6 months ago
I have ordered a 280mm AIO and I've decided to go ahead and switch to the Meshify C case due to airflow. I had this case in the past and I know it's a great case. I'll miss the PC-O11 but I think it might be best to eliminate all possibilities. I'll give this post one last update next week after I get everything switched over and I'm able to monitor the temperatures.
Previously posted about this but decided to make a new post to hopefully reach a larger audience.
So, I'm using a Ryzen 7 2700X and have had some issues with its temperature while under load. While gaming, my CPU will stay around 82-85c and a couple of times, I've had spikes to 88c. I am using the stock cooler and (should) have plenty of ventilation throughout my case. Ambient temperature shouldn't be an issue as I keep my office nice and cold. I have reapplied thermal paste three times and saw no difference even between the pre-applied thermal paste and Arctic MX4 which I've used the last two times.
I was also informed that there are issues with the stock 2700X cooler because thermal paste doesn't go into the 'grooves' of the cold plate on the cooler while using the normal pea-sized method. I got a suggestion to apply TP on the cold plate, filling in the grooves, before installing the cooler. No luck with that.
So, at this point: do I learn how to under volt? Do I try to RMA the CPU? Do I have fork over the cash for an AIO?