Question CPU hit 78c while gaming, should I be worried

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So a little background information. I am very new to the pc gaming/building scene. I recently finished building my pc and started gaming on it. I noticed that while gaming my cpu temp hit 78c about two hours in. Should I be worried about this? How can I bring this down?
Cpu- AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Stock cooler
Motherboard- Tomohawk B450
Gpu- Rtx 3060
 
So a little background information. I am very new to the pc gaming/building scene. I recently finished building my pc and started gaming on it. I noticed that while gaming my cpu temp hit 78c about two hours in. Should I be worried about this? How can I bring this down?
Cpu- AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Stock cooler
Motherboard- Tomohawk B450
Gpu- Rtx 3060
Temperature in the 80's is not at all uncommon in heavy work loads so 78C seems very good on a stock cooler and nothing to worry about. Keeping temps in the low-mid 70's can be like overclocking a Ryzen since it maintains higher core boost clocks. While better aftermarket cooler can help don't expect much improved performance in games since you're already seeing 78C; I wouldn't suggest over-spending on a cooler. BeQuiet makes some extremely effective and quiet coolers at lower price, something like their Shadow Rock 3 would be perfect for a 3600.
 

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You didn't mention, but how is the airflow in your case? Sometimes people have almost no airflow and that can also increase temperatures. 80 isn't that bad, but like John mentioned, after market CPU coolers is worth it, doesn't have to be liquid.
 

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