AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review

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%
Category Desktop
Target mid-range
Socket Compatibility AM4
Integrated Graphics None
Cooler Included Yes
Overclock Potential 2 %
Year 2019 Model
Price 167 USD
Number of Cores 6 Cores
Number of Threads 12 Threads
Core Frequency 3.6 GHz
Boost Frequency 4.2 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 4.3 GHz
Power Consumption 65 W
Manufacturing Process 7 nm
L3 Cache 32 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 128 GB
Price-Value Score 100 %
Speed Score 76 %
Productivity Score 75 %
Gaming Score 93 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 18 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 9 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 4.5 %
Overall Score 56/100

The Ryzen 5 3600 is one of AMD's mid-range Desktop processors. It was 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. The Ryzen 5 3600 is based on the Matisse 7nm family and is part of the Ryzen 5 series.

Ryzen 5 3600 is also the successor of AMD's last gen Ryzen 5 2600 processor that was based on the Zen+ and 12nm process and was released in 2018.

In our mind, the best processors are the ones that deliver outstanding performance at a reasonable price point. And, the Ryzen 5 3600 absolutely nails this concept.

Now, we're asking ourselves whether or not the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 finally dethrones the Core i5-9600 as the de facto ruler of the mainstream processors. Ultimately, it depends: the Ryzen 5 3600 doesn't reach the same single-core performance as Intel, but we're starting to see more games adopt multi-threaded CPUs, so that doesn't matter as much.

AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Generation, and the Zen 2 architecture itself, is notable because it leads 7nm processors to the mainstream for the first time. But, there’s a lot more going on under the hood than just a smaller manufacturing node.

One thing that the switch to 7nm silicon has allowed for however, is an increase in cache size. AMD is now describing its L3 and L2 cache in a combined spec of 6 x 512 kB and 32. But, because the 7nm CPU cores are contained within their own chiplets, AMD was able to pack much more in – with a whopping 6 x 512 kB and 32. This is a really big deal, as it allows for much faster performance, especially when you’re shooting for high framerates in 1080p games, and will be especially effective in old esports titles like Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

Finally, the shrink down to 7nm allows for much better energy efficiency. Because of the Zen 2 architecture, AMD Ryzen 5 3 Generation processors like the Ryzen 5 3600 and Ryzen 5 3500 should be up to 58% more efficient than comparable Intel processors. This isn’t the most noteworthy feature here, but, hey, it should translate to lower electricity bills, and in today’s economy every little bit helps, right?

AMD's Zen 2 series has landed, upping the ante with Intel in its high-stakes game for desktop PC market dominance with a well-rounded lineup of new chips that push mainstream platforms to higher core counts and more raw compute than we've ever seen. As a result, Intel's commanding presence in the enthusiast space is threatened in a way we haven't seen in over a decade.

The Ryzen 5 3600 takes the basic ingredients of the Zen 2 microarchitecture, which brings an average of 15% more instructions per cycle (IPC) throughput, and 7nm process and melds them into a high-performance chip that is impressive across our test suite, especially when we factor in the competitive pricing, backward compatibility with most AM4 socket motherboards, unlocked overclocking features, and bundled cooler.

As we've seen, gaming remains an advantage for Intel, so if squeezing out every last frame is all you care about, Intel's processors are a good choice. Much of that performance advantage will be less noticeable when gaming at higher resolutions, or if you pair the processors with a lesser graphics card.

But, like most humans, if you do things other than gaming, the Ryzen 5 3600 offers a better mixture of performance in single- and multi-threaded applications. The Ryzen 5 3600 offers twice the threads of the price-comparable Core i5-9600, and it wields them to great effect in threaded workloads. As such, rendering and encoding remain a strong suit of the Ryzen 5 chips, and AMD's improvements to AVX throughput have yielded impressive results.

Value seekers who aren't afraid to press the Precision Boost Overdrive button and have sufficient cooling should look to the Ryzen 5 3500 for roughly equivalent performance to the Ryzen 5 3600, particularly if gaming factors heavily into the buying decision. That could save you money, reinforcing our decision to give the Ryzen 5 3500 an Editor's Choice award.

