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Ryzen 7 2700x 85C Idle Temperatures

Question asked by swaki on Apr 10, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 13, 2020 by swaki

I have a Ryzen 7 2700x in about a year old build that just started overheating(or at least I just noticed it). It's throttling heavily to even 0.5GHz speeds when gaming. I've dusted it out and reapplied thermal paste to no avail. It has a liquid cooler with a push-pull fan configuration on either side. I can feel that the one tube of the liquid cooler is considerably hotter than the other so the pump seems to be working. Both fans are blowing and I've even made sure at least one of the fans is plugged directly to the power supply for constant high rpms. I've switched between all the different Windows 10 power options and it overheats on all of them. It starts at about 60C when first turning on the computer and then ramps up while idling to about 85C and doesn't come back down. I haven't tried overclocking and I set the BIOS settings back to their defaults. I tried updating the BIOS. Nothing seems to work.

I've used both Ryzen Master and HWMonitor to check temps and they are reporting the same temperatures. Speccy however, is reporting 144C for all cores...

On some of the Windows power plans, the EDC regulary sits at 99% of 140A while everything else remains pretty low.


I've felt the back of the motherboard and it's definitely getting very hot to the touch although I'm guessing that's pretty standard? Just not sure if the temperature is being misreported or something. I figure I'll have to replace something but I'm at a loss for what that is. Motherboard, CPU, or CPU fan?? It seems like the coolers are working and I've never heard of a CPU failing in this way so I'm looking for any help I can get on this.