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Journeyman III

PC reboots unless I underclock AMD ryzen 5 3600X

I have issues with my pc constantly crashing unless I underclock it in BIOS.I had issues with windows update and was getting some bluescreens with the CLOCK WATCHDOG TIMEOUT error message.I tried cleaning the disk and reinstalling windows, but my PC entered a boot loop.To troubleshoot, I checked the NVME drive (by removing and testing with another drive), the ram sticks and slots, the cooling (no overheating was happening), the graphics card,..In the end I was able to install and run the computer by reducing the clock speed to 3.2ghz instead of leaving it on auto with 3.8ghz. But the moment I put it back to auto the reboots come back. I update all drivers, but still not solved.


Gigabyte B550 Aorus elite motherboard
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X with stock cooler
PSU Corsair CV550
RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz (running at base clock, not 3200MHz)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1650 Windforce OC 4G
Kingston A2000 500GB m.2 nvme SSD
case: Be quiet! Pure BASE 500