Out of the box, the Ryzen 5 3600 is a better all-arounder than the Core i5-9600 and offers incrementally higher performance than its downstream counterpart. The bundled cooler reduces platform costs, and a wide array of motherboards offers plenty of choices for builders.

AMD Ryzen 5 3 Generation is finally here, and the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 might just be the poster child for what this generation of processors has in store for consumers. Sure, it might have stuck with the 6-core, 12-thread setup, which it inherited from its predecessor, the Ryzen 5 2600. However, with the new 7nm manufacturing process, it delivers a far better performance at lower power consumption.

It gets more interesting, however, when you compare the Ryzen 5 3600 to its main competitor. The Intel Core i5-9600 is available for $213, an 6-core processor with no hyperthreading, which means that the Ryzen 5 3600 offers twice the processing threads at a lower price tag. Intel is still king when it comes to single-core performance, but when it comes to multi-core ones, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is the absolute beast.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600, like the rest of AMD's Matisse processors, is built on a 7nm manufacturing node – the smallest in a commercially available CPU. What this means for most people is lower power consumption and much improved performance at the same time.

This decision to 7nm has brought a beefy 15% boost to IPC (instructions per clock) performance. Effectively, compared to a Ryzen 5 2-Generation processor at the same clock speed, you will get a straight 15% increase in performance. That’s not big enough to be evident in day-to-day workloads, but it does still mean something.

What this all means is that the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is an absolute beast when it comes to multi-threaded workloads, especially at this price point. If you're counting on doing some video editing or compiling one hell of an Excel spreadsheet, you're going to see firsthand a performance boost with the Ryzen 5 3600.

Bear in mind, however, that if you already have something like the Ryzen 5 2600, this generation doesn't offer the biggest boost in performance. You might want to wait another year or so before dropping a few hundred bucks, or even opt to splurge on a higher-end but pricier chip.

AMD has been having some trouble as of late which has made it even harder to compete with the incoming wave of Core i5 processors. That has forced the chip maker to be a little more creative and make do with their current product lines. Today we have the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 on hand, which in itself isn’t anything new. It’s basically a refreshed Ryzen 5 2600 with a clock speed boost. We say basically because it’s not a straight refresh however, there’s another change.

If you're mostly playing games on your PC, you will be happy buying either processor. Both proved to be solid options and are evenly matched with a slight advantage to the Intel chip if you don't tune up the Core i5 processor. The base performance we showed for the Ryzen 5 3600 can be achieved with $90 memory, while the Core i5-9600 will require $110 - $120 memory in order to enable the frame rates shown here. It’s not a big cost difference and right now with anything less than an RTX 2070 or Vega 64 you’ll more than likely become GPU limited.

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-core desktop processor that was released in Jun 2019. AMD offers the Ryzen 5 3600 without integrated graphics. It runs $167 shipped and is ideal for those that plan on using it a system with a dedicated graphics card.

One of the nice things about the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processors is that the retail boxed models come with a CPU cooler. So, you can pick something like the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 up for $167 and don’t need to spend any extra money on CPU cooling.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 retail boxed processor comes with the traditional ‘pancake’ CPU cooler. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done on this processor which is rated at 65W TDP. You do not need to have an aftermarket cooling solution unless you want to.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 seems to be a decent performing chip that is readily available for $167 at your favorite retailer. The main competition for this processor is the Core i5-9600 6-Core unlocked desktop processor with Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics ($213 shipped).

For a 6-core processor, AMD’s $167 flagship Ryzen 5 3600 processor seems downright cheap. On paper, the cost of those 0 extra cores is almost an afterthought when you stack it up against its direct competitor, the $213 6-core Intel Core i5-9600.

Now the biggest question is can AMD’s Ryzen 5 processor play games? The answer is simply yes as it got a respectable gaming score of 93% in our benchmarks.

Regardless of those external factors, the Ryzen 5 3600 proves it has the chops to be your main gaming system and a just as effective media creation platform – two things that are becoming intrinsically connected in this age of live-streaming, eSports and uploading gameplay videos.

