My 3600x started (suddenly) becoming very hot.

1 : Anonymous2021/03/13 07:26 ID: m41iy5

My Ryzen 5 3600x used to be 40 -50C while browsing and even heavy gaming. I am monitoring temps in Ryzen Master. Used to do it in HWmonitor but it didn't show accurate temps.

Anyway, yesterday, I open up RM, while watching YT and the temps are at 60 - 65! I know these are safe temps, but it's very strange, clocks are 4,200 - 4,400, CPU load is around 10%. So nothing really puts pressure on CPU. Be noted that clocks used to be the same before, and the temps were much lower. Now it would stay at 60 for around 2 - 3 minutes and then drop to 40 for like 10 seconds.

Voltage is also almost maxed - 1.4V. (But it used to be like that all the time!)

I genuinely have no idea why it behaves like that. The pc is 2 months old, I'm running an AIO, the room is pretty cold, my 3070 stays at 28 - 30C while browsing. It doesn't go higher than 60 while heavy gaming at 1440p.

I also put all of my 7 fans at max speed, doesn't change much. If I keep them at normal fan curve - 30 - 50% of their speed, the temps stay the same - 65C.

Do you think I should clean my AIO? But why would it then drop to 40C sometimes? Is it RM going crazy? Or is it me just not noticing something?

2 : Anonymous2021/03/13 08:17 ID: gqs5s1x

Probable cause

bad thermal paste failing AIO
ID: gqso73a

It is load.

ID: gqsoajm

he said load is only 10%

3 : Anonymous2021/03/13 07:46 ID: gqs3y2s

Maybe check your aio pump power connector etc as a possible if you haven't already.

Can you still hear the pump going inside?

Have you tilted/moved the PC lately in a way that could have caused an air bubble in the aio?

ID: gqs6jgl

Haven't moved it at all, and the pump works just fine. And everything works as normal

ID: gqs74pe

Edit. Saw your comment prior.

Did you check the power plan hadn't possibly changed?

4 : Anonymous2021/03/13 12:26 ID: gqsk73m

Do you have any RGB control software? Or any other crapware from your motherboard?

5 : Anonymous2021/03/13 07:32 ID: gqs326u

Check your power plan in windows. I saw something about updates changing them.

ID: gqs3q8m

I will give it a try but I haven't updated Windows in a week.

ID: gqs44ly

I had a 3800x and it did the same thing. I did a manual overclock in ryzen master and locked it at base clock and 1.25 volts. For just common use. Had a profile for gaming. CTR 2 is another option.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/13 07:48 ID: gqs40p7

I'm running an AIO

This is where I would check first. How is it oriented?

ID: gqs6l5e

Fans at the top, obviously. No airbubles in pump.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/13 08:52 ID: gqs7sjy

Decided to update my BIOS. I think that's where the problem is, I'll make an update if it fixes the problem.

btw, it's gigabyte.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/13 09:24 ID: gqs9llc

OK, so now, I can't even open RM after I updated AppCentre. "Drivers not installed" That's what RM tells me. I tried to do the regedit fix, but there is no folder that is needed to be deleted, so I can't fix it that way.

And i think I found the problem why my temps were high - something else took control over my cpu and kept it locked at 4,200mhz at all times.

Really don't wanna burn my stuff, and don't want to run my cpu at 4,200 all the time. So, please, help...

ID: gqsfl0u

Delete any ryzen master related regedit folder, restart, try installing ryzen master again. I had the locked 4200MHz issue as well, that fixed itself after a BIOS reset. Those are the two things I'd try.

ID: gqsgynu

Try running Linux off of a USB stick. If you still have temp problems, then you know it's not the software that's the problem, at least.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/13 12:14 ID: gqsjdlu

How is the aio mounted? The inlet pipes of radiator have to be above the CPU.

ID: gqsjpto

They are. It's the software problem, I'm still working on it

10 : Anonymous2021/03/13 15:24 ID: gqt03lz

You might have installed the control software for your AIO which reconfigured it. I had an issue like this with my Corsair AIO. After installing Corsair iCUE to change keyboard settings, it set my AIO to Quiet mode. I had to explicitly change it to "Balanced" or "Extreme" to get the temperatures I was getting before.


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