Originally Posted by b1gapl
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Use HWMonitor, coretemp, or Everest instead and report the readings back to us:
CPUID - HWMonitor
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Never trusted Speedfan's readings. Does the BIOS report the same temperatures?
First thing you'd want to do is clean the dust out. Dusts can raise temperatures or prevent fans from running at their optimum, which would lead to overheating.
Thank you for your reply.
I downloaded and ran CPUID MONITOR and as I suspected, the temp reported (80C) as GPU core is for the NVIDIA 6800 video card, both hard drives are at 51C.
Entering BIOS with the Del Dimension 8400 renders NO information on temperature.
Considering all the above I'm just surmising that the processor is running hot.
Buy the way, I just did a thorough cleaning of the comp components inside.