Question Ryzen 7 3700x Stuck on 1.4Volts and 4.4ghz on idle

May 29, 2020
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Hi guys this is my first post on this and also my first ryzen build.

I have just built my first ryzen build;
Ryzen 7 3700x
MSI b450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Gskill Trident Z Neo 3600mhz cl16 (2 x 16gb)
NZXT Karken x53
MSI 2060 Super Gaming X

Ive noticed that on idle i am stuck at 4.4ghz and 1.4volts which was concerning and my idle temps were around 45-50 degrees. Under load it drops the clock and volatge which i assume is normal but the idle clock and manily the cpu voltage has me really concerned. After alot of ready and research i can to the conclusion that this was not good. Ive literally done everything and still have the same issue.

All the thread that i have read;
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/ryzen-7-3700x-4-4ghz-all-core-oc-safe.3559320/
https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/cbls9g View: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/cbls9g/the_final_word_on_idle_voltages_for_3rd_gen_ryzen/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=post_body

and many others i cant find anymore lol.

So i decided to undervolt and keep my clock at 4.4ghz and cpu core voltage at 1.375. This produced better thermals (idle 35-45) and a better cinebench score. I then dropped to 1.35 volts which was was fine but cinebench threw an application error, so after a reinstall and restart it was all good. I them decided to drop it to 1.325 volts which was all good and now thermals was 35-40 degrees on idle but cinebench threw the same application error. I reinstalled and restarted still same error. I dont know if that means its not stable because i ran aida 64 for about 15ish minutes and it was fine no issues.

I am now currently at 4.4ghz at 1.275volts with no crashes or bluescreens but i cant run cinebench because it keeps throwing the application error. Again, i dont know if this is an instability error or just the program.

If anyone knows whats going on and how to fix this i would greatly appreciate it.
 
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UPDATE - I found out that icue was preventing my cpu from dropping voltage during idle. So i went back to a stock bios setting with xmp enabled and tested the performance.

Cinebench loaded and ran fine with no errors but my score wasnt as high. The same goes with gaming. I noticed around a 10-15 frame drop from the 4.4ghz at 1.35volts.

Will continue testing but if anyone has a better idea please let me know.
 

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