Having this issue that poped up in the last week. Where my PC is emiiting a strong buring of plastic/capacitor smell. But i cant see anything overly wrong inside.
When i first noticed the problem I turned PC off....obviously then turned it on when smell subsided and no issues.
The only time i seem to have the issue with the smell is when i play Dawn of Discovery (Anno 1404) with eveything on max AF 8x & AA 4x or more (bumped it back to 4x after smell.) When i play Starcraft 2 - no issues. BFBC2 - no issues. Im completly stumped.
The tempertures are fine. CPU only get to 58 deg celsius. and GPU gets to 44 deg. Everything is stock and have had no issues with any of it.
I did pick up the GTX 460 about 5 months ago and only playing starcraft 2 and Dragon age on it. But for some reason when i fire up anno......the smell fills the room in about 15minutes.
My system is:
Q6600 @ stock 2.4Ghz, Gigabyte 1gb GTX 460 stock (is OC at stock a little), 550W power supply. 4Gb ram (Hyper X - @ stock). Running Vista Buisness 32 bit (yes im upgrading to Win 7 64 bit soon....lol)
Any help or ideas will be apreciated. IM just lost as to why its only during this one process/application that the smell occurs. (Vertical synch is applyed to eliminate insanely high frame rates.)
Thanks in advance.