I have a problem with my computer, my mobo is overheating badly, thermal armor is just don't know what to say...
I need help in figuring out what to do here.
My specs are:
CPU: i7-2600k (no overclocking) + noctua nh-d14 flow 2 rear (temps on load around 60C)
MB: Asus Sabertooth P67
Memory: Corsair CMX16G 1333 (4x4gb)
SSD+HDD: Vertex 3 (on marvel, on intel i get bsod's) + Samsung 1Tb
GPU: Zotac GTX580 + accelero xtreme plus II (temps on load 55-57C)
PSU: Corsair 850w
Case: CM 690 II advanced (Front fan - in, Rear - Out, Top x2 - Out).
So my problem is - when I run different games - motherboard starts to overheat, especially USB 3.0 gets > 60.
Just after few minutes when game is running I put hand over case Top fans - I feel warm air flow. It did not bother me much before, just a little bit of warm air to my feet and it were simple games like Dota 2, Sniper Elite2, Darksiders, Blacklight Retribution. Yet I still sense sometime stuttering, slow performance.
While running latest FPS games I launch - cinematic is ok, but after few minutes FPS drops to a slideshow. For example FarCry 3.
Just as I launch any game - I hear PSU spin up and warm air is exhausting trough top fans. And PSU is on the bottom of the case.
I even opened case when everything was on load to feel what is causing the heat: CPU cooler - warm. GPU - warm, PSU exhaust slightly warm air. Only thing that's left is that hot air comes from under Thermal Armor...
I've read reviews that 50mm fan helps to lose about 5C, but I do not think that that's the case.
BIOS - latest, Drivers too.
Can you advise me on further actions? Or suggest please another mobo under 150$ (I was thinking about MSI Z68A-G43)
That IS overclocked. You probably selected "performance" at some point in the AI suite.
The stock turbo is 3.8Ghz and that's only when the package doesn't go above max TDB, which for the 2600k is 95w.
4.3Gz and that voltage is well over 95w. Try inetl Burn test, and you will probably end up between 120w and 130w max CPU power.
Take it from someone who has an overclocked 2600k: You are overclocked.
Max stock speed for a load test is 3.4Ghz and mx voltage should be 1.2v to 1.25v.
You are at 4.3Ghz and 1.344v You really are overclocked and it looks like an "auto overclock" so I'm not surprised you didn't know. You probably made one click that told the MB to overclock your CPU and may not have even known it.
That being said, it's not a "bad" overclock. Although that voltage may add some wear and tear to your CPU, many overclockers are comfortable with that voltage. (I'm not one of them though)
I would uninstall the AI suite and go back to factory defaults in the BIOS. Then you will see your CPU when it's not overclocked.
You USB temp makes no sense. It's probably a bad read or a good read from a component near the USB port.
Your temps look normal for an overclocked system with the high voltages you are running.
I have a hard time thinking that everything will be the right temp, but the USB ports of all things are cooking.
If that's actually the reality, (which I doubt) you have a problem that more fans are not likley to fix.
You CPU is overclocked and your motherboard is working hard to provide the xtra voltage in a stable manner.
It's a normal looking situatrion when the overclock and overvoltage is considered.