- Check and observe if your processor fan is running smoothly, it may be running slow. Replace your processor fan right away if it is defective.
- If you think your processor fan is running just fine, try to check the air passage just beneath the fan it maybe clogged up with dust, denying the air to reached down to the bottom of your processor heatsink, causing the processor to overheat during operation.
- Remove the processor heatsink and inspect the area around the processor, if maybe covered with dust.
Note: AMD Duron/Athlon processors for socket 462 generate lots of heat compare to its Intel counterpart, making this kind of processors more vulnerable to damage. Regular checking and cleaning of your processors cooling system will avoid this kind of a problem.