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Old 05-26-2015, 10:10 AM   #1
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Hello,

I have been downloading just about every diagnostic tool that I could find on Cnet, however none of them produce an error report that I can see so far. All the tools tell me what I have on my system, but what I want is a thorough analysis tool that will tell me what is wrong with my system. Does such a thing exist?

The problem I have is that my systems works ok, on a very basic level, like for tv streaming, internet and MS office. But not for anything that requires any degree of advanced graphics, even with old simple games.

I have no idea what is wrong and it is annoying because I cannot use my Steam account anymore!

Also, the fan on the graphics card goes nuts when do anything that requires it to work....

Any advice welcome!

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Let's take a look at your system temperatures. Follow this guide here:

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if your computer is having issues, then check out windows own event viewer. it keeps logs of all errors (if you have it turned on)

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Old 05-27-2015, 08:58 AM   #4
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CPU Type Intel Core2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz
CPU Measured Speed 3.00 GHz
Motherboard P5Q-PRO
Memory 4GB , Corsair CM2X2048-6400C4DHX
Video Card Radeon HD 4850
Hard Drive Seagate ST31000528AS (1 TB)
Power Supply: Powerline 530w model: VP-530W(P/PFC)

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Are those temps at idle?

If so, the system is running very hot, especially on the GPU.
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yes, cpu+gpu creep up to those temps and hover around those temps, but if i play a game they go higher and then PC crashes!
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Blow out any dust in the PC by using an Air compressor. Ensure to not over spin the fans with air.
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yes, ok done that. also how can i further cool gpu? it would appear the built in fan is not doing a very good job, any further advice or product recommendations?
Also, i bought a new fan for cpu (tranquillo rev2 model no: cc-tranq-02-a), so hopefully this will improve things.
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How many case fans are inside the system? What way are they blowing?
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Hi MasterChiefxx17,
at the moment I do not have any case fans, only the psu, cpu and gpu standards fans. It would appear buying a case fan is a good idea, although not needed one until recently. Any guidelines or recommendations for case fans?
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You should certainly have at least one fan in the back blowing out and preferably have one fan blowing inwards from the front.

I like Noctua and Corsair fans, but any will do really. Antec, NZXT, etc. As long as their name brand.
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I installed two new case fans last night, 2 x "arctic f12" Latest temps etc on screen dumps, note between bios screen 1+2, 40 minute break, varies between 11.6-7

So, at weekend I will get a new power supply and cpu fan I think...
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Still quite warm.

Did you install the new fan for the CPU?

I'd say to replace the thermopaste, but even the motherboard is warm.

Fans are blowing air in from the front and out of the rear of the case?
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Hi saj1011

As well as the above points, bundles of cables (i.e. from PSU to motherboard, graphics-card (if fitted) and hard-drive(s)) can also disrupt the smooth air-flow from front-to-back too.

Tying them back to the various holes and slots in the chassis, and/or tucking them under the motherboard can improve the airflow
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There's really nothing wrong with your voltages, and your graphics card only pulls 110 W at max, so your current PSU should be more than enough to power a couple more fans. It is good that the temps improved slightly, but from the looks of the idle CPU and MB temps, I'd say replacing the CPU fan and thermal paste would be my number one priorities. The MB will cool down with the CPU.
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