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mlxg56
Adept I

ryzen 5 3600 permanently in 4.2ghz boost

Hello,

i build a new pc and noticed that my ryzen 5 3600 is always in turbo even when i'm just browsing.

Disabling precision boost overdrive didnt help, i also tried turning off core performance boost, but that causes my cpu to always stay on 3.6ghz and never downclocking or boosting. Having my energy plan on ryzen balanced keeps my cpu always on 4.2, but according to hwinfo when i put the power plan on balanced (the windows default) then my clocks jump from 4.2 to ~2.8-3.5ghz EVERY SECOND.

I also think that being always in turbo causes my high temps, i have like ~42°C when just browsing. (cpu cooler: scythe mugen 5)

My old i5 6500 was around 30°C all the time with a crappy deepcool cooler.

So what can i do to lower temps and especially fixing that perma boost problem?

my hardware:

r5 3600

msi b450 tomahawk

3000mhz cl15 crucial ballistix

rx 580 8gb

thanks in advance

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: ryzen 5 3600 permanently in 4.2ghz boost

maybe you put too much thermal material on the CPU, only need a very small amount

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mlxg56
Adept I

Re: ryzen 5 3600 permanently in 4.2ghz boost

some thermal paste was squeezed out when i installed the cooler. But according to gamersnexus it doesnt matter how much thermal paste you apply.

i guess it has something to do with the cpu being in boost all the time instead of downclocking so it generates less heat

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: ryzen 5 3600 permanently in 4.2ghz boost

gamersnexus is a moron, defects are on a micrometer scale not millimeter

try a clean install of windows and make sure the BIOS is set for windows 10 WHQL

mlxg56
Adept I

Re: ryzen 5 3600 permanently in 4.2ghz boost

i did a clean install of windows, but that didnt help. I checked my clocks with hwinfo today and it looks like as if the windows default powerplan "balanced (recommended)" clocks the  cpu down how i want it. My temps look good, if im not getting decieved, does thermal paste need a few days to "perform" better?

Anyway heres a picture of my temps after 5 mins in idle according to hwinfo: Imgur: The magic of the Internet 

Why do i have a spike of 46°C? and just after taking the screenshot, my max temp spiked to 52°C. I get spikes where it just hits 40°C+ and then it goes back to low 30's

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: ryzen 5 3600 permanently in 4.2ghz boost

using a dot the 1/2 the size of a BB is still more than is needed for a CPU, so little is really needed most have 20x to 50x too much

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redteam6
Elite

Re: ryzen 5 3600 permanently in 4.2ghz boost

Spikes of 42c are normal with precision boost as voltage spikes. Air coolers spike temps quickly and dissipate the heat quickley. Water cooler ramp up  heat over time and also take more time to cool back down. Air coolers tend to be more efficent coolers this way but you sacrifice space in your case. The spike are more noticeable on ryzen 3000 as I believe smaller chiplets have less surface area to dissipate heat and thus create heat more quick. 

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redteam6
Elite

Re: ryzen 5 3600 permanently in 4.2ghz boost

yeah i tend to do a rice sized dot. People are saying since the chiplet is out to side it dosent get enough cooling when doing a center  paste application.... no this false. after applying the past cooler the paste spreads square to the edges.

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: ryzen 5 3600 permanently in 4.2ghz boost

when the cooler is tightened, a small dot of TIM is spread easily by the pressure

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Matt_AMD
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: ryzen 5 3600 permanently in 4.2ghz boost

Use the Windows Balanced Power Plan and the CPU will drop frequency. Fluctuation in CPU frequency is normal and expected. 

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