Originally Posted by jeffmd
what kind of crappy heat sink do you own that could possibly let the cpu temp more then double?
Maybe it needs to have the dust blown out? lol I've seen my temps drop like 10C after cleaning, and I don't even let it get that bad.
Plus it's a Nehalem, which are HOT. When I'm running at 4GHz+ I have to run with HT off in order to keep my cores below 80C with Prime95, and that's with a cooler on par with the best, the Noctua cooler, although it does take a some time for the heat to build up that high, which can eventually raise my room temp 10F, contributing to the problem. He might have been running at 100% for hours and not known it.