When playing games like Quake 4 or Rollercoaster Tycoon, my AMD Athlon64 3500+ is reporting 115+ celsius
. Everest reports the CPU at 80C and the CPU diode at 115C. The BIOS reports (after playing a game and rebooting) 70C.
This has only started happening recently, I have made added or upgraded hardware before it started. I have tried resetting the bios, but still no good. The CPU is not overclocked. My full specs are in my sig below.
The fan is an Arctic Cooling fan, and was always a top-notch fan before, keeping the CPU well below 50C. I have tried reapplying some silicon paste... no good. The fan is set to always on, where it is running at constant 1600RPM. on SMART, it runs at about 1000RPM until I go into a game where it will shoot up to 1600RPM.
Could this be a fault with the temperature sensor, or is it really getting this hot? 115C is well above the max operating temp, and yet it still works (though I am not using that machine for now).
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks