Threadripper 3960x crazy temperatures

Discussion created by bartmazur on Mar 20, 2020
Latest reply on Mar 21, 2020 by elstaci

Hi guys,


Please help me out. I've got a Threadripper 3960x cooled with Corsair H115i Platinum RGB and while on heavy load temperatures reach 88C and 93C with PBO turned on (max temp according to AMD is 95C; CPU doesn't switch off after reaching that level). By heavy load I mean 3D rendering using Arnold (CPU-based renderer). Idle temps are oscillating around 60C. Is that normal? I am not sure whether I'm experiencing throttling. All cores work steadily around 3.8-3.9GHz and render times per frame are stable as well. I guess that means no throttling? 


All drivers, including chipset drivers, are up to date as well as Windows is where it should be too. Here is the complete spec and let me know if you need more info.


AMD Threadripper 3960x 

Corsair H115i Platinum

Aorus TRX40 Xtreme

Corsair CMK64GX4M4C3200C16

Corsair 680X

GeForce RTX 2080Ti

Samsung Evo Pro m2 1TB

Segate HDD 4TB 5400 RPM 

Windows 10 Pro 64


Shall I consider switching to a bigger cooler like Wraith Ripper? Shall I invest in better cooling paste? Shall I not worry at all?


Thanks a lot,