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#1 pearce

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:22 AM

Hi.

First of all here are my computer specs, its a custom made pc, The case has no name or brand on it, so cant be sure if it even has a brand.
Windows vista home premium
The graphics card is not very good, it is a standard vga graphics adapter, my vista gives it a score of 1.... I cannot eve use aero graphics.
Intel ® pentium ® d cpu 3.40 ghz 3.40 ghz
Memory ram: 1470 MB
32 bit operating system

My pc fan is extremley loud, and is always loud. Its hard to hear volume from the speakers, the fan is that loud, you wouldn't believe it.

I've taken the fan out completley, cleaned it, air compressed it, vacumed it, got rid of all dust, put it back in and still loud as all hell.
I'v unplugged it and left it unplugged, but the pc randomly reboots when this happens, I even put a small desk fan next to the pc, it still reboots.

I cannot tolerate the fans loudness much longer, I am going deaf.
Do I have to buy a new fan or is their another way around this?

Any tips? Any programs I can use to tell my pc's temperature? Would using a desk fan help?

Thankyou all.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:27 AM

Here is a program called SpeedFan :thumbsup:

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

It will tell you the temp and RPMs of your fans, CPU and hard drive(s). :flowers:

I would just swap the darn thing with a new one. They are not very expensive.


Good luck.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:52 AM

Hey. Thankyou for your post


The temperatures are as follows -
System 36 C
Cpu 59 c
Aux 47 c
hd0 38 c


Are they good or bad?

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:12 AM

That isn't too bad. You can google your particular CPU and see what its limitations are. Water boils at 100C.

A little cooler would never hurt. If the CPU cooler/fan is original equipment, an after-market heatsink and fan would be a good investment.


Good luck. I hope this helps.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:20 AM

Yes it has helped thanks very much.

The fans rpm is 4821.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:57 PM

Hey all.

I've been told I can change the fans speeds if I know the motherboard.
Here is the motherboard specs.
Gigabyte Ga-8vm800pmd-775

How do I change the speeds?


Also, If I buy a new fan, do I take just the fan or do I take the silver thing the fan sits on aswell.

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 07:41 AM

Hey all.

I've been told I can change the fans speeds if I know the motherboard.
Here is the motherboard specs.
Gigabyte Ga-8vm800pmd-775

How do I change the speeds?


Also, If I buy a new fan, do I take just the fan or do I take the silver thing the fan sits on aswell.



change the fan speeds with SpeedFan
it will have box with 100% and up and down arrows( this is on the front page)
click on that and that will control the fan speeds


if you buy a new fan and it fits on the silver thing(heatsink) then yes you can just attach it to that




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The graphics card is not very good, it is a standard vga graphics adapter, my vista gives it a score of 1.... I cannot eve use aero graphics

you get the standard vga graphics adapter when you havent got the drivers installed
you should find out what card you got becasue it may be possible that its a good card or or old but can still run aero

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:15 PM

Hey.

How do I tell what graphics card I have.Im looking in the pc right now and the only cards I see are 2 ram cards and a tv card to watch tv. Their are no other cards. The motherboard is gigabyte.

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 11:01 PM

are you saying you looking inside the pc ?
if so look for the model number(motherboard model)

since its gigabyte
it will most likely start with ga-........

the model number should be under the cpu

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 02:06 AM

Hey.

The motherboard model number is -
Ga-8vm800pmd-775

I've got a gigabyte disc with driers and chipsets on it but it does not work on vista.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 06:26 AM

The Graphics card is plugged into the Green Socket.

Your TV card may also be your Graphics card.

Look also where the monitor is plugged into, in the back of the computer. That will be the graphics card.


You are correct that Gigabyte do not have Vista Drivers for that motherboard but you need to check your graphics card as that might have Vista drivers.


I hope this helps.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 06:54 AM

Hi.

The only green socket in the pc is empty, has nothing attached to it. The monitor is plugged into a small purple box.

I've gone into device manager and clicked update on the video and graphics and tv card and it says all drivers are update.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:36 AM

OK, sound slike you are using On-Board Video. I didn't notice that it had on-board at first but I see now it does.

Not sure what you mean whenh you say the monitor is plugged into a small "box"?

Here are some pictures from New Egg that are pretty good. The small BLUE socket on the motherboard is the on-board video.


The On-board video is S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro IGP.


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Posted 25 October 2009 - 04:23 PM

Where the monitor is pluged into, their is a small purple box, one side looks like a heatsink. I do not see any purple box and your pictures do not work for me.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:08 AM

Integrated UniChrome Pro 2D/3D Graphics Accelerator
The VIA PM800Pro with S3 UniChrome Pro„ core yields an unbeatable mix of power, flexibility and value. Supporting enhanced 128-bit 3D and 2D engines, 64MB of Frame Buffer capability and DVD DXVA Motion Compensation for smooth DVD playback, the integrated S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro„ core provides class leading 2D, 3D video quality and performance.

thats the card:S3 UniChrome Pro

and their is no driver for windows vista/7

so all you can do is you can try pointing vista to the windows xp drivers:http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=2159&ost=xp#anchor_os

i heard people using old windows xp drivers on vista and working
but it may damage the computer(software)

edit:
seems that rigacci found out hes onboard card before me :thumbsup:

Edited by starcraftmaster, 26 October 2009 - 07:11 AM.





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