AMD's Ryzen Master and how to use it - Senxios

 

When it comes to CPU performance AMD ranks at the top of the processor hierarchy and when we talk about overclocking no one comes close to AMD.

 

AMD have built their processors with the idea of extreme overclocking in their minds and that’s why they created a custom software by the name of Ryzen Master to control overclocking. Let’s dive right in and find out more about Ryzen Master.

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Table of contents

What is Ryzen Master?

What do you need to overclock your AMD Ryzen CPU?

How to use the Ryzen Master

Ryzen Master features

Know your Zen

Help Manual

Final Verdict

What’s Next?

    What is Ryzen Master?

    Now, you may be asking what Ryzen Master is? It is an overclocking tool designed by AMD themselves; it is the successor to the Watt Man overclocking tool which was also designed by AMD. The main purpose behind the development of Ryzen Master was to give the users complete control over their new Ryzen chip, allowing you to push your processor to its absolute limits and beyond. Whether you want to play with the clock speeds or keep a check on the temperatures your unit is hitting, you can do all of that with AMD’s Ryzen Master. 

    Keep in mind though Ryzen Master works only with the latest AM4 motherboards so if you have an AM3 or an even older AMD processor you will have to settle for Overdrive which is the same thing as Ryzen Master but slightly old and less advanced.

     

    What do you need to overclock your AMD Ryzen CPU? 

    So, before you overclock your PC make sure you tick these boxes.

     

    . Firstly you will require a compatible motherboard. Yes AMD does support overclocking on all of its CPUs but not every motherboard does, the X370, X300, X570, B550, B550A, X470, B350 and B450 motherboards support overclocking. These are some of the best AMD motherboards that you can pick for your PC.

     

     

    . You will also need to make sure that there is a good cooling system installed on your CPU and is functioning properly because when you are overclocking your CPU it tends to get hot and without a proper cooling system, you will fry the chip.

     

     

    . You also need a CPU monitoring software and that’s where AMD’s Ryzen Master comes into play to make sure that your CPU isn’t overheating and is running at higher frequencies. You will need to monitor it and Ryzen Master isn’t the only software on the market available for that task, there’s also HW  Monitor and MSI afterburner. It all comes down to personal preference at the end of the day whatever software you are the most comfortable with and can operate with ease to record the temperature, power and clock speeds. 

     

    How to use the Ryzen Master 

    Ryzen Master screen

    Firstly, you will have to download the Ryzen Master application and unlike Watt Man which comes with the Radeon settings tool alongside AMD's graphic drivers, Ryzen Master is an application on its own and has its own installer and a desktop icon.

     

    Now that you’ve done that you’ll need to run the HPET.bat script in the Ryzen Master folder just to make sure that HPET (High Precision Event Timers) is enabled on Windows 10. Without HPET enabled you will not be able to run the script. After that, you will restart your system and once booted up Ryzen Master will work normally. 


    Ryzen Master features


    Below, are some of the main features that can be found within Ryzen Master:

    Ryzen Master screen

    • CPU core clock adjustment
    • CPU core voltage adjustment
    • CPU SOC voltage adjustment
    • CPU core disable
    • Memory voltage adjustment
    • Memory clock adjustment
    • Memory timing adjustment
    • Profile support – up to four profiles
    • Clock monitoring
    • CPU temperature monitoring

    So as you can see not only is Ryzen Master very versatile, it also allows its users to tweak every minor part of their system for their desired experience.


    Know your Zen 

    Anyone and everyone can learn how to use Ryzen master with a small dive into the application even if they don’t know much about computers, due to Ryzen’s brilliant basic mode which you can say is the “easy” mode for beginners who don’t know much about computers or Ryzen Master in general. The basic mode allows you to change the two most important things: voltage and the clock speed. It also consists of a third option and it is called Auto OC. What it does is it lets the software decide what your specific CPU can perform with the amount of cooling and power it’s receiving.


    On the other hand there is the advanced mode for the more hardcore users, the ones that know all of the ins and outs of overclocking. If you open the advanced mode it will give you a grander look at your CPU’s settings and status. It will provide you with all of the necessary statistics and you will also be able to change certain settings of your RAM from within the application itself.


    This feature allows everyone to use and understand Ryzen Master and to be very honest the basic mode is good enough in itself let alone the advanced one.


    You Can Make Up To Four Different Profiles


    This feature is a multi-use one, you can have different profiles for different people in your household for example you can have a different setup for your hardcore call of duty all-nighters and your brother can have a more simpler casual setup for a quick game of rocket league. Or you yourself can have four different setups for games or just in general when you want to run your CPU to its absolute limit, you can have a setup for that and you can even have a setup when you’re chilling or watching something on your computer without the fan sounding like a jet engine.


    Help Manual

    Even after all that if you still run into trouble while trying to overclock your CPU don’t worry AMD has got you covered, Ryzen Master has a built in help manual in case the user runs into said trouble. You can access this manual from the top right corner of the application. The manual also consists of deeper details about every aspect of the overclocking process.


    Final Verdict

    That covers everything that you need to know about Ryzen Master, AMD’s most powerful overclocking tool, which provides you with the greatest of controls and the widest of freedoms to run the chip the way you want.

    It is a great tool for new PC builders who are looking to get a tad bit more out of their hardware without spending thousands of dollars, also it’s one of the easiest tools available on the market so you won’t be scratching your head trying to figure the application out.

    So all in all you will be able to get some extra juice out of your hardware without having to battle through the somewhat complicated BIOS.

     

    If you need some help selecting a good AMD CPU to pair with Ryzen Master check out our guide on the best AMD processors of 2022

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