I guess what i should have said was that when i tried to load a program to tell me what the heat temps were the computer would shut down.
its the fan in the back its a 2.6 with a 533 and the smart people at dell used the whole case/cpu fan technology that sucks lol. but the other problem is that the heatsink is an oversized one so that you cant just pull it out and mount a normal heatsink and fan, the mount on the board is made to only take that heatsink, so i pulled a mouont from another board and seated in on the board set the cpu and clamped in a vantec heatsink and fan. hahah guess what the freakn fan connector is no where near what it needs to be lol, god i love dell. was kinda dumb on my part not to check the connector but who would have thought they would do that. so after 2hrs on the phone with some one whos english wasnt so good i finaly go them to ship me one of those fans, but im sure when i get it, it will be the wrong one.
buut hey man thanks for the help.