[SOLVED] is my cpu cooler broke? Rysen 7 5800x limited to 4.2 GHz at 90C

oldbutslow

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I have a noctura nhd14 cpu cooler that is 9 years old. It has 2 large heat sinks and 2 fans. My amd rysen 7 5800x idles at 50 C. My AMD OC app was limiting the processor speed to 4.2 GHz due to a max temp of 90C. The heat sinks were cool and the pipes to the heat sinks were cool. ambient temp is 21 C. I installed the cooler with a thin layer of evenly applied Artic mx4 thermal paste. Is this normal temps or is my cooler not operating properly?
 
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Bassman999

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Thats a great cooler.
Im not sure why it wouldnt work well unless it wasnt sitting flat maybe.
What case do you have, and exhaust fans?
 

Bassman999

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Thats a great cooler.
Im not sure why it wouldnt work well unless it wasnt sitting flat maybe.
What case do you have, and exhaust fans?
 

oldbutslow

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lian lu cool mesh 2. case is open. New build and I am still tweaking. My first thought was it was not flat and I can check that. Just wondered if idle temps and max temps are normal.
 

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