Hi, thanks for reading. I hope this is in the right thread, apologies if not.
intel i7 4820k 3.7ghz | Raedon r9 290x | Liquid cooling, coolermaster tower case.
This is a strange issue, I've checked all my motherboard properties with fans and such, set all to turbo, and set the mins and max thresholds and nothing has changed.
What's wrong is the CPU temp, on idle, after startup and however long afterwards remain high around 70-75 C. Sometimes hitting 80 C for a short moment. The CPU fan speed is around 1200RPM, while other fans are about 2000RPM-4000RPM.
The strangest part about this is you'd think the temperature would rise while playing a game that takes CPU power, but it has quite the opposite effect, I boot up say World of Warcraft, and it drops to 60C and remains there throughout, but as soon as the game is turned off, the temps rise back to 75C.
If anyone is able to help or provide insight I'd be happy and more than glad to attempt it. Please bare in mind I am nowhere near a PC store, and lack the funds to attempt any purchases, I'm looking for either software tests, software of sorts, things I could check without spending money. I'm computer savvy to an extent so any info needed I can provide/