Question Random CPU temp spikes while idle

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I just recently installed a new 3700x, however I have been noticing that my CPU temperature will spike to 60c from my avg temp of around 37c for about 5-10 seconds randomly. Interestingly enough, my temps are quite stable while playing Skyrim, staying at around 45-50c constantly. Is this something I should be worried about?
 
Hi liam8877.

Don't worry about Ryzen spikes. The cores are sleeping at idle and anything you do will spike the CPU to that temperature for a short amount of time.

If your fan rev up a lot when it does this I would recommend you tweak the fan curve so that the fan does not spin like crazy when it spikes.

Here on my 3900X it's idling at 33C and if I open Chrome it will spike to 55C for 1 second and go back down.
 
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Furzumz

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Yeah that's normal for ryzen

I got a 3900x that idles all the way up to 60c but when I put it under full load on every core it doesn't go past 70c

As long as your 3700x isn't getting close to 95c you're fine
 
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