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Ryzen 1600x malfunctioning or Ryzen Master having issues? (Temps, clock speed).

Hey all,
I recently downloaded Ryzen Master to monitor my 1600x's temperatures and have a look at what my processor is getting up to. This is pretty much my first time using any OC'ing software, so I'm not entirely sure what I should be expecting. However, a few things aroused concern and in my ignorance I felt the need to ask you guys for peace of mind.

Firstly, temperature spikes : When I first launch the software my idle temp is showing up at between 35-38 degrees celsius, which seems ideal. However, after it's open for a few seconds, the temperature starts to fluctuate dramatically, 10-15 degrees at a time. Sometimes reaching as high as 55 degrees. My initial reaction is that this must be a software issue with Ryzen Master? Surely a component cannot physically vary in heat so dramatically so quickly?

My second concern is the individual core clock speeds : To be honest I'm not completely sure how individual core speeds react and work together, so there may be no issue here. The individual cores seem to be spiking and fluctuating rather dramatically in clock speed, all the way from 2144MHz to 3700Mhz. From monitoring it for a while, it seems completely random. All of the cores are varying speeds independently with no apparent pattern - it should be noted that my processor is in an idle state when monitoring this. All I have open is google chrome and I'm not even browsing on it. It should also be noted that the temperature given by Ryzen Master seems to spike in tandem with the individual core spikes. Also, if I close Ryzen Master for a few minutes and reopen it, the temperature says 35 degrees again, and after a few seconds starts to fluctuate. The same goes for the clock speeds - they are all the same (2144mhz) when I restart Ryzen Master and after a few seconds they start to go wild again.

My last question isn't really an issue, but i'm curious, I thought the base clock speed of the 1600x is 3.6GHz? When then, is the peak speed in Ryzen Master showing up at 3.7GHz when I have done no OC'ing?

Thanks for your time, hopefully my questions aren't as stupid as I fear they may be!

(P.S. I'm using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 cooler with the supplied CM thermal paste. The MOBO I'm using is Asus Prime B350M-A.)

-Con
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  1. Your CPU is working correctly.

    A)The clock speed fluctuation is dependent on idle states (when clocks drop) and turbo mode (when one or two cores go higher).

    I use water cooling and my Ryzen 1700 will go to 60C on load with a mild overclock so your temps seem fine.
    If you are worried about temperatures, you can use two CPU stress tests to see what are the max temps you can expect from your CPU when on full load.

    Those are cinebench r15 (for a short test) and prime95 for a long test.
    Just be ready to turn them off if the temperature gets out of control (over 80C), your CPU cooler might be incorrectly mounted or something along those lines (I made this mistake myself once).

    Note: Prime 95 does NOT stop if you click the X at the right top of the window. You have to choose "STOP" in its options.

    Testing this should rule out lack of cooling.
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    Are you checking the fluctuations with Ryzen Master? If so, I've noticed that it causes core spikes itself, probably because of the more animated graphs. I'd give HWinfo a try, it's more text-based and thus gives more reliable core speed statistics. Every time I open up Ryzen Master's graphs, my processor uses more power to run it.

    As for the temps, my Ryzen Master shows the same things as well. Higher temps are shown for about 1 second, always when there's a quick 1-core turbo boost happening. Seems to be normal.
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  3. Corsto said:
    Are you checking the fluctuations with Ryzen Master? If so, I've noticed that it causes core spikes itself, probably because of the more animated graphs. I'd give HWinfo a try, it's more text-based and thus gives more reliable core speed statistics. Every time I open up Ryzen Master's graphs, my processor uses more power to run it.

    As for the temps, my Ryzen Master shows the same things as well. Higher temps are shown for about 1 second, always when there's a quick 1-core turbo boost happening. Seems to be normal.


    I have system issues as well. My 1800x is OC to 3.9Ghz at 1.33v. But I keep getting cold boot issues displaying random error codes. They appear to be different every time. I tried switching my settings back to stock settings but, it won't even boot on stock. I have more success with my overclocked settings. I don't know what the problem is. I definitely should be able to run my system under stock settings....
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