7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2018 1:46 AM by nighthowl101

    Ryzen 2700 wont boost past 3.3ghz

    nighthowl101

      So I just built a new system. Ryzen 2700, Asus x470 pro, gskill 16gb ram at 3200. gtx 260. The cpu wont seem to boost past 3.325ghz. i have the newest chipset, set on amd balanced, newest bios on the mobo with stock settings. With ryzen master open ive benched with prime95 and cpu z. Checked while gaming with msi afterburner and it maxes all core 3.325. was maxing 3.4 before new chipset installed. I tried to find the xfr option in the bios but it isnt where it would be normally. Any help would be appreciated. Would like to see the boost working correctly as this is very underwhelming

        • Re: Ryzen 2700 wont boost past 3.3ghz
          misterj

          nighthowl101, please post a screenshot of Ryzen Master (RM).  Use the image icon above.  Your specifications:

          2700.jpg

          Thanks and enjoy, John.

          EDIT:  I suspect since you have a 2700 and not 2700X, you will not see the XFR option.

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            • Re: Ryzen 2700 wont boost past 3.3ghz
              nighthowl101

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              Is this all youre looking for?

                • Re: Ryzen 2700 wont boost past 3.3ghz
                  misterj

                  nighthowl101, yes.  RM is saying the peak was 4000 MHz.  I am not an OCer, but are you willing to turn on Precision Boost Overdrive and raise some limits?  Please read the warnings and it all might be overwhelming.  Going too far can damage you processor.  I hope some OCers will help you - perhaps visit a OC forum.  Enjoy, John.

                    • Re: Ryzen 2700 wont boost past 3.3ghz
                      nighthowl101

                      They only peak when idle, under any load or games it drops to 3.325 maxed out no matter what i do. the cpu is rated for a 3.8 all core boost but isnt matching. and the option for pbo isnt available to me. I can overclock manually but i wanted to avoid that as the boost range per core is perfect for gaming vs overclocking all the cores at once.

                    • Re: Ryzen 2700 wont boost past 3.3ghz
                      billy72

                      Hi nighthowl101

                       

                      Same behavior with 2700 non X through ASRock AB350-HDV and ASUS Prime X370-Pro, wont boost past 3.345Ghz when the system demands more than around 40% of performance. With 2700X on ASUS X370 I can't see neither XFR option in BIOS but Precision Boost Overdrive is visible and configurable.

                       

                        When I contacted ASRock for these reasons (XFR and PBO) they replied that these options only appeared in BIOS with supported processors, it seems that the non-X series of Ryzen 2000 are not compatible or it's decision of the motherboard manufacturers to apply it.

                       

                      Please misterj  can you confirm it?

                      Are the non-X Ryzen 2000-series compatible with XFR and PBO or depends of motherboards manufacturers to apply it?

                        • Re: Ryzen 2700 wont boost past 3.3ghz
                          misterj

                          Sorry, billy72, I cannot.  I have no special path to AMD information.  I suggest contacting AMD Online Support diretly.  I was speculating about the XFR setting in BIOS and it is certainly up to the MB vendor to put or not to put options in the BIOS.  Looks like nighthowl101's RM screenshot allows PBO.  I suggest it be tried  Enjoy, John.

                            • Re: Ryzen 2700 wont boost past 3.3ghz
                              billy72

                              misterj thanks for the reply!

                               

                              nighthowl101

                               

                                let me purpose 2 options:

                               

                              1 - If you are in time to return your 2700 and buy the 2700X do not hesitate, your motherboard is ready to support it.

                              2 - You can perform OC your CPU through Ryzen Master, AI Suite or through X470-Pro BIOS, if you know what are doing with better cooling solution and being aware that extreme OC can damage your CPU losing the warranty offered by AMD, it's your decision, personally I would choose option 1.

                               

                              All the best

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