The reason I made that list is because the cooler literature claims it is capable of dissipating 500W. Even if they are exaggerating a bit, it should be pretty hard to overheat if it's working as intended. I'd probably have went with a 360mm radiator like Markfw mentioned, though. Overkill never hurts when you're trying to cool a beast like Threadripper, or any high core count and high clockspeed CPU, for that matter.CrashTech - Defective AIO though COULD be the case - however - it is FINE while idling AND it runs other apps/ games well. But - just to be safe, since its all under warranty and its FREE to swap it out under Micro Center's new warranty system, I'm going to have them switch my AIO out for a different one.
Naw - the 240 TR4 covers the whole of the Threadripper. Not sure why he thinks only the 360 does. Only difference is 360 has 3 fans. Mine only has 2. 360 IS better though. Obviously.
Is it possible they put a regular 240, and not the 240 TR4 on it ? I don't know that its overkill to get the 360, since he WILL be overclocking.Well that's probably because you said you were using the "Enermax Liqtech 240 AIO Cooler"
There's a 240, and then there's the 240 TR4, which is specifically designed for the TR4 socket, rather than using an adapter plate without the coverage. As far as I'm aware, this is the first you've mentioned of having the TR4 specific product.
Don't get hung up on the software, it's just loading the CPU harder than anything else you have. If you have this symptom, there are plenty of benchmark/burnin programs that would overheat it, too. Have you tried remounting the CPU with a fresh TIM application, and just running the fans full blast for testing purposes?Its the CORRECT AIO - though it MAY be defective somehow.
Only - it works for everything outside of Reason 10... Which is why I'm here posting about it trying to make people aware of it.
Hitman showed me a Reason Forum, so I went there and posted there too, but it takes a while to be reviewed I guess. Not nearly as nice as this site.
Almost certainly the CPU is being loaded down with something pretty heavy during these episodes. You could take a look in Task Manager to see what is going on.So, if its NOT Reason 10, then it's my AIO most likely. I will swap it out tomorrow at Micro Center and be back with updates. Because even the Enermax 240 TR4 was made for at least MODERATE overclocking. But what I dont understand is how it could overheat without even playing? And - how it could play - but be stressing my CPU so much that it overheats. I would think that it just wouldn't play if it stressed it that much.