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Experiencing random lags while gaming.


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#1 VicVegas

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:22 PM

I've been experiencing random lags with a few games I never had before. Particularly strange with Don't Starve, seeing as it's generally low-impact. I've taken a look at running tasks and can't seem to find anything strange there, so at this point I'm concerned that the hardware might be slowing down.

 

I'd just like to ask what a good hardware monitor for my laptop might be. Specifically something that will give me GPU temps.

 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:04 AM

I use this hardware temps monitor http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html


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#3 VicVegas

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:30 AM

I hate to sound like a dick, but does this really contain an Ask Toolbar? If it does, it doesn't seem to give me the option to disinclude it.

 

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/9bc60720d01060e991e44c5cd0df0a35f708cff11f4f253c66c9e6b7e561150f/analysis/1366017516/


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#4 VicVegas

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:32 PM

Nevermind my previous statement.

 

I'm not experiencing as much lag in all my different games as I thought... though my laptop has started crashing in tf2, and judging by the temps I think I see why.

 

Idle temps: http://puu.sh/2AVW0

Temps at load: http://puu.sh/2AW3k

 

It even went above 90°C a bunch of times.

I also figure idle temps should be about 10 degrees cooler.

 

Edit: Wait... None of these are actually GPU temps. It's not even detecting it... Much like how a large number of other programs don't detect it even though it's there.


Edited by VicVegas, 15 April 2013 - 08:58 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

Double check your results from HWmonitor. I just downloaded and tested it and you can see my GPU temp towards the bottom under NVIDIA GTX 660. Or you could give GPU-Z a shot. It focuses only on your graphics card so that may be your best bet.

 

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Here's a blurb from Intel:

 

The temperature value handled is the TCase value; this is a number established by Intel as a point of reference in order to understand what could be expected as per normal processor temperature.

Anything from the Tcase and below will be the expected temperature of the processor in normal use, anything that doesn't stress out the processor (watching movies, burning CDs, browsing the internet, creating documents, etc.) When the processor is stressed out meaning that you are running heavy processor applications that take control of the CPU or uses it at 100% the temperature will go beyond the Tcase. It can perfectly reach 80 to 85 degrees and the processor will still be OK. The cooling fan is in charge to keep that temperature there.

If the processor temperature reaches 100 degrees or more it will send a signal to the motherboard to shut down to prevent mayor damages and most likely it will not be possible to turn the computer back in until it cools down.

The normal processor temperature will depend on the chassis type, the hardware involved and the location of the computer, and it usually is lower than the Tcase.

The Tcase value for the Intel Core i7 processor is 72.6°C.


Edited by AdagioBoognish, 16 April 2013 - 10:22 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:59 AM

It is possible that there may not be a temperature sensor for the graphics card but have you tried updating you graphics drivers? Also for TF2, it can be common for it to crash occasionally but if it is consistent crashing then you can validate the game files through Steam. 


Edited by killerx525, 17 April 2013 - 05:01 AM.

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