Gigabyte Aorus Elite WiFi (f11 Bios, the latest)
Latest Chipset from AMD
Corsair H100i v2
Windows 10 64bit Updated
The first couple of days I had my cpu it was idling between 30c - 40c and under gaming load 60c - 70c
Now though under same conditions it’s idling between 50c - 60c and under gaming load 75c -85c
Cinebench and Aida64 will take it to 95c
I’ve done tons of googling and I’m reading that this seems to be normal for this CPU, however these temps seem a little high. I’ve cleaned both the h100i v2 block and cpu a few times to reapply thermal paste with same results. I’ve played around with windows power plans, no change. I even found an article where a developer created a custom power plan called 1usmus, this made it worse however.
At the moment I’m undervolting with a vcore offset of -.1 which is bringing my idle temps down to 45c -55c and gaming to 70c -75c and benchmarks to 85c - 92c. I also have to have the pump set to full maxed in icue to achieve this temps
In all my googling most people say it’s not worth swapping out the h100i to a noctua air cooler or dark rock pro 4 cooler since performance is similar. However in those posts there temps without a undervolt vcore offset match my temps or slightly lower.
So I’m wondering if I might get slightly better cooling performance from a dark rock pro 4, different air cooler, or different aio. Since my temps are slightly higher than what some people reporting.