Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: South Australia
Some info for making sense of this thread: AMD's zen2 chips have a huge amount of different temp sensors, and always report the hottest one. It's possible to get a hotter reading on 2 thread loads than all core loads during normal boost behavior if the cores are next to each other and create a hotspot. The cores are tiny, getting heat out of them is the biggest problem.. your mount and how thin the paste spread is can matter more than the size of your cooler in some cases. The normal behavior at idle for these chips will be core speed of close to the base clock and then unused cores are powered down (you can see what cores are turned off in ryzen master).