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Question My Ryzen is hitting 85C in stress tests... too high and how do I fix?


Dec 8, 2011
I just build a machine with a AMD Ryzen 2700X and when using Prime95, the temperatures hit 85C. Even idle or normal usage, it can hit the 60s, which seems high to me.

1) Is it possible I installed the cooler wrong? 2) Do I need to change the CPU fan settings? 3) Are these temperatures a problem? No signs of throttling but I do want this machine to last me about 7 years so I don't want to put too much wear and tear on the CPU.

Here's my parts list: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/22688001