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Ryzen 5 3600 Idle Voltage Still Won't Settle

Question asked by natefox815 on Feb 15, 2020
Latest reply on Feb 21, 2020 by cosmicdance

MSI X570 Gaming Edge Wifi

Ryzen 5 3600


I've been fighting temps and idle voltages for a while now. The only thing I can do to make the idle voltage settle at anything lower than 1.38V is to set the max processor state to 99% in power plan settings, but surely that's throttling performance. I have the most recent chipset drivers from AMD and most recent BIOS from MSI. I'm running the Ryzen Balanced power plan (which defaulted at 99% min state and 100% max state). Voltage control is set to auto in BIOS. I'm watching it with CPU-Z, and all other monitoring programs are closed (NZXT CAM, iCUE, Ryzen Master, Dragon Center, and HWMonitor). 


My max temps are 85C while gaming, but only under a 30-40% load. I realize this is acceptable for this chip, but I'm more concerned with the idle voltage never dropping. What else can I do?