Just finished building my 2990WX rig (need to re-cable), but a few questions here:
1. My CPU Cove voltage is quite high during idle, like 1.41+ but when I do a render benchmark it drops down to 1.19 or something like that (according to Ryzen Master), what is happening here? Power draw from the wall socket is around 183w on idle and jumps to around 436w when rendering. This makes sense but the idle core voltage does not.
2. I used PBO manual and used the preset 300w setting also disabled Cool and Quiet (was I right in doing this?)
3. Looking at CPU-Z my cpu frequencies at idle seem to be very high, around 3.1+ GHz most of the time. isn't this supposed to be much lower during idle? My power plan in windows is "balanced" but disabled hard drive sleep, system sleep and hibernate. Did not change any CPU setting.
4. I would like to OC my 2990wx mildly but I do not know the best way, any suggestions? Was looking at the DeBauer OC video and he suggested against a fixed OC because of poor single core performance so I just raised the power cap in the bios. The way he did it was a bit different because he had an Asus board but he raised Performance Enhancer to Level 3, whatever that means.
MSi Meg Creation X399 (latest 1.31 bios that I got from here)
128GB GSkill Trident 2933
Samsung 970 nvme
Corsair H115i Platinum
Phanteks Pro TG case
EVGA P2 1000w Platinum PSU
Windows 10 Pro
Last edited by angryphoton; 01-25-2019 at 12:46 PM.