|Thanks for the replies! I removed the CPU and GPU heatsinks and removed all dust.|
My Specs according to dxdiag:
OS: XP SP2
Processor: AMD Sempron processor 3400+, 2 GHZ
Memory: 1024MB RAM
I removed the cpu and gpu heatsinks and removed all dust. This seems to have helped a bit. Here is a screenshot of speedfan now:
"GPU" and "CORE" have been at 49-50 since I cleaned it out and have had my computer on for at least an hour. Speedfan shows 49 as acceptable and 50 as dangerous.
I noticed that the thermal paste on both my gpu and cpu are completely dry and kind of.... falling off. Would this be the source of my problem?
EDIT: I also neglected to mention that when it shuts off automatically, it doesn't respond to the power button for several minutes. After being off for a while, I can turn it back on. This is the main reason I suspect overheating as it seems to need some time to "cool down."