AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Maximum Load Temperature

Mid-range Desktop processor released in 2019 with 6 cores and 12 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 4.2GHz, and a 65W power rating. Ryzen 5 3600 is based on the Matisse 7nm family and part of the Ryzen 5 series.
Price 100%
Speed 76%
Productivity 75%
Gaming 93%

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Temperature Benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Load Temperature

Maximum Load Temperature
Ryzen 5 3600 Maximum Load Temperature Performance

The Ryzen 5 3600 sits between Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 5900X. It is 0% lower than the Ryzen 7 3700X while being 1.4% higher than the Ryzen 9 5900X. The Ryzen 5 3600's performance earns it the 55th place. Overall, the Ryzen 5 3600 is an average performer with its 6-cores and 12-threads in this benchmark.

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Critics Reviews

Although the 10600K looks quite good compared to past Intel offerings, this new 6-core, 12-thread processor is coming up against the Ryzen 7 3700X, while AMD’s own 6-core CPU, the Ryzen 5 3600 ...
The Ryzen 5 3600, with its included Wraith Stealth cooler, will set you back $199 (£199, AU$315) if you don’t manage to snag it with any processor deals. But, that still makes it one of the ...
The Ryzen 5 3600 is a popular mid-range processor, meaning that it should be paired with a good mid-range motherboard. For the longest time, that was the B450 motherboard line, with an expectation ...
The Ryzen 5 3600 has slightly lower clock speeds than the 3600X, with its 3.6 GHz base and 4.2 GHz Precision Boost 2 frequencies, a difference of 200 MHz in both measurements.
Buy AMD RYZEN 5 3600 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W 100-100000031BOX Desktop Processor with fast shipping and top-rated customer service.Once you know, you Newegg!
In this review of AMD's new Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, we look at the remainder of Intel's i5 lineup -- primarily composed of the i5-9600K -- and run generational benchmarks versus AMD's older R5 2600 ...
The Ryzen 5 3600XT ($249) is a midrange refresh of a winning desktop CPU that's just today reaching its one-year anniversary on shelves: the Ryzen 5 3600X.The lowest-end of AMD's new-for-2020 ...
The Ryzen 5 3600 performs very well in Rainbow Six Siege, particularly when looking at the 1% low result. Here it was 11% faster than the Core i5-10400 and 20% faster when comparing the Intel ...
We again review a six-core model Ryzen 5 3600 processor, you know, the one without an X. It's 200 Mhz slower on the base and turbo clocks, but a whopping 50 bucks cheaper. Worth it?...
AMD Socket AM4 (X570) Ryzen 7 3800X, Ryzen 7 3700X, Ryzen 5 3600X, Ryzen 5 3600, Ryzen 7 2700X: MSI MEG X570 Godlike: 2x 8GB G.Skill Flare DDR4-3200

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yMaths August 01, 2020
PC under a budget
Hello everyone ,

I wanted to get a new pc , and I came up with this built :
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI B450M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $113.79 @ MemoryC Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $55.00 @ Amazon Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card $399.99 @ Amazon Case Corsair SPEC-06 ATX Mid Tower Case $210.66 @ Amazon Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $110.45 @ Walmart Monitor AOC 24G2U/BK 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1084.87 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-01 10:17 EDT-0400
There prices at my country are these :
CPU :180€
GPU: 425€
Cooler: 40€
MBD: I only went for the micro-atx because its cheaper , and I think it doesnt change anything form the normal atx , does it change ?
Motherboard Micro-ATX MSI B450M-A Pro Max : 60€ , normal atx : 100€
Memory: 100€
Case: 80€
PSU: 80€
Monitor : 200€

I NEED to cut some money off , where can I do it ?

P.S : I know my SDD isnt that good , but it is the only part I am reusing from my old pc , and I dont need HDD because I use my SDD as storage (I dont use more than 300GB).
helper800 August 12, 2011
I am finding it very difficult to get the build under 1000 E and at the same time allowing for 200 E monitor. There's also not many choices as far as parts go either. This is the best I could do while keeping the parts at a decent quality:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€182.90 @ Globaldata)
Motherboard: MSI B450M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€60.90 @ Globaldata)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (€69.90 @ Globaldata)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€129.90 @ Globaldata)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card (€243.90 @ Globaldata)
Case: Corsair 275R ATX Mid Tower Case (€89.90 @ Corsair)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€104.90 @ Corsair)
Total: €882.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-05 14:19 WEST+0100
Tenshimaxx August 01, 2020
Ram stability ryzen feedback
So yeah, i have tried 3 different motherboards 3 sets of ram.

