Originally Posted by Ataxus
As soon as I launch WoW the CPU temp goes from 48-53C (idle in windows) to 60 and eventually above, to 70, where it automatically shuts down the computer. I've cleaned the fans, under keyboard, loosened screws, and cleaned around the heatsink. I emailed tech support and am currently waiting for a reply. Any other ideas? Maybe that thing with the video BIOS? It seems that anything that uses graphics causes the overheat.
Not sure if you tried this yet, but I will throw my two cents in here too. Do you notice a change in fan speed as the mobmeter temp climbs past 50C My fan RPM increases slightly at 50C. Can you try and increase fans to max Fn+F10. Do you hear a definate increase and what does it do to the temp. At idle, my system runs around 48-51C, if I max out the fans, I can get down to 38-40C. I am running a 3.0Ghz Prescott and have 1Gb of ram with 60Gb 7200RPM HD. During gaming with FarCry, I always run at max fan speed and I get as high as 50-55C. If I keep fans at default, I have not heard fans go to max automatically yet. My system is about as old as G-Ohmaha's current system. I am running latest system bios and video bios version with latest Sager video drivers. I do not have artifacting problems. I did notice that the new video bios decreases the video timings just a bit from earlier versions.
If this does not help you in troubleshooting, do yourself a favor and RMA it to have it repaired. Heat is the ultimate enemy of electronic components.