yellowhampsterAn alienware machine is $5000US which is around $8500 AUD, it has dual amd fx processors, dual nvidia 6800GT SLI. 2 gig of ram, and alot of other neat stuff. But its alien ware, so of course you can build something better for that money. Wait, can it really get better than that?
Anyone who spends that much on a computer deserves to be ripped off. Just think how little it will be worth in just a year. Jeez, that is as bad as new car depreciation LOL :lol:
Eagle Onethats freezing to mine, mines reached 79C, but normally its around 65/70, im on p4 1.7ghz.
wtf? that's f***ing hot, especially on a p4 1.7ghz, 5C is dangerously low temp for a cpu, 70C is a dangerously high temp for a cpu, and if yours is at 65/70 normally..... Shes's gonna blow!!!, well not really but thats still a very high temp, you got to find some way to cool it down more
Unless you're referring to issues related to condensation, there is no operating temp "too low" for a CPU until you start to approach absolute zero.
PCUSERwtf? that's f***ing hot, especially on a p4 1.7ghz, 5C is dangerously low temp for a cpu, 70C is a dangerously high temp for a cpu, and if yours is at 65/70 normally..... Shes's gonna blow!!!, well not really but thats still a very high temp, you got to find some way to cool it down more
i know, but im getting a new computer soon so ill leave it, and i must say its been extremely reliable because its been running at these temperatures for over a year and nothings happened yet, i got a 40gb hdd, a 120gb hdd, radeon 9600xt, 1280mbs of sdram (2x512 + 1x256) and i only have a 300W power supply. ive been on that website where you can calculate the power consumption by putting in your specs and mine says 346watts. But i aint gonna bother with anything because as i say im gettin a new comp soon
kevlI am just wondering what is a dangerous temp for an Athlon xp 3200. Because i have recently installed a Radeon 9800 pro in my machine but when i play Call Of Duty my CPU temp gets to around 65 'C then restarts its self but my system temp is only around 35 'C so i dont think its the radeon 9800 heating the whole system. Its gotta just be the CPU i have a big ass Arctic Cooling fan and heatsink fitted to it so it should keep it cool but it dont. I have never had this problem before because i have never run any games that pressure the CPU i could not run them with the card i had. Also nothing is Overclocked The only way i can play Call of duty is if i open my window and put the back of my system up to it so that my system is sucking freezing cold air into it from outside plz plz help lol
I got the same problem as you when i bought a Radeon 9800pro from eBay, my comp always restarts when i was playing games, so i bought a new power supply (ION2 350w) But i still have the same problem, so I think that the radeon was like overheated, so I refound it, but I'm still not knowing what was the real problem.
ATI's newer GPU's need power, the 9800 require at least a 350 psu. there is a good change that your psu was over-rated. I recommend to any gamer to buy no less than a 400 watt. Anyway to get back to topic, I bought a Sony Viao, with a 3.2ghz process. Out of the box it ran at a wopping 90 degrees farenheight. I have since then upgraded the case to a "Nemesis", it dropped the temp until I added ati's x800, which put me back up to 90 degress Farenheight.
doomer91 my comp always restarts when i was playing games, so i bought a new power supply (ION2 350w)
Listen to Mr. Happy123, a 350w power supply, probably only pushes out 280- 320 watts most of the time.
Also, AMPs are important. Many 400w Power Supplies can't even provide enough AMPs for a gaming system.
There are usually to sides to everything in the computer industry.
Processors, have the well known mhz, as PSUs have the Watts. Did you know that the FSB (front side bus), and L2 Cache, have more impact on performance nowadays? L2 cache costs more, but increases the performance significantly.