Crazy high temps on Ryzen 7 2700X

Discussion created by jakifourie on Jan 17, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2019 by softprogram

Hey there guys and gals,


I am new to the forum so I thought it would be a good place to start by asking advice. I am not new to AMD, i have been an AMD fanboy since 2010.


My Current Setup is:


Ryzen 7 2700x

Asus ROG Crosshair VI Extreme

Radeon RX Vega 64

Kingston DDR4 16GB 3466 MHz RAM

Corsair H80i v2 Cooler


So herewith the question. My CPU is running red hot at an average of 92C up to 105C at idle. Let me give you some background on what I have tried thus far to find a resolution to the problem. BTW I have attached a few screenshots just in case.


I have swapped to the wraith cooler, no change.

I went to my retailer and tried a different H80i v2 cooler, no change.

I have tried 4 different brands of thermal paste and also tested various methods and amounts of applying the paste, no change.

I have flashed the bios on my board to 3 different versions, all of them with no change (I have tried more versions but, then the board does not post)

I have added 4 additional Corsair ML140's to the case to see if that works, no change.

I bought an AC unit for the room to bring ambient temps down and is currently at 22C, no change.

I have opened the case to see if open airflow works, no change.

I have mounted the cooler externally, no change.

I have even tested different fans on the cooler and turned the pump and fans to performance mode (Now it is load as hell) but.... no change.


Just on a side note, I have not overclocked the system even slightly, everything is 100% stock settings, even the RAM is turned down from 3466MHz to 1800MHz as default (See attached screenshots)


As of now, I have found no solution on the web to help resolve this. I have read about this issue so much that it is I dream about it at night. Also, ASUS states that it is CPU related and not their board. I was unable to test this since nobody wanted to loan me a spare mobo or CPU to test with.


Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Thanks a mill,