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hi i have recently built a new computer and i am a bit curious about the temperatures im getting.
i am using an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard, AMD FX6300 6 core CPU, 8gb gskill ripjaws 1866 RAM, and a Sapphire radeon HD 7870 xt with boost graphics card (taheti)

at idle i am getting temps of CPU 15c
Motherboard 30c
GPU 32c

and when i run furmark my GPU get to around 65-70c and my CPU is around 40c. not sure about my board. but also when i am running furmark my gpu fans only stay at 50% even though the card is at 99% load when i manually turn the fans up to around 70-80% my gpu temp goes down around 5 degrees

but are these temperatures alarming?? my gpu is running at stock speeds and voltage, i have not tried to overclock anything.

another question i have about the gpu and cpu is that when i am playing a game such as skyrim on ultra graphics settings i usually get around 60 fps but sometimes when it gets dark and i am in a town with a lot of light my FPS drops to around 30fps is this normal?
skyrim is the only game i have been able to play since iv gotten my computer so far so idk about other games but i know skyrim is a pretty gpu heavy game

do you guys think that my computer is bottle necking or are these frame rate and temperatures normal for this set up???

any help, advice, and input would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
 

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but are these temperatures alarming??
Nope, especially with furmark. Furmark is well know to overheat the GPUs too much compared to any other benchmarks or games.
 

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Looks normal to me, i use msi afterburner for the monitor software and the ability to set a custom fan profile for my gpu`s, also dont take notice of your cpu idle temp, its innacurate until a certain load point, its the temp under load that counts on the cores
 

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Nope, especially with furmark. Furmark is well know to overheat the GPUs too much compared to any other benchmarks or games.
ok so when i am playing a gpu heavy game like skyrim or bf3 my temperatures shouldnt reach that point? its just furmark thats making the gpu get that hot??

do you know any kind of program that will put the gpu and cpu temps on screen while im playing a game? like FRAPS for fps?? just so i can monitor to see what kind of temps i do get while gaming
 

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Looks normal to me, i use msi afterburner for the monitor software and the ability to set a custom fan profile for my gpu`s, also dont take notice of your cpu idle temp, its innacurate until a certain load point, its the temp under load that counts on the cores
i have msi afterburner but i am new to computer gaming so i am not very familiar with the program but i did download it to use it to monitor my gpu but thats about it until i learn more about overclocking but i dont plan to do that until i can get better cooling. i already have 6 fans in my case but i dont know if that is good enough. more fans doesnt always mean better cooling im assuming lol
 

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i have msi afterburner but i am new to computer gaming so i am not very familiar with the program but i did download it to use it to monitor my gpu but thats about it until i learn more about overclocking but i dont plan to do that until i can get better cooling. i already have 6 fans in my case but i dont know if that is good enough. more fans doesnt always mean better cooling im assuming lol
Not always and overclocking is a lottery not a guarantee, your benefit is you have a good stock set up so there is no rush to overclock. Take your time, learn all you can and enjoy it mostly
 
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