You need/want a real CPU cooler.
It's a much higher end processor with double the core count, you have to remember.Big thanks for the info.
Every time I buy a new CPU, I have to buy a new cooler. Before the 3100, I had an Intel 4770 with AIO. I lost (or never had) a bracket to reuse it on the 3100 and had to stick with the stock cooler. Shouldn't the newer processors run cooler than earlier generations?
A big mistake, the 5800X runs hot. I would suggest a 240mm AIO or equivalent air cooler.I have a Ryzen 3 3100 CPU with stock fan/heatsink. I just ordered a 5800X which comes w/o a cooler.
Can I reuse my old cooler on the new CPU or do I need something more powerful?
I used a Seidon 120V for 6 years as well. Upgraded it last year to a 240mm for new chip. I don't think they ever did an AM4 socket no, couldn't comment on 3D printing though as don't have one.Unfortunately, no room in my case for a 240mm cooler.
I have an old 120mm AIO cooler (Seidon 120M) that I used on my overclocked 4770. I mounted fans on both sides of the radiator for a "push/pull" setup to double the airflow and it worked flawlessly for years.
But they never (AFAIK) made an AM4 bracket for it (it wasn't even rated for the 4770.) I'm wondering if I could make my own bracket? Maybe 3D printed?
I'm not sure how easy it would be to do that. On Intel my solution to this would be to simply restrict the CPU frequency, like run it at 3Ghz for example, there by making the thermal output much more manageable. Unfortunately I wouldn't know exactly how to direct you to do that on AMD. An alternative would be to simply set the power limit in the bios to 65W TDP.Hmm. I jumped on the 5800x when the price finally fell below $300 ($299 at MicroCenter) but it looks like I may have to wait on installing it till I can afford a decent cooler. (I will need to resell the old 3100 just to offset the cost of the 5800.)
What about reusing the stock block (from my Ryzen 3 3100) with a higher airflow fan?