1.    09 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 31
    10 Home x64 v1709

    Why is my R5 1600X getting too hot?


    I recently upgraded to Ryzen, got a 1600X with the noctua NH-L9x65 cooler (it was the only AM4 cooler in stock). Using Hardware Monitor, it's been idling in the low 50's, when playing games it gets to high 60, but that's with only 30% utilization. Out of curiosity, I got Prime95 and ran it for about 5 minutes and it reached 86C. The cooler isn't amazing, but I imagine it's still better than the stock wraith cooler.

    I'm thinking it might be the TIM. I had to RMA my motherboard to get the BIOS updated, and I just left the compound on the face of the CPU and cooler, and then reinstalled when my motherboard returned. Should I have done that? I also have the 8-pin ATX connected - should I only have 4? Would that even make a difference? Clock speeds are at stock.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    10 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Fife
    Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (1709)

    Hi Supra never reuse TIM. Clean it off both CPU and Heat sink and reapply new. You will get better temps
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    10 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,426
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Check your other thread for more answers.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  4.    10 May 2017 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by Supra View Post
    I recently upgraded to Ryzen, got a 1600X with the noctua NH-L9x65 cooler (it was the only AM4 cooler in stock). Using Hardware Monitor, it's been idling in the low 50's, when playing games it gets to high 60, but that's with only 30% utilization. Out of curiosity, I got Prime95 and ran it for about 5 minutes and it reached 86C. The cooler isn't amazing, but I imagine it's still better than the stock wraith cooler.

    I'm thinking it might be the TIM. I had to RMA my motherboard to get the BIOS updated, and I just left the compound on the face of the CPU and cooler, and then reinstalled when my motherboard returned. Should I have done that? I also have the 8-pin ATX connected - should I only have 4? Would that even make a difference? Clock speeds are at stock.
    Every time you change the cooler you should clean everything and replace the Tim all the time

    Replacing the Tim each time should become natural because that pretty much is the only thing protecting your cpu besides the cooler the Tim is the one that keeps the heat concentrated so the cooler can remove it
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Why is my R5 1600X getting too hot?
I recently upgraded to Ryzen, got a 1600X with the noctua NH-L9x65 cooler (it was the only AM4 cooler in stock). Using Hardware Monitor, it's been idling in the low 50's, when playing games it gets to 60, but that's with only 30% utilization. Out of...
Drivers and Hardware
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:29.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums