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Old 08-05-2007, 01:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As the title reads I'm dying inside. (oh and this is my first post :happy: )

I recently discovered very bad performance issues when i was gaming, first i noticed this on Counter-Strike 1.6 where i was getting between 20-70 fps (80ish at startup). Later i tried to play Counter-Strike Source, in which i basically cried at the fps i was getting (2-11).

This is also happening on regular programs like Firefox and VLC media player where i noticed that they are taking a bit longer to open (and sometimes close).

First i thought it might have been either a background process hog or a virus/spyware. I came across nothing (scanned with multiple applications). Then i thought it might have been either a old video card driver or a bad overclock setting. Thus also did not turn up anything (upgraded to latest ati driver and closed down gpu overclock). Then i tried looking for conflicts or other issues with the steam diagnostic, still no results. I later tried a number of things from re-installing, Replacing the CS openGL file with my video cards openGL file (supposedly fixes for some people :freak: ) and even defraging with Diskeeper (on both C:, videos/games/etc. and D:, system/small installs).

My last hope is the people (which on 1.6 yelled at me for writing about fps problems and told me to get some aim :snob: )

Someone please help me!, the only thing i can possibly think of is that i might need a new CPU.



Here are my system specs. It usually is quite cool and the GPU stays about 48-52 C

Windows XP SP2
PSU: 430W
CPU: Intel Celeron 346, CPU 3.06Ghz
Motherboard: Intel D945GTP,BIOS date 04/11/2006,PCI-Express support (x16)
RAM: 1024MB Dual Channel 2x512mb, 266.7Mhz
Graphics Card: Sapphire X1950GT, 256mb PCI x16
Sound: Basic Realtek (don't no specifics)
Hard Drive: 250gig western digital (i think? ), 222gig main, 10.7 system crap


Edit: I also CClean, Registry Clean and Spyware/Anti-Virus Regularly
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Check to be sure that your cpu is not overheating, also check your ram with memtest, and check all of your hdd cables, then check your chipset temps.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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HOLY MOTHER OF ****EN CHRIST

i don't mean to be blasphemous or rude but WTF!!!!

someone please help

I just discovered my CPU is running at a whopping 81-83 degrees Celsius, im pretty sure that is FUKEN hot

Someone please tell me what i should do to cool it down!

i think it possibly could be overclocked



Oh and btw memory scan revealed no errors
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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hehe ./ right. first of all you can check if its overclocked simply by right clicking my computer and clicking properties. That will show your cpu , its factory speed and its actualy speed. Make sure your cooler is on properly . I recomend some artic silver 5 thermal paste for your cooler.. if its a stock cooler it probably has a crappy thermal pad on it
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Hehe :happy:

Well I'm glad to say that i have got my CPU down to 41 degrees

I opened it up while it was on to see if any cords/other where screwing with the fans or cpu, and at the moment while staring into the case i remembered i haven't cleaned the dust out of my pc in about a year :laughing:

Well i removed about a 2inch layer of dust on the fan of the cpu and also cleaned the GFX card (which is running maybe 1 degree cooler) and ram etc.

It seems a 30min blast from a vacuum cleaner can do just about anything


Oh and also i tried CS and I'm glad to say its at a 80-100 fps rate :happy:


Thank you to bmxfreakrider since he said to check my CPU temp (81 degrees soon would have turned to 90 or 100) and + i leave my pc torrenting when I'm at school and asleep so you either saved me $100 cpu, $700 or so PC, $400,000 house or even my life

And also thanks to OatesyX, i will take your suggestion on board since some people say that cpu should be about 35 degrees not 40-42.



P.S Also a big thanks to Tech Forums for having such a helpful community




EDIT: My CPU seems to suggest its being overclocked by 0.01GHz

CASE CLOSED!
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Yeah, at times when the CPU is running at a very high load temp, it can cause some trouble. 81°C is like almost 180°F.
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yea no problem man, as soon as I heard that it was slowing down, i remembered this video that I watched that said that cpu's slow down to prevent a potental core meltdown (no joke) and first thing that poped into my head is it sounded like a power cable got lodged in the fan for the cpu.

and i had to type it all with a mouse, my kb was on another pc that im setting up for my dad, who just got a nice new 19" widescreen that has a pretty nice blue stuck pixel, lol. $199 not worth it.
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Its official: Cs is evil.
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^ totally lol-worthy
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arrrggghhh.......stop looking at porn, it's a computer killer
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