3950x relatively high temps

Discussion created by springbokwhite on Dec 17, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 11, 2020 by soulburn74

I'm running a Noctua NH-D15 with my 3950x and temperatures are hovering at around 50-70 degrees when just doing everyday computer tasks (CPU usage around 3-20%) and it'll easily hit 95 degrees and start throttling whenever I run anything that can take advantage of all 16 cores (like Cinebench). CPU speed also constantly hovers at 4.20 - 4.30 ghz regardless of the workload.


Is this normal behaviour for a 3950x? For reference I'm using Ryzen balanced power mode in windows