Question Thermal Throttling?

Jan 26, 2021
So for the past few weeks I've been getting very low fps, CS fps has dropped from 200-250 to 60-100 constant, my GPU is working fine, no high temps and everything fine. Could you guys please help me read these graphs and tell if everything's fine or is it any other matter? i5-2400 paired with a rx 550 2gb low end pc ik thanks in advance
Jan 26, 2021
The CPU is not thermal throttling, as it's still maintaining turbo boost speeds.

When does the FPS drop? In game? It did 200 FPS one day and today it only does 60-100?
yeah, all of a sudden. One day it was 200 and now it remains 60-100 all the time, i reinstalled my windows, bought a new mobo, did a memtest which detected 0 errors hdd health is 100%, don't know what the issue could be. Is my CPU heating too much? 80C at valorant doesnt sound good
Is your cpu cooler the stock intel cooler?
If you run HWmonitor or HWinfo check the cpu temperatures.
At idle, you should see 10-15c. over ambient.
If you see a max of 100c, you throttled.

----------------how to mount the stock Intel cooler--------------

The stock Intel cooler can be tricky to install.
A poor installation will result in higher cpu temperatures.
If properly mounted, you should expect temperatures at idle to be 10-15c. over ambient.

To mount the Intel stock cooler properly, place the motherboard on top of the foam or cardboard backing that was packed with the motherboard.
The stock cooler will come with paste pre applied, it looks like three grey strips.
The 4 push pins should come in the proper position for installation, that is with the pins rotated in the opposite direction of the arrow,(clockwise)
and pulled up as far as they can go.
Take the time to play with the pushpin mechanism until you know how they work.
Orient the 4 pins so that they are exactly over the motherboard holes.
If one is out of place, you will damage the pins which are delicate.
Push down on a DIAGONAL pair of pins at the same time. Then the other pair.
When you push down on the top black pins, it expands the white plastic pins to fix the cooler in place.
If you do them one at a time, you will not get the cooler on straight.
Lastly, look at the back of the motherboard to verify that all 4 pins are equally through the motherboard, and that the cooler is on firmly.
This last step must be done, which is why the motherboard should be out of the case to do the job. Or you need a case with a opening that lets you see the pins.
It is possible to mount the cooler with the motherboard mounted in the case, but you can then never be certain that the push pins are inserted properly
unless you can verify that the pins are through the motherboard and locked.

If you should need to remove the cooler, first run the cpu to heat it up and soften the paste before shutting down and powering off the pc. That makes it easy to unstick the old cooler.
Turn the pins counter clockwise to unlock them.
You will need to clean off the old paste and reapply new if you ever take the cooler off.
Clean off old paste with alcohol and a lint free paper like a coffee filter.
Apply new paste sparingly. A small rice sized drop in the center will spread our under heat and pressure.
Too much paste is bad, it will act as an insulator.
It is hard to use too little.
Jan 26, 2021
Yes, its the stock cooler. I downloaded HWmonitor, can you read and tell me if I am missing something here? Also a retarded observation but I've been getting a CMOS battery failure whenever I open up my PC but I don't think it should effect anything any way. Also when its been too long since my PC is open, I get a black screen randomly. Temps when nothing's open. I want to upgrade to a ryzen 5 2600 after my exams but really need to get this working and sell it so I can get good cash and dont have to spend much