Overheating?

Question

Hi.

Ive just made a pc from my old parts for my sister, as i have made a new 1 for my self.

I brought a new hard drive 80g 7200rpm 133ata and 256 333mhz mb of ram and a ati 9200 128mb and a case (these items are new)

i stored a GA7VA mothoboard in fine working order a month ago with a spare XP2000

proccesser with it. and a DVD rom & floppy drive to go with it (these items are all second hand from me)

i put it all together and put xp on the Hard drive, worked fine then it started to restart by it self at random times with out warning messages or error messages.

i then reinstalled xp another couple of times same problem, i then proceded to instal 98se and the same happened to that.

i then relised it could be hardware related checked everything NP, then i changed the power supply from the new 400watt to the old 250watt it was stable for 2 hours and then restarted once with out warning.

all i can think of is that the motherboard has become unstable or the procceser is unstable BUT can a proccesser restart a machine with out warning please email me ASAP on what to do. should i replace the board or Pro.

PLZ for my little sis.

Answer

This question was answered on May 1, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To whom it may concern:

Sounds like you might not have put on your heatsink on your processor the correct way Make sure you put some silicone or some Artic Silver between your CPU and heatsink so your CPU will not over heat, and make sure the heatsink is securely fastened.

Sincerely,

Dimitrios Theodorou

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Posted by Dimitrios of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 1, 2004