- Feb 14, 2017
You're running a 1.365v all core OC, running 12 (presumably) heavy compute threads and hitting 97C (in a cubby?) on your 3600?Ok, I've been tearing my hair out (well, thankfully not quite literally), trying to keep my R5 3600 CPU cool, while crunching 12 threads of PrimeGrid PPS LLR.
At this point, I would like to see other people replicate my setup, and see what their temps are.
I've used both a Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX, with both AGESA 184.108.40.206 (BIOS F40) and 220.127.116.11AB (BIOS F41b), and an Asus B450-F ROG STRIX Gaming ATX, with AGESA 18.104.22.168 (BIOS 2501).
I've tried both stock settings, as well as a mild 4.000Ghz manual OC with 1.365V, using the "AMD Overclocking" menu, "manual OC".
I've used both 4x8GB DDR4-3000 @ XMP, as well as 2x8GB GSkill RGB DDR4-3600 (with FCLK 1800 as well), in current setup (Asus B450-F).
I've used four different air coolers, as well as finally, on current rig, 240mm AIO WC (CoolerMaster). Still 97.5C running 12 PrimeGrid tasks. On water. Before the water even got a chance to "heat up", after being idle all night, 44C idle temp.
So if you would like to replicate, if you have a 3600 (or higher) 3rd-Gen Ryzen CPU, head on over to http://www.primegrid.com/ , sign up for an account, and download BOINC, from boinc.berkeley.edu , newest version for Windows, and then "Add Project", put in your PrimeGrid credentials. Note that you should also go to your PrimeGrid account page, on their site, and select "PPS LLR (CPU)" as your project type, and uncheck EVERYTHING ELSE.
Then in BOINC, under "Compute Preferences", make sure that "CPU count" and "CPU time" are both "100".
Edit: Oh yes, you should be running Win10 1903 64-bit, and download and installed the newest (7/7/2019 release or newer) AMD Chipset Drivers, and also, newest AMD Ryzen Master. Measure temps with Ryzen Master.
Edit: Btw, does anyone know, does the Ryzen R5 3600 use TIM/paste, rather than solder, on their lowest-end model? I suspect that they might.
That doesn't sound too shocking to me. You've OC'd the 3600 well beyond my 3600X base clock (3.8GHz, btw) on high voltage and your cooling is likely somewhat compromised from the cubby air pocket.
I have my 3600X in my desk cubby too and am running on peasant air with a lowly Wraith Spire 2 -- but it's augmented with a 120mm fan, FTW! I also have SMT disabled so I should be generating substantially less heat with my stock 3600x than your fire-breathing 3600.
I also have the door removed from the cubby; I'm guessing yours is also? My case is an open air Lian Li T60 so the cubby can stand in as a passively air-cooled outer case. Other than the cpu fan and the barely spinning PSU fan, there are no other fans in my cubby.
Anyway, I just did some temp testing. Starting from idle temp of 38C, I ran 5 consecutive ycrunchers (1B digits of Pi) and hit 86C in about 7 minutes. When I was running the cooler with the original 92mm fan, it hit 93C in the same test.
I don't think there is anything wrong with your CPU. If there were, my money would be on a substandard solder layer.