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Intel Stock Cooler.  New GPU.  GPU putting heat into case, shitty cooler cant compete.  Shitty cooler also now working even harder than ever due to CPU now working hard to produce frames every 1 second

I just installed a new AMD Radeon RX 5600XT paired with my old Core i7-6700 3.4GHz (non-K) and noticed that my CPU now runs way hotter and the system lags/stutters at times. Also while playing games, my CPU is running way hotter than before the GPU upgrade and my PC sounds like a jet engine while gaming because of the CPU fan. Comparison: RDR2 before GPU upgrade-CPU runs at 65C max. | RDR2 after GPU upgrade-CPU runs at 76C max. Don't know if these temperatures will affect the life span of my CPU.

 

I am using the Intel stock cooler and I don't know why this is happening. My main guess would be that my system is bottlenecked but I am still unsure. I have MSI Afterburner in-game overlay turned on and while playing RDR2 for example the GPU utilization is above 95% and the CPU utilization is above 80%. Before the GPU upgrade the CPU utilization in RDR2 was a lot less and the temperature was less.

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Because new GPU pumps out more FPS and CPU works harder to catch up with higher frame rates. Stuttering might have to do with old drivers not properly cleared.

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2 minutes ago, lafrente said:

Because new GPU pumps out more FPS and CPU works harder to catch up with higher frame rates. Stuttering might have to do with old drivers not properly cleared.

I have used DDU to uninstall my old NVIDIA drivers and installed the latest AMD drivers with the Radeon Adrenaline program.

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Intel Stock Cooler.  New GPU.  GPU putting heat into case, shitty cooler cant compete.  Shitty cooler also now working even harder than ever due to CPU now working hard to produce frames every 1 second

Workstation Laptop: Dell Precision 7540, Xeon E-2276M, 32gb DDR4, Quadro T2000 GPU, 4k display

Wifes Rig: ASRock B550m Riptide, Ryzen 5 5600X, Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6700 XT, 16gb (2x8) 3600mhz V-Color Skywalker RAM, ARESGAME AGS 850w PSU, 1tb WD Black SN750, 500gb Crucial m.2, DIYPC MA01-G case

My Rig: ASRock B450m Pro4, Ryzen 5 3600, ARESGAME River 5 CPU cooler, EVGA RTX 2060 KO, 16gb (2x8) 3600mhz TeamGroup T-Force RAM, ARESGAME AGV750w PSU, 1tb WD Black SN750 NVMe Win 10 boot drive, 3tb Hitachi 7200 RPM HDD, Fractal Design Focus G Mini custom painted.  

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 video card benchmark result - AMD Ryzen 5 3600,ASRock B450M Pro4 (3dmark.com)

Daughter 1 Rig: ASrock B450 Pro4, Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4.2ghz all core 1.4vCore, AMD R9 Fury X w/ Swiftech KOMODO waterblock, Custom Loop 2x240mm + 1x120mm radiators in push/pull 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper CL14 2666mhz RAM, Corsair HX850 PSU, 250gb Samsun 960 EVO NVMe Win 10 boot drive, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 512GB TeamGroup MP30 M.2 SATA III SSD, SuperTalent 512gb SATA III SSD, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case. 

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/37004594?

Daughter 2 Rig: ASUS B350-PRIME ATX, Ryzen 7 1700, Sapphire Nitro+ R9 Fury Tri-X, 16gb (2x8) 3200mhz V-Color Skywalker, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 250gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, Cougar MX330-X Case

 

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What was the old GPU? It was likely the old one was slow enough the CPU didn't have so much work to do to keep up. If the new GPU uses more power, that could also lead to increased CPU temps if the heat isn't removed from the case adequately quickly.

Main system: Asus X299 TUF mark 2, i9-7920X, Noctua D15, Corsair Vengeance LPX RGB 3000 8x8GB, MSI 3070 Gaming Trio X, Corsair HX1000i, GameMax Abyss, Samsung 960 Evo 500GB, Crucial BX500 1TB, Acer Predator 24" 1440p144 G-Sync + HP 24" 1200p60 wide gamut
Gaming laptop: Lenovo Legion, 5800H, DDR4 3200C22 2x8GB, RTX 3070, SK Hynix 512 GB + Crucial P1 TB SSD, 165 Hz IPS 1080p G-Sync Compatible

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1 minute ago, porina said:

What was the old GPU? It was likely the old one was slow enough the CPU didn't have so much work to do to keep up. If the new GPU uses more power, that could also lead to increased CPU temps if the heat isn't removed from the case adequately quickly.

My old GPU was an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 3GB in case you're wondering.

