Originally Posted by bluej511
So who else is getting temp spikes just doing basic tasks? I'm running discord, chrome (youtube,townofsalem) and hwinfo64 and im peaking at 52°C when running cinebench/realbench only gets it to about 47°C lol. I think it only started happening at the creators update, so either chrome is spiking it (maybe because i have hardware acceleration turned off) or no idea.
if you have XFR enabled, then its most likely caused by it. the constant fluctuation between idle to any load causes the frequency to go from downclocked straight to the max XFR speed for your processor, which consequently means going from like 0.900v's straight to 1.45 - 1.5v's. those voltage spikes helps cause the sudden surge in temps.
you won't notice this with a constant load, like gaming. your voltage will also be averaging less as well since its not spiking as much. while more light workloads, like doing things that cause you to go from a relativity idle state, to any load, even a light load, will cause the spikes. such as running firefox, foobar2000, and steam, and cycling through them, will cause a frequent spikes and a high average voltage, not just peak. such as 1.4v's average for over an hour if you're doing a lot of idle - any load type workloads. all thanks to XFR.
the behavior of XFR from what i've noticed from reading around appears to be altered by which motherboard you are using. i know one guy here, and a few i talked to on reddit with gigabyte boards which have less high temp spiking, frequency spikes, and voltage spikes compared to the crosshair. well, not necessary spikes as more aggressiveness.Edited by orlfman - 4/25/17 at 7:55pm