I am running an AMD Athlon XP 2100+ with an ASUS A7V333 motherboard. The motherboard has a built in protection to restart if the cpu temp gets to high. This is when I have the cpu speed in the BIOS set to 1733. When I lower it to 1333 it seems to run fine and doesn't overheat. This sucks because I am not getting my full performance out of my CPU. Is the overheating caused by a bad CPU or do I need to get a better cooling device on it. I have a heatsink and fan on it, the one that comes with the processor and they both run fine. Also I have to case vent fans, one on the side panel blowing in and one on the top of the case blowing out. What should I do, should I send the CPU in and ask for a new one or is there something I need to do to fix this.
Where do you live? Ive heard before at higher elevations computers overheat at stock speeds with AMD's retail Heatsink "I know I am a paperweight" heatsink fan.
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