Hi, I recently built my first PC and generally it works alright (with some hiccups). The problem I’m writing about here is the stock cooler for the 3600- the wraith stealth. Before the purchase I read some very conflicting opinions about amds stock cooling, but the general consensus was that it’s adequate.
My gripes with the wraith are:
it’s just way too loud, around 35 db idle and even 45 on full load, besides that it does a lot of weird whining, probably connected to the cpu boosting and Temps rising, it’s just a constant pulsating annoying sound
the cooling doesn’t really seems adequate, idle it sits around 40-50 C, in 1 run of cinnebench it hit 92 C, and while playing battlefield it’s constantly around 85-89 C, which terrifies me quite honestly
What I’m asking is that if I’m overreacting, or perhaps I made some mistakes with the installation. The other option is just buying a new cooler, I was thinking about the noctua nh-12s, which is cheaper than the flagships like the 15d or whatever (probably overkill, right?).
I’m using the x570 aorus elite, haven’t tried anything with the voltages, I’m afraid I’ll mess something up, or lose a lot of performance. My idle voltages are what they should be, around 1V, but when I do anything (literally anything, like clicking the start menu) the cpu boosts aggressively and the voltage jumps to 1.4
Just because i’m running the same setup:
Your results are in line with mine on the stock cooler. 50-55C idle and instant 85-95 C on Cinebench runs.
Heavy Gaming with CPU intensive Titles pushes 80-85C.
For me, i could alter the temperature levels to Fan percentage in the Bios to make the “breakpoints” at other temperatures. This made it ramp much less up and down.
I don’t think it’s particularly loud though. I’ll be replacing mine soon though. It works, but just isn’t all that great.
Maybe I’m crazy sensitive to that sound or something, I can’t stand the constant whirring and ramping up.
Would you mind sharing those bios smart fan settings? I’ve seen the option, but I didn’t know which option to choose with those breakpoints and intervals.
What cooler are you getting?
I have a nh-12s on my new(ish) R7 2700x, I can attest to how quiet it is - very. I can’t comment on the Wraith Prisim, I never even tried it, but they must be cheap on ebay and better than the wraith stealth?
I basically just raised the 50C/50% setting to 60C. It being at 50C made it go from 50% to 75% Fan speed all the time. Raising the 75% Fanspeed point to 60C made it much more bareable. I’m not at the PC now, but can make a picture later.
Yes. After having tied my Casefans to the CPU Temp and increasing Airflow a Bunch, my Temps dropped a solid 5C. So, with the stock cooler, proper Airflow in the case makes a world of a difference.
I set my cpu fan setting to something like this, I’ll leave it like that until your photo. I also changed the case fans to read the cpu temp instead of “system 1”. I’ll check if it behaves different now