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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Ryzen 1700X 50 Celsius when Idle

Hello,

I have a Ryzen 1700X in an ASUS prime x370 PRO motherboard (default settings, untouched BIOS) with 16 GB of RAM and a Coolermaster 450W PSU. 

The CPU cooler is a Bequiet! pure rock 150 W TDP cooler, applied properly with thermal paste and tightened to the CPU bracket.

Problem:

The cpu shoots up to 50+ degrees Celsius even in the BIOS, let alone when idle. Under load it goes up easily to around 75C.

AMD Ryzen master reports rarely temperatures below 50 C. After boot it starts from around 45 and then sets around 50-55 when idle. Room temperature around 19-20C currently.

CPU-z reports core voltage around 1.428 V, so do a few other hardware monitor tools and the BIOS monitor as well. Again, this is the stock BIOS without any changes.

The BIOS is the latest version as of writing this post.

Are these normal temperatures for the 1700X? They seem quite high for me, being idle.

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Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: Ryzen 1700X 50 Celsius when Idle

The CPU compatibility list for that motherboard says the 1700x requires BIOS version 0502.  Is that the version you are using?

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Ryzen 1700X 50 Celsius when Idle

I am using BIOS 0504, from 2017/02/28. Thought it couldn't hurt as it offered more memory  compatibility.

Shall I downgrade to 0502?

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Ryzen 1700X 50 Celsius when Idle

It is quite a normal temperatures for Ryzen CPU with non high end air cooling system.At least in BIOS and under load.

I would say you have a very good temperature under load(for this CPU)

Ryzen is a very hot CPU.

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Ryzen 1700X 50 Celsius when Idle

I think he meant, that you need at least 0502 version. But it is obvious, that there is no such BIOS for AM4 motherboard without Ryzen 1700X support

Just stay on the latest BIOS version.

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Adept II
Adept II

Re: Ryzen 1700X 50 Celsius when Idle

These are very high temperatures for your cooler. Maybe you put too much thermal paste when you installed the cooler.

What thermal paste did you use?

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Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: Ryzen 1700X 50 Celsius when Idle

I did say 0502, because I thought there was only two versions of the BIOS according to this.

PRIME X370-PRO | Motherboards | ASUS USA

Where did you fine the updated lists of BIOS?

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Ryzen 1700X 50 Celsius when Idle

Same page, go to:  Drivers and Tools / Windows10 64bit / BIOS

PRIME X370-PRO | Motherboards | ASUS USA

In some further testing, voltages remained below 1.3V and the temperatures were not jumping that rapidly (no adjustments). Still getting about 50 while browsing/idle, 65-ish degrees in games and around 73 degrees max. with Boinc on all cores. If not harmful, I will probably have to live with these, however honestly I was thinking about downgrading to a "simple" 1700.

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Elite
Elite

Re: Ryzen 1700X 50 Celsius when Idle

Hi Nargen,

There was post about the be quiet pure rock not delivering the cooling performance due to the small base and the way it was finished. However on my end, it was best I ever as it kept my FX 8370 on check running KeyShot. It was far better than the Wraith cooler that came with it. Did you spread the thermal paste as a film or a bead on the center? I use the bead on the center and 4 dots half from center to corner. It doesn't throttle down even on a 38 degree celius day.

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Ryzen 1700X 50 Celsius when Idle

Hi,

Thanks for the info, I will find some reviews on the cooler as well. Generally it looks OK to me in manufacturing quality.

However, the clearance between the GPU and the vertically placed CPU fan is quite low, maybe 2 cm. This could impact the cooling in 2 ways: the air I take to the CPU is heated to some extent by the GPU; the low clearance restricts the CPU fan intake. Nevertheless, there should be sufficient airflow in the case to avoid these issues to some degree at least.

I have used a small amount of thermal paste and smeared it all over the surface of the CPU, equally, providing good contact over the whole surface.

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