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AMD Ryzen Balanced power plan causing high disk usage and freezes

Question asked by breadbitten on Dec 16, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 1, 2018 by flatop

Hey everyone, so I've installed the latest chipset drivers for my MSI Bazooka B350M motherboard for my R5 1500x system, and the Ryzen Balanced power state causes intermittent spikes in my SSD's disk activity causing my system to freeze up whenever that happens. The problem does not occur in any of the other power plans.

 

Like most users, I use my 256gb SSD for the OS (Win10) and a 2TB HDD as storage, with a lot of Windows apps and games stored in the HDD.

 

I've included a screenshot of the task manager during a particularly prolonged spike/freeze.

 

My specs are as follows:

 

MSI Bazooka B350M motherboard

Ryzen 5 1500x (at stock speeds)

12GB DDR4 RAM (at 2400MHz)

RX 480 8GB (stock clocks)

256GB Transcend SSD

2TB Western Digital Green HDD

 

Thanks in advance.

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