Odd hardware problem (possibly related to overheating)

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Over the past two days, my Windows XP box has been giving me the blue screen and this message:

PHP:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL


... (talks about restarting computer and checking hardware) ...


Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0xF7F04400, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xEE5CDB60)

** 	nvmcp.sys - Address EE5CDB60 base at EE572000, DateStamp 40b3cf79


It happens whenever I start doing something strenuous (such as gaming).

It has been extra hot the past few days, which is why I think it might be related to overheating. Also, I tried dusting it all out and putting a fresh coat of thermal grease on the cpu today, and it made it last a lot long without giving the blue screen.

I have tried all I can to cool this computer. I opened it up and there is a big fan blowing air through it. But it still happens.

Any ideas on how to stop this from happening?

Thanks in advance,
Colin
 

C_olin

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Thanks man. This should fix my problem.

I didn't realize that I haven't tried googling it yet. I'll be more careful in the future before I post.

Thanks again.
 
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