Ok, first off, ty for the responses. I checked the clipset heatsink by touching it and its not that hot. I also realized the after leaving the computer off for many hours and starting it back up that the first thing I opened was speedfan and it was already reading 127c and it never changes, not 1 degree. I also got cpuid hm and theres no temps being reported anywhere near that. And I've had probe II from Asus which shows all is good. But reason I look at speedfan is because I wanted something the show the temp. in my system tray, miss motherboard monitor .
Anyway now I'm leaning toward I software issue for the crashing issue, like leftover ATI driver stuff from my old video card, RIP. I may try to format my hard drive and do a fresh re-install but damn, I got 1.5 TB hd and a bunch of stuff on it.
Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes!
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