apply better thermal paste - i use "Arctic Silver 5"
1. clean Cooler and CPU with Alc or "ArtiClean Thermal Remover"
2. let both dry for 30min
3. apply "Arctic Silver 5" or any other good thermal paste
4. let it "burn" - 30min light load - then 2h prime95
temps should be fixed...
The temps would not be fixed from your reply. It was not a matter of improper TIM being used. He was trying to use a motherboard that did not support the CPU he has.
well with bad thermal paste it can affect temps // but yeah - not all MoBos support that FX-9XXX Series
In my opinion Corsair H115i Extreme Performance had some mouting issue on AMD3/3+ sockets. In my rig I had to use special washers uder the motherboard backplate then I could install rest of Corsair gear. At first time everything was working well (not super) but after few months I get high temps, temp spikes (above 180C on one core). In Civilization VI after 5 minutes of gaming my core temps were above 66C. Generally after next 8 months my H115i just couldn't cool FX9590 (reduced in BIOS settings to 4 cores 3.0 GHz 1.32V). Few minutes and blackscreen. I tried many times to mount again and again this pump but every time it was a disaster. I returned this cooling to RMA.
Now I am using Corsair H115i RGB Platinum (still waiting for RMA) and I will write this:
Ambient 24C - 25C
H115i EP (ThermalGrzizzly Kryonaut) H115i RGB Platnium (Stock Corsair Thermal paste)
IDLE: 38-46 C 17-28 C (yeah this smart algorithm is calculating temps)
H20 TEMP: 38 - 41 C 26 - 28 C
GAME LOAD: 52-64 C (Civilization 6 impossible to play) 30-37 C
H20 TEMP: 41 - 46 C 27 - 29 C
AMD OVER DRIVE
Stability Test: 68-70 C (after few seconds) 47-49 C (after 10 minutes)
Cinebench R15: 71 C or blackscreen 49 C
No problems with instalation! No washers! Only old plastic mounts for stock AMD cooler and thats it. Everything working well.