The GPU is listed at 165 Watts and the CPU at 125 Watts. That's going to create heat and if it's getting out of the PC, that's a good thing. Looking at the temps doesn't alarm me since those are in line with what you see when the machine is gaming.
I got this PC from iBuyPower back in summer of 2015 (little over a year old now). Over the last 2 months, I’ve had issues with the PC getting very hot. It’s to the point where I can feel the heat radiating out of the vents. The PC hasn’t shut off on me yet, but it has slowed down some. This mainly happens when I play games. It’s a gaming rig, so it’s built to handle this kind of stuff. But lately it has been getting worse. Here’s what all I’ve tried:
-Dusting out the main fan
-Dusting out the fan on the GPU
-Checking the liquid cooling
-Checking the fan itself
At first, I thought it was just some dust buildup. But after dusting it three different times in a week, no progress was made. My buddy thinks it may be my fan dying, which may certainly be the case. But it’s not giving any signs of death (no weird sounds, etc.). The main fan is also attached to the liquid cooling unit. Could the liquid cooler be failing? Below is a labeled picture. The orange-brownish colored metallic part on the motherboard is hot enough that it burns my finger to the touch. My friend says this is some heat dispersal piece, but I’m not sure. The second hottest part of the PC is my GPU.
Below is a screenshot of the temperatures I’ve recorded. Make note of the highest temps.
Here are my specs:
MSI 970 Motherboard
Nvidia 970 GTX Graphics Card (NOT overclocked)
AMD 8350 8-Core Processor (4.0 GHZ)
16GB of RAM
The Fan/Liquid cooling unit is: AVC Model FX00000730 (PLA12025S12L)
If you have any suggestions, please help! I spent a lot on this computer and I don’t want to lose it this fast.