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anthonys
Adept I

Is their anyway to get my Ryzen 2700X to idle slower than 2.0 Ghz?

I love it, but it draws substantially more power than the Athlon X4 it replaced, probably because it idles twice as fast.

Running Linux with the powersave governor and it runs 1.0 at Idle 4.3 when charging hard.

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ajlueke
Grandmaster

Re: Is their anyway to get my Ryzen 2700X to idle slower than 2.0 Ghz?

It won't.

Ryzen processors all depend on the c-states like cc6 sleep.  AMD felt it was more efficient to just put cores to sleep rather than run them awake at low frequencies/voltages.  So it runs at a high p2 of 2.2GHz and just sleeps below that. 

This makes the core "invisible" to task manager and third party monitoring applications, as any probe of the clockspeed would wake the core an eliminate the power savings.  Those applications just display the last reported clock speed.  So even if a core displays 2.2 or even 4 GHz but it may not actually be awake.

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