Windows 10: Why is my R5 1600X getting too hot?

  1.    09 May 2017 #1

    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.
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       10 May 2017 #2

    Hi Supra never reuse TIM. Clean it off both CPU and Heat sink and reapply new. You will get better temps
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  3.    10 May 2017 #3

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

    Supra said: 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
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