Ok so I've been told to start this thread here from this thread : random shut downs with computer build?
Ok so far I've gotten some better thermal compound "Arctic Silver Ceramique" and now I can get it to idle at 140 farenheit. But when I try to do anything demanding of the system say play my Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare it will power down in under 5 minutes. When this last happened I was able to boot into the Bios and saw it was at 82 celsius before it powered off again on me. Right now I'm running an AMD Athlon 64 processor, GA-K8N-Sli mobo, 1 gig 9500gt graphics card, Coolmaster Heatsink and Fan, and a 250w power supply (didn't buy it it's all I have right now).
It will idle now at 140 farenheit but the moment I try to do anything that is demanding of the system it overheats still. Any input greatly appreciated!! Could it be an old processor? Too small of a power supply? Anything I could of missed?
I also have an industrial box fan at it's highest fan setting sitting right up against the tower with the side panel removed for extra cooling.