Ryzen 2700x Running Hot

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  1. Vitor711

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    I just upgraded my Mobo, CPU and RAM. The Ryzen fans have been surprisingly loud and I'm getting idle temps between 50 and 60 Celsius. Something seems iffy - I keep hearing the fans "swoosh" constantly like they're revving up and down. There's a little bit of a faint clicking sound too occasionally.

    Any ideas what's up? I bought an Asus B450-F with the Ryzen and RAM already pre-installed. Could it be a lack of thermal paste? Or something not plugged in properly?
     
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    The CPU and RAM were already pre-installed? Was it an aborted build / basket case bought from a previous owner?, or did the vendor install it as part of the order? When I get a used motherboard with CPU installed I always take the heat sink off and clean off the old paste and re-apply and re-seat the heatsink so I know it's done well, before I put the computer together only to discover what you've discovered.

    I'd pull it apart and clean it with alcohol and make sure it's very clean before re-applying paste, and use a good quality paste sparingly - use good technique, no sense rushing it since it's had a problem once. Make sure the IHS and heatsink are mating well too, and screw down the fasteners in order to get even pressure coverage.

    Good luck. :)
     
  3. Vitor711

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    It was a brebuilt batch from a vendor, all new stuff. I was wondering about the state of the Thermal Paste actually so may check later. I did a restarted and installed a bunch of new drivers and I'm now sitting at 34-44 degrees Celsius instead after a fresh boot up. Will see how it goes but seems like it may have settled itself.

    To be fair, I haven't done a fresh windows install yet either, just replugged in my SSDs. Rookie error but I may rectify that this weekend. Appreciate the thorough answer! Helped confirm some of the stuff I was worried about. First new build in 4/5 years so I'm super rusty :)
     
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    Definitely reinstall Windows when changing platforms unless you want degraded performance.
     
  5. Vitor711

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    Yeah, definitely doing that tonight or tomorrow. My temps are back up to the mid-40s also after 30 mins of browsing the internet so will be checking out the thermal paste situation as well.
     
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    Is this why my CPU and GPU utilization are so low in DX12 for BFV? Will try to reinstall windows to resolve it.
     
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    Sounds like a bad thermal paste application on the CPU.
    Might also be the same on the GPU.
    Do the repaste and do a clean/fresh install of Windows (don't forget to also install latest BIOS/UEFI update for your mobo).
     
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    A hot CPU can bottleneck a GPU but since there is no spec to your system that is hard to know.
     
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    I wont deny that a format goes a long way to get a setup running at peak if there are already lingering performance issues... but in this case if the op isn't experiencing any performance problems on the current build & is just looking to change platforms to stay current on a hardware standpoint they shouldn't need a format (especially on win10)... just for the sake of discussion, having correct drivers for the new components on the mobo is obviously ideal though
     
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    @Vitor711 Update RTSS to latest version from guru3d.com I think you're using 6.x version which was buggy on some AMD platform.
     
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