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CPU Temperature Fluctuation

I’ve been using Open Hardware Monitor to control my CPU fan. This was the only app I could find that controlled it. I have an Asus ROG Strix B450-F motherboard, AMD Ryzen 5 3600 overclocked to 4,150 MHz, and the stock AMD CPU cooler. I tried to control the fan from the motherboard, but it didn’t work. I also have two NVMe SSDs, two SATA SSDs, ODD, three 140mm case fans, and a 120mm case fan, all fans blowing inward, all housed in a Corsair 110R case.

My question is why does the temperature in the processor vary over a six-hour period when the voltage, fan speed, and room temp don’t change? Do I need a better cooler? Check out the six-hour graph I have attached, and you’ll see what I mean.

–Papa Homey

Your CPU is never completely idle, so it’s unsurprising that the temperature fluctuates as the CPU load changes—even if

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