Ryzen 7 3700x High Idle Temperature

Discussion created by mdg22 on Aug 13, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2020 by masterleros

First of all, I know there are many discussions about this already so I apologize for adding another to the mix.  I am not a stranger to AMD processors, as I have previously completed a build with a Threadripper 1950x.  My Threadripper build idles at about 33° C with the Corsair H115i Platinum AIO cooler installed.  My build with the 3700x is as follows:


Ryzen 7 3700x cpu

Asus TUF Gaming x570-plus motherboard

Wraith Prism CPU cooler

MSI Radeon RX580 gpu

Samsung 970 Evo NVME ssd

Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 ram


My idle temperature is currently about 70° C with a voltage sitting around 1.1 V according to Ryzen Master.  Meanwhile, CPU-Z is reporting my voltages as fluctuating between 0.9 V and 1.4 V, but mostly remaining near 1.0 V (I'm making sure not to run CPU-Z and Ryzen Master simultaneously).  I am using the latest chipset drivers I could find from AMD as well as Ryzen Balanced Power plan.  It is currently about 82° F (28° C) where the computer is sitting.


I'm concerned that these temperatures are abnormally high, and would really appreciate any insight that the experts amongst us can offer.


EDIT: I removed the cpu cooler, reapplied thermal paste, and then mounted it again.  My idle temperature is now hovering around 38-40° C.  My bad.  I have to say that I'm not a huge fan of the mounting system for these coolers, but what can you do.  Thanks to dacq for telling me to disable PBO, and I hope others find this post helpful!