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Low CPU GPU usage on AB350M Pro4 + GTX 1060

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Topic: Low CPU GPU usage on AB350M Pro4 + GTX 1060
Posted By: nel
Subject: Low CPU GPU usage on AB350M Pro4 + GTX 1060
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2017 at 11:37pm
I need to run a program as fast as it can, but I get Low CPU/GPU usage with CPU is Ryzen 5 1600 on AB350M Pro4 paired with GTX 1060.

I think I'm not alone. Some have similar issue:

On an Intel based system, the same program can run close to 100% CPU (single-core) / GPU. 

Research online, some suggested flashing the BIOS (but I have trouble flashing it see

Anyway, please shed some light if you know if it's really the problem of" rel="nofollow - AGESA  and thus updating the BIOS would fix it? 

Posted By: kerberos_20
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 1:42am
" rel="nofollow - which program?

Posted By: nel
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 8:42am
Expresii (" rel="nofollow - ).

Actually, I believe most game-like apps suffer from the same issue. Just do a search and you see several threads:" rel="nofollow -

Some suggested flashing the BIOS and that's why I tried but ran into trouble and thus posting in this forum now. 

I bought a new machine with Ryzen hoping to get good performance but now the program runs even worse than on my much older Intel system. :(


Ryzen 5 1600, ASrock AB350M Pro 4, Windows 10 x64 Pro, GTX 1060 6GB.

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