High CPU temperatures reaching to over 60 and overheating
When I first got my new computer, my fan was REALLY loud because it ran at 4400 RPM to cool the 60 C CPU.
I got a 2500 rpm double ball bearing case fan and the RPM dropped a thousand or two.
The first week and a half, everything was fine, and I left the computer overnight for a download, the next day, my CPU monitor would say that the CPU was overheating during an hour's session of games. I thought it was normal so shut it down and let it warm up.
But on the second week, it's happening a lot now. I turn on my computer at 4 and turn it off at 12 or 1 at night. I do homework, IM, and play at least 1-2 hours of games sometimes, counter-strike, a low CPU power consuming game.
Why does the CPU reach temperatures greater than 70 C at least every night. And I set the Q fan to make sure the CPU stays below 53 C!
It is an intel Pentium 4 3.2 GhZ. Model 550 in other words which mean the same thing with an Asus P5GD1.
Can anyone help?