I recently installed a new graphics card.i had the same sticking before,but cooling the system down with fans ect,fixed the problem,now with the new graphics card...its doing the same.do i need to increase my cooling.i have heatsinks on the ram. and a geforce 9600 gt nvidia graphics card.and a 3ghz duel core processor.2gigs ram.processor temp at idle is +- 54 degrees and ram is around 35-38 degrees.i have one exhaust fan at the rear and 2x small fans blowinfg on the ram.
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Yes you are quite correct, your upgraded computer system is giving off a large amount of heat, that graphics upgrade is quite substantial.
See these off the shelf PC's from manufactures really don't take the computer gamer's needs into account with regards to cooling. Gaming gear gives off a whole bunch of heat and this heat as you have come to find needs to be expelled quite quickly for a stable and cool gaming computer system.
Here are two possible solutions for this problem: Option 1.) Installing cooling into the side panel is the easiest, most effective way of cooling your computer's components. I would reccomend installing at least two 120mm fans. What you do is set the one so that the fans hub would sits directly above the CPU. This fan would therefore provide freash cool air from outside the chassis to your CPU cooler. The second fan would be installed so that the hub sits slightly below the Circuit Board (PCB) of the Graphics card. This fan would therefore provide freash cool air from outside the chassis to your Graphics card. Be sure to check that the fan, once installed over the Graphics card clears the actual graphics card once the side panel is slid closed. You will need to measure and drill 4 holes for each fan, and then cut out the metal in the middle for air to pass through the chassis side panel. One can buy 120mm fan grills to protect anything large from touching the fan blades, it also makes the mod look smart and finished off. They are bought in crome or black finish. Check your computer store.
Now that the intake is sorted your will need to work on a suitable spot to install exhaust fans. Some-times there is enough space around the rear 80mm fan to drill and fit a 120mm fan. Again you will need to drill 4 holes and cut away the middle of the chassis for the air to pass through the chassis. You will need to check if this option is available to you. Another exhaust option is the top of the chassis for natural convection currents (hot air rising), usually install either 1 or 2 120mm fans depending on the position of the Power Supply, as some are fitted on the top and others on the bottom. Visit your local computer store for fan mounting; kits, ideas, available fan speeds and airflow rates, purchase fans.
Option 2.) Involves the purchase of a suitable gaming computer chassis. These would be better suited to your gaming setup/needs and have lot's of fan install points. You would want to get one, if you so choose that offers 120mm or 140mm fan mounting options. Usually offering in excess of 3 mounting points. Giving your computer components freash air, thereby decreasing tempreature, increasing performance, reliability and longevity. There are lot of diffent sizes and styles available.
I would reccomend either Cooler Master 690 series or Corsair.
It might be a case of simply downloading and installing the latest drivers for your graphics card. Go to www.nvidia.com and click their download drivers button. Then select your card form the list and download and install the latest drivers. Heat could also be an issue. Ensure that the cooler is clean of dust and that the fan is running smoothly. Install additional fans in your chassis if possible, as graphics cards tend to give off the most heat in a computer system. Also clean the gold fingered connectors of the graphics card with tissue paper. Set the graphics of the game down a bit, it is possible that the card is not able to cope with the load it is set to run at. Reducing the graphics may help.
First, and most importantly: don't attempt to run any more graphics-intensive applications on your notebook (such as games) until you resolve the problem; you can permanently damage your computer's internal hardware.
There a couple reasons computers will overheat:
As it appears you're using a laptop, make sure you use it on a smooth, flat surface. Placing on surfaces like bedding or carpet can block the exhaust vents on the machine, causing heat to build up inside the chassis.
Look at the exhaust vents on your laptop: is there a lot of visible dust and dirt in them? Your vents (and the internal cooling fan) are probably clogged. A can of compressed air can help to blow debris out. If there's a lot of debris compacted in the vent or fan, though, you may need to have the machine taken apart to physically remove the blockage.
Finally, listen to your machine: do you hear the fan come on at all? If your fan never spins up, you may have a faulty fan. In this case, there is not sufficient airflow to cool your system, and you'll need to have the fan replaced by a certified technician.
You are overheating. The frame rate drops as a protection to let it cool down a little, otherwise your card would get fried.
Sometimes less is more... reduce overclocking to a level the cooling fans are able to maintain a temperature low enough to not trigger the emergency break. You'll loose a few FPS at the benefit your system behaves more stable and has a longer life. Rule of thumb: a raise of 10°C in average operation temperature of any IC reduces its lifespan by 50%...
Hello. Looking at your specs, I assume that a Pentium 4 is not enough to run these kinds of games, so the overwhelming amount of data going through the cpu may have been causing your system to overheat. Do these steps: (1) Uninstall and then re-install your graphics card driver, if problem persists, go to number 2 (2) Try playing around with the ATI Catalyst settings, set everything there to default (3) If problem still persists, then I -am- sure that your PC and/or graphics card is way too overheated, in this case: (a) I recommend getting a heat-monitor (doesn't come cheap though) for your PC, to keep yourself notified of the temperatures of your PC (b) Try buying more fans and if you can afford it get a water-cooling system
Above all, if you can afford a better -Gaming- PC then I'd suggest that, because your system isn't really that great for new games.
There are three things you need to have a good gaming computer, fast graphics card, fast CPU, and lots of RAM. You didn't list your RAM so I can't help you, but 4GB is the most you can put in a computer. If you want to know everything about your computer then click on Start>Accesssories>system tools>system.
Ok you asked four or five questions so lets start with the CPU since if that breaks nothing else matters. First, the measurement for CPU is GigaHertz (GHz) not rpm. So it looks like you have a 1.98GHz CPU. That is not extremely fast (my Dell laptop for instance has a 2.4GHz) so you don't have to worry about your CPU overheating. Yes, all CPUs should have a heatsink and a fan. It helps with the cooling. A CPU also does a thing called "throttling" if it is getting too hot it slows itself down to cool off. So you are good with the CPU.
The other fan is the large fan you hear going on and off. That is connected to your power supply. The measurement for that is in wattage, it is custom made depending on the motherboard so that is a given that there is no problems with the power supply.
Both fans on the CPU and the Power Supply will turn off and on as they get hotter then stop when they are cool again.
Your graphics card is the most important for gaming. It should come with its on RAM and it's on fan. GE FORCE makes some good ones. Just google "gaming graphic cards" and you'll get an idea of what you need.
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is it summer now there? It sounds like heating problems. If you keep the system very cool does it still do the same? (Try opening your side panel, and putting a fan in front of it, blowing into your case, also check to make sure that the fan on the gfx card can spin freely and isn't hampered by dust particles. Also do you have thermal paste? i recommend taking your cpu heatsink off, wiping off the old paste, and applying new paste. I've seen thermal paste get old and then cause this kind of problem. If that still doesn't work, try drivers like bunny recommended. Good luck! :)
Hi - what Wattage is the Power Supply? I think you may need around 500 watts or more.
I have had similar problems in the past caused by insufficient Power being supplied to components (including having to move my Video Card's power cable pick up to very close to the Power Supply Unit instead of coming off the tail end of the wiring harness! - this worked in my case).
run cc cleaner remove games all the way then run cc cleaner agian then reboot then install games again to test u have all the latest windows updates ? try windows live care see if any traces of bugs thx nick im open for chat also
First check that overheating is'nt the problem, you can remove the sides of the pc and allow hot air to escape easier, if this cures it you need more fans, while your'e in the pc check for dust blocking fans and vents.
Also visit the game makers web site for bug fixes if there are any and also go to graphics card web site (www.nvidia.com)for possible known game issues that you are playing.