I had my processor die a few days ago. I think it was a heat issue, my case always seems stupidly hot despite 3 fans and a big cpu sink and fan. Unfortunatly it took the motherboard with it.
Have now put an older motherboard in and taken the processor out of the home pc. The system works although a little slow due to the tempory processor being an xp 1500+.
The main issue is a random crash which either happens around the time just after telling it to start windows normally, loading xp or any time randomly during general running. There is no obvious pattern to it.
My thought is either the motherboard is just old and combined with a slow cpu its just too much to cope with. Or its overheating still.
Im heading out to get a new cpu tomorrow and need to know whether I need a new motherboard or a aluminium case as well. Or wether I have the wrong end of the stick.
Would much appreciate any help or feedback.