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I dont know but my pc games keep getting slower!!! plzzz help me...

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September 14, 2009 1:04:36 AM

hye guys...
plzz i need your help,
i'm currently using a cpu and these are my specs : these WERE my cpu specs before :

intel D945PLRN motherboard same motherboard
ram 2gb 512 mb ram
intel dual core 2.66ghz same
nvidia geforce 9600 gt 512 ddr3 256bit ati radeon ( forgot the model) 256 ram ddr2
240gb HDD same
windows XP SP2 system same

before this, i've been playing a lot of games include prince of persia, devil may cry, dynasty warrior, PES, NFS ( from MOst wanted to carbon ) and evrything went well without any lagging...using my old graphic card. then i tried to play DMC 4, at that time my ATI couldnt support, so i chose 9400gt. it went quite well except it is lag..i know that game in high graphic..
then i bought the last remnant, still lag.so i chose a new one 9600gt.
i thought by changing the graphic card, i would have no prob with lag anymore.but i was wrong.
the games i played, kept getting slower...earlier in the game all is smooth and fun to play..but after a few minutes, it lag again...
and now even games with low graphic is slow...even PES, most wanted, guitar hero. while before i change into 9400 n 9600gt, this game is really smooth.
even at highest graphic setting in 9400gt.
now there are no difference wheter in lowest or highest settings.

1) so some one plzz help me..
i wanna know why..
is it my processor?
because the utilities sofware i installed says that my processor temperature is above limit.but my computer doesnt shut down by itself while playing games.
plzzz

2) ok let me explain a bit detail...
before this i've been using ATI radeon GPU which last for more than a year.
using this GPU, i've been playing guitar hero 3 at medium settings, most wanted, carbon, DMC 3, dynasty warriors, pro evolution soccer, with no lag at all.
but most of them at medium or almost high graphic settings. then my GPU fans stuck and wont work, and also cannot support shader 3.0 when i tried to play devil may cry 4. so i changed into 9400gt 512ram 128 bit. i manage to play DMC 4 with medium setting, and all previous game at high settings. but after certain months, all my games eg GH 3, Most Wanted, keep getting slower overtime..and sometimes, even when i only started playing, it lagged. sometimes it went well but after sometime it lagged again.. then i tried playing Prototype, The last remnant, at medium and low settings, lagged and no different between high and low settings. so i thought maybe if i topup my CPU RAM and change a better GPU, it would be fine, so i change and upgrade my GPU and RAM.
at first, i tried playing the last remnant...for the first few minutes, in highest settings except shadow, the game is really smooth,seriously.but after a few loadings and all that, the game started to lag.same things happen with GH 3, and prototype. i tried lowering the graphic settings but the result is the same as if the setting dont affect anything..until now even when i reformatted my cpu, defragmented all my HDD, install latest vga drivers.still produce the same result..
i thought at first maybe because my GPU bit is 128bit with 9400gt, so i changed to 9600gt with 256bit.but result is nothing better.
but when i play DMC 4, it all went well.smooth at highest settings. thats why i've been soooo confused rite now...

3) hrm i think...
the problem occured when i changed my power supply..
because before this, when i newly changed my GPU to 9400gt from radeon,
it all went well until my PSU broke,the fan wont move,so i changed into a new one..
maybe...maybe this is my problem..
i dunno...
plzz...
any idea?
my PSU says at its body

AC230V 50hz / 4A and for DC OUTPUT for +12V : 18A

my GPU requires 400W with 12V current rating of 26A minimum

so plzz...is this the problem???
i'm really a noob
a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2009 2:50:03 AM

"because the utilities sofware i installed says that my processor temperature is above limit.but my computer doesnt shut down by itself while playing games."

Why the heck are you running it if you know its "over limit"?

This is the first place to check. Please download RealTemp and Prime95, and run them watching temps for an hour if you can. Report what you see.

If core temps go over 75C, shut it down, and then remount or change your cpu cooler. Your cpu is probably slowing itself down in a valiant effort to stay alive.
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September 14, 2009 3:24:41 AM

I think I read somewhere that on intel chips, the pushpins can actually work themselves loose. You may need to clean the dust out of all your fans and reinstall new thermal paste and remount the HSF.
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September 14, 2009 6:02:56 AM

yeah i got the processor temp at 75C...
but why is this happening?
what is HSF?
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a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2009 6:44:32 AM

I assume you got to 75C very quickly. That means your cpu's HSF (Heat Sink and Fan) isn't cooling your cpu properly. It may also mean that whatever heat it is removing from the cpu is not being removed from the case.

So, did you assemble this PC?
Did someone assemble it for you?
What heat sink and fan is being used, the stock one that comes with the cpu? or some other cooler?
Then we can tell you what you need to do to fix things.

Also, what case are you using?
How many intake fans, and how many exhaust?
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a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2009 8:25:33 AM

there might just be a huge pile of dust in the heatsink causing it to overheat... or it has come loose like said earlier
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September 14, 2009 6:03:16 PM

he actually answered the question himself. his PS says its got 18A on the 12V rail and he needs 26. you got a cheap power supply. get a PC power and cooling PS. noone else read the whole post?
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September 14, 2009 6:11:12 PM

Kahless01 said:
he actually answered the question himself. his PS says its got 18A on the 12V rail and he needs 26. you got a cheap power supply. get a PC power and cooling PS. noone else read the whole post?



is this really the problem?
becoz my proceessor temp gets to 84to 87C now..

is it possible that not enough power will affect the temperature?
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a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2009 6:44:33 PM

The psu power has NOTHING to do with the temp of your cpu.

You need to clean your heatsink if its dusty, or reinstall your heat sink properly (it may have come loose), or get a different one.

Did you build this PC?
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September 14, 2009 8:25:51 PM

all the above are correct... your CPU is throttling down to save himself, hence the slowdown... remove heatsink, clean,aply thermal goo... assemble and done.
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