I defined a high temperature at the beginning of my simulation in order to speed up the equilibration. I want to slowly decrease the temperature, for that I am using fix temp/rescale within NVE ensemble. However the rescaling of temperature occurs at specified Nstep following a ramped routine rather than coupling with nve. For example behavior of temperature in Kelvin at every Nth step is as follows
but it actually gets different values in between due to NVE.
Same for the fix volume/rescale; when I want to rescale to volume in order to get a more densed system using fix npt since I can not use nve, it scales down the volume irrespect to dynamics.
Do these features consider the interactions between the atoms when applied with a suitable ensemble? In each of the 2 cases I use two fixes that affect the same variable, could this cause problem?