Question NZXT H1 suddenly overheating

Nov 5, 2021
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My son has been using with no issues a PC I built for him 18 months ago. Yesterday while using Zwift (in 4K) on one screen and watching YouTube on another (also in 4K) it suffered a BSOD because it overheated. I turned it back on and it shut down a couple of minutes later (with no apps running) due to overheating. I left it a day, opened up the case, replaced the thermal paste on the CPU thinking that might be the culprit, got rid of all the dust in the system (there was not much) and turned it back on again while the box was totally open. The CPU cooler fan turned on and immediately the CPU started getting hot and another BSOD within 2 minutes - all while ambient temp was about 25Celsuis. This happened a couple more times before I managed to capture some data from HWMonitor about the system.

Unfortunately I am totally stuck as I have no clue how to identify a fix for the overheating problem. Is it the CPU malfunctioning and needs replacing, something to do with the motherboard, the NZXT integrated CPU cooler or what??? Please help.

PC info is as follows:
Case: NZXT H1 case (w/ integrated power supply and 140mm AIO liquid cooler
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X570-I MoBo
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz C16 DDR4 DRAM Memory Kit – Black (CMK32GX4M2B3200C16)
Graphics Card: EVGA 08G-P4-3071-KR GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming, 8GB GDDR6
Hard drive: Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 Internal SSD Extreme Performance Solid State Drive (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-1TB)

Here's a report from HWMonitor I managed to quickly save to a USB drive before it crashed. I have bolded in red the high temperature items:

CPUID HWMonitor Report
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Binaries
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HWMonitor version 1.4.5.0

Monitoring
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Mainboard Model ROG STRIX X570-I GAMING (0x000005FF - 0x4E667570)

Hardware Monitors
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Hardware monitor Nuvoton NCT6796
Voltage 7 0.45 Volts [0x38] (VIN7)
Voltage 8 1.35 Volts [0xA9] (VIN8)
Voltage 9 0.35 Volts [0x2C] (VIN9)
Voltage 10 1.00 Volts [0x7D] (VIN10)
Voltage 11 1.00 Volts [0x7D] (VIN11)
Voltage 12 0.25 Volts [0x1F] (VIN12)
Voltage 13 1.04 Volts [0x82] (VIN13)
Voltage 14 0.54 Volts [0x44] (VIN14)
Voltage 15 1.66 Volts [0xD0] (VIN15)
Voltage 16 0.23 Volts [0x1D] (VIN16)
Voltage 17 0.90 Volts [0x70] (VIN17)
Voltage 18 0.90 Volts [0x70] (VIN18)
Temperature 0 32 degC (89 degF) [0x20] (SYSTIN)
Temperature 1 52 degC (125 degF) [0x68] (CPUTIN)
Temperature 5 52 degC (125 degF) [0x34] (TMPIN5)
Temperature 6 32 degC (89 degF) [0x20] (TMPIN6)
Temperature 7 78 degC (172 degF) [0x4E] (TMPIN7)
Temperature 8 21 degC (69 degF) [0x15] (TMPIN8)
Temperature 12 90 degC (194 degF) [0x5A] (AUXTIN0)
Temperature 13 32 degC (89 degF) [0x20] (AUXTIN1)
Temperature 14 21 degC (69 degF) [0x15] (AUXTIN2)
Temperature 15 94 degC (201 degF) [0x5E] (AUXTIN3)
Temperature 16 32 degC (89 degF) [0x20] (AUXTIN4)
Fan 1 1785 RPM [0x6F9] (CPUFANIN)
Fan 4 4218 RPM [0x107A] (AUXFANIN2)


Hardware monitor Nuvoton NCT6791D
Voltage 0 5.00 Volts [0x7D] (+5V)
Voltage 1 3.33 Volts [0xD0] (+3.3V)
Voltage 2 12.00 Volts [0x7D] (+12V)
Voltage 3 0.54 Volts [0x44] (VIN3)
Voltage 4 0.46 Volts [0x1D] (VIN4)
Voltage 5 1.35 Volts [0xA9] (VCORE)
Voltage 6 1.04 Volts [0x82] (VIN6)
Voltage 7 0.70 Volts [0x2C] (VIN7)
Temperature 0 32 degC (89 degF) [0x20] (Mainboard)
Temperature 1 78 degC (172 degF) [0x4E] (CPU)
Temperature 2 32 degC (89 degF) [0x20] (TMPIN2)
Temperature 3 52 degC (125 degF) [0x34] (TMPIN3)
Temperature 4 90 degC (194 degF) [0x5A] (TMPIN4)
Temperature 5 32 degC (89 degF) [0x20] (TMPIN5)
Temperature 6 21 degC (69 degF) [0x15] (TMPIN6)
Temperature 8 78 degC (172 degF) [0x4E] (TMPIN8)
Fan 1 1785 RPM [0x6F9] (CPU)
Fan 4 4218 RPM [0x107A] (Chassis #4)
Fan 7 65280 RPM [0xFF00] (Chassis #7)
Register space PMIO, base address = 0x0A00

