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3800x temperature on water

Question asked by karsayor on Apr 23, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 27, 2020 by karsayor



I read a lot about new AMD processors last days and the fact that they behave like graphic cards, trying to maximize the performance by adjusting voltage and frequencies. Still, I think something is wrong with my setup or CPU.


It's boost frequency barely reaches 4.3 Ghz on a single core and Cinebench R20 Multicore score is at 4500... 


I have it (3800X) with a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite, 2x 16Gb  GSkill memory and a GTX 1080 TI Strix. CPU+VRM and GC are watercooled by EK waterblocks. I have one 360 and one 240 radiators.


When I try to stress my CPU, while gaming or anything else, it gets really hot, like 88° C. The GC in the meantime is at around 60° C. If I stress the CPU alone, temperatures are going the same level, after a few seconds of tests it's at 80-85° C.


I tried to raise fan speed and pump speed to the max, it barely changes anything.Obiously since CG is cold while gaming, it's not a loop / cooling issue.


I tried to reseat twice the monobloc it didn't help at all.


All settings voltages and so on are default settings. Latest BIOS and latest chipset Driver with either AMD Max Performance Power plan or AMD Balanced.


There must be something wrong !?