Unfortunately, ever since getting Diablo III the rate it is doing it has increased dramatically when playing that. After a week or so playing Diablo III even started crashing my computer sometimes. The monitors would just go random weird colors and the last two seconds of sound would repeat. It was completely locked up at this point and I had to do a hard restart every time.
Now that another week has passed, instead of doing this occasionally, it will crash within 30 minutes of playing it without fail.
Now other games that have ran fine in the past are even causing my computer to crash, but not in the same way. In one my monitors just seemed to lose connection to the computer completely and wouldn't reconnect. I had to hard restart then too. Another time I got a BSOD in the middle of the game.
I decided to check out my temperatures with HW Monitor, and it seems the problem isn't just my GPU. It's idling at 86c and jumping up to 110c when I play Diablo, which is beyond ridiculous apparently. Not only that though, my cores were at 92c when idle and go up to 120 when playing Diablo. I looked it up and those are never supposed to go above 67c for this processor... Plus my motherboard was at 97.
What gives? I checked the fans and they were both running perfectly fine with no dust in them or anything.
I tried removing my cover and putting this ginormous box fan bigger than the computer up against the side. It only lowered the temps on my CPU and MoBo by 20c and a measly 6c decrease on my GPU. This seems to have stopped the monitors losing power and going black as well as other games crashing, but Diablo is still causing the crashes.
Any ideas how I can lower my temps further or why they're so high? Am I going to need to buy a new PC? Sigh...
Help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by Khellendros, 06 June 2012 - 09:43 PM.