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#1 11 years ago

I have a NVIDIA Geforce PCX 5750. This computer is around 3 years old, it has 1 gig ram also. Every time I play a game, my CPU fans start to become louder and louder. It's been happening for around 18 months. I think the graphics card has melted a bit. I downloaded SpeedFan and my CPU is over heating. I want to make sure it's the graphics card before I buy a better one.

It's starts up when I'm playing/doing:

The Sims 2 World Of Warcraft Knights Of The Old Republic Star Wars Battlefront series Jedi Academy Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault FarCry Every time I save a movie to my computer from Windows Movie Maker 80% of the time when I start up my computer Random times

World Of Warcraft crashes mostly when I enter Orgrimmar (Very busy place). It goes to a blue screen and says stuff about checking your recently installed software.

Please help me before I destroy this piece of junk.




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#2 11 years ago

Blue Screen of Death can be caused by lots of different things, and by the sounds of it that isnt your only problem. Firstly i would open the pc if i were you and check to see the thing isnt clogged up with dust, it sounds like the fans are compensating for something.

Once you are happy it is clean, and you have good airflow through the case, get back to us and let us know how you get on, we can then eliminate heat as a cause.




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#3 11 years ago

well... You said two conflicting things. You went from your cpu fan humming faster to thinking your graphics card was crapping out...

First off, Specs? If you are using an thunderbird chip to play those games, of course it is going to heat up .... But you said, three years old, that doesn't mean it was brand new when you got it ? or was it.... Need more info m8.

I would bet your chip needs to be resat with a better Thermal paste. If you are playing games, and the card heats up, there are tell tale signs called artifacts... That is where you will see glitchy scenery.

If your ram or cpu are heating up you can bet it just cuts out.




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#4 11 years ago
DarthJebus05I downloaded SpeedFan and my CPU is over heating.

Well, thats the first thing you should take care of. If your problem is graphics card related, during games you would most likely see artifacting (textures rendered wrong, little miscolored dots everywhere, stuff like that), are you seeing anything like that or is it just going from playing good to all the sudden throwing up a blue screen?

If its happening that often when you first start your computer, it would also be a good idea to check your ram as well. You might have a stick going bad.




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#5 11 years ago

Well, I'm not sure where I can view my full System Specs (total n00b, I know), but at the bottom of this page: Xfire - Jebus (jebusjm) has the specs..I think.

The whole CPU has been cleaned, didn't do anything. I'm not seeing anything weird in my games, although, I used to play Star Wars Galaxies, it worked perfectly on my mums laptop, and from what I can gather, my computer is better than hers. When I played it on my computer, it lagged horribly, not internet lag, the FPS.

Also, how do I find out what kind of chip I have?

Thanks in advance,

Jebus

:EDIT: I also tried oiling the fans, to no prevail.




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#6 11 years ago

Nooooooo... you never oil the fans... damn wish you had asked us about that previous. Oh well. Ok .. let's go this route. Go to> Start, then run , then type in dxdiag. Hit enter. Let it run .. Then save to text ... Then upload and post here. This will give us all the info we need about your rig.




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#7 11 years ago

:/ One of the guys at our local computer shop said to oil them




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#8 11 years ago

ok .. You have a p4 3.0. It states it is 2 cpus. So i would assume you have a dual core.... Meh could be. the issue is, you may be over heating. Again, ( if you are compfortable doing it ) i would reseat the chip and fan with more or better thermal paste. That is if it is the cpu that is having the issue.

when was the last time you updated your drivers for your vid and sound ....




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#9 11 years ago
~Merrickok .. You have a p4 3.0. It states it is 2 cpus. So i would assume you have a dual core.... Meh could be.

No, there are no dual core P4's. The reason its says 2 CPU's is because he has a Pentium 4 with HyperThreading, which tricks windows into thinking its running on two cores instead of one.




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#10 11 years ago

Thanks for that.. You know what is terrible ? i have a p4 3.0 with hyperthreading myself. I don't use it often anymore. But i have it. LOL would explain the heat... Mine was a bugger on heat for a while.