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Is this normal? 2700x

Question asked by lawk on May 8, 2018
Latest reply on May 13, 2018 by waltc



I got a AMD Ryzen 2700X with the MSI Gaming Pro carbon mainboard and G.Skill DDR 3000 Ram.


I was wondering if it is normal that in the "ryzen optimized" power plan the clock sppeds are so high? On my old Intel it would go down to 800mhz or maybe 1.6ghz, and only under heavy use to 3.8ghz.


But even in this balanced option it is rarely under 3.5ghz, only if I use the windows balanced it goes below 2.5ghz sometimes.


Also wondering if it is normal that the CPU fan is pulsating? It will go from fast to slow every couple of seconds. Not hugely so but I notice it when looking at it. Under load it seems to stay permanently on.


When I choose the RAM speed in the BIOS to the spec with XMP to 3000 the CPU fan gets loud for some reason? At default it goes down to 2133mhz and it is fairly silent. I have now set it to 2733mhz as that is the highest setting I can use before the CPU fan gets loud.


Also is 35-44c normal for idle temps? I had some trouble installing the cooler and had to lift the cooler again, and the pre-applied thermal paste was already smeared a bit on the CPU.


Another thing that I find weird is that while the fan is pulsating, going faster and slower all the time, the BIOS reports it as 0RPM. Only when I disable "Smart Fan Control" next to the curve I get a reading and it spools up.