I think my CPU is overheating. The reason for this is because I have had multiple resets in the past hour and once I go into the BIOS to check the CPU temps, the idle temp is 52 degrees centigrade. I don't know why there was a sudden spike in the heat... but there was. I was playing Left 4 Dead 2 all day and Counter Strike Source all day without any issues whatsoever.
I get a blue screen of death and then it resets. I don't even get a chance to read the information on it because it shuts off immediately, which leaves me to believe that the CPU is overheating substantially. I am not going to tinker around with it any more until I get a heatsink, however I just want to know what you guys think... does this definitely sound like an overheating issue? EVERYTHING else is working fine, it just randomly restarts.
The ambient temp in the house is about 20 - 25 ish.... Right now the temp in the CPU is about 44 - 50 idle and about 65 - 70 at load. Ever since I moved the exhaust away further from the wall the temp has dropped quite a bit.
My case airflow is quite good, however the intake is a little congested due to the rat's nest of wires sitting in the drive bay cages. I don't know how to improve that unless I take the wires out of there and put them in the chassis. I have a Thermaltake Armor A60 case with honey comb architecture on the casing, so the airflow is really quite good in my case.
I think the CPU is fine, also - but the stock cooler is the issue. I had the PC overclocked yesterday to 3.48 GHz from 3.2Ghz on stock so maybe it was just very hot from that and needed time to cool off.