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March 30, 2009 7:43:53 AM

Dear All

I have just Upgraded my system and Here are the Specifications

Processor : 3.2 ghz Intel
Graphics Cad : HIS Radeon 4670 1GB DDR3 IceQ
Memory : 1 GB DDR3
Power Supply : AcBel 400 watts . (Cooler Master was not available)
Hard Disk : 160 GB

The Problem is that, Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 runs well in low graphics, but when i switch to medium or high then it is hardly playable. NFS ProStreet doesnot run that well either (too many jerks).

I am relatively new in PC gaming , Infact this is the first time i brought graphics card but according to the Game Specifications all games should be running well.

Please guide me in the right direction as what to do.

Thanks Alot




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March 30, 2009 7:51:36 AM

What type of 3.2Ghz intel? P4?

Also I very much doubt you have DDR3 RAM.

AcBell isnt a very good brand.
March 30, 2009 9:21:23 AM

yes p4 3.2 Ghz. (not Core2Duo or Dual Core)
and yes i have ddr3 ram. trust mee :-)
Is it possible that Power supply cud cause a problem in playing games likes jerks or restrict to play games on high resolution..?

AcBell.. i heard gud things about it. Although i wanted to buy Cooler Master but it is unavailable right now in my town.

Any help will be appreciated
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March 30, 2009 12:59:41 PM

If you download and run CPU-Z it will tell you exactly what CPU you have, and what speed. Install Speedfan, it will let you check CPU and GPU temperatures. It can also be set to chart the 12V supply. If it drops when gaming your PSU is not good enough. What motherboard do you have? 1 Gb RAM is a bit low for XP, is MUCH too low for Vista. :o 
March 30, 2009 1:06:25 PM

A pentium 4 and DDR3? I'm a bit skeptical. Your graphics card may have GDDR3, but I'm not sure about your system RAM. As asked, what motherboard are you running?
March 30, 2009 1:06:59 PM

More memory wouldnt hurt anything
March 30, 2009 1:08:26 PM

Acbel 400w + 4670.....dont like it one bit tbh.
March 30, 2009 1:09:30 PM

Extra memory, at least 2Gb would help. Close any unwanted apps.
March 30, 2009 1:09:39 PM

danish75 said:
yes p4 3.2 Ghz. (not Core2Duo or Dual Core)
and yes i have ddr3 ram. trust mee :-)
Is it possible that Power supply cud cause a problem in playing games likes jerks or restrict to play games on high resolution..?

AcBell.. i heard gud things about it. Although i wanted to buy Cooler Master but it is unavailable right now in my town.

Any help will be appreciated


Run CPU-Z post a screenshot of each of the Mainboard and Memory tabs.

http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz_150.zip
March 30, 2009 6:44:56 PM

Dear All

First off I appreciate all your support.
I have installed Temperature monitor and before plying any game i get these figures:
MainBoard : 82 to 85 degree Centigrade
CPU : 63 to 67 degree Centigrade

When i run any Game the temperature goes even higher

MainBoard : 88 to 92 degree Centigrade
CPU : 70 to 80 degree Centigrade

GPU remains at normal temperature around 50's.

As Far as CPU -Z i get these figures

CPU:Intel Pentium 4 540. Core Speed :2800MHZ
Memory : DDR2. 1024 (my Bad)

Alright, So my System is getting pretty heated up.
What should i Do....

Please Help me out...

March 30, 2009 9:02:42 PM

What kind of system do you have?
At this point one could only suggest better fans and more memory.
90C is pretty high
March 30, 2009 9:32:18 PM

System requirements ..

I'd say it's the old p4 holding it back - you just meet the bear minimum which in real world terms means the game will play like poo.
March 31, 2009 4:54:50 AM

Hmmm.... So just let me know ...Which component should i change to solve this problem..
I cant afford to change the processor for atleast a month.
Is the PSU ok or should i change it. is It the source of problem??
Let me know since i brought it few days back and can change it by tomorrow.
will this rectify the problem or do i need to change the memory as well.
I can get another 1gb Ram easily . PSU is really hard to find where iam from since all the gud brands (Cooler Master) are short these days.
March 31, 2009 9:27:48 AM

What exactly can you return? Just the PSU? or the whole PC?
March 31, 2009 9:35:30 AM

Just the PSU... i have upgraded my old PC..
I can change the PSU right now....only if it is the source of the problem....
March 31, 2009 9:10:36 PM

CPU-Z has memory tab that repotys speed of memory and SPD tab that shows what speed your memory can handle. Motherboard tab will ID the motherboard. Did the heatsink come with the CPU?. If was used on previous CPU, you need a better one. If it came with the CPU it is NOT fitted correctly! :non:  When you push and lock the 4th pin, the opposite one often come loose. Try pushing them all to see if one clicks. What thermal grease did you use, and how much? Your CPU is only running at 2.8! Does the motherboard report the correct CPU at POST? If not, you may need BIOS upgrade, or your motherboard does not support that CPU.

Mike.
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