Ryzen 5 3600 not going beyond 3600MHz

Discussion created by haroon86 on Oct 18, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 20, 2019 by haroon86



This is my first AMD processor and I have a bit of confusion. I am using the Ryzen 5 3600 processor. It seems that the clock is locked at the base frequency which is 3600MHz. I was wondering, does it ever enter boost clock speeds automatically on loads? Currently, no matter what I do, the frequency remains 3600MHz and does not boost up to advertised 4.2 automatically. 


I am not sure if I am understanding this right. Before this I used to use Intel CPUs and under loads it would increase the frequency to the advertised boost clock speeds, but this one seems to be stuck at base speed no matter what. 


How do I configure some auto setting where if needed the CPU can go up to its boost speed of 4.2Ghz? I do not want to overclock, not interested in it. Just was wondering that there is an auto way for the CPU to use its advertised frequency, so if I am not seeing it, perhaps I am doing something wrong?


Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!