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Posted 30 October 2009 - 10:49 AM
Posted 30 October 2009 - 11:34 AM
Edited by figgis41, 30 October 2009 - 11:35 AM.
Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:58 PM
hi,,,, have you looked to see which process is using the most cpu in task manager,,, when you have established which one or more it is post the names back here,,,
and what make and model pc is it as i could not make out what your spec list says,,, sorry
Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:09 AM
Posted 31 October 2009 - 01:37 PM
Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:28 PM
to find the make and model of the pc,,, type "system information" into start menu search box and its all in there,,,, like it says mine is a HP deaktop and then the model number,,, where as yours could be a Dell or Acer,,,etc
also take a look in the startup and see how many apps are running on boot,,,, type msconfig into search box hit enter,,, when window opens click on start up,,,, count how many have a little tick next to it
also in task manager,, how many processes are running when idle,,,, thanks
Edited by CoralReef, 31 October 2009 - 05:30 PM.
Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:55 AM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:57 PM
hi,,,, the think with the ticks next to them are programs that run on the start of the pc,,,,, 13 for a quad core with 4gb (3.2 used on 32 bit system) is no problem,,, when i first got my pc which is also a quad with 4gb of ram there were 30 on startup and all ran ok,,,, but you can stop the ones you dont need or want,,, all you need on startup are your security programs,,, your AV and Firewall and Malware scaner like windows defender,,,, just un tick the ones you dont want,,, if you dont know what they are then google it,,,,,
looking at your system specs,,,, is this pc a home build or a shop built computer,,,ie,,, did a shop make it,,,, as there is no brand name, like say Dell,,, Packard Bell,,, Hewlett Packard,,, Acer,,, and more,,,, all i can see is the brand of the mother board which is MSI,,,, and does the pc have a Graphics card or is it running off onboard Graphics ???
as games and video editing/viewing will have issues when there is no graphics card,,,, you will get limited gaming ability,,
in the system information window click on components then display and copy and paste the info back here,,,
Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:51 PM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 05:38 PM
hi,,,, with Nvidia cards its the second number to take notice of,,, yours is a 9400,,, an 8600 is the better card in this respect,,, a better card for you would have been maybe an 8800 or a 9800,, these would have managed any games happily,,,, even so the cpu fan should not be ramping up so quickly when in game play,,, i have just played COD4 online for 3 hours with no problems at all,,, quiet as a mouse,,,
so if all the start up apps are not over the top and your only running a medium spec game with a dedicated gfx card and the hsf ramps up after only minuets,,, i recon the heatsink is 1/ not seated right on the processor,,,, 2/ clogged up with crud and dirt,,, 3/ no thermal paste was used on the hsf when it was built,,, so you need to take a look in this area,,,, get a can of compressed air and blow out the heatsink block,,, check if the fittings to the heat sink are snapped home and tightened,,,, if its lack of thermal paste then you need to take this back to the shop and take it up with them,,,,,,,,,,,
Edited by CoralReef, 02 November 2009 - 05:39 PM.
Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:16 PM
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