In the end i'm with a ryzen 5 3600, b550 pro, and Patriot PVR416G320C6K Viper RGB Series DDR4 16GB (2 x 8GB)

None of the timings recommended by the manufacturer where even posting.

I've tried using the safe timings from Dram ryzen calculator: 14-14-14-28 - won't even post.

My best stable timings are 16-16-16-32. I managed to have up to 2 days without a crash.

Why is this so annoying to get it right? Any feedback is appreciated, thank you all!


Ok, so only when i manually put in bios the frequency multiplier to 16 (1600mhz) i get in cpu-z Command Rate(CR) 2T, on any other frequency that is above that i get 1T in cpu-z basically lowering my ram stability....


So yeah, i've tried to do auto subtimings and they went to 16-18-18-38, seemed more stable but after 5 min i got blue screen, trying now 14-16-16-32.....
Tenshimaxx August 01, 2020
FIXED: Remove Cpu-Z from pc ... no more crashes!

The reason it didn't crash that time for 2 days was cause i didn't check cpu-z for timings. Every time i was changing timings i was using that program to check and 2 minutes into games i got crashes.

I have uninstalled cpu-z and everything working fine, on optimized defaults or xmp profile 1, no issues
EltI020 July 31, 2020
Is a 750w enough for this build?
PC specs:
CPU Ryzen 5 3600
GPU RTX 2060 S (Msi Ventus oc)
RAM 2x 8gb Corsair vengeance LPX 3200mhz
MB Msi B550 mag tomahawk
Aer F120mm fans x4
SSD 500gb WD blue
HDD seagate barracuda 2tb.

I plan to use this build for gaming and studying (kinda use a lot of data) but still dont know what PSU should I use, some people tell me a nice 650w 80+gold should be enough and other tell me that I should aim for a 750w 80+gold,
Which one do you recommend? thanks in advance
sizzling October 18, 2006
It’s a gpu that is unlikely to go over 200w and a cpu that will go up to 80w with PBO. Add 50w for everything else and that system is unlikely to use more than 330w under stress testing, so even if you say max 350-380w a 550w is plenty. A 650w would give ample headroom for future upgrades. I’m running a 3700x and 2080 Super on 650w but could easily run a 3950x and 2080Ti on my psu. A 650w gives significant headroom for future upgrades.
dnm_13 July 31, 2020
Unstable (?) A-XMP RAM
I never OC any memory before. this is my first time on my new build, so please excuse my lack of knowledge.

  • bought and built a new PC, Ryzen powered X570 last week. also bought new RAM, G Skill Trident Z RGB 3600MHz.
  • after built, I immediately ran overall benchmark (userbenchmark), turns out my RAM is performing below expectation. and they said I can get more by turning on XMP from my BIOS.
  • reboot and entered the BIOS (MSI Click Bios 5), the A-XMP is on top of the screen, with big button and 2 profile.
  • selected profile 1 as it set my memory max clock to 3600MHz, save and reboot.
  • but then multiple BSOD happens. at first, I thought my SSD's failing. but I remembered bad memory can also trigger BSOD like this.
  • reboot back to BIOS, and selected Profile 2 as it set my memory max clock to 3330MHz (?), save and reboot.
  • I'm able to boot to Windows without any BSOD, then I began to think why my memory can't handle clock @ 3600MHz.
  • from my knowledge of GPU OC, which is:
  • -more clock equals more power/voltage​ -if power/voltage given failed to meet minimum requirements of the max clock, the GPU will crash/start emitting artifacts​ ​ is this also the case with my RAM? do I need to manually set the power/voltage on BIOS? if yes, then how can I know how much I would need for it? any answer would be appreciated.
    egda23 June 14, 2020
    On their site GSKILL do not indicate a single X570 motherboard from any manufacturer equiped with a
    Ryzen 2700 as compatible with 3600 Mhz. They clearly think that the CPU is the limiting factor (it contains the memory controller).
    Why would they do that ? After all their interest is selling quicker and more expensive kits!
    I would leave it on Profile 2.
    CancerMeister July 30, 2020
    CPU Cooler Too Big?
    I am looking to upgrade my CPU cooler, but I'm unsure if it will fit in the case.
    I visited the case manufacturer's site and it says it only fits up to 156mm coolers (Exact wording: CPU Cooler MAX 156mm).
    I just wanted to make sure I'm not buying stuff I won't be able to use. Another concern is if the cooler will block the RAM slots.

