1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 6, 2012 10:03 AM by Adolfo_Intel RSS

Is my CPU temperature getting too high?

Alainr Community Member
Currently Being Moderated



I recently built a new system (see speccs below), but ever since I upgraded my GPU from a nVidia GT220 to a Radeon HD6870 my CPU temperature spikes up to about 72 degrees Centigrade, sometimes even 77 when booting! This only seems to occur during gaming sessions and when I am booting my machine, does anyone have any idea what I can do to fix this problem?


System speccs:



CPUIntel Core i7-2600 3.4Ghz Quad-Core Processor
MotherboardAsus Sabertooth P67 (REV 3.0) ATX LGA1155
Graphics CardATI Radeon HD6870
MemoryCorsair Vengeance DDR3, 1600-8GB x2
Hard DriveOCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Power SupplyOCZ 700W ATX 12V / EPS12V Power Supply
CaseCooler Master Centurion 5 II
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit)



Screenshot of sensor recorder during gaming:


cpu temp.png

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...


  • Correct Answers - 4 points
  • Helpful Answers - 2 points