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Journeyman III

Ryzen 3700U running hot

Bought a new laptop with Ryzen 3700U. Swapped out the thermal paste and did a stress run on CPU-Z. Really heavy load made it go over 90 degrees Celsius peaking at 97.

While hitting 97 degrees the processor went up to 3,9 GHz which is really high for a laptop. Obviously the laptop didn’t thermal throttle either.

These are the temps under different load;
Idle - around 40
Gaming - around 70-80
Stress test - around 90

The laptop is very thin - there is not much room for cooling.

Should I be worried about the temperature and the thermal paste application? Ryzen claims max operating temperature to be 105 degrees.

Did I mess up the new thermal paste application or did the new thermal paste make it possible to even hit 3,9 GHz? What are your guys opinions?

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Re: Ryzen 3700U running hot

Since gaming is in the 70-80 range, I would not worry about it. For one, laptops are not built for cooling, and aren't really true gaming machines, unless you buy a specific gaming laptop with an upgrade cooling solution, and even those will be limited thermally compared to a desktop/tower PC. The stress test result isn't that bad in my opinion. It's a laptop.