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    WARNING! YOU CAN TURN YOUR VERY EXPENSIVE CPU INTO SCRAP METAL IF YOU START MESSING WITH CPU OVERCLOCKING. OVERCLOCKING MEMORY VIA XMP IS RELATIVELY SAFE, BUT OVERCLOCKING A THREADRIPPER’s CORE CPU FREQUENCY CAN BE DANGEROUS AS HELL!

    Keep calm :)

    It’s not that easy to kill a CPU. Sure, if you let a literal monkey press random keys in the firmware setup, it might set Vcore to 2.0V and fry the cores (watch this video to see what happens — without the monkey of course :D) but if a person with a brain in their head operates the “bios”, they’re unlikely to unintentionally kill it — it’s not the 90s anymore, everything has safety protections all over the place. (Well, some vendors manage to screw some of it up, but still.)

    XMP, by the way, is eXtremely Useless. XMP is a way of storing “profiles” on the DIMMs… and all the information these profiles have is something like “3200 14-14-14-24”. So, only primary timings. The secondary timings are left at “auto”. All boards are absolute trash at figuring out timings. Ryzen DRAM Calculator is much much better.

    At full load after ~15minutes I read around 55C on the VRM heatsink, 32C for the memory on the ingress side of the fans, and 55C for the memory on the egress side. ACPI shows the cpu at 52C. For me, being a dedicated overclocker, those temps are ok but I don’t think I would want to O.C. the CPU much (if at all).

    This is practically ice cold for a VRM at full load. I guess he must have one of the new TR4 boards.