The CPU keeps running at 3.8Ghz without any boost, even I manually overclock it to 4.3Ghz in bios, it is still staying at 3.8Ghz after getting into windows. The frequency does not even get 0.1 high or low, just steadily keep on 3.8Ghz which is the lowest frequency for this cpu. The situation only happened when I flashed my bios from version 1.0 to 1.2. I can only use ryzen master to try to overclock it but after reboot all gone. I can overclock my RAM without any issue. just the CPU does not boost at all.
My mother board: MSI X570 Godlike
GPU: Zotac RTX 2080ti AMP Extreme Core
RAM: 2*8G Adata D80 3600Mhz
SSD: Samsung 970 evo plus
Power: Seasonic 850 W focus plus
Cooler: Corsair H100i Platinum
Case: Corsair 680X
coreymlh, this is probably not a problem. What version of W10 are you running? The new 1903 has changed the Balanced Power Plan to be more aggressive. Please post a screenshot of Ryzen Master (RM) - simply drag-n-drop the image into your reply. Please do a Clear CMOS using instructions in your User Manual and stop running any OC applications except for RM. Thanks and enjoy, John.
I had the same problem with 3900X. All the driver, windows, and bios are updated. I even tried beta bios, still not working. The CPU clock rate will be locked at around 3.8Ghz when I log in to windows. I try to overclock in bios, but not working.
The only way to fix the problem is to use AMD Ryzen Master, and hit the reset. However, even show all core will go up to 4600mhz, but the maximum of single-core and all core can reach is 4250 with 1.48v! Also, the CPU temperature in idle will go up to 50-60 celsius, with load, will go 80+. That is with Corsair H105 AIO cooler!!! My previous intel i7 5960x cpu with the same cooler only reach 60 in load and 32 idle.
Found a solution,
1. complete uninstall/delete MSI bloatware, called Creator Center or Dragon Center.
2. press reset in AMD Ryzen Master.
3. restart windows.
After fixing, right now my CPU at least back to 4.2Ghz when entering Windows.
I've tried all suggestions here, and cannot get my CPU out of 3.8 GHz/1.1V either. I have cleared CMOS, I have tried every available Windows power plan, and I have removed all the MSI software from my machine. The only way I can get the CPU working correctly again is to run Ryzen Master. After rebooting, my system always locks back at the lower speed. On the bright side, it sure is running cool now!
healbunny did you have to do something beyond just uninstalling the MSI software for it to stop affecting your system? I uninstalled, but am seeing the issue persist. Did you have to manually remove files, modify the registry, etc...? I fear it has left something behind that is causing the issue to persist for me.
Is there called Core performance boost, or something similar such as a precision boost 2 setting in your bios?
When I was trying to diagnose my stability issue on my 3800x, I had to disable the Core Performance Boost option in my ASRock boards bios, which locked all the cores to base clock and 1.1ish volts. After I figured out the issue I was able to re enable the option to get proper boosting behavior back.
This sounds like what is happening on your system.
Thank you for the reply! It turns out it was the MSI Dragon Center software. After removing that ENTIRELY from the machine (uninstall alone wasn't quite enough), I'm running normally again!