First off, my set up:
Intel I3 6100 (Stock cooler)
MSI Z170-A PC MATE
8Gb [email protected]
MSI RX 480 Twin Frozr 4Gb
750 watt XFX modular power supply
120Gb SSD (Windows 10)
500Gb HHD 7200rpm
Antec One Case (1 front intake, 2 exhaust)
So I often get concerned over the temps of my 6100 because it always goes higher than I would expect an I3 to go. Under my normal gaming strain my 6100 usually runs around 60 to 76 degrees Celsius. (Stock heat sink mind you) My most played games though, usually run the chip at around the 76 to 78 mark with the fans blasting away. But recently, I’ve picked up on csgo (Counter Strike Global Offensive) and my CPU runs at about 81C-82C and that’s hot enough for me to fell from the side panel quite easily. I think it throttles that this point too but I haven’t looked into that yet. Temps remain with other side panel off too. I don’t believe my GPU is feeding any noticeable heat to it do to is rarely going over 60C and my fan setup. Heck it doesn’t even hit 70 mark from The Witcher 3. I’m planning on reaplying some new thermal paste, but I doubt that will make a difference, and I might get a new after market heat sink, but that shouldn’t be necessary with a low watt I3. I’ve dabbled around with overclocking it in the past, but never with anything hefty or risky or for long periods; so I don’t believe that is a factor. Also, my memory is supposed to 2666mhz but when installed it ran at 2133 so I had to over clock it 2533 and couldn’t get it to 2666 or higher unless I overclocked my CPU. So, any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
P.S. Does anybody know how well a 7500 would work with my motherboard? I do plan on upgrading in the future but not anytime soon. So if I could get Kaby Lake that would be great but If not I’ll just continue with Skylake.