So I ve been playing with my 9700k. I think I lost the lottery again. It seems to struggle to stay stable at 5ghz. I read here and there on the internet where people report to have it stable pretty easy at around 1.3v. Mine actually needs 1.35v Turbo LLC to stay stable which produce a hell lot of heat, 101c cooled with a kraken x62 under p95 with avx offset = 3.
I tried disabling C states, max out power limits and even exchange for a better mobo (originally got Aorus Z390 Elite, then exchange for Aorus Ultra).
Im seriously considering return it or exchange for 9900k since i got it from local microcenter.
So guys, is it that bad? Should I try to get rid of it?