I am new to the board; just found this forum on google.
My question is this: My 3.0 just started reaching the 60C zone and only during gameplay or when I have a game minimized, any ideas on why this would happen all of a sudden?
I built this system in Oct. and so far I have had no heat issiues with it. It idles at 33 - 34 C and before it rarely went over 50C at load, then 3 days ago my alarm started going off(I have it set to go off at 60C). As far as I can tell, it doen't go much over 60C and only does it when I play americas army. I have gotten a couple of no lable desktop crashes while playing this game as well where it says I have run out of virtual memory. Could it be a software issue with this game that is causing the processor to heat up? I have done a memstat while playing the game and it says that I am using 78% of my pagefile in game. This sounds hi to me so I am thinking the software could possibly be causing a memory leak but would this effect the cpu temp? My memory checked out fine with memtest86.
Any thought or suggestions would be appreciated.
Oh yeah, I should probably mention that my case is a soho server with 5 internal 80mm fans and a dual fan 500 watt psu, ambient temp is 25C