Originally posted by Nubius
CPU's thermal death is at like 90C and gerenally that's the mobile processors. Desktops are generally 80-85C
I don't think your CPU would get up to 103C and not die assuming that was the correct temperature that was being reported muchless getting into the BIOS and continueing to work.
It wouldnt boot
So far my thermal crap has been very right
Right now it says my temp is sitting around 34 with the fan
I think this is what exactly happened
I turned power off
Installed DVD drive which stole CPU fan connector
Booted into XP started benchmarking it
Booted, failed, tried to boot more.
Went into bios (board made me)
I am sure that's it's temp, it was hot enough to burn me, not just hot to the touch