Hey Thomas, I live in Tabasco, Mexico (160 km from Guatemala), here is hot 365 days a year, I had the same problem you have, a friend told me to replace the air conditioner, and the problem was fixed, I guess you need to do someting to keep your computer colder (cooler??)
This sounds like an overheating issue. I try to not let the temp get above 82 degrees in my room. I live in Phoenix, Arizona so it gets quite hot here in the summer. Hottest day last year was 116!
Remember that the temperature in the case is usually about 20 degrees warmer than room temp. With AMD processors it can be much hotter than that. You really need to get your room temp down. Maybe use a fan to blow in cooler air from outside your room.
Thanks guys. I\'m trying to sort out the problem. I have another question though,
Is it best for me to keep the pc case closed or open ? i\'ve heard that the cooling process with the fans and all work better with the case closed, besides I don\'t want it to heat up my room, so it stays hot in the case but not in the room, since the fan on the back of the pc sucks in cool air I mean...
You can keep it open to get more air. I work for an OS company and we all keep our cases open...Throw one of those small box fans on the thing you can get from Fry;s
If you decide to keep it closed, you should get some more fans and stick them over your chipset, memory and that should keep it cool
On my case at home I have 5 fans...2 in back, 1 inn front and 1 over the memory, as well as a CPU fan. I have speed adjusted enermax fans to cut down noise. I also have an enermax power supply that has an adjustable fan on it to cut noise, and anothe rthermal fan that comes on only when I need it.