Cryorig H7 >92c R5 3600 1.3V w/ B450
Hi there, first time trying this forum. Hopefully posted in right place.
I recently bought R5 3600 with B450 Tomahawk Max and Patriot Viper Steel series at 4000mhz. Arctic MX-4 TIM.
I'm running the CPU with stock BIOS settings (precision boost overdrive was already enabled) AMD cool n quiet already enabled by default also. I overclocked it by setting CPU ratio to 42 which worked great. In fact, nearly all my cores stay at 1.100 apart from core 1's VID which pushes itself to 1.3v. SV12 TFN goes to 1.35v.
With the Cryorig H7 in a game that's CPU intensive but not the heaviest, I'm reaching 89c, stress test for prime95 blended 12 thread for 5 minutes, it reached 92 at a maximum.
While I know this isn't unacceptable temperatures. I expected better considering my cooler. In terms of my thermal paste application, I don't think I put on too little or too much. I put a little 'snake' in the middle, leaving space above and below with 4 tiny dots around the edge. When I squeezed the cooler down on the IHS, a small amount of paste spilled out one side of the cooler and only one side, I could see it had reached the edge at the other end but hadn't spilled out ---> this made me think, apart from maybe putting a little bit too much in (though I really didn't use much) I should have had an even spread and could expect decent temps.
My Cryorig H7 is slightly skew, it doesn't sit completely straight but as far as I can tell it's covering the IHS and is on tight.
Looking elsewhere online, it seems I should be getting better temps with this cooling. At 1.4V it reaches 95c in Cinebench 15 (initially I used the game boost in BIOS option, basically just put the voltage up for no reason hence why I just set it to 42 at stock instead)
I'm hoping someone might be able to shed light and share some knowledge as to why this is the case. Is it my skew cooler? I had noticed some people say BIOS can affect Ryzen but that was more with X series boards. If so, any recommendations for a version?
Any help is much appreciated !
- My BIOS version: E7C02AMZ.350 BIOS Build Date:11/07/2019
Last edited by EvilScotsman; 05-24-2020 at 07:10 PM.