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Windows 7: Upgrade from Windows Xp to Windows 7, Lag spikes, high Cpu Usage

31 Oct 2011   #21
TheWarriorZ

windows 7 64bit
 
 

So should i just ignore the heat my graphics card is generating and continue to play the games?
Because i don't want my new graphics card nor my cpu to ovearheat and stop working.


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31 Oct 2011   #22
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheWarriorZ View Post
So should i just ignore the heat my graphics card is generating and continue to play the games?
Because i don't want my new graphics card nor my cpu to ovearheat and stop working.
Your CPU temps are normal and very very unlikely to ever be an issue.

Graphics cards run hot when gaming. You haven't shown us that your temps are excessively high.

Heat has some affect on the life expectancy of computer components, but it's hard to say how much in any given instance. Does it matter if your graphics card fails in 4 years rather than 4.5, 5, or 10 years? If it does fail, you replace it.

If you can't stand that prospect, you can quit gaming or doing whatever is causing it to run at those temps. Take your pick. Most gamers just plunge on and replace failed components as necessary.

You could make changes in your internal cooling/airflow setup, but I wouldn't expect it to make a major difference.

Or just live with it.
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31 Oct 2011   #23
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

In the case that you want to avoid the life-span shortenning of the gpu, you should install the utility called Afterburner and then use a custom fan speed control.
( this is a multifunctional utility for nvidia cards, it is mainly used for overclocking )

Once you installed it, open afterburner and click on settings.
Now go to the Fan tab and tick the box saying 'Enable user defined....'. Now you can manually determine the fan speed for the temperature value.

Here are my settings as a reference. I recommend you to set the fan to around 40% for your idle temps, and let it spin up to 70-90% under full load which is the 70-80C region in your case (some might say that they wouldn't spin the fan that much, and this is definetely more than what the card would spin it in auto mode)

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When you have done this, play some games and then measure the temperatures again please, so we will see how much it might have improoved.


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31 Oct 2011   #24
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheWarriorZ View Post
I did not install it orignally because it said it didn't work so i restarted my computer and when it restarted it came up a text saying press any thing or something like that and i followed the instruction and booted my computer and saw a windows 7 screen and from there was just easy.
Thats how i upgraded my Windows Xp 32bit to Windows 7 64bit.
All my old things like programs,documents and so forth were collected and a map called Windows.old

I hope you understood me, english isn't my best subject
You actually did do a clean install, you just didn't realize you did, thus the windows.old.

Anyway I agree with the thought here that you're not over heating and the high temps you experience during gaming is normal.

I have to disagree with the need for afterburner as it's not something you really need. It's more suited for tweaking, but basic fan tweaks may be included in your video card software. For example here's ATI's tweak.....

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As for increasing the lifespan of the card, if the card is used as intended, it will last as designed. Yes, heat does shorten the lifespan of any component, but let's not forget the card is designed to run at high temps anyway so....

Anyway I have nothing against Afterburner, just making you aware that it is a tweak program, and something that isn't needed.

My two cents.


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31 Oct 2011   #25
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

I don't actually see why Catalyst is better than Afterburner. Yes, nvidia has it's own software built into the drivers which you can oc and control fans with.. but afterburner has become many's favourite due to the visual tweaking ability and the several functions. Once afterburner's fan control is set up correctly you have nothing to do with that, it is equal work to set up a similar behaviour in the driver's utility.
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31 Oct 2011   #26
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nowhere did I say, or allude, that CCC is better than Afterburner.

My point is that unless he's overclocking I don't see the need for a third party program.

As for the popularity of the program, yeah it's popular, but that doesn't make it a necessity where it isn't needed.

My suggestion is to look at his problem, make sure he's comfortable and stable before dealing with any third party apps.

My two cents.
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