90c CPU heat after playing any game/video for 10 minutes

izzyhat

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I just installed a GTX 660 SC in my computer my CPU is a Intel i-5 2320. As soon as I installed my graphics card i noticed that i was getting worse frame rates and lag on videos it toke a month for me to notice but by CPU temps have been going through the roof and I don't know why.

Thanks for your help.
 

jghaverty

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Which gtx 660 exactly? If its not blow through design then its likely you just dont have enough airflow in your case.

That said, cooking at 90c for a month, the damage may already be done mate.
 

ghostarcher12

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I'd try to contact intel or who ever you purchased it from. Generally, there is a 3 year factory warranty. So call them and explain the issue. If it exceeds 60C you should do something about it.
 

izzyhat

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It's just the CPU that's over heating the GPU is fine but the GPU is the EVGA GTX 660 SC edition... I'm starting to think i may have bumped the heat sink.

 

izzyhat

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that's what I was thinking... I've opened up the case in the time since and have found no damage i always shut my PC off at night and hardly ever even used it because of the excessive lag.

 
If that is the case, try to reinstall the proc cooler (re-apply the thermal paste) or even try to buy a non-stock cooler.
Control if the fan is running, air flow is working fine, etc.
Perhaps you can still save your proc.

[edit] I would try to fix the cooling stuffs first before trying to play games with it again
 

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