Motherboard model: Asus Rampage V Extreme
UEFI Version: 3301
CPU: I7 5960x
Memory kit: F4-3000C15Q-16GRK (4x4 GB).
GPU: 2x Titan X Hybrid (Maxwell).
SSD/HDDs/Optical drives: Samsung 850 Pro 512gb / Seagate 2TB 7200RPM SSHD.
PSU: EVGA Supernova 1600 P2.
USB Devices (model/version number): Logitech G910, G502.
Monitor: Asus VG248QE.
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GTX.
PC CASE: Corsair C70.
Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate (activated).
Drivers Installed (include version): All drivers are up to date, except IMEI and AI Suite are not installed.
Any third Party temp/voltage software installed: Corsair Link, RealTemp.
System Overclocked (provide details)? No
Hello, my pc is acting very strange over the last month. After I left it unused for about 3 months (unplugged), now the CPU just keeps getting hotter after every boot. By that i mean the average temp between each boot is higher than the last. Everything was running at stock settings (optimized default).
Sorry for my bad english but i will try to explain this the best i can:
+When first turned on (after 3 months), temp was at around 36C idle and mid 60s when in load.
+ 2nd boot: 38c at idle and high 60s in load.
+ 3rd boot: 40c at idle and 70c in load.
I figured its a bit hot. So i tried to install Corsair Link to read the cooler's pump speed. When i finished installing, CPU's temp suddenly went to 70-80s. Turned off the pc -> cleared cmos -> boot windows and temps still at 70-80s. Then i opened Corsair Link, changed profile to performance and then back to quiet then things are back to normal.
After that i tried to update the bios (from 1701 to 3301) then Clear CMOS, load optimized default. Nothing changed. CPU still get hotter after every boot.
So i decided to do a clean up that havent been done since Fall 2015.I reapplied thermal paste (coolaboratory liquid ultra), clean off all the dust on fans and radiators. Now notice how the temps change again.
+ 4th boot (after clean up): temps at 30c idle and never past 53 in load. I was very happy.
+ 5th boot: 33c at idle, 56 in load.
+ 6th boot: 37c at idle, low 60s in load.
+ 7th boot: 38c at idle, mid 60s in load.
+ 8th boot: with just 1 google chrome tab, RealTemp 3.7 software on screen, im seeing 44C (CPU load is at around 1.5%). It never reach 40 like this when i first bought it in Fall 2015. Im pretty sure it will reach high 60s to low 70s when in load this time. By "in load" i mean when playing Battlefield 4 after 30mins. Fans curves remain the same for every boot. CPU cooler's pump speed is always at max (3100 rpm, reading from Corsair Link).
I have found a temporary solution:
**Turn off pc --> Turn off PSU's power switch --> Unplug power cable --> pushed the power button on the case and on the motherboard a few times (i guess this is to discharge any remaining electricity left) --> turn it on again after 1-3 hrs. Now temps are back to 30c when idle and never goes past 53 in load. After that, cpu's temp just keeps getting hotter after each boot like before. And temps are always back to 30 idle when i try to do the method mentioned above.
So in conclusion, if i dont unplug and push the power buttons on the mobo and on the case before i turn the pc on again, cpu's temp will keep getting higher. Im very frustrated about what i should try next.
Core voltage remains stable at 0.744V-0.948-0.978V.
Even though everything is at stock settings, i've noticed that my CPU only reach 3298 Mhz but not 3498 Mhz when playing BF4. I see the core speed 3498 Mhz number pop up in a blink of an eye very rarely on RealTemp software. But it never get to and stay stable at 3498 Mhz when gaming.
I'm suspecting the motherboard since i've heard this board have had all kind of issues since release. However, in my case, this is the first problem i have with it since when i bought it.
Below is a screen capture showing stats by the time im typing this.https://flic.kr/p/MFRx29
Any advise on how to fix this problem would be very appreciated.
Thank you very much.
CPU: i7 5960x @stock
Mobo: Asus Rampage V Extreme (bios 3301)
RAM: 16gb (4x4) 3000MHz Gskill ripjaws 4 series @ stock
CPU cooler: Corsair H110i GTX
GPU: 2xEVGA Titan X Hybrid (Maxwell)
PSU: EVGA super nova 1600 P2
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit