Originally posted by CrazeD
Those temps are fine.
Letting it sit off for 4 days doesn't make any difference. The CPU gets instantly hot. If you were to take the HSF off, it would fry within seconds.
I would say there is a problem with your HDD. Try repairing the boot sector or reformat.
That's complete bull****. The CPU should only get hot when processing. 104 F is about 42 C, and if that's an idle temp, there may
be something wrong, considering it isn't a hot-running chip like the Athlon XP. And taking the HSF off while the system isn't on isn't going to cause the CPU to fry. He just has to be sure it's on correctly before he turns his system back on. Could you please tell us what your CPU is? And if it reaches these temps while idle?
Why would a HDD cause random rebooting? If it was a virus, there would most likely be signs of one, and most show a shut-down dialogue before actually shutting down anyway.
If it's not the CPU, my next suspect would be the PSU.