Originally Posted by Cyro999
your CPU shouldn't spike to the 70s within a minute of gaming.
If you apply a CPU load then the CPU will heat up to almost maximum temperature in a matter of seconds, certainly less than minutes and that is completely normal. Peak temps in the 70's and even 80's to low 90's will not cause thermal throttling.
^ This. There may be some residual temperature creep that happens as the case heats up over prolonged usage, but hitting 70C within seconds is perfectly normal, and well in safe range.
I swear it sounds like VRMs overheating, but that board has a decent VRM layout, the chip is not heavily overclocked, and with the panel off and decent case flow... I fail to see how its possible.
Do you experience the same throttling when you leave everything stock? I get wanting to downclock a bit to keep the temps low, but wouldnt it be easier to just set a lower turbo multiplier and keep speed step?
Edit to add: your question about the north bridge: The north bridge connects the Cores to the RAM and PCIE, it used to be its own chip on the motherboard, but its functions have been integrated into the CPU die for several generations now. We still have a southbridge that handles USB, PCI, BIOS, and some other not so bandwidth heavy functions. My guess is that it is not actually dropping that low, and its just an error in reporting.Edited by inedenimadam - 8/10/16 at 9:06am