One thing that I’ve always wondered about trying but never have is overclocking. I was thinking of trying it with a few components in this desktop PC.
I have no need to overclock and if I do overclock I want to do one “step” up, or whatever the smallest version of overclocking is. Me gaining any speed increase in any area at all would be a complete and unqualified success in my eyes.
I have six case fans in a professionally-built mid-size case, a 650 watt power supply, and no dedicated liquid cooling or similar. I don’t have any intention of adding liquid cooling in the foreseeable future, but adding better cooling is another little hobby project I may get into at a later time.
The current bottleneck in this PC is the RAM. I skimped on RAM because of the price. If I decide to try overclocking, it will be after I swap out the RAM for higher-speed/higher-quality RAM. Probably next month.
I’ve done some reading about the overall concepts and the pros and cons. Not overclocking the system means that I won’t get the experience and fun of doing it, and I’m just leaving money on the table if the system is capable of doing x+1 speed without any problems but I only have it doing x speed. But again, I’m not willing to sacrifice very much, if any, lifespan or overall system stability.
Ryzen 7 2700
Mid tower, 6 fans, 650w power supply
Asus ASROCK B450 Pro4
GeForce RTX 2060, 6GB
I’m not afraid of BIOS and I could use a recommendation for low/no-cost stress test software. Does anyone have some favorite links about how to dive deeper into this? Experience? Thoughts?