I was happily watching a DVD movie on my computer when it stopped working. It turned out that the temperature was too high. Curses. So now I need some expert advice.
Somebody once told me that electronic stuff cools off in twenty minutes. So I turned it off for twenty minutes or so and when I restarted it and went into the BIOS I saw the temperature reading rise and when they became stable it said...
Being something of a hardware geek I took the motherboard out of the case along with everything else and set it on my desktop and hooked everything up and the temperatures were just as high even though the heatsink was cool to the touch. Then I placed a 120mm fan directly on top of the heatsink and that only lowered the temperatures by a degree or two. So I figured that the CPU I was using was a couple of years old and had been swapped between a few different motherboards over the years and maybe the transistors that give the temperature readings were fried. Intel is nice enough to sell high powered 775 CPUs at a reasonable price so I spent ninety dollars with newegg to get an up to date dual core CPU. The new CPU yielded an impressive improvement to the Windows Experience Index as opposed to the old CPU but the temperature reading were just as high. Now this really has me curious. The heatsink is firmly attached to the CPU with a layer of Artic Silver as per instructions. The heatsink fan is spinning at a nice 1500 RPM and there is a second fan on top of the heatsink and the heatsink is cool when I touch it.
My other desktop computer is an I-7 with a similar heatsink and the BIOS on that one indicates a CPU temperature of about 105 F. So I cannot see how this one shows a ICH of 68 C.
I updated the BIOS to the latest version and that went slick but did not help with the unusually high ICH reading.
I have done most everything I can do and the temperature reading in the BIOS is still stubbornly high.
Any thoughts on what could be causing this malfunction?
If anyone wants a vintage Core 2 Duo or whatever it is called let me know and I will mail it to you for no charge.
Thanks in advance for any helpful replies.