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When we say runs, what are we getting? POST/splash screen/desktop? Is it looping this? If not looping, can the system be immediately powered back on, be functional, then spontaneously power back down again?

This could be:

If it only POSTs, a RAM issue, bad boot sector, corrupted OS.

If it gets to splash screen, boot sector, or thermal throttling

If it gets to desktop, throttling, virus/malware.

These are NOT the only possible issues, but the ones most likely. There are forum members better equipped to handle the more obscure issues possible. I hope some see this thread and decide to chime in.

If it's the desktop situation, I would try saving an antivirus like AVG, and a few antimalware kits on a thumbdrive, and try booting in safe mode to run them.

I see that you've ordered another motherboard. I *hope* it's not another alienware. That Dell stuff has long warranties for a reason.
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