running windows xp in my desktop with a amd duron processor, with external fan attached to processor heatsink.
fan is running with a lot of noise, and processor shows 1 core temp of 90c. Turned system off, obviously.
MY QUESTION: is the processor going bad, or the fact that the fan is not operating fully functional and not cooling the processor?
if i replace the amd duron, what processor should i get?