By: Tillmann (IP: 146.140.7.*)
Written on: 13-09-2005 15:33
if the P4's overtemperature protection is activated, the CPU is SLOWED DOWN, not halted. That is, the system will continue to work, only much, much slower than before.
What you're describing are rather the symptoms of a normal crash. Reasons may include poor operating system/driver configuration, hardware defects (bad memory, motherboard, ...), hardware/software compability issues. It may also be that the motherboard is overheating and therefore crashing; however in the case of the P4, it is unlikely that crashing is a symptom of CPU overheating. What CPU temperature does the BIOS report?