What you describe is a common symptom of overheating, can you answer the following for us;
What is the brand and model name or number of the computer case.
How many case fans do you have.
Has the computer been overclocked.
Did you use the stock heatsink and cooling fan that was supplied with the processor.
Is the heatsink securely attached to the top of the processor.
and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows. The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
If you are running on a vista machine, please go to where you installed the program and run the program as administrator. (this is a screenshot from a vista machine)
To capture and post a screenshot;
Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.
Depending on the results we may need to run further software for comparison http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.htmlScreenshot instructions are provided to assist those that may read this topic but are not yet aware of the “how to”.