Slow new computer
Posted on 2011-09-14
Have just started using a new computer equipped with a Gigabyte X58 motherboard and Intel Core i7 950 processor. Problem is it is noticeably slow and processor temperature is high; approximately 100 degrees centigrade, reportedly.
I ran the Windows Experience Index, for what it is worth, and got 3,5 (out of 7,9) for the processor.
The CPU cooler is the one that comes with the processor, the fan works seemingly correct, i. e. it is moving at a fair speed judging by the eye. Still temperature is high. The case in which the motherboard is built in is called Cooler Master with four fans (plus the CPU fan).
Question is: What might cause the high temp and the slow processor?