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Windows 7: Will gaming kill my computer?

10 Jan 2011   #21
linnemeyerhere

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Merely stating a fact about amps and clipping not making a point to the family dynamic. This very fact is exactly the same for our PSU's. Cheers !


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10 Jan 2011   #22
bazookaboy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

i love this forum lol.. Ive done searching and using a couple programs Ive determined that cpu temp 1 is 22c and temp 2 is 33 and when i was using speedfan it displayed a cpu temp 3 but with -128c .. shocking but im sure their is no temp 3 for my cpu? Hows my temperatures looking.. I got 22 and 33 degrees while running 2 hd movies, msn, huge photoshop applications, 3 games, facebook, mozilla firefox, google chrome, and internet explorer, running and a bunch of other stuff
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11 Jan 2011   #23
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Low - Mid 30s is usally normal for idle temps.

But, sometime idle temps can be reported inaccurately. So do not rely too much on them.

The best way to know how well your cooling solution is doing, is start up and run a Prime 95 stress test for a while.

Give it maybe 15 or 20 minutes.

Then check your CPU tempratures after it has been under that full load for a little bit.

This will actually give a bit better idea. Since CPUs many times report tempratures more accurately the closer they get to TjMAX.

Besides, if you think about, what difference does it make what the tempratures are when the PC is doing nothing?
What matters most are the load temps.

If it idles and 25C but cant hant handle a load without overheating or getting close too, its all pointless.


Ideally, under a FULL load:
For Intels, A MAX temp of 60-65C will be fine.
For AMDs, I want to say its 50-55C . (Please correct me if Im wrong here, been a while with AMD CPUS)

Obviously lower is better, but if you can stay under these temps when the CPU is under a Full load, you'll have no problems what so ever.


As far as the Speed Fan TEMP of 128C, its a reference to a sensor that doesn not exist on your set up.
Dont worry about it, its a common problem with speedfan.

Besides, if anything was really 128C, you would have known it well before now.
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11 Jan 2011   #24
profdlp

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

The -128C thing is due to the program not being able to identify the sensor on the CPU. It would be nice if you could actually get that.
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12 Jan 2011   #25
bazookaboy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Alright Thanks guys.. Just one last question.. Anyone know any cool games that my graphics card can handle? Ati Radeon Hd 4200 (integrated), THANKS!
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13 Jan 2011   #26
Fuzz Ball

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bazookaboy View Post
Alright Thanks guys.. Just one last question.. Anyone know any cool games that my graphics card can handle? Ati Radeon Hd 4200 (integrated), THANKS!
I'm surprised that graphics card hasn't blown up yet...

Where'd you get such a good processor and ram, but a horrible GPU?

Here's a comparison list of your card:
Computer Games on Laptop Graphic Cards - Notebookcheck.net Tech
Scroll about 3/5 down and you'll find yours. That should give you an indication of what you can play, based on games from the past few years.
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13 Jan 2011   #27
bazookaboy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuzz Ball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bazookaboy View Post
Alright Thanks guys.. Just one last question.. Anyone know any cool games that my graphics card can handle? Ati Radeon Hd 4200 (integrated), THANKS!
I'm surprised that graphics card hasn't blown up yet...

Where'd you get such a good processor and ram, but a horrible GPU?

Here's a comparison list of your card:
Computer Games on Laptop Graphic Cards - Notebookcheck.net Tech
Scroll about 3/5 down and you'll find yours. That should give you an indication of what you can play, based on games from the past few years.
Blown up ? Lol .. I got it from a retail called Futureshop came with the computer.. I think that chart is wrong because I was just playing half life 2 with NO lag. I had an antivirus running too.. And im on a desktop . .
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13 Jan 2011   #28
Fuzz Ball

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bazookaboy View Post
Blown up ? Lol .. I got it from a retail called Futureshop came with the computer.. I think that chart is wrong because I was just playing half life 2 with NO lag. I had an antivirus running too.. And im on a desktop . .
Bit of sarcasm :P

Sorry gave you the wrong link... but the desktop version isn't all that much better. What settings are you running HL2 on? I'll look for a desktop comparison version and post it up if I can find it
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13 Jan 2011   #29
Pckicker

Window 7 home basic 32bit
 
 

heat kill everything.

If you love gaming, spent on graphic card and gaming heat sink for CPU.
Ati card they create more heat than nvidia from my old experience. melt alot ati the old days but idk if the new product is diffrent from old card.
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14 Jan 2011   #30
bazookaboy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuzz Ball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bazookaboy View Post
Blown up ? Lol .. I got it from a retail called Futureshop came with the computer.. I think that chart is wrong because I was just playing half life 2 with NO lag. I had an antivirus running too.. And im on a desktop . .
Bit of sarcasm :P

Sorry gave you the wrong link... but the desktop version isn't all that much better. What settings are you running HL2 on? I'll look for a desktop comparison version and post it up if I can find it
Ok thanks, And im running it at 1024 x 768
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