I upgraded my MB and CPU combo a month ago - new ECS MB withPentium4 2.6G processor. I also have a new graphics card with nVidia GPU. The CPU temp when I started was running close to 55-60 C, which I was told was too hot. I reinstalled the CPU fan (Intel fan) with new heat-glue, have a fan on the panel across from the MB (for intake), have a fan in the Power Supply (exhaust), and installed another exhaust fan on the back panel. The processor seemed to be running ok (I couldnt check the actual temp while the processor was running, I can check the temp only when booting up by going into the BIOS). I set the temp shutoff in BIOS to 60 C.
Then I loaded Spybot SD and ran a scan. This was the only program running, but twice in the middle of the scan, half way though, the CPU shut off for overheating. The only way I was able to complete the scan was to change the shut off temp to 70C in BIOS and do the scan as soon as I started the machine (not overheated already I guess).
Questions: Does this mean my CPU is running too hot? and if yes, what do I need to do? (already have 3 fas working)
Also, is there a way to check the CPU temp when the system is in the middle of some program w/o going into BIOS?
Thank you for responsing.