I have a pretty decent system. However, when I play a certain computer game (Warcraft 3), the temperatures on my computer go up tremendously as shown here:
I have seen the motherboard temperature over 100C and the CPU temperature over 80. This seems to be only happening when I play Warcraft 3. As soon as I close the game, the temperature for the CPU/MOBO descend rapidly to the idle state shown here:
Now, Warcraft 3 isn't exactly the kind of game that requires a lot of processing/graphics power. (over 10 years old) Moreover, I play a far more intense game (Starcraft 2) with no problems at all temperature wise.
If I keep playing Warcraft 3 for more than 30 minutes, my computer will completely turn off as if I were unplugging the power. (I assume as a safety mechanism) The only thing I notice that is different between WC3 and SC2 is that in SC2, the fans on the computer seem to kick on to 100% as I continue playing the game whereas in warcraft 3 they stay at a modest speed the entire time.
I have my BIOS H/W Monitor settings set to keep the CPU around 40C, but that doesn't seem to be working properly when it comes to WC3. Dust inside the computer seems to be at a minimum as well.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what might cause this kind of behavior from happening and perhaps some recommendations on fixing the issue?