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Windows 7: Help no idea what's wrong with my PC... :(

27 Apr 2010   #41
Wreck

CommonOS (Linux Distro)
 
 

Just to confirm, the nature of electronics is that running them for years leads to degradation and deterioration of components, mostly due to heat. One day they are fine, the next you start seeing occasional problems, then the thing just dies. If you are running things past their spec, the heat is much worse and the components will burn out much quicker.

Combine the OC with running a game that really pushes the system (as Dragon Age apparently does) and you have the proper recipe for a fried computer. With any luck it is only the PSU. In fact, it is typically the GPU that goes first.


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27 Apr 2010   #42
Alex1986

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wreck View Post
Just to confirm, the nature of electronics is that running them for years leads to degradation and deterioration of components, mostly due to heat. One day they are fine, the next you start seeing occasional problems, then the thing just dies. If you are running things past their spec, the heat is much worse and the components will burn out much quicker.

Combine the OC with running a game that really pushes the system (as Dragon Age apparently does) and you have the proper recipe for a fried computer. With any luck it is only the PSU. In fact, it is typically the GPU that goes first.
Yes but im 90% sure its becouse Bioware games they basicly are only games that use 100% of everything its like running orthos on every part in your PC...

There should be warrning on box "our game will destroy your psu or whole pc have fun" any way funny part is i did test it and game is porly writen don't matter if you play in 800x600 on minimal setting still uses 100% of everything when you set affinity to 1 core it runs fine so why it uses 2 cores 100%?

I don't know but after that i doubt if i buy any game and to think i even got their earlier titles BG1+BG2 i could have several psu for this wasted money
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03 May 2010   #43
Wreck

CommonOS (Linux Distro)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alex1986 View Post
Yes but im 90% sure its becouse Bioware games they basicly are only games that use 100% of everything its like running orthos on every part in your PC...
Ummm, no.

There are many games that use 100% CPU and if the PSU and Motherboard are unable to run 100% CPU they are badly designed. A gaming rig should be able to give you 100% CPU for sustained periods without taking damage. There is no excuse for a system that cannot run at full power for long periods of time.

A CPU is not like the an Ethernet network. It is designed to be used a full bore for long periods or it was badly designed.

And there are other games that are just as hard on the hardware as Bioware games. Try any of the old id Software games back when they first came out.
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