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Z490 and I9 10900

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Need a quick suggestion on something. I've got Asus Rog z490 gaming motherboard with I9 10900 (non-k). I've observed during gaming and running benchmarks that the cpu doesn't stay around the advertised 5.2 ghz and mostly hovers around 4.6ghz. It occasionally boosts to 5ghz on idle. I'm not sure if I'm leaving any performance on the table or I should change any settings in motherboard. I'm running default bios settings with only xmp enabled. 

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if the non k version has any performance limiters, turn them off.

PC specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi


Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt


Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly 

Razer Deathadder 2013

Logitech G935 Wireless

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That's normal. 5.2ghz is 1/2 cores. 

Sustained heavier loads is lower like 4.6.

- If it ain't broken, don't fix it! 

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