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Old 06-04-2006, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how can u tell which is over heating cuz when i was playing a game the graphics(FPS) suddenly dimishes. i thought it was my video card at first but now i'm not sure

The basic process goes like this

First, i'll be playing the game then all of a sudden, there whole frame rate lessons

Second i'll look in front of my computer and it'll say the temperture(around 115 F) which is directly connected to there processor.

Then, if i keep play the computer just restarts on its own. no signs no nothing just like a regular reboot

It happens often in games like world of warcraft, battlefield 2 but this time i was playing civilization IV, i know, its not a a high graphics game but when ur deep into it, more and more graphics are being used.

As oppose to specs i'm running a 2.8 gig intel processor, 1gig of ram. and radeonx800. also its customly made. i'll probably get the artic cooler if its the video card but i can't figure out why it just restarts

Any help would be great help Thank You.
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Include all your specs (including PSU)
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Go into the bios and compare the actual temp of teh cpu to the case gauge you will probably find it is off by a fair amount. Have you cleaned your HSF lately. To view your temps in real time you can download a program like everest home to monitor your temps.
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Speedfan is also a good freeware program to check temps.
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Include all your specs (including PSU)
sorry i'm not that that familar with the specific specs/PSU, sorry i just kinda know the basics, i'll be more than happy to look it up if u can kinda give me a guide line

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Go into the bios and compare the actual temp of teh cpu to the case gauge you will probably find it is off by a fair amount. Have you cleaned your HSF lately. To view your temps in real time you can download a program like everest home to monitor your temps.
"Have you cleaned your HSF lately." probably not, figuring i don't know wut that is, although if i've cleaned the dust in my computer recently witha dustoff.

I have this thermometer thing that is connected to the front of my PC, showing a screen telling me how hot what ever the thermometer is touching. so i had it on my processor then around my video card, both reaching a degree of around 118 more/less, playing a simple game like civilization 4.

Also i forgot to mention that most of the time the computer restarts once the FPS goes down, but somtimes it just restart out of nowhere.

i know i'm in quite a pickel here
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"Have you cleaned your HSF lately." probably not, figuring i don't know wut that is, although if i've cleaned the dust in my computer recently witha dustoff.

HSF = cpu Heat Sink & Fan, Have a look at it is it plugged with dust.
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I think his graphics use is overheating the CPU and the bios is shutting down the computer. Just my guess.
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HSF = cpu Heat Sink & Fan, Have a look at it is it plugged with dust.
yeah i cleaned all that off with compressed air.


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I think his graphics use is overheating the CPU and the bios is shutting down the computer. Just my guess.
that could be it, i ask other people this and everyone seems to give me a different answer; get a new video card, u have a virus(which i don't), power supply, ram.

lol i might as well buy a new computer if all that was the case, but yeah wow this restart has to stop especial when its one those games where u have to save and quit.

**Also would the bios still be restarting the comp out of no where? somtimes i don't even playa game and it restarts out of no where.
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Yes, I think the bios would restart the computer anytime the temp gets too high. Not sure if it's your graphics card getting too high or the actual cpu. If you had a speedfan/temp program, you might be able to determine this. Your bios might also show this.
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i downloaded speed fan i don't know how to work it, well inorder tos how the video card/processor/bios temperature.
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