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Question Why is my Ryzen 3600XT reaching 90C?

May 28, 2021
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My Ryzen 3600XT's temps are around 60C and 80C-90C when playing a CPU intensive game. Im rocking the stock cooler because I originally didnt want to overclock it, thought it would have been enough.
My friend also has the same setup, and he's getting like 70C, same game, same settings. I find this really annoying but don't know what's causing the problem. Should I replace the thermal paste with something aftermarket?
 

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My Ryzen 3600XT's temps are around 60C and 80C-90C when playing a CPU intensive game. Im rocking the stock cooler because I originally didnt want to overclock it, thought it would have been enough.
My friend also has the same setup, and he's getting like 70C, same game, same settings. I find this really annoying but don't know what's causing the problem. Should I replace the thermal paste with something aftermarket?
I would say try a new, high performance thermal paste.

And if your stock cooler allows you can replace the fan with a thicker one, at the same diameter the thicker fan can produce more airflow without too much noise.
 
Mar 2, 2021
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My Ryzen 3600XT's temps are around 60C and 80C-90C when playing a CPU intensive game. Im rocking the stock cooler because I originally didnt want to overclock it, thought it would have been enough.
My friend also has the same setup, and he's getting like 70C, same game, same settings. I find this really annoying but don't know what's causing the problem. Should I replace the thermal paste with something aftermarket?
Even with the same settings, this does not mean that you will have the same indicators, your friend may have a lower temperature in the room, the case may have a better airflow organization, it is good to have direct airflow from the front / bottom / top, and of course thermal paste matters, including how it is smeared.
 
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edit: i replaced the thermal paste with noctua nt-h1 and now it barely reaches 80 under full load. thanks everyone for the suggestions!
 
I tend to doubt the thermal paste change alone got you a 10 degree improvement...that's based on the many well controlled tests that show only a few degrees of spread between the best and worst non-liquid metal pastes. It's more likely application of the original was bad or cooler mounting wasn't quite right....or both. At any rate you're running well now and that has to be satisfying.
 

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