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Overheating Confusion

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Was playing through a long evening of BF2 last night with the usual suspects and after a while started hearing an alarm that sounded exactly like the Star Trek red alert klaxon. I thought it was some joker on teamspeak.

The frequency of the alarm increased as the evening wore on, and I finally asked in TS if others were hearing the alarm. No. So I looked at my temperature monitor and saw that my CPU temp was climbing into the high 80s! Not good.

I had my Antec 1200 case fans on low. Thus the alarms. Those fans, cranked up on high, brought the temperature down 20 degrees in a few moments.

And here is the warning sound of my temperature monitor (Real Temp):



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