Originally Posted by coonmanx
Do you even get a BSOD or does it just power down? Usually hardware related issues will produce a blue screen. If the power supply is failing to provide enough power under load then that could be an issue. That Athlon 64 X2 5200+ is drawing a lot less power than the 965. I would watch the CPU voltage in CPU-Z while you are doing these things and see if you are getting a large Vdroop. That CPU could be asking for more power and not getting it.
I don't know how it could be the power supply. I have a 700W, and don't have anything too intensive. I've even used charts that go piece-by-piece to detail how much power you're using, and with everything in my PC, I should still be way under the limit.
Wait, I see what you're saying. Yeah, someone earlier commented on that. Said I should manually set my vcore to 1.4 or so, instead of leaving it on Auto.
And yeah, no blue screens at all. The power is sounding like it's the problem. I just didn't have enough time to test it yesterday. Might tonight, but likely not until tomorrow. I'm really hoping the problem's fixed that easily... I'd hate to have to scrap a $150 processor over something stupid.