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Is a 120 mm cooler sufficient for a 2990WX?

Question asked by dgnuff on Jun 11, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2020 by cgorange

I got a new system at work that has a Threadripper 2990WX, but only has an ASUS ROG RYUO 120 for cooling.  That's only a 120mm square radiator.  Details at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2MHYY5 

 

Not surprisingly the system overheats badly.  Running Prime95 on just 16 threads pushes the CPU to 95 Deg C according to HWmonitor.  It seems to me that with a 250W TDP, that system needs a much better cooling solution.  I note that the ASUS unit is not on the approved list of coolers that AMD maintains, not for any of their Threadripper cpus, not even the 180W TDP units.

 

Is that combination of CPU and Cooler ever likely to be able to run 64 threads without throttling?  Or should it be replaced with something that has a better cooling solution?

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