Question My cpu is running at higher speed than it's base speed.

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Hello i recently installed new gpu to my pc (gtx 1050) and since then i noticed in task manager that my cpu is running at higher speed than it's base speed. Also my cpu temp can rise to 85c when idle! I dont know if it was happening before new gpu because i never looked at my cpu temp im using CPUID HWMonitor. Can the temp be related to higher speed ? My cpu is AMD A10-6700. I have never overclocked my cpu.

Screenshot of my task manager https://ctrlv.cz/yOpU
At the time of screenshot i only had opened File explorer, FireFox (2 tabs)

Thanks.
 

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THe AMD A10-6700 has a base clock speed of 3.7 but a boost clock speed of up to 4.3GHz. This is perfectly normal, it's just boosting.

However that temperature would be too high. What is it like under load?
Have you ensured adequate airflow?
Have you ensured your CPU is adequately seated?
 
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THe AMD A10-6700 has a base clock speed of 3.7 but a boost clock speed of up to 4.3GHz. This is perfectly normal, it's just boosting.

However that temperature would be too high. What is it like under load?
Have you ensured adequate airflow?
Have you ensured your CPU is adequately seated?
One time when i was running fortnite it showed maximum temp 110c. And 85c temp when idle lasts few seconds then it lowers and it its like 60c-65c. And im sorry but i dont know how i should manage the airflow im really stupid when it comes to computers. My pc is 6 years old and its prebuilded from store.
 

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One time when i was running fortnite it showed maximum temp 110c. And 85c temp when idle lasts few seconds then it lowers and it its like 60c-65c. And im sorry but i dont know how i should manage the airflow im really stupid when it comes to computers. My pc is 6 years old and its prebuilded from store.
These temps are far too high for that CPU.

You'll want to make sure your fans are all functioning, that you have cool air being drawn into the case and hot air being exhuasted out. Depending on your CPU cooler you'll want to make sure that is functioning normally (including pump etc. if it is an AIO).

You'll want to ensure the computer is clean and free from dust and debris so heat isn't retained and cool air can circulate effectively.

After that to be honest, if you are not comfortable with computer internals, it would be best to take it to a specialist or someone who is. As those temps are too high for regular usage. If you are regularly running above 80 degrees for that CPU, you are likely causing damage.
 
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These temps are far too high for that CPU.

You'll want to make sure your fans are all functioning, that you have cool air being drawn into the case and hot air being exhuasted out. Depending on your CPU cooler you'll want to make sure that is functioning normally (including pump etc. if it is an AIO).

You'll want to ensure the computer is clean and free from dust and debris so heat isn't retained and cool air can circulate effectively.

After that to be honest, if you are not comfortable with computer internals, it would be best to take it to a specialist or someone who is. As those temps are too high for regular usage. If you are regularly running above 80 degrees for that CPU, you are likely causing damage.
Alright i will, thank you so much for ur time and advice i appreciate it!
 
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Hello i recently installed new gpu to my pc (gtx 1050) and since then i noticed in task manager that my cpu is running at higher speed than it's base speed. Also my cpu temp can rise to 85c when idle! I dont know if it was happening before new gpu because i never looked at my cpu temp im using CPUID HWMonitor. Can the temp be related to higher speed ? My cpu is AMD A10-6700. I have never overclocked my cpu.

Screenshot of my task manager https://ctrlv.cz/yOpU
At the time of screenshot i only had opened File explorer, FireFox (2 tabs)

Thanks.
Dear User,

Hey, the fact that the GHz is higher then your base speed is perfectly fine and normal. If anything, it's better as your CPU can carry out more instructions. However, when you idle, and your temps reach 85°, this is a massive problem. And when you play Fortnite and reach a max temp of 110°, this is dangerously high.

So, to get these temps down. Make sure the airflow in your case is good. Make sure you have an exhaust fan, and an intake fan. If you want good temps, a minimum of 3 fans would be good. Re-apply thermal paste on your CPU, or check out your CPU cooler to make sure it is working.
 

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