My computer keeps rebooting itself, need help asap!!!

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SyCo

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Here's my specs:
Asus A7V-133 motherboard
Athlon 1ghz (266) processor
256mb sdram
WesternDigital 20GB (7200) HD
Windows 2000 Pro.
Lately I've been having troubles with my computer rebooting itself at random, no joke. I can either be playing a game, typing a paper, or just loading up IE, and suddenly I'm back at the BIOS startup screen. It began doing this suddenly last month without warning. The only thing I can suspect is that my computer is running too hot, ASUS Probe says it is currently at 141, it averages around 140. Also another problem I experience is that all my downloads are currupt. For example, I will download a 80 meg demo, and midway through installation a CRC error appears, and I know it cannot be the server/file because I've downloaded the same exact file from multiple sites with the same problem, but the error appears at different points of the install process. I even tried to download the latest Star Wars trailer, and 75% through the movie I get a damn error, so it's not just .exe or .zip files. Please help, this is extremely frustrating and any insight will be greatly appreciated, thanks!
 
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It really sounds like you need to look at a new cooling soloution, both problems could be related to overheating.
141 is really hot

Either get a new processor heatsink/fan combo or more cooling fans in your case.
 

SyCo

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I know! I'm using the heatsink that came with the processor, but I guess it's not enough. I'm going to take my tower to the store where I got the parts from and see if they can suggest a cooling solution. Thanks for the reply
 
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It does sound like a cooling problem. If you continue to have problems after you upgrade your cooling you may need to replace your processor due to the fact when you over heat the cpu it may damage some of the IC circuitry in the processor itself.
 
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