Question AMD Ryzen 5900x Overheating, possible dead AIO?

bhav567

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Hi,

Specs:
GPU: ASUS RTX 3080
MOBO: ASUS B550-A
RAM: CORSAIR 32GB 3200
CASE: LIAN LI O11
CPU: 5900X (not overclocked)
CPU COOLER: LIAN LI GALLAHAD 360MM

I recently started noticing that my CPU temperature has started idling at 65-70C at ~0-5% usage; anytime I open any game, it spikes to 80C and above. I also consistently hit 90C when playing games. I have re-seated the AIO, re-applied thermal paste and have tilted my PC when it is running to dismiss any bubbles in the AIO pipes - none of these have fixed the issue.

I have read that the LIAN LI GALLAHAD has issues and most users see their AIO die after about a years worth of usage (I have been using the cooler for a little over a year at this point), however, upon re-applying thermal paste and turning the PC on, I touched the pipes and could feel the liquid flowing. Is it possible that the AIO is still dead despite seeming to be working (liquid seems to be flowing in the pipes)?
 

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