i know that many people have asked about this problem, but i need to be sure that what i read was relevant to me.
firstly, i have been told, by a reliable place, that 70 deg C is max sustainable temperature for a P4 Prescott 3.0ghz. if this is wrong, just say so
whats happening is that when running idle, my cpu isnt overheating at all, normal enough. when do anything that is maximised (movies, games etc) my cpu creeps up to arround 72deg C, and stays there, and lags just before reaching this temperature(as it just did now).
i have a server case(antec) with 2 rear fans, a side fan, a HDD fan and a front fan.(yes, my computer is slightly louder then a nuclear reactor). my HSF is a Zalman CNPS7000-AlCu. my room is well ventelated, aircon running to keep the room arround, or lower then 25deg C.
i have asked other people, but they give vague answers and infact unsure of what could be causing this. so far, i can only assume that my PSU might be faulty (voltages all normal), maybe my computer sufferd a powersurge and is now damaged in some way, however its all just guessing.
any help would be MUCH appreciated,