|Problem: Installed Jetfighter 2015 PC game by Global Star Software with no install problems. Run game for less than 1 minute and computer crashes to "blue screen".|
Restart, POST states "high CPU temp", after login, which is slow, check CPU and MB temp via Asus Probe monitoring software and CPU temp is around 70 to 75C while MB temp is about 40C, watch temps fall to idle at 55C - 60C for CPU and 38C for MB, ambient temp 28 - 30C. This problem occurres everytime I try to run this game, have not tried other games but suspect failure will occur.
History: A couple of months ago experienced "blue screen" shut down with POST High CPU Temp warning while running e-mail and internet surfing. Noticed higher noise level coming from fan. Determined noise was from CPU fan running very high speed. Case was in a computer desk slot, pulled case out of desk and put on top of desk, removed side panel and blew a lot of dust bunnies out of case and cleaned CPU fan with "canned" air spray. Startup system, idle temps for CPU and MB 50-60C and 32C respectively. No further shut downs due to temp issues but didn't run any games only internet and e-mail. Installed game and tried to run yesterday with resulting problem as described above. Removed side panel to check for more dust found none, blew it out any way, left side panel off and tried to run game again, resulting in "blue screen" failure again, left side panel off and restarted and system idles at CPU 55-65C. Have not check to see what is running in background yet but I think only my Virus protection program.
System: Win XP SP2
Case: AOPen QF50A
PSU: AOpen 300W 12V 13amp (yel)
MB: Asus P4PE-Li845EP
CPU: Intel Pentium P4 3.06 Mhz 533Mhz FSB with HT enabled
Ram 2 X 256 PC2700 333Mhz
Cooling: 1 rear 80MM case fan, running 3200-3800 RPM at idle
Stock HSF on CPU running 3500-4500 RPM when idle, goes to 5000 RPM for cooling
Video Card: Asus V8170 GeForce4 MX440 64 MB DDR
Drives: 2 CD Rom
1 80 GB Maxtor 7200 RPM HD
System Monitor: AsusProbe for P4PE with CPU temp shut down at 90C
System Vintage: built in 2003
Question: What should I be investigating and what steps do I take and how do I investigate. I have read a few posts in this problem area and have an idea to examine the following: assuming idle range CPU temp is abnormal, weak PSU and can't provide enough amps demanded by games, CPU damage from initial overheat, CPU HSF / paste replacement, inadequate casing cooling, high temp HD etc. Need advice on where to start and what can should/can be done by a novice computer hardware service person.