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Old 06-17-2007, 02:29 PM   #1
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I play games a lot..and one thing that has happened over the last few months has been my computer sighing. If you've ever experienced this, I mean when the computer suddenly makes everything stop for a second (and this is usually when I'm in the heat of combat) and it just sounds like it goes from hi-fan to something like low fan almost as if it were temporarily powering down. Is there any way to stop this? It really interrupts my gaming.


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Old 06-17-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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I play games a lot..and one thing that has happened over the last few months has been my computer sighing. If you've ever experienced this, I mean when the computer suddenly makes everything stop for a second (and this is usually when I'm in the heat of combat) and it just sounds like it goes from hi-fan to something like low fan almost as if it were temporarily powering down. Is there any way to stop this? It really interrupts my gaming.


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Generally sounds like your computer is finding it difficult to keep up with the demands of your gaming and overloads it a bit. What are your system specs?
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Old 06-17-2007, 03:39 PM   #3
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system specs and temperatures would be nice.
Might be the harddrive, I'd run the diagnostics tool. (should find one on the hdd manufacturers website)
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:18 PM   #4
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Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1536MB RAM
Hard Drive: 120gb
Video Card: Radeon X1300 Series
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Sound Card: Realtek AC97 Audio
Speakers/Headphones: Logitech
Keyboard: Hewlett Packard
Mouse: Hewlett-Packard
Mouse Surface: Plastic
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:26 PM   #5
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Clearly your system is powerful enough. My next 'physical' solution would be to check the airflow of the computer. You bought this pre-made right? Some manufacturers are right a-holes in my experience. Check nothing is stopping airflow and that all fans are working correctly.

Check the temperatures of hardware too.
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Yeah, since it is an intel, I would guess that things are getting too hot so it's slowing itself down to cool down. Hence the sigh you here as everything slows down.
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Hi...
I play games a lot..and one thing that has happened over the last few months has been my computer sighing. If you've ever experienced this, I mean when the computer suddenly makes everything stop for a second (and this is usually when I'm in the heat of combat) and it just sounds like it goes from hi-fan to something like low fan almost as if it were temporarily powering down. Is there any way to stop this? It really interrupts my gaming.
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Are you online gaming?

And what is your screen res and what type of monitor have you got? Is it new?

Could it be over heating in your monitor?
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The monitor can't make the computer power down though can it..
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