    The cooler I'm looking to buy is the Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Duo, which is 124 x 157 x 103mm.

    Case: Zalman S2 ATX Mid Tower
    Motherboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend
    CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

    If this CPU cooler won't fit I'm open to any suggestions for a new one. I'm looking for a cooler that will keep the temperature at no more than 70*C while gaming at stock clock speeds.
    jeremyj_83 August 23, 2017
    The 156mm is the max height of the cooler. The Arctic you mentioned has a height of 157mm so just 1mm too tall. Here are 3 choices for an upgrade.
    PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock 2 CPU Cooler ($39.90 @ Amazon)
    Total: $224.79
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-30 10:58 EDT-0400
    The Pure Rock 2 will probably be the lowest performing of the 2 air coolers with a 150W TDP capacity. However, with a 65W CPU that will draw 88W at most that still will give plenty of room.
    Musaver July 30, 2020
    ryzen 7 2700 or ryzen 5 3600
    so firstly i understand that the ryzen 3600 would perform abit better in terms of performance but i cant seem to make my mind up since the 2700 is also an eight core and some say its better option for longevity id like to use it more for gaming id be getting an rx 580 but if you guys can help me decide on the cpu it be appreciated thanks
    cryoburner October 08, 2011
    I would take a Ryzen 3600 over a 2700. The 3600 offers around 15% higher performance-per-clock compared to 2nd-gen Ryzen processors, and if we're talking about a 2700 (non-X) running at stock settings, then the 3600 also runs at notably higher multi-core boost clocks. The two combined mean that at stock clocks, a 3600 can be around 25% faster at most typical CPU-limited tasks, and even at tasks heavily utilizing all cores and threads, the 3600 will often tend to be slightly faster. With an overclock to bring the 2700 up around 2700X performance, it would still be around 15% slower at most tasks limited by CPU performance, and only a little faster at the far-less common tasks utilizing all cores and threads. The 3600 is a 6-core, 12-thread CPU, so I wouldn't be too concerned about the number of threads being a significant limiting factor for gaming anytime soon.

    I would only possibly consider a 2700 over a 3600 if it were priced significantly lower, but at least in the US it's currently possible to get a 3600 for as little as $160, while the 2700 and 2700X are no longer in production and generally priced well over $200 now.
    kinjalkishor July 29, 2020
    Does Ryzen 5 3600 performs better than Ryzen 5 4600G due to more L3 cache ?
    Does Ryzen 5 3600 (32mb L3 cache) performs better than Ryzen 5 4600G (6mb L3 cache) due to more L3 cache.
    mdd1963 January 14, 2006
    I'd expect the 3600 to be faster due to higher clock speeds,as the TDP limit for 4600G includes the iGPU; if you intend to purchase a discrete GPU anyway for gaming, the 4600G over a 3600 becomes dubious...
    (remember, the 4600G is not the upcoming 4th gen proces despite it's name, but is instead essentially a slightly detuned/ slower 3600 with integrated graphics...)
    Darnacus July 29, 2020
    Upgraded cpu, windows booting extreme slowly
    So... I upgraded my ryzen 5 1600 with ryzen 5 3600 and windows loading screen (windows logo and under that circle just rolling) is taking forever.

    Last night I didint notice how long it took to boot up because I was doind other stuff, but now. It is been almost 1 hour and it is still loading.

    And yes I have updatet my bios.

    Ryzen 5 3600
    24 gb ram 2400 mhz
    Nvidia rtx 2060 super
    Msi gaming pro x370
    Rdslw August 01, 2017
    Bios flash should be inside non-volatile memory. Imagine you have same problem each time you do move your PC away from the wall.

    I would say its something inside windows, they load a lot of stuff to optimize performance,
    you loaded it with code XY and cpu supports XZ. so if you have an windows install disc there is option "repair me" its basically does the last update of windows again, keeping your things same way, but should fix the issue.
    OR it was already happening while you waited that's why it took over an hour to boot. Its windows so you wont know.
    alexsat July 29, 2020
    your choice

    or this one

    1st time gaming on pc:
    ryzen 5 3600
    msi b450 tomahawk max
    team t-force vulcan z 16gb
    xfx ts series 550w bronze ps
    silicon power 256gb nvme
    cdrkf March 18, 2013
    The Asus model is a 1650 Super - that is a much more powerful gpu than a standard 1650 like the Gigabyte model, so get the super (it's 25 - 30% faster in games).
    xerxesaria July 28, 2020
    Build with i5 10500
    I’m looking to build my next computer for gaming. So far, after some research, I have come up with the following and would like to know what the experts can tell me.
    this is my build for the most important components:

