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Old 08-25-2005, 09:43 PM   #1
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When playing games, i find that the game freezes for a while (maybe 10 secs) then returns to normal. I have been told it is due to overheating. I was thinking of buying a new heatsink and fan but then i noticed that it was hot around the area where the power supply is. Now my question is whether i should replace my 250W power supply for a higher one or should i buy a heatsink/fan? I want the overheating to stop so i want the best solution. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:16 PM   #2
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What are your specs? How old is your computer? How long have you had it? How much do you use it on average? yeah.
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:32 PM   #3
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Gaming with a 250W Power supply....never can turn out good.....yeah what jac said.
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:37 PM   #4
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sorry guys

My computer is roughly 3 years old, bought in 2002. I use it maybe 3-4 hours daily. As for the specs:

Intel P4 1.8ghz
Windows XP home with sp2 installed
512mb ram
Geforce FX 5700 LE 128mb OCed
74g hard drive

i think this all the main stuff. If there is anything else you guys want, just let me know.
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:38 PM   #5
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I have a 250W PSU and it's already on the limit. I'd prefer to say this: If you have a CPU at 933MHZ or higher, changer it. a 250W PSU is designed for like the P2 and P3...everything that's from (Any ATX mobo) 100MHZ to 800MHZ


EDIT: The PSU is too low. Change it
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:39 PM   #6
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Intel sucks up PSU power.....try a new psu before you buy one.
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Now, the pausing randomely in gaming, could be due to the graphics card, and your memory. The graphics card is having a tough time loading everything, so the comp uses system memory to load levels and things. I had 512mb pc-2700 ram and HL2 would pause randomely, I added another stick of ram, and the problem was fixed.
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Now, the pausing randomely in gaming, could be due to the graphics card, and your memory. The graphics card is having a tough time loading everything, so the comp uses system memory to load levels and things. I had 512mb pc-2700 ram and HL2 would pause randomely, I added another stick of ram, and the problem was fixed.
No its not that. Even older games just freeze and then return to normal. I am convinced it has something to do with overheating.
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Yeah, I'd say upgrade that following if you can: psu (350w is good, 400-500 if you have $$$), another stick of 512mb ram, and if you can a new vid. card. Your machine would run so smooth...
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replace the PSU with a 350watt or higher and it should run fine.
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