I just got a new Motherboard/Processor: The Asus P5GD2 Deluxe, and the socket 775 3.0ghz prescott. I set everything up, and after the POST, as soon as the Wondows XP splash screen began to fade on, the computer froze for about 3 seconds and the shut down. I could not turn it on for a minute. The I rebooted and watched the BIOS. In hardware monitor the cpu temp was 65C. This is when the computer is sitting in the BIOS. I tried a few more times, but I could not get into Windows. I beleive that it is because of overheating.
I went into the hardware monitor in the Asus BIOS, and watched the temps. After five minutes, idling, my cpu temp is 78.5C/173F. I checked my cpu fan, and it is working. I am using the stock HSF. I am using arctic silver that was properly applied ( after first having removed the "tape" that come with the tock cooler). I have no clue why my temps are so high, and I am assuming that my problem is because of the temps. Can anybody help?