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CPU: Ryzen 5 5600X
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming PLUS Max
Cooler: Stock, Wraith Stealth 65W Cooler

I upgraded from an R3 1300X to R5 5600X today. I booted it up and looked at MSI Afterburner, which told me CPU temps are 80 C when idle. So I thought I didn't apply the thermal paste properly and replaced it. When I looked at Afterburner again, it showed 60C now. After searching for the problem, I found that the CPU is always running at it's boost clock, 4.20 GHz when it's base clock is 3.7 GHz, even when idle with ~5% usage. I tried changing the power settings, but it was already on balanced, and the power saving mode reduced it to 1.7 GHz. Anyway to get it to normal? Maybe in the BIOS settings? I'm on BIOS version 7B86vHC.

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Please help, my case is cramped enough as it is and cooling is already an issue for me. My cooler can't handle it. Please help me find a way to make it normal again.

Thanks so much for your help.
 
It's normal for Ryzen processors to boost for periods of time and go back down, simply because there's always something to do periodically even when idling. If it's always at boost speeds then something is running in the background keeping it from having a chance to idle.
 

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It's normal for Ryzen processors to boost for periods of time and go back down, simply because there's always something to do periodically even when idling. If it's always at boost speeds then something is running in the background keeping it from having a chance to idle.
This didn't happen to my old Ryzen 3, and there are the same applications running before and after.
 
This didn't happen to my old Ryzen 3, and there are the same applications running before and after.
There's only two things I can think of at this point:
  • Reset all settings in UEFI
  • Test with a fresh Windows install. (partition off storage if needed)
I would rather work with a clean slate to verify the hardware works as expected if a hardware problem is suspected.
 

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