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R3 Threadripper 1950x running hot: what's the limit?

Hi there,

I'm using my new R3 to do 3D renders.

When it's a GPU render everything works smooth. When I switch to a CPU render (I'm using Arnold Renderer for this), the CPU temperature goes up to 68-74 and the fan starts to spin fast.

A few questions then: Is that normal? On the old PC with a dual Xeon the temperature was always between 58-63 for the same renders.

Also, is it OK to keep the CPU working at that temperature for long periods of time? Some renders can take up to 10min per frame or more and I need to render animation sequence.

I'd really appreciate some insights. I like my Alienware! I don't want to melt it down

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Re: R3 Threadripper 1950x running hot: what's the limit?

I cannot find a documented "limit" or range. Normally, our conservative BIOS and settings should stop the CPU from reaching "thermal shutdown" temperatures. The fan spinning up is normal. Hard to say what the effect would be over time. All you can do is monitor the CPU temperatures. Based on your usage, perhaps every 6 months consider removing the CPU, cleaning off and applying new thermal paste.


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Re: R3 Threadripper 1950x running hot: what's the limit?

Hi ‌,

Those temps are normal for your system model, you don't have to worry. 

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Re: R3 Threadripper 1950x running hot: what's the limit?

Thanks, that's a good news!

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Re: R3 Threadripper 1950x running hot: what's the limit?

At 95C will start the throttling and 105C it will shutdown, everything under 95 is normal.

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