The Ryzen 5 3600 clocks up to 4.2Ghz just as it promises on the box, and with AMD’s software you can take one of the cores all the way up to 4.3GHz. However, don’t expect to get much beyond that without seriously upgrading your cooling solution and manually tweaking voltages behind the operating system level.

If you’ve been looking for an affordable, powerhouse CPU that both works and parties hard, this is it.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream Ryzen 5 CPUs, AMD's attack on Intel now extends down into the mid-range with its Ryzen 5 3600 processors, which the company is making available as of Jun 2019.

Although the 65W-rated cooler doesn't feature a copper base or the LEDs found on AMD's higher-end thermal solutions, it does handle Ryzen 5's heat output deftly enough to facilitate XFR-triggered frequencies. This gives you an extra 200 MHz. We were even able to overclock the Ryzen 5 3600 to 4.4 GHz within a reasonable temperature range. The fan also blows down onto the motherboard, which provide additional cooling around the socket. If you need more bling, AMD recently announced that it now offers the LED-equipped cooler separately.

Like all other Matisse chips, the Ryzen 5-series CPUs drop into any Socket AM4 motherboard. But most will find a home on boards equipped with the A320 chipset, which has provisions for overclocking and offers plenty of connectivity options. Unlike Intel, AMD plans to utilize its current socket until 2020, so upgrading to future models shouldn't require a new motherboard.

Which GPU to Pick for AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the AMD Ryzen 5 3600.

Graphics Card Price Cost Per Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 5.9 252.7 FPS
207 FPS
129.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 3.2 220.2 FPS
180.4 FPS
112.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 3 168.5 FPS
138 FPS
86.4 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 16.2 154.7 FPS
130.8 FPS
82.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 8.6 150.6 FPS
127.4 FPS
80.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 5.1 136.7 FPS
114.5 FPS
71.7 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 22.9 131 FPS
110.8 FPS
71.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 5.4 129.2 FPS
107.1 FPS
66.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 6.3 121.1 FPS
102.1 FPS
64 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 4.1 120.4 FPS
98.6 FPS
61.7 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 10.1 118.7 FPS
98.6 FPS
63.1 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 5.9 118.7 FPS
97.9 FPS
60.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 3.5 115.6 FPS
95.2 FPS
58.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 4.4 114.1 FPS
92.1 FPS
58.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 3.7 108 FPS
85.7 FPS
53.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 3.3 106 FPS
87.4 FPS
53.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 4.8 102.9 FPS
83.5 FPS
51.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 3.4 101.6 FPS
78.9 FPS
48.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 2.8 99.9 FPS
81.7 FPS
50.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 15.5 96.4 FPS
77.1 FPS
50.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 5.2 96.1 FPS
79.3 FPS
48.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 4.3 95.3 FPS
77.3 FPS
47.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 10.8 92.7 FPS
74.3 FPS
45.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 3.1 90.7 FPS
73.6 FPS
45.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 4.4 90.1 FPS
74.1 FPS
45.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 4.5 87.7 FPS
70.6 FPS
43.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 2.7 85.5 FPS
69.5 FPS
42.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 8.1 80.6 FPS
65.1 FPS
40 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 2.7 80.5 FPS
65.3 FPS
40.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 3.7 76.4 FPS
60.2 FPS
36.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 8.9 73.3 FPS
61.9 FPS
39 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 2.3 70.1 FPS
56.7 FPS
34.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 2.9 69.4 FPS
54.7 FPS
32.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 7.9 69.2 FPS
55.2 FPS
34.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 3.4 67.7 FPS
53.3 FPS
31.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 9.7 66.6 FPS
55.3 FPS
34.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 15.5 64.6 FPS
51.2 FPS
33 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 8.7 63 FPS
52.1 FPS
32.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 4 62.8 FPS
49.8 FPS
30.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 2.7 62.2 FPS
49.1 FPS
29.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 7.1 60.6 FPS
49.9 FPS
31.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 2.9 59.6 FPS
47.4 FPS
29.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 5.6 58.6 FPS
46.1 FPS
29.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 7 56.9 FPS
46.5 FPS
29.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 5.8 56.6 FPS
45.6 FPS
26.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 3 55.9 FPS
45 FPS
27.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 2.8 53.4 FPS
43 FPS
26.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 3.6 49.8 FPS
40.3 FPS
24.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 5.5 41.9 FPS
33.6 FPS
21 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 6.6 37.6 FPS
30.2 FPS
17.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 5.3 37.4 FPS
29.9 FPS
17.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 4.6 36.8 FPS
29.6 FPS
18.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 7.7 36.4 FPS
29.5 FPS
17.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 5.5 36 FPS
28.7 FPS
17.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 5.4 31.3 FPS
25 FPS
15.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 3.4 29 FPS
22.9 FPS
13.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 5.6 28.4 FPS
22.3 FPS
14 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 5.3 27.9 FPS
21 FPS
13.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 5.4 27.7 FPS
20.3 FPS
12.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 5.5 25.6 FPS
20.2 FPS
12.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 6 24.7 FPS
17.4 FPS
11 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 3.9 20.2 FPS
16.1 FPS
9.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 4.1 19.3 FPS
15.3 FPS
8.9 FPS

