Now, whenever I watch a video or play a game on the web (from shockwave.com or youtube.com or even watching streaming video in windows media player) my comp would shut down. I recently checked the taskmanager and found out that whenever I'm doing any of these things, the CPU spikes to 100% and stays there, which obviously isn't good for the computer. It isn't limited to a browser either, the problem occurs both in IE and in Firefox. The problem does not happen when I'm watching a DVD on my computer.
Before, I would have no problem running Adobe Photoshop, the SIMS, and AIM but now I can hardly do anything without fearing that its going to overheat and shut down. I was running Itunes and Photoshop (which I used to do very often without a problem) and again, the CPU spiked to 100% and stayed there for several minutes until I shut down Itunes.
One of my friends said getting it cleaned should help, but it really shouldn't be spiking to 100% and staying there if all I'm doing is watching a video. And I never had that kind of problem with it before. I also noticed when I was playing a game that it started out at 25% but as time wore on it started to get higher and higher so eventually I just closed out of it.
Any suggestions/help are greatly appreciated!