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i5-6600k strange temperature readings and performance issues.

Hello, Intel support community:

For the last three months, since the purchase of my CPU, I've had weird performance issues (mainly in games). Around particles and physics a game will experience a significant drop in framerate. This is also causing my GPU to bottleneck. I've done a bunch of research and testing regarding the issue and it seems to be a problem with the processor itself. From what I've gathered, the CPU is giving faulty temperature readings and as a result throttling when it does not need to.

Here are the other threads that I have made online. They contain more information, such as benchmarks and temperature stats.

 

Here are a few benchmarks I did with a friend to ensure it was not something to do with my GPU.

What would you suggest I do?

Thanks,

 

Spencer
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Hello, N3rdFall:

Please install and run the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19792/Intel-Processor-Diagnostic-Tool Download Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool, once done attach the report file.

Regards,

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