If the processor idles at a high temperature: in the BIOS disable all 3 options for Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO). Set Windows Power Plan (not AMD's one) for "Balanced".
Removing the processor cooler doesn't affect the warranty.
You can use a small screwdriver to put one rice-grain-size blob of thermal paste on the CPU near the center and it will cover the two or three areas where the processor dies are as the paste will spread out when the cooler is placed on it. Thermal paste was designed to fill in the tiny cracks between the heatspreader (CPU casing) and the cooler, not as a primary heat-transfer compound. Too much paste does more harm than good so it's not needed in the corners. Use the small screwdriver to straighten any bent pins too. Renew the paste every 12–18 months.
Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut is a very good paste.
Your case uses only one fan? If so then put 2 or 3 120/140mm fans in the front to bring in cool air. Put another at the top rear to extract hot air. The one fan in the MB600lL is to remove hot air. Why blame AMD?
Maybe put a towel under the PC. Maybe the mobo isn't screwed on properly.
Maybe put a towel under the PC.
samanny, please post a screenshot of Ryzen Master (RM) - simply drag-n-drop the image to your reply. Thanks and enjoy, John.
Thank you very much for the tips on possibly resolving this issue. Really helpful, and I'll try what you have suggested this weekend when I finally get some time. The reason I said about AMD is that I have the exact same setup at work except with Intel. And I can barely hear the fan. I have to admit it is not the stock fan on intel, its cooler master cheapest heatsink but I thought AMD stock fan is so good that you hardly need anything unless you are Over Clocking. so when I see above 50C while doing nothing that made me worried.
Yes, I agree the Case is terrible and I need more fans, but as I said earlier I don't have any other fans at work and I have no issues, so I was wondering if there's something wrong with AMD CPU. See my screenshot below. I running nothing and its hitting above 50deg C.
Hi John, thank you. Please see attached. The EDC thing also goes red sometimes repeatedly. I can post video over weekend if that would help.
samanny, EDC is Electrical Design Current. When it, PPT, TDC or the temperature turn RED then the processor is throttling. The RM Quick Reference Guide will explain these - also RM. The fact MEM VDDIO is NA tells me that someone or something is messing around in BIOS. RM reports 0 or NA when a quantity it controls is altered. Please uninstall any OC applications, do a Clear CMOS and run Cinebench R20, then post a screenshot of RM. Thanks and enjoy, John.
Thank you. I do not believe any OC program is installed by default. I, however, have RAM Overclocked is that why it reports 0 or NA ? I'll follow the steps you have described and post a screenshot after cinebench. I'm posting this in case my ram overclock is causing any issue.
Hi John, did as you said, in addition, i put RAM into normal , cleared CMOS
Turned it on, Screenshot before cinebench, during and after cinebench.
Before Cinebech (after restart)
After Cinebech : After cinebench the EDC was still going red occasionally with temp spikes, temps between 38-55. Thanks.
Thanks, samanny. I do not think the XMP profile is causing whatever is going on. All three MEM VDDIO, MEM VTT and VDDCR SOC being NA concern me. I just learned that if the BIOS does not support these values they show as 0. Since yours are all NA, I suspect something else. Who makes your MB and where did you get your drivers? I usually tell everyone to get drivers from the supplying vendors (eg. Intel NIC from Intel). In particular AMD drivers here. Get only your BIOS from the MB vendor. If they offer any RGB applications, please remove them. If you got any software from your MB vendor, please remove it for now. Your specifications:
Your maximum boost is 4.3 GHz, so you should be able to boost a little more. Please do the removing, if you can find anything, set your XMP to 3200 MHz again and rerun CB. This time run single core and all core - Open CB-File-Advanced Benchmark. One RM shot of each and I do not need to see any more CB shots. Thanks and enjoy, John.
Thank you for your feedback. I'll go through the steps you have described when I get home and post the results again.