my pentium d runs in the 50s at idel and when max load it will stay at 88c for about ten min then will switch off as i have set a max temp shutdown temp of 90c my question is is this safe for my motherboard or will it catch fire etc
my board is
asus ecs p4m800prom version 2.0 altho cpuid says v1.0
If your computer is shutting down after reaching high temps it's overheating and reaching it's thermal limits. The computer is shutting down to prevent the CPU from frying. I would clean out the computer, clean out the fan/heatsink and re-apply thermal paste to the CPU.