I'm currently using an i5 650 which is about 5ish months old. It's running at a constant 101 - 105 degrees C. This has only crept up over the last few weeks as it used to run "below" optimum temperature (all info according to Speedfan and confirmed by RealTempGT). I read that the processor is designed to work up to 105 degrees but it cannot be argued that 105 is not too hot for an idle processor (all cores).
However Speedfan does identify one temperature for something else as -128 degrees C so... :S
I'm having some trouble updating whatever drivers I need for this as I'm hugely incompetant when dealing with drivers etc.
I only became aware of the situation after I started getting very low FPS in many games. It's not due to excess programs, poor graphics cards or any common things like these. So my first port of call was naturally to update as many drivers as I can and check temperatures.
- GPU: 45C
- Temp1: 36C
- Temp2: 25C
- Temp3: 72C
- Temp: -128C (:S)
- HD1: 32C
- Core 0: 82C (After extended period with large 15" external fan pointed into case)
- Core 1: 81C ("")
- Core 2: 81C ("")
- Intel Core i5 CPU @ 3.20GHz
- 6.00 GB RAM
- 64 - Bit Windows 7 OS
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
- OS is on a 32GB Patriot SSD
- 1TB Hitachi HD
Whole system was custom built and is around 5 - 6 months old. I have no overclocking currently and haven't added any so far. Cooling wise I have the power source fan, the heatsync fan, the GPU fan and two extra medium sized fans. I cannot control the fans through Speedfan as I have a Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 MB (I believe that is the reason), and I also cannot edit anything to do with the fans or speeds in the BIOS. I upgraded to the latest Nvidia drivers and a recent F8 BIOS update yesterday and have experienced no improvements. In fact I believe my startup time has become slower, especially at the final blue screen stage before loading the actual desktop, which is longer and now also includes a black screen for a second or two.
I realise there's a lot of information here, some of which may be relevant and some of which may not be, but I'm pretty stumped and looking for some help and discussion from some people who I'm sure have solved such problems before.
Many thanks for any ideas anyone can offer,