computer turns itself on and off

Amd Palomino athlon xp 1600+ (1.40ghz, 2...
March 24, 2010 at 19:07:46
Specs: Windows XP pro, 1024
i have this:
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
1.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-7061
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 05/17/2004
QUANTUM FIREBALLlct15 20 [Hard drive] (20.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 613024450847, rev A01.0F00, SMART Status: Healthy 1024 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' has 512 MB
Local Drive Volumes

It started turning itself on and off... it finally had a unmountable boot volume error... so i reformatted the hard drive... it continued so i bought a new power source.... i also ckecked the bios and it is running 65 celcus.... so i am at a loss as to what is causing this... does anyone have an idea???? i do not know if the product is right so in the message i put what i do know abt this .. my nephew built it adn he is not in the country w here he can help me

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March 29, 2010 at 07:03:43
Okay, I'm sorry to see you are having that problem.

Good attempt with the new PSU, but it would help if you said what was actually running at that temperature.

For some CPU's, 65 degrees celcius is an automatic shutdown temperature, this feature is on my motherboard and will likely be on yours as we have a similar BIOS. You can either disable this 'feature' (which I wouldn't recommend) and continue to fry your CPU until it dies or there's a safety hazzard, or you can check/replace the CPU fan and/or remove any dust.

If you chose to replace the fan (it'll be cheap and easy) then you'd probably be best to keep an eye on the temperature's of your PC. I'm guessing your nephew unknowingly used an old CPU fan.

You can get CPU fans for AMD machines from a few different places. Personally, your best bet, is to get a hold of an old AMD machine and take it's CPU fan. Of course, the only problem with that, is that the fan will have an unknown life span. A new one will cost around £1-3.

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