Question Ryzen 7 3700x can't handle stable 4.3Ghz while gaming with cool temps

Fiorezy

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I improved my temps a lot since I first got my 3700x but I'm still not quite satisfied with the single core performance. My temps while gaming is 50c-52c which supposed to be very cool. However, the core clock is fluctuating between 4.250Ghz and 4.375Ghz and rarely reaches the advertised 4.4Ghz for half a sec. The only way I managed to get stable 4.4Ghz was by enabling scalar x10 from the BIOS which augments voltage and temps and also by having very aggressive fans and cooler curve something like 100% when it reaches 55c but this was not ideal.

So what temps do I need to have a stable 4.4Ghz?

Other temps:
-GPU temp: 50-65c depends on the game.
-Multicore temp: 67c and Cinebench R20 reaches 4100 on all cores
-Ambient temp: ~26c

Games and benchmarks tested:
  • Cinebench R20
  • The Division 2
  • Battlefield V
  • The Outer Worlds
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • CoD MW
  • AC Black Flag
  • League of Legends
Full build:
  • MSI MPG x570 Gaming Plus
  • Ryzen 7 3700x with MasterAir MA620M
  • Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC (3 fans)
  • G.Skill Trident Z 2x8GB 3200MHz CL16
  • 2x1TB SSD SATA
  • 1TB HDD
  • Corsair RM 650i
  • MasterCase MC600P with 3x140mm intakes + 1x140mm exhaust
 

mdd1963

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Have you removed any potential TDP/power limits within BIOS? (4 GHz sustained on all cores within 65W TDP envelope is not bad!)

(At 4.3 GHz+ under heavy rendering-type loads, power draw/associated TDP likely to be closer to typical 135 W of 3800X, etc..)
 
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Fiorezy

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Have you removed any potential TDP/power limits within BIOS? (4 GHz sustained on all cores within 65W TDP envelope is not bad!)
I forgot to mention that I'm using 105 70 105 for PPT TDC and EDC respectively along with 1usmus power profile and it was performing better than AMD balanced
 

Fiorezy

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Yeah it's not like the 100-150Mhz is going to change anything.
Since you can provide enough cooling the issue is probably with Vcore and you don't want to push that too high, especially not for so little improvement.
Yeah you are right, I just wanted to see it peak to 4.4Ghz like advertised
 

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