Question CPU low clockspeeds (Ryzen 7 3700x) help

4L3

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So i upgraded my pc and my clockspeeds are around 0,8ghz while my temp is around 30-35C. Im kind off new to pc builds so thats why im here asking for help. Could it be that my PSU is too old and is not providing the power enough for my PC? It's around 5-6 years old. 500W

Specs:
Ryzen 7 3700x with stock cooler
X570 aorus master
(2x16gb) 32gb ram cl 16-19-19-39
Geforce gtx 1060 6gb
Latest version of windows 10 home 64bit
 
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DMAN999

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What are you using to read your clock speeds ?
I suggest you try HWInfo:
https://www.hwinfo.com/files/hwi_614.zip
And for the most accurate temperature readings use Ryzen Master:
https://download.amd.com/Desktop/AMD-Ryzen-Master.exe
But Do NOT run both at the same time.
Running more than one monitoring app at a time can cause the 3700x to boost due to those apps polling the CPU.

Also do you have the latest AMD X570 Chipset drivers installed ?
If not, get them from here and install them:
https://www.amd.com/en/support/chipsets/amd-socket-am4/x570

HWino shows that my 3700x (on an Asus ROG Strix X470F) idles at around 2.2 GHz.
I have PBO set to Auto in BIOS and I am using the Ryzen balanced Power Plan.
 
So i upgraded my pc and my clockspeeds are around 0,8ghz while my temp is around 30-35C. Im kind off new to pc builds so thats why im here asking for help. Could it be that my PSU is too old and is not providing the power enough for my PC? It's around 5-6 years old. 500W

Specs:
Ryzen 7 3700x with stock cooler
X570 aorus master
(2x16gb) 32gb ram cl 16-19-19-39
Geforce gtx 1060 6gb
Latest version of windows 10 home 64bit
If CPU clocks really are pegged at 800 Mhz then something is seriously wrong. Do a CMOS reset...first from within BIOS settings page, reset to default values. Then save and shutdown, open it up and jumper the CMOS reset pins.

When finished and you restart it just boot right through, making no changes in BIOS and using all defaults. If it's still showing only 800 Mhz then I'd look at heatsink mounting. It could be safety throttling itself from boot because of poor contact.
 
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4L3

Nov 16, 2019
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If CPU clocks really are pegged at 800 Mhz then something is seriously wrong. Do a CMOS reset...first from within BIOS settings page, reset to default values. Then save and shutdown, open it up and jumper the CMOS reset pins.

When finished and you restart it just boot right through, making no changes in BIOS and using all defaults. If it's still showing only 800 Mhz then I'd look at heatsink mounting. It could be safety throttling itself from boot because of poor contact.

Yeah i forgot that i only plugged in 1 of my 4 pin connectors for my cpu power. Ordered a extender becouse i only had 1 so im guessing thats where my problem comes from hehe
 

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