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Howdy!..can anyone help?

I have the following:

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 Yorkfield QUAD-Core, 3.2GHz 1600MHz FSB, 12MB L2 Cache, 45nm, EM64T, Virtualization, LGA775 Socket 775/T CPU.

ASUS P5E3 PREMIUM/WIFI-AP @n LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard.

CORSAIR Dual Channel 4096MB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB).

XFX 9800 GTX 512m vid card.

Have a few problems which I think might be overheating running Fear with all at high, res 1920x1200 x msaa 16x.

The game plays smoothly around 38 FPS then starts slowing down after 5 minutes. Tests show the following:

System 95 deg F
CPU 78deg F
GPU peaks between 75 and 80deg C.

Are these heat ranges in excess for the *pu's?.
I have fan in front of the case blowing and one in the back drawing out heat.

Look forward to your comments:toast:
 

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#2
Howdy!..can anyone help?

I have the following:

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 Yorkfield QUAD-Core, 3.2GHz 1600MHz FSB, 12MB L2 Cache, 45nm, EM64T, Virtualization, LGA775 Socket 775/T CPU.

ASUS P5E3 PREMIUM/WIFI-AP @n LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard.

CORSAIR Dual Channel 4096MB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB).

XFX 9800 GTX 512m vid card.

Have a few problems which I think might be overheating running Fear with all at high, res 1920x1200 x msaa 16x.

The game plays smoothly around 38 FPS then starts slowing down after 5 minutes. Tests show the following:

System 95 deg F
CPU 78deg F
GPU peaks between 75 and 80deg C.

Are these heat ranges in excess for the *pu's?.
I have fan in front of the case blowing and one in the back drawing out heat.

Look forward to your comments:toast:
Do you have stock cooling or aftermarket cooling?
 

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#3
Try using Rivatuner to run the GPU fan at max.
 

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#4
What kind of power supply are you using?
 

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Overting

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#6
your cpu is not having any problems with heat, if anything your RAM or GPU are getting too hot... or you're experiencing an unstable overclock. Next time label all of your system and cpu temps in degrees C. Trust me your cpu is not overheating.
 

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Ok.. how can I remedy this problem?
 

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Read somewhere that the 1600 ddr3 was meant for 64bit and not for 32bit. any take on this?
 
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#9
buy some case fans is a start, take out the dust from your rig with canned air is another thing to do... maybe a gpu cooler? RAM cooling could also be an option...

I believe ddr3 is perform better on 64bit

P.S: don't double post, edit your previous post instead
 

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Ok thanks:) btw, my stuff is only a few days old. one more problem. I flashed the bios with the latest update and installed vista32. It started up showed the first screen to setup vista then sort of hung for at least 5 minutes, then continued to install and hung again after the second screen came up. Waitied for another 5 minutes before it continued but then continued until it completed the install. I managed to find the program that was giving the hanging problem but now everytime I boot up the comp will work ok but the drive light will stay on for at 5 - 10 minutes before it goes off. What could be happening as by this time it has already installed all the windows updates. what could be causing this?.
Thanks so much for your help really appreciate it.:toast:
 
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hmm... I have no idea... Have you considered vista 64bit? If you don't want to buy it, there are other ways to get it :D
 

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I bought the Vista ultimate package that came with 32 and 64bit. Tried the 64bit and it seemed worse and many of the games would lockup so reinstalled 32. :wtf:
 

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Where can I find you later...I'm a newby around here ;-)
 
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Did you check contact of the coolers. Both CPU and GPU?
 
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I'm not exactly a pro :p I just search alot for ppl and I started learning that way xD I never had a rig o_O but in this situation, I would listen to others :p

I still suggest 64bit... and if games lockup, then your hardware must be the problem... most ppl with good rigs here use 64 bit...
 
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I'm not exactly a pro :p I just search alot for ppl and I started learning that way xD I never had a rig o_O but in this situation, I would listen to others :p

I still suggest 64bit... and if games lockup, then your hardware must be the problem... most ppl with good rigs here use 64 bit...
That's something that cannot cause heat or no heat.

Very basically, the big plus of 64-bits is being able to use 4Gb memory or more. Other than that, there are very slight performance gains, and only in applications that are specifically made to work with 64-bit. Any other (32-bit) application would just be emulated by Windows to run correctly.

About the heat, I would check if you have a good airflow in your case. Also check for dust, though you said it is new stuff.
Hmm, I just noticed you posted two temps in Fahrenheit, they don't seem too weird...
I'd just check if your GPU is getting enough fresh air to cool itself.

Long holds on bootup might be caused by a Floppy Drive Seek (check BIOS for that), or a USB stick/memory card still inserted while booting.
Also check your Device Manager in Windows if anything is not yet installed correctly and get the newest drivers for your GPU if you haven't done so yet.
 

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Heat problem

Thanks for your reply and will try what you suggested and get back to you soon :respect:
 
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I believe heat might not be the problem... those temps look good to me...
 

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Heat problem

Thanks for your reply :) what else should I look at to resolve the problem?
 
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If i were you i would take the sidepanel of and make sure you are discharged of any static electricity by touching one of the ground pins in your wall socket or a unpainted part of your case.
And then feel. If everything feels cool/warm to the touch then it's obviously no heat problem but faulty hardware. But could also be your ram is on fire or videocard is to hot to touch then you will notice.

And to be honest. If my CPU ran 80C load at 3.2Ghz i would be worried.

Btw which software do you use to check the temps?
 
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Try running memtest86 and see if your ram has any errors...Bad stick of ram might be your problem!!
 
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Ok thanks:) btw, my stuff is only a few days old. one more problem. I flashed the bios with the latest update and installed vista32. It started up showed the first screen to setup vista then sort of hung for at least 5 minutes, then continued to install and hung again after the second screen came up. Waitied for another 5 minutes before it continued but then continued until it completed the install. I managed to find the program that was giving the hanging problem but now everytime I boot up the comp will work ok but the drive light will stay on for at 5 - 10 minutes before it goes off. What could be happening as by this time it has already installed all the windows updates. what could be causing this?.
Thanks so much for your help really appreciate it.:toast:
It is normal for vista to use the HDD a lot when it is first installed. Its probably just indexing.