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Low CPU load, but high temp & frequency

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December 19, 2012 4:34:38 AM


I recently have been upgrading components on my computer. But after buying a gtx 670 4gb graphics card, I noticed just a tiny increase in performance when it is far better than my previous card.

Looking at cpu-z/core temp/resource manager, I think the problem lies within my CPU. It is running at 50-70 degrees Celsius at all times, but I have not overclocked it (it's running at 2.7-2.9 MHz according to core temp, base model is 2.67).

My FPS on gw2 went up maybe 10 after going from old card (r5770) to new (gtx 670), does anyone have any advice on what could be holding me back. I am going to buy a new heatsink in hope that at leasts brings the temperature down.

My components are;
Intel Core i5 750
Gigabyte p55-UD3
Corsair 8GB DDR5 + 2X 2GB

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December 19, 2012 4:44:43 AM

Something unrelated, but when I went into system config/boot/advanced options and changed number of processors to 4. I actually dropped frames in gw2 as well as going from usually 80-100 frames it has begun to drop all the way down to 40 but also go up to 110.

Does anyone know why I would drop frames after enabling more processors?

Thanks in advance.