Hi, just bought ryzen 9 5950x, tried playing games and the temperature shot up to 90 degree Celsius. the idle temperature is 55 degree Celsius. Is this normal.
What cpu cooler, how many case fans (intake/exhaust).
The CPU will go to 90 under a full load. Can't tell you if your game was working all the cores that hard, but it sound like it was. I have a 5900x and under normal instruction set load, I hit 74 degrees celsius.... But under an all core small data set AVX load, my CPU sits at 89 or 90 until I stop Prime95 torture test, etc. But I don't crash. When I undervolt my CPU by 0.1v and set LLC to 4 and set curve optimizer to negative 30 on all cores, with the lower voltage, I drop several degrees and maintain about 200mhz higher all core. There is an option in my BIOS to lower the platform thermal limit to my choosing, and when I set a new thermal limit the CPU will ride there instead of 90 degrees... but I know chips, and they should all be totally fine with 90 degrees peak temp for over 5 years.