I have a compaq presario 2140US. It worked fine for about a year, then one day it just crashed, i had to reinstall windows. Since that crash every time i play a game or do anything very cpu intensive it overheats and turns off. I did a prime 95 test on the ram, the ram is stable. I opened it up and made sure all the fans were working and that everything else was in its place. I then underclocked the AMD 2200 to 1ghz to see if it would be stable, no it still crashed with in 5 mins of gaming. It has to be the cpu, becuase it overheats when i do a prime 95 cpu test, but why would the cpu still overheat when its only running at 1ghz? I asked the tech's at compaq and those idiots were clueless. It will stay on and run aim / word or anything similar for weeks, it will play dvds without overheating, but it will not play games for more than 5 minutes. Any idea on how to fix it?
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11/5/04 at 6:24pm