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Journeyman III

Ryzen 5 3400G not handling 1080p youtube video?

Hi there!

I've built a machine of the following configuration:

APU: Ryzen 5 3400G;
Motherboard: MSI B450 gaming plus max;
SSD: WD black SN750 NVMe SSD 500GB;
RAM: Corsair vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4;
2560x1440 display via HDMI;
No graphics card - I'm running the integrated GPU.

And I have freezes while watching youtube 1080p videos?!

Really, is that enough of the power? Or there is something wrong with the settings?

I have to give some more details though.
When monitoring the hardware status using MSI afterburner I notice 100% usage of GPU, which hints me that exactly GPU is the bottleneck.
CPU core clocks are usually at about 3075, occasionally cranking up to 4000-ish when running a game. Overall, the numbers are far from their limit.

What also concerns me is the RAM frequency. The modules are spec-ed 3000MHz.
CPU-Z shows DRAM Frequency 1066 MHz. I suspect as I've put the modules into slots 2 and 4, I am running in dual-channel, thus real frequency is 2166 MHz.
This could very well be the reason, right? I have no idea yet how to set it up to proper frequency and why it is not higher by default.

Best regards,

2 Replies
Journeyman III

It happens exactly the same, I have a Ryzen 5 5400G and sometimes my GPU goes at 100% while I play youtube videos in 1080p or in any other platform, and then the video goes choppy and lags. I thought that is was due my hdd or maybe was because my pc had a virus but it was not the case. If you find out the solution please reply in this post, I will reply if I find out something. Thanks!

Adept III

Both my kids systems use 3400G's no problem. Have you enabled XMP in the BIOS for your RAM? What PSU are you using? Are your chipset/graphic drivers up to date?