 1.29V-1.34V is it possible?

Question asked by pahom6233 on Aug 29, 2020
Latest reply on Sep 3, 2020 by ingvarr

I bought a Ryzen 3600 in 2019. I bought this processor because I knew it had game boost up to 4.2GHz. But I was shocked when I saw the voltage and temperatures at this acceleration (1.45V and 102C with a 125W tower cooler).


I started looking for information about this and found out that such a voltage is fatal for the Ryzen 3600. Everyone recommends a voltage below 1.3V. EVERYONE I have seen has a processor running at 4.2GHz at voltages below 1.3V or around 1.31V

But my Ryzen 3600 doesn't run at this low voltage. At 1.3V, my Ryzen 3600 starts up below 3.4GHz.
How do I get my Ryzen 3600 to run at 4.2GHz without harming it? The minimum voltage with which my Ryzen 3600 operates at 4.2GHz = 1.37V (which, according to 146% of experts, is fatal to the processor). I agree with them, since the temperature of 84C is dangerous given the fact that the ventilators (there are 3 of them on the case) operate at maximum speed. 


What should I do? Maybe for Ryzen 3600 (rev. 2019) high voltage is normal?

Can the BIOS on the motherboard be configured incorrectly?


My PC:

Motherboard: MSI Tomahawk Max B450 (MS-7C02) bios - 3.7.

RAM: 2x Ballistix Sport LT Gray (XMP 3000MHz) (8 Gb D-die (Z01B / 20 nm) / 1 die)


Current BIOS settings

CPU Frequency - Auto (3600MHz)

CPU Voltage - Auto (1.36V)  with a TPD load of more than 65W which does not correspond to the stated TPD from AMD

Global C-state Control - Disabled
AMD Cool-n-Quiet - Disabled
Precision Boost Overdrive - Disabled


Thank you so much in advance for your help!!!