New to Overclock.net
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ayia Napa, Cyprus
First start by disabling PBO.
Then confirm which version of prime95 you are running.
If you are running 29.8 build 5, then continue as you have been, if not download the latest version.
For temperature monitoring, choose one app, either Ryzen Master or hwinfo64.
If using hwinfo64, your CPU temperature is the one that is reading from "SVI2" (look for the CPU Core Voltage).
Fire up prime95 and select the second option (I think its the one you have already used).
For comparison sake, look at the cooling in my signature and the CPU I am running.
My peak temperature after running prime95 for 10 minutes is 84C, CPU voltage is 1.366v.
I am using conductonaut, I have tried in total 3 mounts, 2 with conductonaut and 1 with kryonaut, I could not improve my temps.
Also, looking at your spread of thermal paste, keep in mind the CPU core is found at the bottom right from the little golden arrow thats in one of the corners of your CPU.
The spread looks OK to me, not optimal (can you tighten the screws further ??), but I dont think its going to make difference in temps.
I would have the pump going to the CPU first (top inlet) it looks like you are going from the pump to the vga then to the cpu (bottom inlet).
Please post back your temps after 10 minutes, if they are around 80-85C then contact is not the issue and you are within the correct temperature range
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