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Is Ryzen Balanced still recommended for Ryzen 3600?

Question asked by metalmatty on Oct 9, 2020
Latest reply on Oct 13, 2020 by metalmatty

I have a 3600X coming in tomorrow to replace my awesome but slightly aging 1600AF.

I don't plan on overclocking this go-round as I've read that overclocking the 3xxx series can yield negligible results, and being able to do an all-core clock to 4.4GHz (or even 4.2GHz) can be difficult without pushing 1.4v+. I've also read the millions of posts on people having temp/usage spikes at idle, which I don't really care about to be honest.

I'm mostly just curious if using Ryzen Balanced Plan is still the recommended option for the power plan on 3xxx series? This is a gaming PC first and foremost, so I am fine with temp/usage spikes at idle from HWInfo so I can make sure temps aren't exceeding 80c, which I doubt they will because even overclocked to 4.0GHz my 1600AF under extended P95 load didn't exceed 70-72c, depending on ambient.