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Ryzen 5 3600, Radeon RX 5700 XT freeze and lag spikes, freeze on idle, Power SW pins

Question asked by trinquisitor on Jul 16, 2020

Both me and my friend have similar specs but we do have these similar problems 


Motherboard: Msi B450m Pro-M2 V2 

PSU: Cooler Master 650W

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT stock version (Blower type)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600

RAM: Corsair DDR4 3200 Mhz

HDD-SSD: 2tb Seagate, 512gb NVMe M.2 


My Friend's PC

Motherboard: Msi B450m-A Pro Max

PSU: Cooler Master 700W

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600

RAM: Corsair DDR4 3000 Mhz

SSD: 2x 512gb SATA SSD


(We have already reinstalled and updated our drivers and BIOS)




   The main problem for both of us is that we both can't boot up our PC perfectly. When we plug our Power SW cables we have to press it like 10-25 times in order to make it work, I can open it with a screwdriver by shorting the pins or I've ripped the button so I contact the cables together in order to start up my pc. Is there any solution to this?. ( I have changed 3 power switch cables, therefore I don't think cables are the issue)



   My pc freezes after going into idle for 30-45 mins, windows works but I can't open any file, browser so I have to restart my PC.



   My friend bought his system just 2 weeks ago, but when he play games like Vermintide 2, CoD MW 2019, M&B Bannerlord, he gets serious FPS drops randomly, his pc freezes for 1-2 secs every 40 to 50 seconds, and sometimes the in-game sound mutes and comes back after 20-30 seconds. Any solutions for this?


Any solutions or ideas would help, THANK YOU.