I’ve been noticing that my 1950x has been getting pretty warm while gaming, roughly running to about 50-55°C on average with peaks at 61-63°C on the Tdie. It runs at roughly 31-34°C at idle with the ambient being anywhere from 17-20°C. Games I was playing were Far Cry 5 at 1080 and Assassin’s Creed Unity at 1440p.
Here are my current specs:
CPU: 1950x running at stock (HWinfo is showing the min clock on all cores at 3.6?)
COOLER: Noctua D14US SP3 TR4 w/ 2x NF-A15s in push-pull
MOBO: ASRock X399 Taichi
MEMORY: 32gb Corsair RGB 4x8 3466mhz (running at 3200)
GPU: 1080ti on liquid using a G12 and X62 as the cooler
CASE: Dark Base Pro 900
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Note that NZXT AER 120’s are being used purely for RGB at this point in time. Extra 140mm Silentwings 3 are set to intake from the bottom, but are covered by custom PSU shroud to provide better airflow to PSU, used to help keep PSU cool. Little to no ventilation from the bottom is making it past the shroud.
Front Intake: 3 140mm Be Quiet Silentwings 3 ; 2 mounted on 280mm X62 rad at the front. Front fans normally running at about 50-65% unless I increase using case fan controller.
Rear Exhaust: 140mm NZXT AER at about 800-1000rpm to keep the system quiet.
CPU fans: Running at roughly 1000rpm at all times until CPU Tdie hits about 57-58°C.
Thermal Paste application: Used provide Noctua paste and put a line over each of the 4 Dies running about the length of the die with another one in the middle of those 4.
There are 2 things that I feel like are causing the temperatures to be a bit high, the first being my thermal paste application since I used an unorthodox method to applying. Or it could be the front intake radiator, but this one I doubt, as the radiator is not getting hot enough from the GPU to be pushing that much hot air into the Case/CPU cooler.
Let me know what you guys think, and thanks in advance.
Edit 2: spelling errors
Edit 3: Was not able to get the system to be stable at 3466 and 3333, so down clocked back to stable 3200.