Question i7-11700KF - Core 3 and 6 Temps 80* higher

doublejz

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I recently put together a PC with a i7-11700KF and a AIO cooler. Core 3 and 6 seem to be 80* higher at idle then the other cores. I tried re-applying thermal paste to the CPU and resetting the waterblock 3 times now with no difference.

This is idle
CPU Core - 29.5* C
core 1 - 28.0* C
core 2 - 29.0* C
core 3 - 102.5* C
core 4 - 15.0* C
core 5 - 22.0* C
core 6 - 104.0* C

This is after running prime95 for 10 minutes
core 1 - 58.0* C
core 2 - 43.0* C
core 3 - 101.5* C
core 4 - 15.0* C
core 5 - 23.0* C
core 6 - 102.0* C

Does this make sense to anyone? I'm debating on just putting a heatsink and fan one to see if they even out.. maybe the waterblock isn't completely smooth or something???
 

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