OK, so I was gaming today when I was suddenly overwhelmed by burned circuitry stink. I started sniffing around, but after a few minutes the stink faded. What's weird is that I'm observing lower overall CPU temperatures after the incident, about 5-7°C lower on each core. Could it be indicative of some potential trouble? I would appreciate any explanations, because I wouldn't want my system throwing a nasty surprise my way one of these days.
I'm running i5 3570K, HD6870, asrock z77 pro3.
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What are the rest of your specs, including the power supply?
Power supply is thermaltake toughpower 750W I believe and hard drive is seagate baracuda sata3 1TB but that shouldn't be relevant. oh and 8GB RAM kingston hyperx. Other than tha I don't have anything else plugged in.