Originally posted by gaara
A heatsink is hot anyways, regardless of the CPU being 40 degrees or 100 degrees, you have to realize that 40 degrees is still relatively hot and a metal such as copper would easily burn you at that temperature.
I really don't think you were able to get into Windows much less POST with a temperature like that, it's not uncommon for a probe to go crazy and read off innaccurate temperatures when exposed to unusual hot or cold conditions.
Gah I know what 40 degree copper feels like, im an ex pyro, i could feel the moisture on my finger boiling.
This wasnt unusually hot, or unusually cold. No probe error
And it didnt POST, it failed POST and forced me into BIOS to reset settings.