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Windows 7: Will gaming kill my computer?


09 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

While we're on the subject of computers, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that excessive masturbation can lead to blindness. It's true.

I hope you understand the seriousness of this.

On topic though, you don't really need to worry about your PCs temperature either. If it overheats, it will either reset or shutdown. If that happens, you can open up your PC and feel the temperature. That's the layman's way of doing it, anyway. If it's too hot and all your coolers are working, your hardware can't handle that application. You'll probably be doing a lot of exploring once you start playing games and get annoyed whenever one isn't working, but I suggest you ask someone more experienced before you start fiddling with solutions given by the internet. Such as changing BIOS settings, including but not limited to fan speeds, voltages, features such as cool n quiet.

Have you played a prank on your parents yet? They deserve it


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09 Jan 2011   #12

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raz415 View Post
While we're on the subject of computers, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that excessive masturbation can lead to blindness...
Funny, but I couldn't make out the rest of that. Maybe a larger font?

Goin' for the full Ray Charles =>
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10 Jan 2011   #13

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raz415 View Post
While we're on the subject of computers, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that excessive masturbation can lead to blindness...
Funny, but I couldn't make out the rest of that. Maybe a larger font?

Goin' for the full Ray Charles =>
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10 Jan 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

You could game for months and months non stop with no adverse effects at all as long as temps etc are good.

They are using the classic terror tactic on you...
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10 Jan 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joules View Post
Mine stays at a cool 75 degrees Fahrenheit....but on average should be 90 to 120 Fahrenheit you should be fine and even then some...
Are you water cooling or live in a refrigirator?

Usually nearly impossible for a Air cooler to keep at or below ambient.
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10 Jan 2011   #16

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

gaming by itself will not kill your computer, but if too much heat is generated by the components that will. Download HWMonitor and it will show you the temperatures. CPU temperatures should max out around 70 C and Graphics card should max around 80 C (someone correct me if i'm wrong)

Also, like Joules said, constant read writes will kill your hard drive fast, that's why I always download to a usb or SD Card
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10 Jan 2011   #17

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Just FYI; Full tilt on a 50 watt amp into 150 watt speakers will in fact kill the speakers unless they have a thermal protection circuit. The amp is protected with a thermal overload so it's safe but it's clipped wave forms will smoke the speaker in short order.
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10 Jan 2011   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bazookaboy View Post
Hey, Ive been wondering if I play games too much on my computer if it will get ruined.. My parents seem to think so but I dont agree with them.

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
HP
AMD ATHLON (tm) II X2 220 Processor 2.8 Ghz
6 gb ram (5.75 usable)
Ati Radeon Hd 4200

I dont play high fps/hard core games because my graphics card cant handle it,
but I do play half-life 2 and Burnout Paradise and sometimes Soldier Front (no lag in all 3). So what do you guys think ?
Will driving a car on the free way kill it ?

Steve
If it crashes, ya. lol
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10 Jan 2011   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zijincheng View Post
gaming by itself will not kill your computer, but if too much heat is generated by the components that will. Download HWMonitor and it will show you the temperatures. CPU temperatures should max out around 70 C and Graphics card should max around 80 C (someone correct me if i'm wrong)

Also, like Joules said, constant read writes will kill your hard drive fast, that's why I always download to a usb or SD Card
That is a fast way of killing your flash memory, since you only have so many write cycles.

And to be honest, your computer will probably be outdated and replaced before gaming will have any affect on it.
Keep it dust free and it will last. Hard drive may go out eventually, but that is normal since all hard drives will eventually fail.
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10 Jan 2011   #20

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Just FYI; Full tilt on a 50 watt amp into 150 watt speakers will in fact kill the speakers unless they have a thermal protection circuit. The amp is protected with a thermal overload so it's safe but it's clipped wave forms will smoke the speaker in short order.
Full tilt on practically any amp could do that. I'm talking about a guy whose parents wanted him down around 10% volume, and not because they were worried he'd fry it. In fact, they might have put up with the extra noise for a while if they thought he would fry it, since it wouldn't make any noise at all after that.
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