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    Ryzen 5 2600 high idle temps and temp spikes

    Are you running OCs daily? Your VRMs won't cause any problems as long as they're under spec thermals. Also, NAND performs better when it's a little warm anyway so I wouldn't worry about that. Just buy a Hyper 212 Evo, they're stupidly good coolers for the money.
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    Ryzen 5 2600 high idle temps and temp spikes

    I think the main issue with the data points you've provided is that the thermals you reference are an OC from 3.4 GHz stock to 3.8 GHz all-core. So of course in a stress-test scenario with +400 MHz all-core (which in and of itself is silly to do on Ryzen 2000+, especially for the 2600s target...
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    legacy physx game runs super slow on Ryzen laptop

    I had this same issue with Mirror's Edge on my GTX 960M a while back. The solution was to delete PHYSXCORE.dll and PHYSXDEVICE.dll from the game binaries folder and leave PHYSXEXTENSIONS.dll. The older .DLLs would collide with the new ones and cause problems, but you gotta leave the extension...
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    Ryzen 5 2600 high idle temps and temp spikes

    The stock Ryzen coolers are more than capable of handling a 2600. The problem seems more likely tied to voltage control. I would say disable MCE in your BIOS to start. Another thing to note here: idle temps are really not that important whatsoever. Pay more attention to temps under load. Your...