Hello i have an old HP pavilion 762n. My computer won't play games that it used to be able to play fine. Combat flight sim 2 which has very low min. system requirements. It has been like this for a while a few years ago i was playing WoW, and i had to have everything on lowest and still got horrible frame rates. Also i cant watch anything hd (CPU usage 100%) on this computer it just studders to much (ie you tube, streams from full episodes shows such as lost from ABC's website).
I've upgraded my system from its original specs so here is everyything
P4 2.26 Ghz/533Mhz bus
1 gig ddr ram
radeon 9600 256 MB agp x4
I was thinking if you guys had a test i could run or something to see whats wrong. just wondering if i could replace the CPU or something and all would be OK. i was thinking its burnt out or something i dunno.
First, download HWmonitor and check your idle and load temperatures of you CPU and GPU. Just for now, taking the temperatures while gaming should do fine. If there is a problem with them, I'll take you through some possible solutions.
Second, Try reinstalling your operating system. A complete format and reinstall. If the above didn't help, this problem is not hardware related.
Hey man, i could be wrong but the high temps are quite possibly due to PMW1 fan not going above 16% despite high 'TMPIN1' readings (CPU TEMP?) This would be especially true were PMW1 turn out to be your CPU fan.
Again, i could be wrong, but the symptoms you described could be attributed a bad / failing RAM module.
You can confirm/eliminate this by running 'memtest86' boot time memory test and letting it run (the longer the better, overnight is ideal)