Forgive the double post, but I've got a story to tell about some hot times last night.
So last night, I IMed pioneer. Since he had challenged me to a race on Race 07, I decided to take him up on it.
We set things up. WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) 2007 cars at the Monza race track in Italy. We get in the server, talk a little smack to each other in the chat lobby, then get on track for qualifying.
I'm buzzing along, learning my car and evaluating its setup. pioneer does a donut in front of me on the main straight opposite the pits, trying to take me out.
I get around him "with inches to spare," as he put it.
I continue going around the track when the game froze. I'm like, "what happened?!?"
I reboot, get back into the OS, and I notice my temps. 70 & 71 degs C on the cores at idle just post-boot
. HOLY CATTLE DROPPINGS.
I move the fan controller knob assigned to my CPU fan. No change in sound, so I peek into my case's window (I thanked the Elder Gods for having a windowed case) and saw that the Delta Tri-Blade was not spinning
. I shut down the rig ASAP.
The SI-128SE's heatpipes were burning hot
; I've never felt heatpipes that hot. It's a good thing I've got lots of 120mm x 38mm high static pressure fans in my spares box, so I slap a new one on.
That's one hot story I'm not keen to hear about from any of you any time soon.