Random clock speed ceilings on Ryzen 3700x

Discussion created by naman_4130 on Apr 13, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 25, 2020 by black_zion

Hey, I've been using Ryzen 3700x for 7-8 months now and initially, things were fine until I noticed this issue where the processor would just operate at random max speeds for eg: only .50 ghz and below or sometimes only 2.1 ghz and below, but it doesn't go above the given number. I can usually see in the task manager (and I know i can use ryzen master to keep an eye on the clock speeds as well), but the thing that usually makes this issue noticeable is the lag in windows animations or general sluggishness. This has been happening for about a month and usually restarting fixes the issue, however, out of the 10 times I'd restart the PC this issue comes up at least 2-3 times. The CPU is running with every setting at stock. The motherboard and chipset drivers are updated. I tried running prime 95 when the CPU clock speed isnt going above a given number but even that doesn't seem to take the processor speed past that number i.e 2.1 ghz in one of such instances. Can someone just let me know what is going on here? or is anyone facing the same issues?


I am including a screenshot of ryzen master (the screenshot was clicked when there wasnt a problem with clock speeds)

I'll try to get a RM screenshot when am actually having the problem. 



Ryzen 3700X


32GB (16x2) RAM (AXMP @3200mhz)

MSI X570 gaming pro carbon wifi motherboard
Gigabyte B700H 700W PSURM screenshot