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Threadripper 2920X/2950X coolers?

Question asked by ziggy1971 on Dec 12, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 12, 2018 by elstaci

I'm looking for some advice on a really good liquid cooler (AIO).


I've been looking at systems on PCPartpicker to check out what others are using on their Threadrippers and it seems that the NZXT Kraken X62 and the Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 360 TT Premium Edition are popular choices.


I have a new Corsair H115i and my temps hit 68C (Tdie temp using HWiNFO64 5.92) pretty easily. Though I don't see it getting any higher than that, is that good?


I've been reading reviews and watching Youtube videos trying to make sense of how the thermals work in AMD Ryzen CPUs.


For instance, I've read/watched reviews stating that the reviewers were getting temps in the 50's-60's above ambient temps.


My understanding is that Threadripper begins to throttle at 68C. So, for a reviewer to be getting temps in the 50's-60's C range, that would mean that their ambient temps are below 10C. Otherwise, if the ambient temps were in the low to mid 20's C, the CPU's would be throttling, thus giving inaccurate results.


I also understand that the Threadripper will down-clock when temps reach 90C and shut down at 105C. Is this correct?


Can someone please clarify this for me as it doesn't make sense.