i bought a set of 2amp power supplies so i dont think its that, theres only the wireless keyboard n mouse dongle in it and the 8 gig SD card.
Ive not changed any of the default settings so unless it overclocks as default from stock?
I wouldnt think overheating would be a problem to the pi theres no heat sinks on it at all.
Imaged it from the installer on the raspbmc website the only things ive added is an extra user so i can use it as an FTP server under that. ( i just need somewhere to dump cctv images)
I was thinking of openelec but i chose raspbmc cause i didnt want to only use it for xbmc and movies. Im trying to learn more about linux and command line etc. Particularly been able to do more things with embedded linux in devices like routers
Thanks for your help