CPU Temperature fluctuations, mmm...
Hey! I'm new to these forums, but I've got a lot of questions to ask about my gaming rig...
My (2-year old) AMD 64 3000+ 2.0GHz CPU with a Copper Zalman CPU Fan/Heatsink has been having some strange temperature fluctuations in the past few months; according to BIOS and CoreCenter, the temperature is usually ~45 degrees idle and ~60 at full load with a 30 degree system temperature... However, after cleaning the heatsink yesterday, it dropped back down to about 24 degrees with a 22 degree system temperature. Now, this morning when I turned the computer on, the temperature shot back up again to the same temperature as before - any ideas on the cause? It worries and annoys me sometimes, as the temperature drops down so low randomly - Help!
I appreciate your time and effort.