Ryzen 1600x Unable to Overclock through Bios

Ryzen 5 1600x
Gigabyte r9 270x (ancient, I know)
Gigabyte GA-AX370 Gaming (rev 1.0)
G. Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2x8gb) 288-pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200
Evga 650 G3
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Fresh build/win10 install besides the GPU. Windows and all drivers up-to-date.

Any changes to my CPU Clock Ratio do not take effect once Windows boots up. This goes for both underclocking and overclocking. When I reboot into the bios, it shows the altered CPU Clock Ratio value, but once I boot into Windows, CPU-Z and HWmonitor show the stock values.

I can change everything else, such as voltage, ram frequency/timings, etc, and those settings do stick. It is only the CPU Clock Ratio that does not stick.

I have tried:
-Clearing CMOS by using the jumpers and by taking the battery out.

-Flashing to the previous bios version, as well as re-flashing the latest.

-Turning off all power saving modes and boost features, and every combination of them on/off

-Changing windows power plan to high performance and manually setting its minimum processor state to my overclocked values.

-Not using the XMP profile and manually inputting Ram timings/voltage

-Uninstalled every Gigabyte app (easytune, etc)

-I also ran prime95 momentarily after each of the above tests to make sure my cores weren't just idling at a lower clockspeed.

After all of this, I decided to try Ryzen Master OC software for kicks, and it actually overclocks fine with that. I am completely stumped with what to do, as I don't want to rely on software to overclock.
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  1. Received the answer to my problems from another site. For anyone who might have the same problem as me, it was a ram frequency issue. Lowering the ram frequency back to the default 2133 allowed all my cpu clock ratio settings to stick, and show up in CPU-Z.
    Although my ram was stable at 3200mhz, the cpu would only run at stock speed, 3.6ghz.
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