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First of all I'd like to note that this is not about solving my issue at hand per se, the PC in question will be brought to someone to fix it, it is more a question out of curiousity.
So here is the thing, the PC has an i7-920 CPU. It has been working fine for the past years. However since a few days the CPU fan is not spinning anymore (suspecting it is broken), but at the same time I'm getting bluescreens when the CPU temperature reaches above 85 degrees celsius.
I am wondering if there is a direct relation to the CPU temperature and Windows blue screening? All I know is that my BIOS is not controlling this, the i7-920 shuts itself down at 105 degrees celsius. So why exactly am I getting a Blue Screen?
Any explanation would be highly appreciated, just out of curiousity.
ps. Something that does concern me. Several years ago I have ran Prime95 for hours on this PC and the temperature would be at a steady 95C, with the fan running obviously. Yet now on 85C it is already blue screening.