Originally Posted by ajdroidx
My desktop is toast. Will not stay powered on for more then 2 minutes. Could be a motherboard issue. . PSU issue, BIOS. A blown cap someplace. Not sure. I am really not missing windows.
Perhaps I am just needing a change and looking for reasons to justify doing so.
Sounds more like an overheating problem, check out the heatsink/fans
Maybe you are looking for justification, experience is the best teacher. Sure get some more hardware (personally as long as your not getting into debt donig so, who cares right?) But if ask you need to fix the old setup is some thermal paste or a new heatsink/fan then you might as well repair and do with it whatever proves useful to you.