Related Discussions and Issues

Billa_46 July 17, 2020

Need help to narrow down motherboard for ryzen 5 3600

Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE

IPlayVideo July 17, 2020

None of those, the asrock B450M Pro4 is back in stock for a reasonable price.

Trevrwalkr July 18, 2020

Not that it really matters much, but wouldn’t the micro-atx motherboard look a little “off” in a mid tower case? Thinking about this motherboard but want to consider the aesthetics in my mid tower.

nollid99 July 18, 2020

I got this board its fantastic for what I need it for

stonebarrington91 August 01, 2020

New ryzen 3600 getting too hot. I could use some help if anyone can. I would really appreciate it.

SOLVED! exchanged my b550 for an x570 and now temps are perfect.

edit I was using core check for my temps, i downloaded msi afterburner for games, and msi is saying that my temps are way lower than what core check said, 60°c while playing assassins creed oddesy. So which one is right? One says 90 the other 60?

I just bought a ryzen 5 3600, 4 days ago along with; b550 steel legend, 16gb of ddr4 memory, and a Stock wraith stealth cooler (All temps are with glass pannel off) (my intel build in the same case with a stock intel cooler never broke 61°c under heavy load I was previously using an intel build in this case fyi. So anyway, I bought the parts and took out the old system and put in the new parts into my rig. Everything went in no problem, it turns on no problem, boots no problme but I did see that the temp in the bios was around 75°c so I went into the os and my idle temp was around 43°-45° and I figured that was no big deal on the stock cooler. I went to put it under load and boom, in seconds it shot up to 93° then went uo to 97°c which is waaaayyyy to hot for just running cinnabech. I have tried almost everything to fix it including; 1.)I tried re-seeting the cooler.. 5 different times 2.)I tried 2 different thermal paste applications 3 if you count the stock cooler pre-applied paste 3.)adjusting the fan setting in the bios 4.)I made sure the cooler was connected and touching the cpu, I did this by leaving 2 small wake lines in the thermal paste and when attaching the cooler I would pull it back off to see if it smoothed out the wakes and it did, the screws were as tight as they would let me turn them. 5.) I went and warranty replaced the cpu and fan yesterday thinking it could be an issue with the cpu or fan itself.

So the only thing I havent done is exchange the mobo for a new one via warrany, and apparently I was told turn down the stock voltage the mobo provided to the cpu. It pisses me off that I would have to turn down the stock voltage just to get my ryzen cpu to work. I have not adjusted anything in the bios except turning on xmp. I have been using intel since 1999 and this the first amd cpu I have ever bought. The voltage is currently at 1.4blah blah blah. Thank you in advance if you read all this.

A3roVero August 01, 2020

"just cinebench"
you do realise the point of cinebench is to stress your cpu as hard as it can right?

