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Great chip but got unlucky
September 5, 2019
The first chip I got basically will have 1 or 2 cores stuck at 1.45v+ if I watch any video online through Youtube, Twitch, Prime Video, etc or if I am in Discord chatroom with nothing else running. It does not stay at that 1 or 2 cores but rather jump between cores with that voltage. Note that I know it is completely fine if the CPU is doing heavy load work but abnormal even the chip is really sensitive. After asking around online, seems like there is only a small % of people share the same issue, so I decided to seek advice from AMD. After trying several methods the rep suggested, the only way to solve the issue is basically reduce the chips performance. The rep basically asked me to either test the chip on a new motherboard or send it for RMA or get a replacement if possible.
So I requested a replacement from Amazon and sadly the issue still exist if not worse with the replacement as some of the core hit 1.5v (limit) with light load but Amazon no longer have the chip in stock nor it seems like they plan on selling it for awhile for whatever reason.
(Note: The chip is running at stock for all the testing or when the issue occur. Monitored using Ryzen Master and HWinfo, and I never ran them at the same time. The temporary fix to this issue is basically "Manual OC" in Ryzen Master and set the voltage to normal while resetting it to stock when actually gaming or doing heavy load work.)