CPU overheating (semi)random shutdowns
Problems started two nights ago. Wow'ing it up and my pc shut down. No warning, spinup/down of any fans.
After much tinkering and a can of compressed air, I figured I had most everything fixed. Booted up, let the pc idle, made a sandwich, came back and it had shutdown again.
Was able to keep it on long enough to do a full virus scan that came up clean, checked all the connections, reapplied thermal paste to my cpu, opened the side panel to see if that would maybe air it out a bit more.
SpeedFan showed a temp of 50C
PC Wizard shows:
Hardware Monitoring : Fintek
Voltage CPU : 1.10 V
ACPI Thermal Zone : 23 °C
Processor : Thermal Diode
AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Core 1) : 31 °C
AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Core 2) : 34 °C
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT : nVidia Driver
GPU Temperature : 62 °C
GPU Fan : 35%
This is with just firefox running and the side panel off. I made a trip to BB earlier today and picked up a new heatsink/fan for my cpu, as the one that shipped with my AMD seemed to put out no air at all. $30 Rocketfish blows some air, and ran alright, but after 25 minutes of wow, it shutdown again.
ATM I've got two questions: Unless there's some hidden feature, my mobo shows no way of controlling fan speeds, so is installing different/better bios a possibility? (Mainboard : Asus NARRA2)
And where do I find a new sink/fan that'll keep a duel core amd 6000 chill enough to game?
[I made a semi impulse buy from newegg on a better case and a new mobo, but while its in transit, I need something to work on.]
Suggestions. Thoughts. Questions. Criticism? I'll take it all.