Question Ryzen 5 3600x to hot!

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I have a ryzen 5 3600x with the stock cooler and it has a idol of 60c and maxes up under heavy load at around 85c. Anything to help me out??? Also I believe it is on max boost. My motherboard is a prime b450M- A. Should I buy a after market cooler?
 

Furzumz

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That sounds about normal. People on the internet are reporting similar temperatures for that processor with the stock cooler

Those temperatures won't destroy your CPU but a better cooler would prolong its lifespan longer. And would probably be quieter. Stock coolers are typically designed to be "good enough" and not much more due to cost reasons so I wouldn't expect much from them
 
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I have a ryzen 5 3600x with the stock cooler and it has a idol of 60c and maxes up under heavy load at around 85c. Anything to help me out??? Also I believe it is on max boost. My motherboard is a prime b450M- A. Should I buy a after market cooler?
It is worth reseating your cooler with fresh thermal paste to check that it is cooling properly.

You will get higher temps with it on max boost.
I find that PBO on Auto gives the best performance and temperatures on my 3700X with the stock cooler.

Andy
 
Yeah the stock coolers are not the best for the 3600X. I was getting the same temperatures with my Ryzen 5 3600s stock cooler. I went to a Hyper 212 EVO Black Edition and those temps came down drastically. I now max out at like 70-75C under load LOL.
 

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