thank you, I will give that a look. One question though. I should probably do this after it actually freezes up on me right ? When I first turn it on in the morning it would for obvious reasons NOT show hot.
Yes, like just now it has been on for about 3 hrs and I was playing BF-2 and wham freeze. I rebooted and checked the temp it said it was at 65 and shutdown is at 85. I thought that when a comp overheats that it will shutdown to protect itself instead of freezing.
On probably the same lines today when I booted the comouter it was asking me what I wanted to boot from. ex) Floppy, Cd, IDE0, IDE1 and maybe one other. What the heck did I get that for? We'll see how she boots tomorrow.
All great information: I took case apart and did the ole vacuum in er. Not one freeze tonight. I removed the hsf and noticed the paste(glue) wearing away. Two questions. 1)How do I know what size,shape,power,color etc. of HSF to get and 2)Where do I get this paste(glue) and how is it applied ? Can it be applied to thin or too thick ? Which part although I don't see why it would matter does the glue(paste) go on ? The bottom of the HSF or the chip cover ? I am assuming that HSF stands for Heat Seek Fan ?
UPDATE: I just ran PC wizard and got this:
Mainboard: MSI 661FM3-V (MS-7103)
Chipset: SiS 661FX
MFG of main board: Unspecified
Processor temp after 3.5 hrs of gaming (BF-2): 57.5 C
MainBoard temp: 32. C
Power/Aux Temp: 52.5
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