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Journeyman III

So I overclocked my r5 1600x today and did notice that the power consumption that HWMonitor showed under load was with around 80 watts 20 watts lower using Ryzen Master than Bios overclocking (100 watts).

using the same settings (3.8Ghz, 1.2 VCore). The under load temps, the cinebench results and idle temps and consumption were the same. So I just wanted to know if this is a normal behavior or maybe some wrong settings in the Bios. 

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HWMonitor is unreliable for power draw readings. There was a big thing when a miner claimed he was able to undervolt and get Vega down to an unrealistically low amount of power, and that reported figure didn't match up with the known accurate readings from the P3 Kill-A-Watt. Here's a good example. Using AIDA64, HWMonitor, and ASUS AI Suite to obtain CPU power readings, all three come up with different figures.