i9 10900k Overheating after enabling MSI Dragon Center Gaming Mode

sbr200151a02d4

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Hi there,

Not sure if this should be posted in this section but my problem is the following. I have mobo MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Edge Wifi and a CPU i9 10900k. A few weeks ago my pc suddenly shutted down and after a few secods restarted showing a bios message saying that the last OC setting failed and recommeding to reset the bios to the default setting. The weird thing is that have never overclocked the CPU, and used to work at around 34/34 C at low and between 55-60C while gaming. Now it is working at 45C and I have reached 105C!! while gaming which is insane.

I've never faced a temp issue before so I started thinking on what could have changed and remembered that I recently enabled the gaming mode in MSI Dragon Center tool.
By googling similar issues I found a thread in MSI forum where some users reported similar problems, some of them were lucky and the issue stopped once they turned DC gaming mode off but some others stated the issue never stoped even though they reset the bios and ran a clean windows installation.

I didn't reinstall windows but I tried the other steps (disabled gaming mode, removed and reinstalled DC, reset the bios, setting a more agressive fans curve) and nothing worked so far. The CPU is working around 4.8GHz all the time even though when it is working at 5% of its capacity and the vcores are working at 1.1-1.2v.
From my perspective, those values are a little bit high but considering this CPU can go up to 5.3Ghz and 1.352v I don't think this can explain the overheating.

So far the only workaround I found was to disable the Intel Turbo Boost in the bios so the CPU is now running at its base frequency 3.7Ghz and working at 32-35 C at low and around 60C while gaming demaning games like RDR2, Cyberpunk, etc.
Any idea on what is going on here would be very much appreciated.

My setup:

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Edge Wifi
CPU: i9 10900k
GPU: MSI RTX3080 Gaming X Trio
Cooling: MSI MAG Coreliquid 360R
RAM: 64MB G.Skill TridentZ RGB

Thanks in advance,
 

sbr200151a02d4

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Are you over clocked at all and what type of CPU cooler are you using?
nope, I didn't OC the CPU, just have the intel turbo boost enabled as always since it is the default setting. The cooling system is an MSI Coreliquid 360R. I have never faced overheating issues before and I don't see why a CPU working at 4.7GHz should raise the temp to more than 75C or so, that never happened before on my system.
 
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