Originally Posted by viperxiv
What's a safe way to get the CPU un-stuck?
Run a cpu intensive programm or benchmark for 15 minutes and quickly switch it off and take the computer apart. If it is still...
Is the cpu getting stressed more when the movie quality is bad?
If you have ffdshow try removing it, or change the settings to lower quality if you are familiar with it. Or any other program that may be trying to improve the picture...
Did you take your fans out recently for cleaning? The same thing happened to me and I found out that the problem was that I didn't seat the fan properly. On the fan it says "press here". This is where you have to press in order...
You can overclock the cpu with cpufsb. Settings:
and the mainboard type P4C800. Then press fine tuning and set the frequency to what you want.
For gpu you can use ati tool. Or radlinker. Or ati tray tools.