I have just upgraded to a PIV (Grantsdale) 2.8Gig CPU on an ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe motherboard with 512MB of DDR and 80GB SATA. The problem I am now facing is that the ASUS Probe reports a CPU overheat problem whenever I do any CPU intensive tasks and I have to open the case cover to control the problem a bit. There are two fans on the Power Supply (400W) (one in front and one at the rear). There is provison for providing another fan on the case itself. The Air inlet is on the side cover. (with a diffuser attached to it).
I would like some advice as to what temperature is tolerable - the ASUS probe gives alarms at 72 degree celsius. Is this safe?
At this point the fans speeds up but if I keep the case closed the temperature does not fall - but remains around that level. (72)
The Hardware monitor in BIOS shows a higher reading than ASUS Probe. The temperature normally shown by ASUS Probe when the system is idle is 51 deg celsius.
Please advise on the recommended plan of action I should take.