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Computer Performance Down 80% Since New Addition!

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July 8, 2010 9:44:27 PM

Hi, Well I have a
Phenom II 945 Quad
PNY GTS 250
500gb HD
4gb DDR3 1600 Ram
Asus Mobo

I had a very crappy 680w psu and it fryed or the connectors went bad within 2 weeks of the purchase so i bought a better but 100w less psu.

Since the addition my FPS in wow Went from 100-150 On High Settings In Normal Areas and 40-60 In High Populated areas
to 30-50 on LOW settings in normal areas and 10-25 in High Populated areas on LOW settings. Now if there are any tests I could run what can I do?
July 8, 2010 10:09:52 PM

Well, your PSU might have taken something else with it or damaged something when it fried.

I would look to run Prime95 for a couple of hours and monitor your temps. Also, I would run a few passes of MemTest86 to check on your RAM.

Outside of that, you can run PCMark Vantage & 3DMark Vantage free downloads (one-time try) and see how your performance and what happens during those applications.
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July 8, 2010 10:18:21 PM

Well I have an app that says that my gpu runs at around 40-50C and all my proccessors are running at 100C. And can you link me to these programs please?
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July 8, 2010 10:22:11 PM

Get HW Monitor and post your idle and load temps. If your CPU is running at 100C that is WAYYY to hot and its likely heat throttling.
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July 8, 2010 10:30:09 PM

Idle its at 90C When Running wow it breaks 100C So how does that compare to that it should be?
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July 8, 2010 10:31:20 PM

Your PC should idle in the 30C and stay below 70C under load and this is looking at it with a mild overclock. Stock loads should be in the 50C's to 60C's.
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July 8, 2010 10:33:11 PM

Ok, so what my question is then, Can a PSU that fried or became damaged do that to a psu?
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July 8, 2010 10:33:44 PM

You need to check to make sure your heat sink is fully attached and if so, you need to remove it, clean off your thermal compound and reapply the compound and heat sink to get those temps done. If you are running a stock cooler, you might want to look at getting an aftermarket cooler, as well.
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July 8, 2010 10:35:01 PM

obubdeno said:
Ok, so what my question is then, Can a PSU that fried or became damaged do that to a psu?

You could've knocked something loose when switching out the PSU or it could've fried your CPU/motherboard to some degree (worse case...)
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July 8, 2010 10:45:25 PM

It was a $20 680w psu if that tells ya something
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July 8, 2010 10:47:50 PM

CHEAP and POOR Quality is what is tells me and now you are paying the price with system issues :( 
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July 8, 2010 10:48:22 PM

Doh! Yeah odds are it damaged something on the way out, but first you need to check your heatsink on your CPU and get those temps down.
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July 8, 2010 10:51:55 PM

Im not tech savvy, From numerous problems with the pc i have gained LOTS of knowledge and I feel i could even probably put together my own pc from all the digging out ive had to do, so I do fully regret that purchase, the whole computer is under warranty though, thank god, can you explain to me how to work witht he heatsink and cpu, thats one thing I have not learned
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July 9, 2010 12:12:45 AM

If you dont know what you are doing with the heatsink etc and the machine is under warranty take it back before you do something that voids the warranty.
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July 9, 2010 1:59:01 AM

Ok, will do
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