Question Amd 3700x , much cooler with Max processor state at 95%

RockNRule

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running a 3700x at stock , and the AMD balanced plan

summer heat got me tweaking to get the temps lower, and Im surprised that lowering the Max processor state to 95% , results in a sold 20 degrees cooler avg temp under normal use, with no real (detectable) loss of performance. didnt benchmark, but talking about browsing and even gaming

avg high 60's to low 50's C.


that constant boosting when set to 100% really causes a lot more heat.


consider doing this if your temps run high
 
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DrMrLordX

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Matisse (1st gen) runs pretty far beyond the optimal part of its voltage/clockspeed curve by default. Slowing it down just a little bit will help you dial back temps, especially when you consider that those are hotspot temps.
 

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