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.
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:
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
Video Example of my stuttering:
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.