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Is it normal to be paranoid about temps when my pc never throttles?

I bought my first pc in four years not too long ago, and ever since then I realized how paranoid about everything I am with it, I constantly touch the top of it to see if it's overheating, constantly check CPU-Z to see my core voltage and all, it usually runs warm (regular clock Ryzen 5 3600) but never alarmingly hot, only happened once and ever since then I got three more fans for my case just to keep everything ok.

I'm also thinking about ditching the in-box Ryzen cooler for something more future-proof than the regular small heatsing and single fan.

Just wondering if I should stop being paranoid about this, it's ruining my enjoyment of having a brand new computer to play around with for years to come and honestly I feel like I'm kinda crazy because of this.

(I should probably add that I live in a very hot and dry place, thus making my parts run sometimes hotter than expected.)

 

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idk. As long as it's not throttling it's ok, you can even overclock a little with the stock cooler and be fine. Like do you worry the same amount about laptops which almost always overheat and throttle?

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7 minutes ago, Argo- said:

I bought my first pc in four years not too long ago, and ever since then I realized how paranoid about everything I am with it, I constantly touch the top of it to see if it's overheating, constantly check CPU-Z to see my core voltage and all, it usually runs warm (regular clock Ryzen 5 3600) but never alarmingly hot, only happened once and ever since then I got three more fans for my case just to keep everything ok.

I'm also thinking about ditching the in-box Ryzen cooler for something more future-proof than the regular small heatsing and single fan.

Just wondering if I should stop being paranoid about this, it's ruining my enjoyment of having a brand new computer to play around with for years to come and honestly I feel like I'm kinda crazy because of this.

(I should probably add that I live in a very hot and dry place, thus making my parts run sometimes hotter than expected.)

 

What temp is the CPU hitting?
 

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i used to be paranoid to a similar extent, maybe more. but that was back when i first starting messing with computers. now i pay for the user damage warranty, and never think about it lol. there are also a lot of features in place to avoid damage. what are your idle/load temps?

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3 hours ago, AndreiArgeanu said:

laptops which almost always overheat and throttle?

Do they do this often? Is it something one would notice? I have a fairly high end system and haven't noticed any overheating or throttling, but maybe it's happening and I don't realize it?

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Don’t worry OP when I got my first computer I was extremely paranoid when it came to temps and throttling to the point where I’d manage it more than I’d play my games lol

If the temps are staying reasonable for what you are doing with no major hiccups you should be fine. 

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short answer no its not normal to constantly worry or always be checking temps.

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2 hours ago, Stylized_Violence said:

Do they do this often? Is it something one would notice? I have a fairly high end system and haven't noticed any overheating or throttling, but maybe it's happening and I don't realize it?

Basically laptops usually have high temperature limits and when they're reached the clocks fall, but where the frequency lands depends on how good the cooling is. It's not unheard of to clock to fall below base clock, which is in my eyes throttling, the temps being over 90'C is also a thing that nearly doesn't happen in desktops.

 

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I'm also thinking about ditching the in-box Ryzen cooler for something more future-proof than the regular small heatsing and single fan.

I think a big air cooler is a good idea, lower temps for your mind and you should be able to use it on you next CPU too.

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9 hours ago, Argo- said:

I bought my first pc in four years not too long ago, and ever since then I realized how paranoid about everything I am with it, I constantly touch the top of it to see if it's overheating, constantly check CPU-Z to see my core voltage and all, it usually runs warm (regular clock Ryzen 5 3600) but never alarmingly hot, only happened once and ever since then I got three more fans for my case just to keep everything ok.

I'm also thinking about ditching the in-box Ryzen cooler for something more future-proof than the regular small heatsing and single fan.

Just wondering if I should stop being paranoid about this, it's ruining my enjoyment of having a brand new computer to play around with for years to come and honestly I feel like I'm kinda crazy because of this.

(I should probably add that I live in a very hot and dry place, thus making my parts run sometimes hotter than expected.)

 

I think it's natural to be a little cautious when it's something you havr spent a lot of money on.

 

As others have said, just don't let it become paranoia is all.

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It was a big deal for many years to me. 

Before large air coolers were a thing even a thin almost invisible layer of dust could cause a throttle.

My computers were also open with floor fans pointed at them all through the summer as well.

 

When large coolers were first introduced motherboards were not designed for them and I even had one destroy a motherboard socket from its weight. It failed in the middle of the night and was so loud that it woke me up.  After that I went back to stock coolers. 

The first motherboards I bought that were reinforced to handle large coolers was my Z170s(2016) so it has not been that long that I have cooled with confidence.

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"Just wondering if I should stop being paranoid about this, it's ruining my enjoyment "

 

Think you answered your own question. 

 

 

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16 hours ago, Argo- said:

I bought my first pc in four years not too long ago, and ever since then I realized how paranoid about everything I am with it, I constantly touch the top of it to see if it's overheating, constantly check CPU-Z to see my core voltage and all, it usually runs warm (regular clock Ryzen 5 3600) but never alarmingly hot, only happened once and ever since then I got three more fans for my case just to keep everything ok.

I'm also thinking about ditching the in-box Ryzen cooler for something more future-proof than the regular small heatsing and single fan.

Just wondering if I should stop being paranoid about this, it's ruining my enjoyment of having a brand new computer to play around with for years to come and honestly I feel like I'm kinda crazy because of this.

(I should probably add that I live in a very hot and dry place, thus making my parts run sometimes hotter than expected.)

 

Hmm, What's your CPU Cooler? Might not be up to the job.

Cause i'm in the Philippines. I don't worry about my i5 3470 77W TDP much at full load with a cheap but more than capable DEEPCOOL ICE EDGE MINI FS 2.0 cause it never reaches uncomfortable temps like 60c or 70c

 

For the Ryzen 5 3600 TDP 65W. A CPU cooler with a TDP of 120W for allowance and above is best. As long as it has copper heatpipes LOL

 

Lots of Case fans don't do much i believe

 

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