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Journeyman III

Ryzen 5 1600x Temperature Concern

Hey guys so I just got done building a new pc. The above processor with Asus Crosshair VI hero and GTX 1080. Customer water loop for cooling. I am using a Raystorm Neo block. So I have read that temp reporting on these processors are +20c. So if I check with MSI afterburner I am showing temp swings between 36 and 62 currently almost looks like a saw wave on the graph. So I open up RYZEN Master and it is showing same temp. Water temp after CPU block is a steady 35C. I have unmounted my block and used different thermal paste. The back of the motherboard where the socket is, is not hot at all. I am confused as all get out. I have been reading from some people that this behavior is normal and I shouldn't worry, but that goes against my better judgement. So can someone offer me some insight? Thank you very much!

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Journeyman III

I have also just built a system using the Ryzen 5 1600X (Thermaltake Contac Silent 12), with HWiNfo I am getting temps of 49.6 C for Tctl and 29.6 C for Tdie and they are strictly relative as Tdie goes up Tctl goes up by +20 every time.  As long as I know that the reading for Tdie is closer to the actual temperatures I would think I'm on the right track with the build.

Everything I have seen online suggests that the X series temperature difference might only be on the 1700 and 1800 series? If this is the case I am worried about overheating as I saw Tctl reach 90 degrees after 25 minutes of Prime95.  If I knew that was really 70 degrees instead I would sleep a lot better.  I'm loving the CPU just wish I knew a definitive answer.  Hopefully somebody can help us out, I guess I wanted to post to let you know you're not the only one taking second looks at the temps.


Hey thanks you responding. I will share with you what I have found out. I downloaded HWinfo as well and am now using that. The Tdie temps are the correct temps. I used an infrared thermometer to monitor the temps. I did notice that as soon as a decent load was put on the processor temps stopped spiking and stayed constant. After 6 hours of playing Shadow of War my temps were 55°c. I am kind of anal about temps. Everyone says that high temps are the number one killer of electronics. I honestly don't like my temps at 55° I would like to see mine stay at 50° or below.

All that said I would still like to know why I am seeing the spikes. Just to satisfy my curiosity. I have also read that the temp offset affects the 1700 and the 1800. That being said we are obviously seeing it so.........

last thing, I am also loving this CPU. Amazing piece of hardware. I have overclocked mine to 4.1ghz as well did some benchmarking then went back to stock clock. Blazing fast and it keeps up with me.


Those temperatures are fine and nothing to worry about, considering you have your CPU overclocked to 4.1Ghz!


typical to not read the whole sentence before commenting. Temps were before doing this.

I have overclocked mine to 4.1ghz as well did some benchmarking then went back to stock clock

Please refer to the bolded and underlines part of the sentence. Thanks!