97 degrees on cinebench is extremely normal and most of what you're doing will not push your cpu anywhere as close to what cinebench will.

stonebarrington91 August 01, 2020

Yes I know that, 97° is very hot cinnabench or not it gets to 93° turning a game on and its getting that hot in seconds, almost instantly

WillWonder14 August 01, 2020

97 is not normal, I peak out at 79 degrees on cinebench, and that’s with the stock cooler

BobisaMiner August 02, 2020

97C in cinebench is normal? According to whom ? Who the fuck told you that?

How are you supposed to use a cpu that gets to 97 C during a 30 second video render?

Spectyy August 01, 2020

Yeah, undervolting is usually the first stop to reducing temps once you’ve made sue your CPU cooler is fine.

What are you rooms ambient temps? What’s the airflow like in your PC? Is the PC properly exhausting the hot air?

And Cinebench is a CPU stress test . It’s used to push your CPU to the limit. It’s not a surprise the stock cooler would struggle. Intels stock cooler would struggle even more.

stonebarrington91 August 01, 2020

Temp is 67°F in my room ccase air flow is fine, my intel build never got past 61c with the glass on

archold August 01, 2020

Its summer and the enviroment can be a big problem for general electronics at all. How many fans do you have on your case? Does air flows as it should be?

I also recommend the same. Lowering voltage from bios should do the trick you are looking for. limiting cpu usage to calm its tits to slow down also should work.

Try to get a better cooler? Look for a beasty fan if you can afford.Or completely go for liquid.

I don't know much about new mobos for amd haven't tried any of them.If its available, mail to the producer of motherboard to get a clear information about situation.Maybe there is something happening with that heat as it should not to be there at the first place at all. Also consider to check some parts including your ports/rams. Hope you get it fixed soon.

stonebarrington91 August 01, 2020

Thanks for your advice, I have 3 front Intake fans 1 psu intake fan and 1 exit fan, I planned in getting an aio but I wanted to fix this problem before getting one. Its thermal throttling and has reduced power. Almost everyone I know who has the stock fan has no problems keeping idle at 35°c and keeping load between 65 and 75c idk why mine is so much higher.

dmx442 August 01, 2020

Since I have a ryzen and have extensively played with thermals, I get 86° when I absolutely murder my CPU and GPU in parallel for 20 min of sustained load. Your Idle temps are perfect in range, so something in the cooling process seems fishy.

some ideas:

  • Do all fans spin under load?

  • CPU cooler - does the CPU fan speed up under load? What are max rpm's in under max load? Is it actually blowing in the CPU?

stonebarrington91 August 02, 2020

All fans spin under load, I went into the bios and turned the cpu fan to max and it made almost no difference a few degrees at most. This is with the glass pannel off, and like I said before with my i7 4770k with a stock intel crap cooler and the glass pannel on, it never broke 61°

Akira13645 August 02, 2020

What case do you have, and what is your fan setup like?

stonebarrington91 August 02, 2020

A sama TANK, mesh covered front instead of the stupid glass front that starve it from oxygen. With 3 120's in the front and one exhaust fan in the back plus the psu sucks in air from the botton

hopelooped August 02, 2020

my 3600x with stock cooler and mid tower case was too hot around 90ºc

adding more fans or put them to max rpm the glass side panel was always hot and room temperature rise to uncomfortable temps after 10 minutes of gaming

solution for me was a full tower case and a noctua dh15

stonebarrington91 August 02, 2020

Hmm, interesting. So I said this before(and I know intel is different) but my intel build in the same case with the terrible stock cooler, never broke 61°c under the heaviest loads with the glass on. So idk it could still be the case but I just don't know anymore

stonebarrington91 August 02, 2020

So many different answers and theories that I jyst don't know what to do anymore or who is right or wrong.

IStarWarsGuyI August 02, 2020

Is the cooler fully mounted to the backplate and making full contact with the cpu? I had issues a few months ago mounting the stock cooler and had similar temps, I ended up getting a scythe fuma 2 cooler and that was much easier to mount and fixed all my temp issues.

stonebarrington91 August 02, 2020

Thank you for your insight, yes its mounted on there well, I used msi afterburner to track the temperatures and it says I'm at 60c while playing a game.. but core check says I'm at 90c so I don't know which one to belive

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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??