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?
|CPU||Intel Core i7-2600 3.4Ghz Quad-Core Processor|
|Motherboard||Asus Sabertooth P67 (REV 3.0) ATX LGA1155|
|Graphics Card||ATI Radeon HD6870|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance DDR3, 1600-8GB x2|
|Hard Drive||OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive|
|Power Supply||OCZ 700W ATX 12V / EPS12V Power Supply|
|Case||Cooler Master Centurion 5 II|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit)|
Screenshot of sensor recorder during gaming:
I would suggest installing the latest BIOS version for your motherboard, and also make sure the chassis of your system has proper air flow.
We recommend using a Thermally Advantaged Chassis as showing here:
The processor should not be above 72.6 degrees Celsius