2.4 is still overheating...badly
My processor has become completely unstable and jumpy. I have searched far and wide for an answer but have come up empty. It seems to run fine under normal conditions, but as soon as I start playing games, or do the slightest bit of mulititasking the temps skyrocket and my computer starts freezing terribly. I am using the Asus Probe software that came with my motherboard for monitoring temps, and I have seen the temps go from 43 degrees Celsius to 80 degrees Celsius in about 2-3 seconds. I can't put this thing under the slightest bit of load or it will go nuts.
I am using the P4 cooling fan that came with the processor now, since my Koolance CPU cooler doesn't work for ****. I can't even keep the computer running for more than 20 seconds before my processor heats up so badly that it shuts down with the Koolance cooler.
I am thinking that my chip is screwed, since I can't seem to find anything else wrong, but it just seems weird since it is a brand new P4 2.4B.
Also, I am not overclocking. My voltage is at 1.525 for the processor, and all the other settings are normal.
Koolance PC2-601W Liquid Cooled Case
Seagate 80GB HDD
Asus P4S8X Mobo
1 GB Corsair XMS PC2700 RAM
PNY GeForce4 Ti4200 Vid Card
Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor
Lite-On 52x24x52 CD-RW
Iomega Predator 48x24x48 external CD-RW
Antec True Blue 350 Watt PS