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Slowing down suddenly when gaming

Hi guys...my graphic card was working fine all along with my configuration of M2N-MX with a 3600+ Athlon card..it slows down suddenly in the middle of games....what should i do??

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  • rajiv2612 Jul 15, 2008

    i ve got a GeForce 8600 GT XFX card...so i really dont think it could be an issue with power...yes i have a 400W SMPS...we get a lot of low voltage fluctuations in our area .could it have damaged the card tho???

  • victoria bennett
    victoria bennett May 11, 2010

    hello welcome to fixya



    i would how ever like to know one thing what game was you playing and GHz speeed and OS for me to help you ..Not everything is a power issue



    thx for your support

  • Plaxer X May 11, 2010

    Is it lag? The card may not be powerful enough, or not being powered enough. Is it overheating? Is your card well ventilated? If you don't have a 400W power supply or greater, it may be a power issue. I think its a heat issue though

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Hi rajiv2612.
Suggest you check for any software update's from GeForce for you're 8600 GT. Also check for any software patches for the game (s). (Include windows update service as well).
The normal stuff like running windows system defrag & disk cleanup utilities should be run once a month for gamers.
Lastly, if you feel heat may be an issue. Open the PC case & leave opened while playing the game that seems to slow down the most. If the game does not slow down (After checking & updating all of the above), than maybe you need to add a 3" fan to the case, so fresh air blows directly onto the 8600 GT.

Good Luck!

Mike

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