Okay this is weird. My friend brought his computer over so we can lan yesterday and we were playing Quake 4 for like 10 minutes and then my motherboard started beeping again (I have it set for 50C). It happened a couple of times and it even happened doing the FEAR performance test. I set it to sound at 53C and once again it started happening. I then clocked it back down to normal settings and it still starts beeping! This doesn't make sense. The day before, I had it at 2.43Ghz and at 50C warning temp. I played Call of Duty for like 30-45 min and then ran orthos for an hour and a half and the temps got up to 49C with my program and the motherboard never beeped. It actually went down to 46-47C after like 10 min of running orthos. Okay after playing some games, I tried running orthos again. I was at like 45C and I think this was when I was back down at normal settings (can't remember for sure tho). Here is the weird part. I ran orthos for like 10-15 min at the temps were never above 45-46C. Then about 5 seconds after stopping orthos which should cause the temps to go down, the motherboard starts beeping and it was set at 53C. Does that mean the temps were off by like 7C in the program I'm using? And why does it always start to beep AFTER I hit the stop button and never during? It really doesn't make sense. Even when it was at 2.43Ghz and set for 50C, it never beeped when playing Call of Duty. The temps were actually at like 42-43C. Then howcome the mobo started beeping when I was playing Unreal Tournament? The temps should be about the same when playing Call of Duty as when playing Unreal. There is no way playing Unreal raises the temps by 7C. My mobo was beeping all over the place yesterday. Maybe cause I have a tiny room and had 2 comps in at the time? My room can get pretty heated. Also, I have my bios configured to turn off at 60C so I guess it never got that high. I'm thinking about turning the warning temp to 60C and see if it starts beeping cause then I'll know somethings up. It just doesn't make sense why it was beeping so much. I mean playing a game doesn't keep the CPU usage at 100% all the time so the temps should never get as high as when running orthos. Call of Duty only keeps my CPU usage at like 50%. Anyone have some input?
I wonder if anyone will read this huge paragraph
EDIT: I don't think I wanna remove the IHS, but I'm thinking about getting another HSF.