BlAAAARRGH the pain of it aLL

Still screwing around trying to isolate the Open GL issue... was doing some stress tests by rendering a complex scene in Cinema 4d last night when the PC shut itself off... That usually points to overheating meh thinks...

So now I used 3 different apps to check the CPU temps and all three give different results and all but one are REALLY high... EXAMPLE: Coretemp will say : 70'C SpeedFan will read: 64'C and PCWizard will read: 50'C

I cleaned, reapplied ArcticSilver 5, reseated the heatsinks firmly and ran the tests again... same thing?!?! When opening up the case right after... the heatsinks aren't hot to touch, just barely warm... if they were really hitting 104'C like Coretemp reads wouldn't they be sizzling?!

About updating the GFX cards bios... MSI's live update feature won't work on XP 64 : ( And yeh MSI has no xp64 drivers...

Also speedfan is funky because it reads all fans as 0RPM and trust me they are on....

In Bios it reads the fans correctly and the only CPU temp reading is the "under max" reading... which when cold booting is at 45' under and when rebooting immediately after running CPU stress tests was at 22' under...

So I'm not sure what readings/setting to believe....ahhhh yes this is FUN 0_o

Just to simplify things I think I'm gonna install Xp 32 on it and get things right there before going back to Xp 64 because there are too many missing variables in xp 64 right now for me to figure things out... Sigh... another long day in the computer case....

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