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11 minutes ago, bluecew said:

I just installed a new AMD Radeon RX 5600XT paired with my old Core i7-6700 3.4GHz (non-K) and noticed that my CPU now runs way hotter and the system lags/stutters at times. Also while playing games, my CPU is running way hotter than before the GPU upgrade and my PC sounds like a jet engine while gaming because of the CPU fan. Comparison: RDR2 before GPU upgrade-CPU runs at 65C max. | RDR2 after GPU upgrade-CPU runs at 76C max. Don't know if these temperatures will affect the life span of my CPU.

 

I am using the Intel stock cooler and I don't know why this is happening. My main guess would be that my system is bottlenecked but I am still unsure. I have MSI Afterburner in-game overlay turned on and while playing RDR2 for example the GPU utilization is above 95% and the CPU utilization is above 80%. Before the GPU upgrade the CPU utilization in RDR2 was a lot less and the temperature was less.

 

When you upgrade the GPU, programs/applications/games will be able to use the GPU to push more frames/data and that means more information to be processed by the GPU, upgrade your GPU cooler from the stock one for better cooling and/or lower noise output.

 

Recommended Cooler for i7 6700:   https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9LW9TW/deepcool-cpu-cooler-iceblade200m

Hope this information post was helpful  ?,

        @Boomwebsearch 

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13 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

Intel Stock Cooler.  New GPU.  GPU putting heat into case, shitty cooler cant compete.  Shitty cooler also now working even harder than ever due to CPU now working hard to produce frames every 1 second

 

3 minutes ago, Boomwebsearch said:

 

When you upgrade the GPU, programs/applications/games will be able to use the GPU to push more frames/data and that means more information to be processed by the GPU, upgrade your GPU cooler from the stock one for better cooling and/or lower noise output.

 

Recommended Cooler for i7 6700:   https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9LW9TW/deepcool-cpu-cooler-iceblade200m

Yeah so I'm basically still a beginner at building PCs and I have no clue how to install a CPU cooler. My PC was a prebuilt and I have only upgraded simple things like the RAM and GPU. While I was installing my GPU, I somehow managed to break the pins on my USB 3.0 port on my motherboard while doing cable management and now the front case ports no longer work (lol), showing how much of a clumsy beginner I am.

I doubt I'd be able to install a CPU cooler correctly.

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6 minutes ago, bluecew said:

Yeah so I'm basically still a beginner at building PCs and I have no clue how to install a CPU cooler. My PC was a prebuilt and I have only upgraded simple things like the RAM and GPU. While I was installing my GPU, I somehow managed to break the pins on my USB 3.0 port on my motherboard while doing cable management and now the front case ports no longer work (lol), showing how much of a clumsy beginner I am.

I doubt I'd be able to install a CPU cooler correctly.

 

Don't worry, even the most experienced system builders have made plenty of mistakes in the past, although what is important is that you don't let that discourage you, I believe that you can install a CPU cooler right, honestly even for a beginner it's not that difficult.

 

Here's a guide on installing a LGA 1151 CPU cooler, should be pretty much the same on the DeepCool model which I linked previously:

 

 

Hope this information post was helpful  ?,

        @Boomwebsearch 

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10 minutes ago, bluecew said:

 

Yeah so I'm basically still a beginner at building PCs and I have no clue how to install a CPU cooler. My PC was a prebuilt and I have only upgraded simple things like the RAM and GPU. While I was installing my GPU, I somehow managed to break the pins on my USB 3.0 port on my motherboard while doing cable management and now the front case ports no longer work (lol), showing how much of a clumsy beginner I am.

I doubt I'd be able to install a CPU cooler correctly.

As noted above, beginner to experienced we all break stuff lol.  Actually, the ONLY way to get better is to try - plenty of guides around to do that.  If you need a CPU cooler suggestion we would need to know what case you have as tower coolers height have to be taken into account vs case available width

Workstation Laptop: Dell Precision 7540, Xeon E-2276M, 32gb DDR4, Quadro T2000 GPU, 4k display

Wifes Rig: ASRock B550m Riptide, Ryzen 5 5600X, Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6700 XT, 16gb (2x8) 3600mhz V-Color Skywalker RAM, ARESGAME AGS 850w PSU, 1tb WD Black SN750, 500gb Crucial m.2, DIYPC MA01-G case

My Rig: ASRock B450m Pro4, Ryzen 5 3600, ARESGAME River 5 CPU cooler, EVGA RTX 2060 KO, 16gb (2x8) 3600mhz TeamGroup T-Force RAM, ARESGAME AGV750w PSU, 1tb WD Black SN750 NVMe Win 10 boot drive, 3tb Hitachi 7200 RPM HDD, Fractal Design Focus G Mini custom painted.  

