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Just got my 5900x up and running and it is indeed a stepping 2.
How I hate that Thermal Grizzly paste, despite reviewers calling it one of the best. It never spreads properly. I couldn't get an even spread so I just had to hope the heatsink pressure and processor heat will even it out.
Initial temps seem ok. I ran a burn test and it didn't exceed 67 degrees with the case side off.
You ain't the only one with difficulty spreading it , they make it look so easy in the videos
What makes it slightly easier is to heat up the tube well using hair dryer
I heated it up in a cup of hot water, and it was pretty gooey but it just wouldn't spread evenly. However, looking at the various core temps under load they're all identical so it seems to have spread ok.
Just been running some tests, the 3D Mark CPU tests shows it boosting up to 4939Mhz, which is astonishingly fast compared to my 3900X which I could barely get 4200 out of. . CPU temp never exceeded 77 degrees.
Previous CPU score was 747 to 8814, new CPU is 973-10360.
In Cinebench 20 the old multicore score was 7123, single core 498, new 8146, and 617, so the single core boost is excellent.
Nice one - I'll order this evening! I'll be coming from a 3700X myself... Should be a nice boost.Yep, got mine from OCUK.
I have been running a 3900X since it came out, and that has been amazing for productivity, especially video conversion. Hoping the 5900X will improve on that somewhat.
Hmm, I think my temps are a little high. Getting into mid 70's while gaming.