computer will shut down randomly

Me / ME
March 1, 2009 at 07:39:50
Specs: Windows XP pro 32bit, c2d 6700/1gb mushkin hi preformance
Hey my self built computer now shuts down randomly, or so I think. It has been going strong for about 3 years now. Recently I have heared the fan on my cooling unit "monsoon 2" growling or rather buzzing so I would give the case the old kick and it sorta stopped. In the past 2 days once I start my computer it will shut down after a while say 10 ish minutes, however when I boot it to desktop right after a crash it will crash almost immediatly, I had 2 small boxes pop up for a split second before the crash one had to do with my antivirus and a code saying somthing bout syntex so I uninstalled it. second was about .Net so i got rid of my 3 installations, 2.0,2.5, and 3.0 I believe? It still crashed, I play alot of counterstrike source as I am in it competitivly and after about 4 rounds about 15min on a public server i noticed it locked up for mmmm 3 seconds then my puter shut off. i did unplug everything from the back except my monitor and it ran then I gradually stared re plugging in, I got it down to the sound system and it started to crash, how ever, it did at that point only when I played a lil counterstrike. this is all very confusing I am an geek/ex geek and I cant see what it would be, possibly processor I monitored it in idle with few programs so it was under no load it showed it at 32% I have no idea if that is normal or not. here are the specs.
1gb mushkin hi pro
intel c2d "god idk 6700 I think" non oc'd
x1950xtx
850w psu thermaltake
asus monitor 22"
usb mouse
ps/2 kb
xfi extreme music
all on a dfi lanparty icfx3200 board.

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#1
March 1, 2009 at 09:59:20
"I have heared the fan on my cooling unit "monsoon 2" growling or rather buzzing so I would give the case the old kick and it sorta stopped"

The problem should be obvious. Your cooling system is failing, your CPU is overheating & it's shutting down to prevent itself from burning out.


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#2
March 1, 2009 at 12:43:17
hmmm thought so, I came to that conclusion right after I posted this monitoring my spikes of heat and usage while under load.

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#3
March 1, 2009 at 14:34:57
processor sitting at 60 degrees Celsius roughly 140 Fahrenheit i might ditch the cooling unit and put on the stock intel one that came with the proc, that should do the trick for a couple more years. Any ideas whats with the cooling unit? low rpm or something? I belive I can adjust the monsoon2

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