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Running 3970X all cores continuously at high load for C.F.D.

Question asked by motordyne on Jan 8, 2020
Latest reply on Jan 10, 2020 by jamesx380fx

Hello All,


I would like to use the 3970X for processing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).   The way it will be used will put the processor(s) under a continuous high load essentially indefinitely.   The computer will be restarted every 1-2 days but it will otherwise stay engaged in endless and heavy number crunching. Days, weeks, months, non-stop heavy processing.

The plan is to cool the 3970X processor with the Cooler Master AMD Wraith Ripper ThreadRipper TR4 High Performance CPU Air Cooler: 


Can there be any foreseen problems in the life or dependability of the 3970X processor if it is used continuously at high computational load, on all cores, combined with continuously high memory interaction?


The processor will never be overclocked.   The objective is to keep the 3970X running healthy and stable for a good long time (at least 2 years).    Would it be advisable to set the processor to a lower power setting from the "Ryzen Master ECO-Mode" setting?


I couldn't care less about the electric bill, but long term reliability of the processor and high processing speed are very important for this application ... Speed is very important but not at the expense of long term reliability.

Water coolers are being considered too but they also have their own set of reliability trades to take into consideration.  


If you have any recommendations please let me know.


Thank you,