2950x Heating Issue

Discussion created by alexyo on Mar 5, 2019
Latest reply on Mar 6, 2019 by alexyo

Hey, I got a brand new Threadripper 2950x but I'm having heating issues. First, my build :


AMD Threadripper 2950x

Wraith Ripper

Gigabyte X399 Aorus PRO

Box : Be Quiet Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2


(I think other parts are irrelevant, I could list them though)


With fans running at full speed, I get an idle temperature of ~35c. By running a stress test or some simulation program needed for my job that have the CPU usage at 100% the temperature immediately climbs to 65 and keeps going upwards. Given that max temperature is 68, this doesn't seem normal. Any ideas of what might be wrong? Is it possible that my CPU is faulty?