I am having some difficulty keeping my new 3900x cool. My CPU is hitting about 34-38c when at idle nad bout 58-62c while gaming, but I have a much more grave problem when it comes to stress tests and benchmarks.
When I run Cinebench R20 Multi I am seeing temps of 85c with a frequency of 4.104ghz all core. And when I do the Aida64 benchmark the CPU hits 90-95c with around the same frequency although it throttles down nearer to 4.0ghz about 3 mins in.
My main concern is - the temps seem to spike up instantly rather than getting hotter a gradual rate. I have re-seated the pump for my cooler at least 10 times, tried different thermal paste applications, and different high end thermal pastes like Kryonaut. Even with all this I can't seem to get my full load temps to normalize.
I have even reached out to NZXT and am in the process of RMA'ing my CPU cooler because of temps. How can I fix this? Is this the norm for this chip? I have included my rigs specs below for reference.
- ASRock Taichi X570
- G.Skill Trident Z Neo 3600mhz CL16 16gb kit
- NZXT Kraken X62 Watercooler (mounted as intake)
- 2 120mm exhaust fans (all fans swapped to Corsair Magnetic Levitation
- 2080Ti Founders Edition
- EVGA 80+ Bronze 750w PSU
- NZXT H500i Case
Thanks in advance for your help!