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Journeyman III

Windows balanced power settings (5900x)

Is there any reason when using the windows 10 balanced power plan that when my PC is basically idle the CPU bounces between 3.6GHz & 4.8GHz? or is this normal?

When I put it in to power saver it goes down to 1.72GHz and unsurprisingly runs a lot cooler (at same fan speed) & uses less power.

My only issues with Power Saver is that it doesn't step up in all games, so manually changing between power plans is a pain

I'm using a 5900x on an Asus Strix x570-F gaming.  Chipset drivers

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Power saver.

Ta for any help

1 Reply

The problem may be other 3rd party oc/fan control/monitor apps, too many hooks into the sensors.

Uninstall them (including mobo software) and recheck.


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