How to undervolt your Ryzen CPU for better temperatures.
Gaming hardcore can be a relaxing session for you, but not necessarily for your Computer! As your computer runs on electricity (Big news) hence, they tend to get hot over time and that’s very normal. However, you might want to get a little worried if those temperatures start to get out of hand. CPU temperatures anywhere above 90∘Celcius are a matter of concern. High temperatures can not only shorten the life of your PC components but also make you suffer from unbearable fps drops (due to thermal throttling). In this guide, we will show how you can undervolt your Ryzen CPU for better temperatures and make your CPU efficient.
Ideal temperatures for your CPU
An ideal temperature of a CPU is around 60-80degrees. Anywhere above that is not normal and requires to be fixed as soon as possible. High temperatures can shorten the life of your computer and lead to major issues like thermal throttling.
Is there a way to keep the CPU temperatures under control without spending any more money? The answer is Undervolting!
What Is Undervolting, and how can it reduce your CPU temperatures?
Undervolting is a process through which the voltage being supplied to the processor or other components is decreased. It simply reduces the voltage being directed to the components. Here in this case we will be working on reducing the amount of voltage your Processor receives at a particular core clock speed!
Important! Before progressing it’s important to know what you are doing, and read everything you need to know about undervolting here.
Will this affect my gaming performance?
No, you will see no drop in the framerate or performance and if any at all it wouldn’t be noticeable. If you are looking to improve the overall windows performance and optimize its gaming performance read our guide on how to optimize windows and make it faster for gaming here!
Is it healthy?
It will not affect your CPU’s Health at all. However, if you decrease the voltage too much the Processor might act unstable as it won’t have enough power, which can be simply fixed by restarting your computer and no there is no way you can end up with a fried CPU! It is in fact a must-do for laptop users as it will not only reduce your temperatures but also improve your battery life.
Welcome to Ryzen Master. Undervolting your Ryzen CPU
- Download and install Ryzen Master for windows here.
- Launch Ryzen Master
- Click on the advance view tab, which will bring you to the following screen.
- To start customising click on profile 1 on the left side of the screen
- Click manual, to set the values manually
The first step should be to change the values in the core section to the max clock speed of your CPU. If you don’t know what that is we got you covered here at Gamers Us we have solutions to all your problems. The below table lists the clock speed and the values you need to insert for every Ryzen CPU. Make sure you change the value for every core.
Now coming to the voltage value here, you might want to experiment and see for yourself, although don’t try to reduce the value too much at once. Go slow and test the changes you made and ensure your CPU acts stably, that can happen if you reduce the voltage too much, the CPU simply won’t have enough power to function properly.
- My recommendation would be to reduce the value by 0.175-0.120mV.
- and in most cases, this would be sufficient and will bring those temps down for you significantly or at least enough to avoid CPU throttling.
- You can always try going even lower and test the values for yourself.
- Remember to save your profile and apply your changes once you are done.
- Always test your system for issues after applying changes.
If you still aren’t satisfied, go ahead and try to work your way around the voltage value if you somehow mess it up remember, you can always just restart your computer to reset the changes.
It is highly advised to run heavy stress tests on your CPU after applying the changes to make sure it is stable!
voilà you have successfully undervolted your CPU. After Undervolting your CPU should be able to maintain better temperatures overall and perform its tasks much more efficiently.
Check out our step-by-step guide on how to undervolt your GPU for better temperatures here.