I have an AMD t-bird 700 on a Gigabyte 7ZM and lately it's been locking my win98 box. Figuring that the CPU is overheating, I checked out the CPU temp in the system bios.
The CPU temp read at a whopping 81 'C with a Chrome Orb heatsink (note: when I removed the 'old' heatsink, I found that its thermal tape had melted onto the CPU)
The Case temp with a Tornado 1000 read at a more reasonable 31 'C.
Tonight I will test it using the CPU monitor program I found on this site...
In the mean time, can this be credited to a poorly produced CPU...a bad apple?