Overclocking as a useful activity is left over from the bad old days. You can OC an unlocked Ryzen, but (unlike Intel) AMD has already built in sophisticated Precision Boost circuits that will achieve nearly the same performance at much less average power. So less wear and tear on everything. If you OC you lose PB. So - except for the fun of briefly trying it - OC on Ryzen is a fool's errand. I wonder: Why do people keep mentioning it? Mental inertia? And why don't journos point this out? Helps to feed the hype and forum threads?