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Screen goes blank after 5 minutes (tyan tempest s5380)

I have a dual xeon workstation that's setup on a tyan tempest s5380 motherboard, and i built the machine in late december 2007, so its a little over a year old.
Up until now its been running fine, albeit noisily due to the stock cpu fans...but lately its been conking out. the screen often goes blank after 5 minutes, and will not fire up on reboot. If left for half an hour or so, it usually fires up again, but often with the same problem.
I'm guessing the motherboard is on the way out...but can anyone tell me if there's a way to fix this? Thanks in advance.
Tyan Tempest s5380 (stock BIOS v2.00) 2 x Intel Xeon e5335 (2.0Ghz) 4Gb Corsair 667Mhz FB-DIMM (2x2Gb) Leadtek WinFast PX8800GTX (768Mb GDDR3) Creative Sound Blaster Audigy EAX Samsung 400Gb SATA (Windows XP sp3) WD Velociraptor 300Gb (Kalyway 10.5.3)
Whole thing is well cooled.

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Try booting without expansion cards. Watch your processor temperature carefully. I guess you have problems with processor. Try another processor if you have around. Keep posting.

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