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Old 06-26-2009, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When i play games on my computer after a few minutes frame rates crash land. If i minimise the game, then maybe load up internet explorer and have a little browse, i can return to the game a couple minutes later and then it'll be fine. It likes to have a break every few minutes...

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Overheating? is there a way to check temps without consulting bios? Computer doesn't feel too hot.
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realtemp will give you your temps.
Real Temp - CPU temperature monitoring
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Software incompatible with my cpu...
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Core Temp

ati tool for gpu.
ATITool - Overclocking utility for ATI and NVIDIA cards
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try everest ultimate. it should work for most computers and it displays detailed info
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okay. what do you all make of this?

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That is a bit hot no doubt. what are you loading it with? I see it is at 95% load.

What kind of overclocking have you tried because I beleive stock vcore on that cpu is 1.35 and you are running it at 1.475.

Set bios to default settings.

It is not scorching hot but it is hotter than I would like to see.
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i don't have many applications installed i like to run bare min. just one game like GTA iv or BIA ****'s Highway will over heat it. I am a leisured computer user and haven't touched any bios settings so it shouldn't be in anyway overclocked!
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check to make sure you cpu heatsink fan is clear of dust.
You may want to get a can of compressed air and clean out the entire case.
Try to zip tie up wires to promote good airflow.
remount heatsink using tx-2 thermal paste.
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I unclipped the cpu and heatsink and cleaned out all the dust using cotton buds (q-tips,) a vacuum cleaner and by blowing.

CPU temp has dropped and no overheating in last two days!
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