Ryzen overclock not working.

I have a Ryzen 5-1600x and a MSI B350 Tomahawk Motherboard. In UEFI i set the CPU multiplier to 40 and frequency to 4000mhz, and set the voltage to 1.35, when i go into windows and open up CPU-Z or HW monitor they both say my CPU are running at 2200mhz, lower than the stock 3600mhz it normally runs at. but both programs say I'm running at 1.34 volts higher than the stock voltage.

specs:
Ryzen 5-1600x
MSI b350 tomahawk
g.skill 16gb ddr4-3000
corsair H100 v2 watercooler
Asus Strix 1060
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  1. As long as you leave turned on the AMD Cool'n Quiet (or whichever name it has on Ryzen) and C6-state then your system will throttle down your CPU until it identifies an application that needs it running at max speed.

    Stress your CPU with Prime95, you should then see it running at 4000mhz, then leave it running for at least 30min to see if it's stable.
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  2. joey59 said:
    I have a Ryzen 5-1600x and a MSI B350 Tomahawk Motherboard. In UEFI i set the CPU multiplier to 40 and frequency to 4000mhz, and set the voltage to 1.35, when i go into windows and open up CPU-Z or HW monitor they both say my CPU are running at 2200mhz, lower than the stock 3600mhz it normally runs at. but both programs say I'm running at 1.34 volts higher than the stock voltage.

    specs:
    Ryzen 5-1600x
    MSI b350 tomahawk
    g.skill 16gb ddr4-3000
    corsair H100 v2 watercooler
    Asus Strix 1060


    Sounds like you have the bios overclock bug. It's a pretty widespread issue. Can read more about it in this thread.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1628508/official-ryzen-5-1600x-1600-1500x-1400-owners-club
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  3. RaDiKaL_ said:
    As long as you leave turned on the AMD Cool'n Quiet (or whichever name it has on Ryzen) and C6-state then your system will throttle down your CPU until it identifies an application that needs it running at max speed.

    Stress your CPU with Prime95, you should then see it running at 4000mhz, then leave it running for at least 30min to see if it's stable.


    AMD cool N quite is off, and even under full load the frequency will not change. it says at 2.2ghz, when i overclock it in bios, but is i set everything in bios back to auto my cpu stays at 3.6ghz.
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  4. RaDiKaL_ said:
    As long as you leave turned on the AMD Cool'n Quiet (or whichever name it has on Ryzen) and C6-state then your system will throttle down your CPU until it identifies an application that needs it running at max speed.

    Stress your CPU with Prime95, you should then see it running at 4000mhz, then leave it running for at least 30min to see if it's stable.


    i also used prime 95 for apx 50 mins while playing a game, with cpu-z on my second screen showing no frequency change
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  5. Bios.overclock.bug.
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  6. Vellinious said:
    Bios.overclock.bug.


    so can a future bios update fix it?
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  7. joey59 said:
    Vellinious said:
    Bios.overclock.bug.


    so can a future bios update fix it?


    Don't know. I don't think anyone really knows what the problem is yet. Seems like it mostly afflicts those with the 350 chipset.
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