I have an Alienware computer that has been overheating for a while now. It started making a siren sound so I cleaned it out, cleaned the heatsink, and reapplied the thermal past (cleaned old off with alcohol and applied very thin layer)but it still overheats and crashed. I have tried to get help before and they said that my bios probably needed to be flashed to correct the issue but I can't update through Abit because it's an Alienware computer so I have to go through them. I went to their web site and entered in my motherboard info, but Alienware doesn't provide an updated BIOS for my computer. I am getting very frustrated trying to figure this computer out! Is it even because of my motherboard? Or could it be my PSU? Or processor? Any help would be great! Here is what I have-
Alienware Aurora with winXP 64bit, AMD 4000+ processor, Abit av8 motherboard, and an enermax 460w PSU.