Sorry for hijacking this thread but I have a similar problem. For the past month I've noticed my WinXP desktop will shut down without warning. I ran Speccy in startup to keep a check on temperatures, I also have HWMonitor which shows the same temperature.
Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
AMD Phenom II X4 955 76 °C
Deneb 45nm Technology
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-28)
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-MA790XT-UD4P (Socket M2) 36 °C
DELL IN2010N (1360x768@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (Gigabyte) 31 °C
Now when the CPU temperature gets to 80 °C it changes to a dark red. I've kept an eye on the temperature and it does creep up even though there is nothing running. Yesterday I saw it went to 117 °C.
Now my system 6 years old so I bought some CPU thermal compound not the Artic Silver. Over the weekend I de-dusted the unit and applied the thermal compound. On startup the CPU temperature is running exactly the same and it still shuts down.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 07 July 2015 - 12:54 PM.