Hey folks, this seems like a pretty awesome forum and I hope I can find some help here. I learn fast but I've only recently gotten into the hardware game, it's fun but sometimes overwhelming figuring out what the cause is of the many inevitable issues that seem to pop up.
Anyhow, there's an annoying occurrence that keeps bugging me when I play a game. Occasionally it will cease to accept input from my keyboard, and, for example, continue on with the last given input. So if I was running, it will continue to run, like the key is stuck, but it's not. It will do this every few minutes, and lasts for a couple of seconds. It seems to become more frequent the longer I play the game.
It's a new computer. I'm on an E2180 Intel dual core at 2.0 GHz, with 2 GB of DDR2 RAM at 667 MHz and a sapphire HD 4830 512 MB DDR3 RAM GPU, on a custom vortex Windows XP 32 bit OS.
It's all on an XFX Nforce 750i Motherboard (I know it was a bad choice because I can't go crossfire down the road, but live and learn right?).
There's also the issue of case ventilation, in specific, my CPU. At first, because I had no case ventilation when I built the computer, my hardware was always running very hot. I checked the temperatures using speedfan. Now that I have proper case cooling, I have a few questions.
First off, why does speedfan take so long to load up for me? On my older, much slower computer, speedfan actually boots up faster. It doesn't make much sense to me. I don't have any conflicting programs running, nothing is different, software wise, from my older PC.
Secondly, what do the readings correspond to exactly? My guess is TEMP1 is the CPU as it's the primary one indicated in the toolbar, but then I have core 1 and 2, which seem to be the cores of the CPU.
So is TEMP 1 just the outer casing of the CPU?
I have these readings on idle:
Temp1: 36 Celsius
Temp2: 33 Celsius.
Temp3: 33 Celsius.
HD0: 35 Celsius.
Core1: 39 Celsius.
Core2: 38 Celsius.
Now these temperatures are pretty good, I think. The problem I have with the CPU is under full load, it shoots up to over 70 celsius which is definitely not right. I'm using the stock fan that came with it. Perhaps I didn't apply it right?
Oh yeah, why does speedfan only display one fan in its listing? I have five fans, two 120mm's, one on the back and one on the front, one 80 mm on the side casing, one on my CPU heatsink, and one on my GPU.