Question High CPU usage in certain games. (Ryzen 3700x)

May 2, 2020
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So a friend of mine just recently started getting high CPU usage in games such as WoW and R6 Siege. Used to not happen before but started to happen recently after swapping his Air Cooler for an AIO. Temps are fine and everything else looks good in Ryzen master. Just the usage is high. It went from 60% usage to 80%. We reseated the processor and reapplied thermal compound. Any thoughts and opinions will help.
 
Has the cpu speed (GHz) dropped? What motherboard does he have? AIO’s remove airflow from the cpu area and the motherboards VRM’s. I’ve not seen it with a 3700x before but if VRM’s do overheat they will downclock the cpu to reduce the load and VRM temperature.
 
May 2, 2020
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Has the cpu speed (GHz) dropped? What motherboard does he have? AIO’s remove airflow from the cpu area and the motherboards VRM’s. I’ve not seen it with a 3700x before but if VRM’s do overheat they will downclock the cpu to reduce the load and VRM temperature.
Specs:
ryzen 7 3700x
prime b450m-a
DDR4-2132 Patriot Memory 3200 C16 Series
geforce rtx 2070 super
thermaltake smart 600w
 
Specs:
ryzen 7 3700x
prime b450m-a
DDR4-2132 Patriot Memory 3200 C16 Series
geforce rtx 2070 super
thermaltake smart 600w
And the cpu speed while in game? That motherboard is known to have VRM’s that overheat but I’d be surprised if that happened while running a 3700x which is not power hungry.

Run userbenchmark and post the link to the results here.
 

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