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Cooling a Ryzen 5 5600X

Discussion in 'AMD x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by s8n, Aug 27, 2021.

  1. s8n

    s8n Member

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    Hi All

    Received a boxed CPU with OEM cooler but also ordered a bequiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4. Do I really need the Dark Rock? Will be going into a gaming PC, not sure i can be bothered to overclock it as it will provide what I need as it is. Will do some mining on it though, but i doubt this makes a difference

    If so,ill just return the Dark Rock

    Thanks!
     
  2. i_trin

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    No need. Stock cooler fine
     
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    If i want to push the CPU a little, will the stock cooler do it? (4.4 to 4.5)
     
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    DARK ROCK PRO TR4 is for Threadripper socket sTRX4, not AM4.
     
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    Glad I know that now! thanks, i havent opened so ill return
     
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    The wraith stealth bundled with the 5600x is pretty crap, and loud. It's not like the heavier copper cooler that got bundled with the 3700x+. AMD's PBO will push the CPU for you so the cooler you can keep it the better it will perform (within reason) - Any good 120mm tower or 240mm aio is plenty and I would recommend the upgrade.
     
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  7. i_trin

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    I suppose the stock cooler isn’t great for overclocking. But there is no need to overclock the cpu in the first place.
     
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    I found the stock cooler a bit lacking if pushing power even slightly higher than stock. It'll manage, but the fan gets loud and load temperatures were higher than I was comfortable. I was using a Noctua L9A-AM4 and it did a bit better and quieter, but as a small form-factor cooler it wasn't great for OC. Using a second-hand 120mm AIO now which keeps it cool & quiet easily
     

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