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#1 Philojyw

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:33 PM

So I have a gaming PC, and recently it hasn't been working ALL that great. I play mostly TF2 (Team Fortress 2) and for a good while I could run it perfectly without any problems but recently it and my other games have been having framerate problems, not so much consistent but dropping a bit for a moment, and then coming back to normal. My computer should be able to run this game fine, and it shouldn't be old age or something like that because my PC is quite new. Could it be hardware problems? Any ideas on how i could fix this would be greatly appreciated.


And for those who wanna know, specs are:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM(8Gigs)
Gfx card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Hard drive: 1 Tb

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:26 PM

Use Speccy to provide details of your computer's configuration.

  • Download, install, and run.
  • After Speccy has finished gathering information, click File > Publish Snapshot.
  • In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.
  • A web address will be displayed. Click Copy to Clipboard and paste it in your next post. Include your computer's manufacturer and model number, as well.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:59 AM

I would also check hardware temperature spikes from the GPU just in case.

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#4 Philojyw

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:02 PM

I checked the GPU temp and it looks fine. Any ideas on what this could be? I have doubts that it is hardware problems becasue it'll run good for a while, and like after 10 minutes of using it'll start the frame rate drops.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:03 PM

Please provide the Speccy snapshot.

If it looks like I know what I'm doing, there's a pretty good chance the only reason for that is because
I once asked someone to run chkdsk /r and a BC Advisor smacked me in the back of the head.

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#6 Philojyw

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:16 PM

Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz: 91 C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 (CPUSocket): 70 C
Graphics
SMB2430H (1920x1080@60Hz)
1024MB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (EVGA): 34 C
Hard Drives
977GB Seagate ST31000524AS (SATA): 28 C
Optical Drives
ATAPI iHAS124 B
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:16 AM

Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz: 91 C <<<<<<<<<<<< overheating
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 (CPUSocket): 70 C <<<<<<<<< overheating
Graphics
SMB2430H (1920x1080@60Hz)
1024MB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (EVGA): 34 C
Hard Drives
977GB Seagate ST31000524AS (SATA): 28 C
Optical Drives
ATAPI iHAS124 B
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio


Clean the inside of the computer (esp. the heatsinks) and verify all fan operation. Do not use a vacumn.

If it looks like I know what I'm doing, there's a pretty good chance the only reason for that is because
I once asked someone to run chkdsk /r and a BC Advisor smacked me in the back of the head.

~ LL ~


#8 Philojyw

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:07 PM

I cleaned it, and the PC is working now, but the CPU still gets RIDICULOUSLY hot. DO you guys know what is causing this?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:14 PM

The thermal grease between the heatsink and the CPU may have broken down. The heatsink itself may have warped and is not mating well with the chip surface. Your case airflow may not be smooth and sufficient to move the hot air away from the CPU.

You probably should pull the heatsink off the chip and examine both surfaces and reapply a proper thermal grease layer. Youtube has many instructive videos on this.

Unfortunately, it could also be the case that the persistent overheating has damaged the CPU itself to the point that it is not moving the electricity as it should and is simply converting too much to heat.

Edited by LucheLibre, 01 February 2012 - 10:14 PM.

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#10 Philojyw

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:23 PM

Okay, I'll have to look around on Youtube i guess. Thanks for the info.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

Wish I could have given you better news. At any rate, you're welcome. Glad to help.

If it looks like I know what I'm doing, there's a pretty good chance the only reason for that is because
I once asked someone to run chkdsk /r and a BC Advisor smacked me in the back of the head.

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#12 Philojyw

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:05 PM

Wait, How hot is hot for a CPU to run at? because mine goes at about 55 C and 95 C while playing "MineCraft" (I just jumped on it to figure out what it was at playing a game.)

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:05 PM

Wait, How hot is hot for a CPU to run at? because mine goes at about 55 C and 95 C while playing "MineCraft" (I just jumped on it to figure out what it was at playing a game.)

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:05 PM

Wait, How hot is hot for a CPU to run at? because mine goes at about 55 C and 95 C while playing "MineCraft" (I just jumped on it to figure out what it was at playing a game.)

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:05 PM

Wait, How hot is hot for a CPU to run at? because mine goes at about 55 C and 95 C while playing "MineCraft" (I just jumped on it to figure out what it was at playing a game.)




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