I recently had a completely unexpected shutdown whilst playing a game which I've been playing for years. No blue screen, no errors in the logs, just immediate shut down, like a power cut (but it wasn't).
On turning it on, nothing wanted to know, lights on, fans on, no post. Black screen.
Waited 5 minutes as I'd had this behaviour from a cold start before. Turned on and straight into the BIOS where I find the CPU temp is 67C. Rather hot I thought, but didn't really know much about what the limits were for this particular cpu.
So I started up speedfan and thought the temps whilst gaming were rather hot (cruising around 68, sometimes getting up to 70+) this was from the temperature sensor labeled "CPU" in speedfan. However.... I'm not convinced this actually IS my CPU temp.
So, over the past few days I have:
- Got rid of the small amount of dust/fluff from the insides.
- Reseated the heatsink using Arctic 5 middle dot method as recommended on their website.
- Monitored temperatures a lot.
- Tried in vain to find out what my particular cpu limitations are, and what the actual temperatures I'm seeing in the various different programs actually mean.
my old 5600+ idle at 40*c and peaks at 60*C. but i leave in a hot country (Bangladesh) and use stock heatsink that has picked up dirt like hell. + i had the cooler removed once, and i put it back in without cleaning the old thermal paste\appliing new thermal paste. so in normal condition, my temps would have been lower.