ryzen 3600 This does not seem right

kylix

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I have just got a ryzen 3600 running linux mint, although the bios says 3600 hz in linux it displays cores between 1800 - 2600. Am I missing a brain cell ? My skylake ran better and snapper anyone any ideas as to what is going on.
 
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Zucker2k

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I have just got a ryzen 3600 running linux mint, although the bios says 3600 hz in linux it displays cores between 1800 - 2600. Am I missing a brain cell ? My skylake ran better and snapper anyone any ideas as to what is going on.
List your hardware. It'll help zero in on your problem. Does this happen under heavy load scenarios or idle scenarios?
 

yeshua

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Where are getting this data from? /proc/cpuinfo? Something else entirely?

What kernel version are you running? I'm not sure how well older kernels might support new Ryzen CPUs but with Linux as rule of thumb you should generally run the freshest kernel possible for your new hardware.

I'm now on kernel 5.2 and my Ryzen 3000 CPU works more or less OK. I'm not sure if deep sleep states are properly supported though but the CPU power consumption at idle is even lower than on Windows 10 1809 installed on the same PC.
 

kylix

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List your hardware. It'll help zero in on your problem. Does this happen under heavy load scenarios or idle scenarios?
On second thoughts it could just be me expecting more when is slower than my old system which was a nothing special skylake.

lscpu

Architecture: x86_64

CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit

Byte Order: Little Endian

CPU(s): 12

On-line CPU(s) list: 0-11

Thread(s) per core: 2

Core(s) per socket: 6

Socket(s): 1

NUMA node(s): 1

Vendor ID: AuthenticAMD

CPU family: 23

Model: 113

Model name: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor

Stepping: 0

CPU MHz: 2190.801

CPU max MHz: 3600.0000

CPU min MHz: 2200.0000

BogoMIPS: 7186.45

Virtualisation: AMD-V

L1d cache: 32K

L1i cache: 32K

L2 cache: 512K

L3 cache: 16384K

NUMA node0 CPU(s): 0-11

Flags:



Hardware:

Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core @ 3.60GHz (12 Cores), Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M, Chipset: AMD Device 1480, Memory: 16384MB, Disk: 240GB SanDisk SDSSDA24 + 1000GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB1, Graphics: MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3072MB (1544/4006MHz), Audio: NVIDIA GP106 HD Audio, Network: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411

Software:
OS: LinuxMint 18.3, Kernel: 4.15.0-60-generic (x86_64), Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7, Display Driver: NVIDIA 418.56, OpenGL: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 418.56, Compiler: GCC 5.4.0 20160609, File-System: ext4, Screen Resolution: 1920x1080

System Hardware:

BIOS
Date
05/16/2019
Vendor
American Megatrends Inc. (www.ami.com)
Version
F40
Board
Name
B450 AORUS M
Vendor
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. (www.gigabyte.com.tw)

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
1857.79MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
2792.20MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
1863.00MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
2194.53MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
2196.90MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
2193.65MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
1863.11MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
2784.87MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
1870.11MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
2192.62MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
2196.52MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
2195.64MHz

Total Memory
16437280 kB
Free Memory
10093948 kB
MemAvailable
13691784 kB
Buffers
212648 kB
Cached
3495248 kB
Cached Swap
0 kB

Ethernet controller
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 16)
VGA compatible controller
NVIDIA Corporation GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 3GB] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Audio device
NVIDIA Corporation GP106 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)

HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GSA-H60L
ATA SanDisk SDSSDA24
EPSON Storage
ATA ST1000DM003-1SB1
 

Shmee

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Sounds plausible, I would second updating to latest BIOS. Also, you may want to look into updating the Nvidia drivers for your GTX 1060.
 

kylix

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Update your BIOS. Ryzen 3000 series officially launched in July and yet you're using a BIOS built back in May...

updated to 42a
ke@homebuild ~ $ lscpu
Architecture: x86_64
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order: Little Endian
CPU(s): 12
On-line CPU(s) list: 0-11
Thread(s) per core: 2
Core(s) per socket: 6
Socket(s): 1
NUMA node(s): 1
Vendor ID: AuthenticAMD
CPU family: 23
Model: 113
Model name: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
Stepping: 0
CPU MHz: 2193.628
CPU max MHz: 3600.0000
CPU min MHz: 2200.0000
BogoMIPS: 7186.40
Virtualisation: AMD-V
L1d cache: 32K
L1i cache: 32K
L2 cache: 512K
L3 cache: 16384K
NUMA node0 CPU(s): 0-11

took several boots to get the right memory speed otherwise much the same. just not as responsive as I was use to before ryzen ugrade.
 

Shmee

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Is your other hardware a carryover from the previous Skylake build? What about the Linux Mint OS?
 

kylix

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No all new in apart from disc's and waiting on an M2 to arrive , I do have some other programs working now that had issues before, cannot see any temperatures or control any fans under linux, will go to 19.2 when load the M2 that. It kept seeing the memory at 2666 instead of 3000 and after several boot took the right speed .
 

yeshua

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CPU max MHz: 3600.0000
CPU min MHz: 2200.0000
This is correct data. Now what version of Mint are you running and what's your kernel version? Can you try any fresh Linux LiveCD?

Also, could you please run GeekBench 5 just to see what your performance figures are? It might be possible that your system works fine but for some reasons either your Linux doesn't return proper cores frequencies or there's some sort of BIOS bug.
 

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