Okay, I have an oem fx-6200 in my new build. Problem is, after about 5 mins of skyrim(on ultra) the cpu temp goes up to 75 or so, and gpu(hd7770) hits over 50. I have an arctic a30 heatsink/fan on my cpu, so does it seem likely that I need to reseat the cooling on my cpu? I have three fans in the case, not counting the built-in fans on the gpu and spu.
I did have trouble installing the a30 heat sink, as the way the fan is situated leaves no room to screw in the heatsink/mount screw on the fan side, so I had to use my fingers. I'm thinking that may be the problem, but no idea how to fix it. Any ideas?
Okay, just figured out that I can remove the fan from the a30 to get to the screw. Tightened it a bit, not too much. Hasn't effected temps at all though. Gonna make sure I didn't put on too much paste later, maybe that's it.
Btw, when I took out a ram stick(Corsair vengeans 1600 ddr3) the system wouldn't boot, just gave me "dvi no video out). But if I put the single stick in the other slot, it would boot. Same with the other stick. Is it possible the ram slot itself is bad? Because both 8gb ram sticks work depending on what slot they're in. Not much I can do, as the ram's not worth RMA'ing to newegg as it was only ten bucks or so anyway.
Okay, tightened the heat sink, and my load is down to 50-something. But, my gpu is running a little hot, about 50+, which speedfan says is too hot. I think I need to do something with the cables in my case, but I really have no space in there, and my coolermaster 500w spu has a ton of cables I don't need.
I think the ram issue was me being dumb and not locking them in all the way. I'm used to working on laptops, so I am kinda foolish here