Originally Posted by rudster816
fan and lights dont eat up more than 25 watts in the most EXTREME case. i doubt it would be cpu temps because 1 min. after boot and not putting it under load is pretty bad. and did this problem always exist and just keep getting worse and worse?
we should be able to tell if you tell us the full specs of your computer
actually, with intel's heatsinks on the single core extremes, they would overheat very quickly when in a poor ventilation case, or combined with other high-end parts. Mine overheated in about 47 seconds, right after the IDE scan. Overheating is quite possible. Even though I'm a newby, I have experience with frying comp parts xD.
I'd suggest cleaning out the dust inside your comp first, before you buy a new powersupply to ruel out the heat issue.