Since many of you have been asking if those high ‘idle’ temps and boosts are normal on Zen2 based chips I though I share a power plan I came across on a German forum which imho has not yet received the attention it deserves.
This plan tries to lower the CPU’s package power during lower power states/tasks such as video streaming and to minimize clock and therefore temperature/fan spikes during idle states.
However, all this is attempted to be done without losing the agility of AMD’s Balanced, Performance, or 3rd party (1usmus) power plans.
To my own delight, these attempts are successfully achieved, which is why I am sharing this power plan.
It should be some real help for our high ambient temps and for those who have less performant cooling or those who simply want to let the CPU run more efficiently.
In order for the plan to work, the following BIOS settings need to be edited (click spoiler):
Please do take care when editing your settings, don’t change other settings if you do not know what you are doing.
Neither sz nor I are liable for any damages.
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Those settings are mostly found under Advanced\AMD CBS but this may vary depending on vendor/chipset.
The last 3 settings are not available on all boards.
I know that for quite a few boards Auto already equals Enabled. But it’s not the same for all boards out there.
Should you be looking for comparisons/benchmarks between plans you can refer to the thread of sz (use (google) translate 😉)
Disclaimer: This power plan is created by sz and the original thread can be found HERE. All credits to him.
The current version is V4 (May 8th 2020). Download V4 by clicking HERE.
To install simply run the install.bat select English and proceed. The power plan will be automatically activated.
I will try to keep this thread up to date with the latest plan and help if needed based on my available time.
This post has been edited by nrw: May 27 2020, 10:08 AM