    1. CPU :
    Intel i5 10500 or intel i5 10600 or intel i5 10600k
    2. Motherboard:
    I prefer to go with micro atx, but atx is also just as good.
    • gigabyte z490 m
    • gigabyte z490 ud
    • gigabyte z490 gaming x
    • gigabyte Z490 gaming plus
    My preference goes to gigabyte, because over the years I’ve been very happy with my other builds and their motherboards.
    additionally, my preference goes to a motherboard with wifi. Or should I get a separate wifi card?
    3. RAM :
    2x16 G skills Ripjaws v f4-3600c16d-32gvkc

    Thank you.
    logainofhades April 27, 2009
    For pure gaming a 10600k is definitely the price/performance king, but, with the GPU's you intend to use, I don't think you are going to see any meaningful difference, vs say an R5 3600. If going with the R5 3600 will free up budget, for a better GPU, you will want to go that route, also. You are going to get better gaming performance, with an R5 3600, and a faster GPU, than you would with a 10600k, and a slower one. Looking at pricing, for your area, with PCPP, the R5 3600, vs 10600k, is enough that you could step up to a 2070s, vs a 2060s.

    PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor (€273.95 @ Azerty)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler (€34.95 @ Paradigit)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490M GAMING X Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (€169.85 @ CD-ROM-LAND)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (€110.00 @ Azerty)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (€421.00 @ Azerty)
    Total: €1009.75
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-30 16:01 CEST+0200


    PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€173.95 @ CD-ROM-LAND)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler (€34.95 @ Paradigit)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M AORUS ELITE Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€107.50 @ Azerty)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (€110.00 @ Azerty)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card (€535.00 @ Azerty)
    Total: €961.40
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-30 16:02 CEST+0200
    Electonic July 28, 2020
    One stick of ram causing stuttering. Can I disable it from being used but keep the RGB on it?
    Hi all!
    I have 16gb (2x8) Corsair Vengance RGB 3000Mhz from ~2017, Gigabyte Gaming K5, and a Ryzen 3600. One RAM stick causes stuttering when in, one doesn't. As much as I appreciate troubleshooting tips, believe me when I say I've done my due diligence in testing this thing and trying to fix it.
    My question is, can I disable this stick from being used in windows while keeping the RGB component active? I'd hate to have 3/4 slots populated (thinking of picking up 32 more gb here soon, though it'll be 3000mhz Trident Z) and ruin my aesthetic.

    Thank you,
    - Eric

    Edit: I am completely down for physically altering the stick, whether that's soldering or a good ol saw
    sizzling October 18, 2006
    Running single channel will hurt performance and if gaming will cause stuttering in some games. I don’t believe you can switch off 1 stick of installed RAM. Finally adding RAM is not guaranteed to work without issues. RAM is only guaranteed to work in the matched kits it is sold. Your best option here is to sell your working DIMM and buy a matched 2x16gb or 2x32gb kit. Try and avoid 4 DIMM setups unless using a system that supports quad core, motherboard slots does not mean quad core and most consumer hardware is only dual channel. Running 4 DIMM increases the chances of issues running at higher speeds.
    kaib July 28, 2020
    Ryzen 5 1600af 110$us or Ryzen 5 3600 155$us?
    I play for high FPS 144 at 1080p
    I mainly play esports titles like rocket league Fortnite and warzone

    Pc specs
    motherboard ASRock b450m pro4
    Ram Ripjaws v 2x8 3200mhz cl16
    Gpu Rx580 4gb
    Ssd evo 850 500gb
    Case Cooler Master MB311L
    CountMike October 31, 2015
    3600 of course, 1600AF is effectively a slower 2600.
    justnopenope July 28, 2020
    Updating a Mobo BIOS/UEFI w/o a compatible CPU
    I am currently waiting for this MOBO to arrive
    And I'm pairing with a ryzen 5 3600.
    I've read numerous reviews both on amazon and newegg saying that some B450 chipset MOBOs come incompatible with gen 3 ryzen CPU's.
    It is possible to open the BIOS/UEFI and update it without a gen 2 ryzen cpu, or do I need to drop another 70$ just to update my BIOS??