3900x Temps - Cinebench/Aida64

Discussion created by ghostthagod on Sep 26, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 3, 2019 by cosmicdance

Hey everyone,


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. 



  • 3900X
  • 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!