heat sink a at 200 degrees
my heat sink a randomly thinks it is overheated as it shows 200 degrees on the temperature monitor causing the fan to come on. The problem is that it is not really overheating because it can go right to that temperature after the computer has been off for hours and when i turn it on, the temperature immediately goes to 200 degrees!! Surely it is not that hot when i just turn it on. It cycles up and down - for example, right now it is at 109 degrees even though 60 seconds ago it was at 203 degrees. There is no correlation with how hard the computer is working or what software is running. Why does it think it is overheated?? The fan seems to have no effect on cooling it off. It stays at 200 degrees as long as it wants to and then it goes back down to 100 degrees for a while. In the time it has taken me to type this, it is now back to 140 degrees for no apparent reason.
Is this a good question?