First,, nice to meet you all and thank you..
I have a machine I built 2 years ago.. It runs fine until stressed, such as, trying to load software, or, play a game..The PC just shuts off..... I get a message saying overheat but I'm positive this is not happening..
Watching the Intel active monitor. My PC stays 29* at idle and rarely hits 40*.. Zone 1 and Zone 2 stay in mid to high 20's* ...This is where it was before the shutting down problem began.
I have an Intel D865 Perl with a P4 2.8Ghz/ 800 FSB. 550 watt PSU and enough fans to cool a house.
After the problem started, I replaced the CPU heatsink and fan with a larger unit. Upgraded the ram to I gig.of hyperX 400... I cannot see any bulging capacitors
Formatted and reinstalled XP home edition.. Even tried an old HDD with ME* on it.. still the same problem..
I can't see a voltage drop when this happens but it may not have time to show up on the desktop monitor. Is there a way to check the PSU?
I sure am open and would really appreciate any ideas, suggestions or information.. Love to fix this but I'm about ready to strip it and rebuild.