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High cpu temps and low FPS, please help.

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August 27, 2012 12:06:26 PM

Ok i will start with my specs.

System Information
Time of this report: 8/27/2012, 07:51:13
Machine name: RYAN-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 04/14/10 21:56:32 Ver: 20.07
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM (4 Gigs)
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 2361MB used, 5826MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560

I bought this pc from new egg under the ibuypower name about 2 years ago. Compared to other machines like it that i was reading about, it is getting unusually low FPS while playing guild wars 2. I downloaded speedfan and amd overdrive to see if i could do some amature overclocking and realized my cpu was running at about 80-90 degrees C in game which is alarming. Overclocking was then out of the question. I recently cleaned everything in my computer with a dust remover so I dont think its that.

Here are the potential problems as I see it.

1. could it be the BIOS drivers need updating? They are from 2010 version 20.07, would updating them improve performance/high temps? I have an asus MB not sure of the exact model.

2. I just installed a new graphics card (geoforce 560) and it is definetly drawing more voltage than my old one. I ran a test before I bought it and it said my corsair 460 watt powersupply could handle it, maybe im wrong?

3 I am using the 304.7x nvidia beta drivers

4. my graphic card settings?

I am at a loss here, people were saying the low FPS was probably my chip but now i have bigger problems, can anyone help?

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August 27, 2012 10:23:30 PM

No suggestions?