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 video card benchmark result - AMD Ryzen 5 3600,ASRock B450M Pro4 (3dmark.com)

Daughter 1 Rig: ASrock B450 Pro4, Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4.2ghz all core 1.4vCore, AMD R9 Fury X w/ Swiftech KOMODO waterblock, Custom Loop 2x240mm + 1x120mm radiators in push/pull 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper CL14 2666mhz RAM, Corsair HX850 PSU, 250gb Samsun 960 EVO NVMe Win 10 boot drive, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 512GB TeamGroup MP30 M.2 SATA III SSD, SuperTalent 512gb SATA III SSD, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case. 

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/37004594?

Daughter 2 Rig: ASUS B350-PRIME ATX, Ryzen 7 1700, Sapphire Nitro+ R9 Fury Tri-X, 16gb (2x8) 3200mhz V-Color Skywalker, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 250gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, Cougar MX330-X Case

 

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2 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

As noted above, beginner to experienced we all break stuff lol.  Actually, the ONLY way to get better is to try - plenty of guides around to do that.  If you need a CPU cooler suggestion we would need to know what case you have as tower coolers height have to be taken into account vs case available width

Thanks, I don't really know what coolers are good and which ones are bad. Here's my case:

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Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03

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31 minutes ago, bluecew said:

Thanks, I don't really know what coolers are good and which ones are bad. Here's my case:

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Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03

157mm of clearance for an aftermarker cooler.

 

I suggest opening up a new thread in the Air Cooling subforum and mention the case, what changes you were made and seek suggestion on air coolers (I personally liquid cool almost everything so I may suggest things that work, but may not be the best in terms of whats new on the market etc.

Workstation Laptop: Dell Precision 7540, Xeon E-2276M, 32gb DDR4, Quadro T2000 GPU, 4k display

Wifes Rig: ASRock B550m Riptide, Ryzen 5 5600X, Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6700 XT, 16gb (2x8) 3600mhz V-Color Skywalker RAM, ARESGAME AGS 850w PSU, 1tb WD Black SN750, 500gb Crucial m.2, DIYPC MA01-G case

My Rig: ASRock B450m Pro4, Ryzen 5 3600, ARESGAME River 5 CPU cooler, EVGA RTX 2060 KO, 16gb (2x8) 3600mhz TeamGroup T-Force RAM, ARESGAME AGV750w PSU, 1tb WD Black SN750 NVMe Win 10 boot drive, 3tb Hitachi 7200 RPM HDD, Fractal Design Focus G Mini custom painted.  

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 video card benchmark result - AMD Ryzen 5 3600,ASRock B450M Pro4 (3dmark.com)

Daughter 1 Rig: ASrock B450 Pro4, Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4.2ghz all core 1.4vCore, AMD R9 Fury X w/ Swiftech KOMODO waterblock, Custom Loop 2x240mm + 1x120mm radiators in push/pull 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper CL14 2666mhz RAM, Corsair HX850 PSU, 250gb Samsun 960 EVO NVMe Win 10 boot drive, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 512GB TeamGroup MP30 M.2 SATA III SSD, SuperTalent 512gb SATA III SSD, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case. 

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/37004594?

Daughter 2 Rig: ASUS B350-PRIME ATX, Ryzen 7 1700, Sapphire Nitro+ R9 Fury Tri-X, 16gb (2x8) 3200mhz V-Color Skywalker, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 250gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, Cougar MX330-X Case

 

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1 minute ago, Tristerin said:

157mm of clearance for an aftermarker cooler.

 

I suggest opening up a new thread in the Air Cooling subforum and mention the case, what changes you were made and seek suggestion on air coolers (I personally liquid cool almost everything so I may suggest things that work, but may not be the best in terms of whats new on the market etc.

Alright, will do, thanks!

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1 hour ago, bluecew said:

My old GPU was an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 3GB in case you're wondering.

1060 3GB is nominally a 120W device, compared to 150W of the 5600XT. I'm not sure if they're comparing like with like, as generally speaking nvidia tend to report total board power, and AMD report GPU power. So you have a combination of the 5600XT both potentially putting out more heat, as well as running more frames so the CPU has more work to do to keep up.

Main system: Asus X299 TUF mark 2, i9-7920X, Noctua D15, Corsair Vengeance LPX RGB 3000 8x8GB, MSI 3070 Gaming Trio X, Corsair HX1000i, GameMax Abyss, Samsung 960 Evo 500GB, Crucial BX500 1TB, Acer Predator 24" 1440p144 G-Sync + HP 24" 1200p60 wide gamut
Gaming laptop: Lenovo Legion, 5800H, DDR4 3200C22 2x8GB, RTX 3070, SK Hynix 512 GB + Crucial P1 TB SSD, 165 Hz IPS 1080p G-Sync Compatible

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