00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 A8 7D D2 D0 7D 70 1F D2 CB 72 38 44 82 2D 1D 70
10 20 34 5A 20 15 5E 20 2A D0 41 41 5A 5A 41 5A 2C
20 20 00 FF FF 00 00 FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF 1F
30 17 15 FF 1F FF 1F 09 1C FF 1F 00 00 06 F7 00 00
40 00 00 10 B0 00 00 00 00 FF FF 1F 00 FF FF 99 99
50 FF FF 4C 40 2E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 4C
60 E0 2E 00 5A 00 FF FF 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 00
70 00 41 2E F5 00 20 34 80 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
80 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
90 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
A0 00 FF 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
B0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
C0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
D0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
E0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
F0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF

Hardware monitor D3D

Hardware monitor NVIDIA NVAPI
Voltage 0 0.65 Volts [0x28A] (GPU)
Power 0 34.32 W (GPU)
Temperature 0 40 degC (103 degF) [0x27] (GPU)
Temperature 1 51 degC (124 degF) [0x33] (Memory)
Temperature 2 51 degC (124 degF) [0x33] (Hot Spot)
Fan 0 0 RPM [0x0] (GPU #0)
Fan 1 0 RPM [0x0] (GPU #1)
Clock Speed 0 1185.00 MHz [0x4A1] (Graphics)
Clock Speed 1 7000.98 MHz [0x1B58] (Memory)
Clock Speed 2 n.a. (Processor)





Processors Information
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Socket 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 6 (max 6)
Number of threads 12 (max 12)
Manufacturer AuthenticAMD
Name AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Codename Matisse
Specification AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core Processor
Package Socket AM4 (1331)
CPUID F.1.0
Extended CPUID 17.71
Core Stepping MTS-B0
Technology 7 nm
TDP Limit 95.0 Watts
Tjmax 95.0 °C
Core Speed 4091.7 MHz
Multiplier x Bus Speed 41.0 x 99.8 MHz
Base frequency (cores) 99.8 MHz
Base frequency (ext.) 99.8 MHz
Instructions sets MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
Microcode Revision 0x8701021
L1 Data cache 6 x 32 KB (8-way, 64-byte line)
L1 Instruction cache 6 x 32 KB (8-way, 64-byte line)
L2 cache 6 x 512 KB (8-way, 64-byte line)
L3 cache 2 x 16 MB (16-way, 64-byte line)
Max CPUID level 00000010h
Max CPUID ext. level 80000020h
FID/VID Control yes
# of P-States 3
P-State FID 0x8A4 - VID 0x48 (41.00x - 1.100 V)
P-State FID 0xA8C - VID 0x58 (28.00x - 1.000 V)
P-State FID 0xC84 - VID 0x68 (22.00x - 0.900 V)

Temperature 0 77 degC (170 degF) (Package (Node 0))
Voltage 0 1.34 Volts (CPU VDD)
Voltage 1 1.10 Volts (VID #0)
Voltage 2 1.10 Volts (VID #1)
Voltage 3 1.10 Volts (VID #2)
Voltage 4 1.10 Volts (VID #3)
Voltage 5 1.10 Volts (VID #4)
Voltage 6 1.10 Volts (VID #5)
Power 00 32.48 W (Package)
Power 01 0.68 W (Core #0)
Power 02 1.04 W (Core #1)
Power 03 0.72 W (Core #2)
Power 04 0.63 W (Core #3)
Power 05 0.90 W (Core #4)
Power 06 0.63 W (Core #5)
Power 07 5.49 W (Cores)
Clock Speed 0 4091.71 MHz (Core #0)
Clock Speed 1 4091.71 MHz (Core #1)
Clock Speed 2 4091.71 MHz (Core #2)
Clock Speed 3 4091.71 MHz (Core #3)
Clock Speed 4 4091.71 MHz (Core #4)
Clock Speed 5 4091.71 MHz (Core #5)
Core 0 max ratio (effective) 41.0
Core 1 max ratio (effective) 41.0
Core 2 max ratio (effective) 41.0
Core 3 max ratio (effective) 41.0
Core 4 max ratio (effective) 41.0
Core 5 max ratio (effective) 41.0
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
Moderator
not all sensors in Asus boards are accurate. On my last PC I had temps that were always about 125c or some that were negative scores.

The CPU sensor should be but the other ones may not be. I can find other people with high scores for tmpin7 for instance.

78c is warm for a 3600 at idle. If its under load its not so bad as anything below 90 considered fine by AMD.

what is aio doing? its meant to cool cpu, check it out before looking at the CPU.
 
Nov 5, 2021
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Whatever the sensors say the thing gets hot enough to crash the whole system. That's the problem I would like t fix. Even without cooling I would think that the PC would not overhead from a cold start in 2 minutes.
 
Nov 21, 2021
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I am now experiencing the same thing. Just turned on my PC today and all the sudden previous idle temp around 50-60 now to 80+, it shuts off my pc couple times...
 
Nov 29, 2021
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Same issue here with pretty much the same setup. It was idling at 85 for a while out of nowhere. Just changed the thermal paste today twice and it made it worse somehow, rocketing over 110 on startup before shutting down. Haven't had an issue with this until this past week.
 
Last edited:

geofelt

Titan
The NZXT case has been recalled because of a fire hazard.
It was fixed, but not completely.
Google "nzxt h1 fire" for more info.
The cause was supposedly in the riser cable.

That may not be the proximate cause of your thermal issues, but check into it.

The usual cause of overheating in a pc using a aio cooler is either a pump failure or clog, or air has intruded into the system. AIO coolers do not last forever. perhaps 5 years; 18 months seems a bit quick.

I think I would return the case for cash if I could.
Rebuild using a conventional case and a good air cooler.
 

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