Question CPU is boosting on Idle. High Temps on Idle

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I have a MSI B450 Tomahawk Max, I noticed that my Idle temps is 45 to 50, my cpu cooler is NZXT Kraken x62. there are no other programs running except NZXT Cam software and I saw that my CPU is alway boosting to 4.12 Ghz, maybe that is the cause of spike idle temps. Is this normal?


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Please list your complete system specs (exact make and model of every component: CPU, RAM, GPU, PSU, etc. etc.
MSI B450 Tomahawk
Ryzen 5 3600
Gskill Tridentz Royal 16gb 3600mhz
MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
Seasonic Focus 850 W Gold
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVME
NZXT Kraken X62
 

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First off that is a Very Nice build.
That Kraken X62 should have no problem keeping that 3600 cool.
What is the temperature of the room where you use your PC ?
What temperatures are you seeing when gaming ?
Are you using the AMD Balanced Power Plan ?

Also what software are you using to read your CPU temperature ?
I would strongly suggest you use either Ryzen Master Or HWinfo, those are the most accurate for reading Ryzen 3000 Series CPU temps.
 
I have a MSI B450 Tomahawk Max, I noticed that my Idle temps is 45 to 50, my cpu cooler is NZXT Kraken x62. there are no other programs running except NZXT Cam software and I saw that my CPU is alway boosting to 4.12 Ghz, maybe that is the cause of spike idle temps. Is this normal?


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It's "boosting" because it's not at true idle, as soon as OS or program (like that NZXT Cam demands something from CPU it has to react, that's how it's made.
 
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It's "boosting" because it's not at true idle, as soon as OS or program (like that NZXT Cam demands something from CPU it has to react, that's how it's made.
Good point.
My 3700x idles at 2.2 Ghz / 29-30C (according to HWinfo) when my CPU load is at 1-2%.
But as soon as some app puts a load on the CPU it boosts up to 3.6 GHz and anywhere from 35 to 45C.
 

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First off that is a Very Nice build.
That Kraken X62 should have no problem keeping that 3600 cool.
What is the temperature of the room where you use your PC ?
What temperatures are you seeing when gaming ?
Are you using the AMD Balanced Power Plan ?

Also what software are you using to read your CPU temperature ?
I would strongly suggest you use either Ryzen Master Or HWinfo, those are the most accurate for reading Ryzen 3000 Series CPU temps.
Thank you.
My room temp is 25c
When I'm gaming my temp is 50-57c
Yes I am using the AMD Balanced Power Plan.
I use the Ryzen Master when Idle on gaming I use the OSD of MSI Afterburner
 

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Good point.
My 3700x idles at 2.2 Ghz / 29-30C (according to HWinfo) when my CPU load is at 1-2%.
But as soon as some app puts a load on the CPU it boosts up to 3.6 GHz and anywhere from 35 to 45C.
I will try booting up and close all apps that are running to the background. Thanks
 

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Thank you.
My room temp is 25c
When I'm gaming my temp is 50-57c
Yes I am using the AMD Balanced Power Plan.
I use the Ryzen Master when Idle on gaming I use the OSD of MSI Afterburner
I wouldn't worry about it then.
50-57C when gaming is Very good.
My 3700x runs at around 60-62C when gaming.

I would guess that CountMike is correct and that you just have some app or apps running in the background that cause your CPU to Boost so it is not really idling (at idle you should only see 1 to 2% CPU usage in Task Manager).

You could use Task manager to check and see what is using the CPU and End those tasks to see what your true idle temps is.
 
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I wouldn't worry about it then.
50-57C when gaming is Very good.
My 3700x runs at around 60-62C when gaming.

I would guess that CountMike is correct and that you just have some app or apps running in the background that cause your CPU to Boost so it is not really idling (at idle you should only see 1 to 2% CPU usage in Task Manager.

You could check and see what is using the CPU and use Task manager to End those tasks to se what your true idle temps is.
Ok. Thank you for the information guys
 
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