WARNING: This guide does not cover stability or benchmark testing which must be done before and after this process to establish score improvements and stability.
- Upgrade motherboard BIOS to latest version
- Enable XMP and match FCLK to 1/2 of MCLK
4000 = 2000 3800 = 1900 3600 = 1800
- Enable Precision Boost Overdrive, set limits to Disabled
- Enable Clock Override, set to 200MHz
- Save and exit BIOS. Boot to Windows.
- If your cooling setup follows the GPU, temporarily set it to follow CPU
- Download and Run Project Hydra
- Click Diagnostic, this will take up to 4 hours or more. Do not use the computer beyond web browsing during this time.
- Upon completion, review the final report in the Log, note the values, go back to BIOS Precision Boost menu, then set the Curve Optimizer to Per Core and configure the voltages. Try FAST, if you have any stability issues reduce to MID. If stability issues persist set to SAFE. If the value is negative, use negative on that core. If the value is positive, use positive on that core.
Below is an example report of my 5600X which is running 4.85GHz on stock voltage.
Do NOT use these settings, every CPU is different, they are listed for example purposes only:
CURVE OPTIMIZER values for BIOS
(If you do not plan to use HYDRA)
C01 SAFE CO: -5 MID CO: -6 FAST CO: -7
C02 SAFE CO: -9 MID CO: -11 FAST CO: -14
C03 SAFE CO: -17 MID CO: -20 FAST CO: -25
C04 SAFE CO: -18 MID CO: -22 FAST CO: -28
C05 SAFE CO: 0 MID CO: 0 FAST CO: 1
C06 SAFE CO: -13 MID CO: -16 FAST CO: -20