Originally Posted by T-K
well, i think ive gotten it under control guys. I reinstalled drivers for both my processor and graphics card, as well as updating my bios, and it seems to have calmed down, am at a coolish 34C while idle, and around 43ish while under pressure, which is good enough for me
I guess i just had some corrupt drivers or something on my system. thx a lot guys, the help was much appreciated!
Not a problem whatsoever, I am glad to have helped - and hope that I did! I am happy to hear that you got your problem taken care of, and with minimal repairs/tasks required to do it. Also, did you check your heatsink/fan to see if perhaps there is some dust build-up in there? That could also be keeping in some extra heat. Remember, lower temps = less resistance, less resistance = better energy flow, better flow = a happier and more stable CPU.
Thats cool that I actually was correct about the drivers! It was one of the first things that had come to mind when initially reading your post. I wasnt positive that was the problem, but just an idea. With the help of the other Overclock.net members I knew that it wouldnt be long before you were running cool again. Take care friend!