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  1. Honestly, this is my first experience with water cooling. The last time I built a computer, water cooling was still too expensive for a custom loop and AIOs were still very new and not yet proven to be reliable. If those numbers seem perfectly normal to you guys with more experience, then I'm totally fine with it. I had just expected lower idle temps. I think it could perhaps also be that the lid of the CPU isn't perfectly flat so I could try lapping it, but at the same time... I don't want to go voiding the warranty on a new 3950x just yet.
  2. Pretty sure, yes. I have the AIO plugged into the AIO slot on the motherboard, and the radiator fans are plugged into the CPU fan header.
  3. Relevant parts: Ryzen 3950x NZXT Kraken X73 360mm AIO (yes, I know it's overkill for just a CPU, but it was the only thing available at the time that wasn't ridiculously overpriced) Noctua thermal paste Under idle, CPU temps bounce between ~38-55C, and liquid temp stays at a constant 28C. Under a stress-test load or while gaming, temps stay constant at exactly 51C but liquid temp can raise 1-2°; fans and pump seem completely unphased. and barely change. This is rather odd and I cannot make sense of this and it leaves me with a lot of questions. Why is the idle temp so jittery while load temp is so constant? Why is the load temp (sometimes) lower than the idle temp, despite no apparent change in cooling capacity (remember, fans and pump stay near constant)? Why is it idling relatively high to begin with? At first I thought it was because of an air bubble trapped in the block or something. I tried moving the radiator around to help remove any stuck bubbles that could be there and saw no change. Then I tried removing the block and reapplying thermal paste just in case it wasn't making good contact and again saw no change. Neither of those should result in the behavior I'm seeing, but who knows. Since the load temps are good, I'm not too worried about it. Should I be?
  4. I turned on DOCP and let it autoset to 3600 with correct timings and such. Boot-looped, so I stepped it down speed until it would boot and run stable at 3200. I was doing some testing with Prime95 and quickly my CPU was heating up to the point of reaching aggressive thermal throttling. I reverted back to DOCP disabled and RAM at 3000mhz and ran the same test, CPU was stable at 100% utilization across 32 threads and a max of 50C. Does DOCP also change anything that would result in this behavior? I haven't had a lot of time to continue testing yet to determine exactly what was causing that.
  5. Just went into the relevant BIOS section and changed the option from Auto (which was resulting in 2133mhz) to 3600. I haven't really messed with DOCP yet but I could perhaps look into it when I have the time available. Ryzen 9 3950x. Sorry, I should have included that with my original post. I'll definitely give that a shot. Thank you very much for the thorough answer! Is the difference between 3600 and 3000 really negligable? I don't have much experience here, but I thought RAM speed made a big difference under Ryzen?
  6. Recently put together a new build, but I'm running into just one issue that I'm not super thrilled about. Although both the motherboard and RAM both state that they can operate at 3600mhz, I'm not actually able to run at that speed or I just run into boot loops until the BIOS drops into safemode/defaults. In fact, anything over 3000mhz results in boot looping. I hoped updating BIOS to the latest would help but unfortunately that is not the case. Admittedly, the RAM is not on the vendor qualified list. However, very similar options are, though at lower capacity. In fact, there are no options on the vendor's list that really suit my wants/needs (64GB+), so I cannot simply just return these sticks and buy something else. What are my options here? Just suck it up and deal with 3000mhz and hope a future BIOS update addresses this, or can this be resolved some other way? ASUS Prime x570-pro https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SW925DQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 64GB (2x32GB) DDR4 3600 https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B081BTFN1B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Thanks for your time