Hey guys! Rozon here new to the forum!! Okay, so I recently realized my i5-2500k has been running at 98 C for the past 4-5 months after some performance issues. So I finally looked into it yesterday and fixed it by applying new Thermal Paste! That fixed that issue so now my second issue is I don't think my computer is running up to par as it should be and am afraid it could be due to the past 4-5 months of the CPU running at High Temps. Could that of affected any other component inside by chance? I ran a benchmark using Heaven and got these results with everything maxed out. I posted a SS below of the result of doing a benchmark in Heaven with all of the programs I use to monitor CPU and GPU temps. I was playing bf3 and didn't seem to run as smooth as it should with my components. I guess my question is how would I go about diagnosing this and is there any help out there for me? Thanks
BF3 beta runs at 50FPS with high settings @1920x1200 on a GTX 580.So don't expect much from your 560ti.If you had your capacitors fried your computer won't even boot.So relax and try running some other benches..
I have an i7-2600k, OC'd to 4.0 (at the moment)... I just loaded Heavan and ran it with most of the same parameters that you have... while writing this on the second monitor. I have a lowly AMD HD6850.... Temp wise I see only up to 39C on the CPU cores and 62C on the GPU.
The results with all but your resolution for me are:
So, I would not say there is much wrong from where I am sitting.
Your voltages seem low on the CPUID for the CPU... My i7 is reported @ 1.30V, your at .95V
Cooking off the CPU is just that, running any electronics at or above its set limits ( I believe it is 90C on our CPU's) will cause damage. Did you disable the thermal alarms on the MOBO? Or never look at them?
Thank you guys so much for the quick replies!! I've never looked at the thermal alarms on the Mobo or have any clue where they're located. And yes, that is my Mobo! I will check the capacitors in a second, but like the guy said above, I don't think it would even boot if that was the case but I'm no expert. Yes, I was worried about my voltages aswell, I looked at my +12 and it was at 8.27 in HW Monitor. I will try to figure out how to view it in BIOS tomorrow. Thank you guys so much for the quick replies. Any other help would be appreciated aswell! Thanks!
back at sayantan... Capacitors WILL let a system boot up and run, even if they are leaking... I have a hulk in my shop to show it. The system will still boot up and run, once it gets warm it will start acting poorly the shut down. Remember, capacitors regulate voltage flow through the system... changing their characteristics changes how the voltage flows and how the rest of the device behaves.
Thanks Sayan, I def will through Bios tomorrow. Hunuok that was a test from today, I fixed the over heating issue last night. The HW Monitor and Coretemp were both reading 98 C until I applied new thermal paste. Thanks!
Okay, so I looked through BIOS and it checked out my 12v was at 12.144 so I guess HW Monitor was way off. So anything other suggestions or anything? How could I go about testing my CPU or GPU or even Mobo?
okay the voltage you see there is under no load condition.For accurate measurement of voltage under full load I would suggest you to use a multimeter and measure the voltage difference between black and yellow outlets.Be very careful and never never ever touch the two terminals.
Try testing your CPU and GPU under full load simultaneouly.I generally do this by running prime95 stress test along with fur mark in xtreme burning mode.Run memtest64 to stress your memory.
If there are any instabilities it should be exposed.
okay so running BIOS won't put it under any type of load pressure then? Would running a benchmark put it under load? And if so, what numbers would I be looking at? I'm pretty new to the whole voltage thing sorry!
12.144 in bios is perfectly ok.When you are under your bios there is no load on cpu and gpu ,so a voltage bit higher than 12V is expected.
Your HW monitor should also show almost same voltage under windows when your cpu and gpu are idle(given that HW monitor is functioning correctly).
When you run some benchmarks the voltage should be between 11.4V to12V.
So first check whether your HW monitor is working or not by comparing the voltage shown in bios and HW monitor when system is idle.