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Is Ryzen 7 stock cooler good enough for Ryzen 9

Question asked by jaredcat on Jun 27, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 28, 2020 by black_zion

I currently have a Ryzen 7 2700X CPU in my computer that is being cooled with the AMD stock cooler. I'm looking into upgrading to the Ryzen 9 3950X, due to it's higher core count. The Ryzen 9 3950X does not come with it's own cooler.

 

I was wondering would the Ryzen 7 stock cooler be good enough to cool the Ryzen 9? i had a look on the AMD website and both CPU's have the same TDP of 105W. So surely if the stock cooler is good enough for Ryzen 7 it will be good enough for Ryzen 9 too?

 

I wont be overclocking or anything, but i do a lot of video editing, so it is common for my CPU to run at 100% load on all cores sometimes for up to an hour or so, while video renders. my computer is very small, it's Mini-ITX form factor case, so there just is not really any space for large coolers. The stock cooler fits nicely in the case so was just wondering if it is ok to reuse it for the Ryzen 9?

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