Junction temperature of RX 5700 XT quickly rises to 110C

Discussion created by prospector on Jun 1, 2020
Latest reply on Jul 2, 2020 by eliotness

I have a MSI RX 5700XT Gaming X I bought back in 2019 


It's basically what the title says.  My junction temperature, no matter if I have it OCed or not, rises quickly to 110C and often stays around that point.  My "regular" GPU temp has never seen above 75C.


I realize that 110C is normal for gaming, I suppose... but I've seen SO many people say they get temps below 100C on their junction and I just don't understand how....


I was just going to let it be... but lately I've been noticing more artifacts on my computer screen, not during gaming either.  Those quickly go away, I've noticed so I don't bother with it.  I honestly think these artifacts might just be something with my DP cable (of which I will be replacing soon).  


Can someone help me out here?  


Someone said to check my thermal-something and apply more thermal paste...  I don't even know where the heck to look in the first place.