Subject: Bizarrely high CPU tem at startup - 90 degrees plus!!!
By: Jay (IP: 82.3.32.*)
Written on: 12-03-2006 11:50
I turned on my PC (P4, 1 gig RAM) this morning and noticed in startup that the CPU temp was apparently over 90 degrees! I checked this with SiSoft Sandra, which shows a temp of 92.5 degrees! This is after the machine being switched off overnight in a cool room.
I opened the PC up and checked the fan (noisier than usual, but seemingly working ok), and there didn't seem to be any excessive heat in the case. I actually cleaned all the dust away from my CPU fan just the other day in an effort to reduce noise and ensure the fan works ok. Could this have had the opposite effect if I've perhaps knocked something I shouldn't have? Speedwise, the machine seems to be working ok
Would anyone have any ideas as to what may be causing this amazingly high temp, and what to do about it?