let me be clear, with all the recommended settings, the only thing that makes it increase in performance is setting an offset v. the lowest setting makes it perform the best. which is +.00625.
I set it to all mobo defaults and it seems to be a good balance of quiet and performance. what is doing the "throttling"? it's not windows or linux so what does it? if it is windows and linux they both do it the exact same.
windows is so slow I wiped the drive clean already. didn't seem to make any difference what system i run. the performance results were the same. windows didn't do anything better except hog more resources lol and again, heat of the cpu never ever goes over 150F. no matter what tests were done or how long they ran. I can't even feel with my finger any kind of heat on the heatsink on the cpu.
but for the heck of it here is my system
Asus ROG strix B350-F mother board
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 cpu
zalman CNPS5X air cooler with arctic silver's arctic alumina ceramic polysynthetic thermal compound.
Crucial Balistix sport DDR4 2400 memory 8 gig
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050
Corsair CX750M power supply (yeah overkill but it was on sale for $69)
and a cheap SSD from inland.
like I keep saying, you guys keep telling me to use 1.3v to 1.4v with the voltage that high and no offset set, it performs way way way slower. with it turned down closer to 1.20 v the performance leaps much higher. this right here is what I don't understand. every oc tutorial recommends at min 1.3 to 1.4v. even the software for the motherboard sets the voltage to 1.38 when it did the tuning wizard thing. the results = slow computer. I repeat, if I set an offset of .00625 it leaps to a i7 level of performance. that is the only change made to get it to perform that high
again, I have the bios set on all stock default settings. the power supply is quieter and the performance is ok. much higher than any recommended settings but slower than the fastest settings I could get from it.
here is what I have found to work the best so far
cpu core v (VDDCR )set around 1.24v offset of + .00625
1.35v for the memory
tpu set to [keep current settings]
memory frequency set to D.O.C.P it shows in cpu-z on windows and linux as 2400mhz
idle temp 82F max load 150F
results = very high performance (for this system) without the .00625 offset the system doesn't perform to this level. that is the only change and the performance keeps dropping if i add more offset. also if I go over 3.8 it starts to hang during stress tests. at 4.0 it crashed the system.
recommended from a tutorial on youtube,
cpu 3.8 to 4.1 Ghz.
1.3 to 1.4v VDDCR. doesn't give a recommended offset.
target memory freq, 2400 or 2666
ram v 1.35
results= **** poor.
recommend staying below 85C (185F) which mine is well below for both setups never going over 150f on linux or windows. so what in the heck makes that little offset v able to increase the cpu performance so much and why does the psu seem to hate it lol? if it were not for the cpu noise I'd leave it on those settings. as it never crashed using asus realbench for several hours