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Ryzen 5 1600x stuttering

Question asked by rapturedheart on Feb 12, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 11, 2018 by oli444

Hi everyone. Phew, I've had a hell of a time with this build, I'll tell you. I've had in-game and out of game problems - primarily in-game it's most notable. Over the last two months, I finally narrowed it down to a (probably) CPU problem.


My build:

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper T2

Motherboard: Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING

Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory

Storage: PNY - CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC

Case: Thermaltake - Core V71

Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular

Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer

Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit


I have no problem getting a lot of frames in all the games I play at 1080p. The problem is the very notable stuttering. I could have 150+ fps; but many of high-action games like MOBAs or shooters are almost unplayable because of the stuttering I'm having.


Note: I've seen a lot of comments around that with a Ryzen, you should have 3000+ DDR4 memory. I wish someone had told me that months ago when I worked on putting my build together.


I originally was having the most unstable voltage spikes from 1.3 to 1.5+ with my CPU. I fixed that myself, to no help of the forum I originally posted to... I disabled Core Boost Performance, and it stopped those insane (unsafe?) spikes.

However, it did not fix the stuttering.


Things I've done to try and fix my stuttering:

  • Disabled Windows DVR
  • Adjusted Windows Power Settings. CPU Processing Minimum set at 50%, maximum at 100%
  • Adjusted my NVidia Control Panel settings (when I thought it might be my GPU to blame)
  • Disabled Core Boost Performance
  • Manually set my RAM Memory Frequency and Timings to what they're supposed to be
  • Manually set my CPU core ratio to 36.00 (I do not want to overclock my CPU)
  • Updated BIOs (a day or two ago...)
  • Updated Chipset Drivers (before making this post)
  • Updated Graphics Drivers (uninstalled and reinstalled)


Now, since I disabled Core Boost Performance and manually setting the CPU core ratio, my CPUs voltage does not exceed 1.231 (even under load, I did a CPU stress test). I don't know if that's okay?

I'm in Information technology and I haven't been taught anything like this.


My CPU Stress Test Results:

AIDA64 Results - Album on Imgur


My CPU never exceeded 57C during that stress test. It actually seemed pretty stable. I don't know how to feel about my Core Clocks...


My CPU in HWMonitor:



My CPU Speed also does not reach the 3.6GHz it's supposed to? It drops to as low as 2.00GHz (could only catch a screenshot of it being at 2.02GHz)



The dips in performance/communication between my CPU and GPU often causes my games to crash also

game crash.png


Video Example of my stuttering:

Ryzen 5 1600X/GTX 1060 6GB Stuttering in-game - YouTube


Any and all help is appreciated. I'm tired of having my new computer to feel like it's performing worse than my last desktop, an Alienware, did before it ultimately died.