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Short burst of circuitry stink followed by lower observed CPU temps

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September 6, 2013 4:00:12 PM

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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September 6, 2013 5:40:06 PM

What are the rest of your specs, including the power supply?
September 7, 2013 11:25:36 AM

Deemo13 said:
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.
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September 9, 2013 9:39:36 AM

Do you know where the smell is coming from?

I mean, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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September 9, 2013 9:41:52 AM

I know that my case (fractal r4) gives off a smell every now and then (although it smells like case, not burned circuits). Is it possible that it is something like this?
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September 9, 2013 1:09:13 PM

It might be the case, youd have to trace down the problem.
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