I have just recently built a computer for the first time. Unfortunately I am having a rather troublesome heating issue.
I can start up the computer and get it to start installing windows... 10 min into the installation the computer just shuts off. The heat sink fan is spinning over the processor and there is a little bit of thermogrease there(I am not sure exactly the quantity that should be there but there seems to be a decent amount, I put about a bebe sized amount there).
I checked the CPU temp and it starts at about 92 C and eventually rises to 117 C and shuts off... this happens even with an additional fan blowing on it with the side panel open.
The Processor I am using is an Intel Core 2 Quad (45nm 4mb l2 shared cache) and the mother board is a ASUS Striker II Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI ATX Intel Motherboard. Power supply is 630 W.
Sorry if this is organized poorly, English is a second language. Thank you for any help you can give me in solving this issue... please let me know any further information you may need.