31 minutes ago, The_Real_Skeb said:
Yesterday I bought the R5 3600X and a ROG STRIX B450-F gaming motherboard. I installed the cpu and everything boot fine. When I look at temps, on idle I got up to 64C. Is that a normal temp for idle? I haven’t tested stressing it because I’m afraid of it breaking or something happening to it. And also what’s the max temp for this CPU?
The common healthy temperature of CPU at load is normally below 80c. Unfortunately, from the information given, I can not colclude whether or not the temperature could be harming your system performance.
As far as my knowledge extend, the normal CPU temperature at idle is around 30-40c.
I suggest you do a stress test. Don't worry as stress test will not harm your CPU nor any other components. If your CPU gets too hot, the CPU will throttle itself, sacrificing performance in order to get lower temperatures.
If you are concerned about your temperature, you can consider undervolting your CPU. There are many guides on YouTube (including an LTT video) that discuss this procedure in depth.
If you don't want to play with Undervolting the CPU (Because it can be scary for some people) you can try to get an aftermarket or a better model cooler instead.
Note: Overheating CPU usually doesn't harm the CPU itself, but will hold back performance as the CPU throttles to a "safe temperatures". Also, undervolting isn't too much of a risk as long as you follow the many guides on the internet.
EDIT: Thank you to @scuff gangfor pointing out my mistake. I have edited this post and hope to deliver a more accurate informations. [EDIT: Normal CPU temperature at idle should be 30c - 40c]
I deeply apologize for the misinformation I have given.