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Final Daft Seven overheats my computer

And then it freezes and I have to restart it. I have Speedfan and when I type I can see the computer heat up.I also can watch the performance monitor in Windows task manager it shows that the cpu tops out while I type in Final Daft. I don't have this problem with Scriptware or Celtx and I would rather use Scriptware but I collaborate with several people who use Final Draft and inevitably it's problematic going from Scriptware to Final Draft. I used Sophocles on one project but that's another story.

Is there a way to cut down Final Draft's use of cpu power? I have my computer case open just so i can write in Final Draft and it still overheats!!!

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Dear Jakdwak

There are two solutions to the problem, you first one is the easest and meanns you just re-install the entire operating system from scratch. Yoou can also go into the CMOS/ BIOS settings and enable the computers highest performance settings, if you dont have this option, then i will need to know the manufacturer/ vendor model of your motherboard, RAM, CPU etc etc (basically every component within the system casing. Im confident that this in itself may work and could provide the fixya you have been looking for. However if it is not then your second option now follows.

Your second option is to change your motherboard, increase your RAM, upgrade your CPU, uprate your PSU (power supply unit) and install a larger capacity and more powerful graphics card. And if it was up to me personally, i would start with your Power supply unit (PSU), then uprate the graphics card, then your RAM (providing this is DDR2 533 or better), then after that it will be the motherboard and CPU at the same time. Obviously you stop when the machine can then cope with the extra demand. As a temporary measure though, while you are selecting yor components, you can always by a standard desktop fan (like the ones you use in an office to keep you cool on a hot day) and stand it right near the tower of your computer (with the fan pointing into the machine..........obviously) and then switch the thing on. It may not drastically cool your computer down by a great deal, but it will make life somewhat easier.

Now cutting down CPU power is a good idea, and you can just simply do this by turning off certain settings, but as i mentioned above, i will need your system specifications and the version of operating system you are using before i will be able to advise on this matter any further.. However for now, I have provided three solutions, and wish you all the best with trying these out. If these fixya solutions dont work, just get back to me, and i will certainly come up with something else.

Im on here nearly every moment of the day, so you can get hold of me practically anytime day or night and even over christmas periods too. So if you need help, then im only a click away.

Until i speak to you next time, pease take care and good luck once again with these solutions

yours sincerely

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