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Interesting issue

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jason Dewhurst, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Jason Dewhurst

    Jason Dewhurst

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    Been running shift fine all day, spent 6 hours mastering corners and career mode, took a break, went to play again and it keeps encountering problems, as soon as I am in a race no matter what track, its jerky appearing to not handle the gfx set im unsure why...as its been running fine on max settings most of the day.

    dual core 2.7gb athlon
    gtx260 geforce
    500gb hdd
    2gb ram
    vista 32bit
     
  2. Dan Coldrick

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    Temperatures?
     
  3. Damian Henderson

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  4. Jason Dewhurst

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    temps are fine, however hdd light flashes eractic, and in task manager there is nothing listed thats using it...

    for example every item listed isusing 0-1 cpu usage on idle, yet resource monitor says cpu usage is 50%, its settled down now but still does it when it wants to.
     
  5. Damian Henderson

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    Sounds like something in Vista is doing something.

    You got indexing on?

    Done any virus scans recently? (what software to)
     
  6. Jason Dewhurst

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    fresh vista install doubt i have any viruses, whats indexing?
     
  7. Jason Dewhurst

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    I have took the user folder off indexing so hopefully it will speed it up, thanks.
     
  8. Dan Coldrick

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    Jason what are your temps after a while?
     
  9. Jason Dewhurst

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    Wouldnt know, hwmonitor requires premium after 10 minutes so dont use it, havent found a freeware temp software yet, tried coretemp but it gave false readings.
     
  10. Damian Henderson

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    It's completely free, can have it running as long as you want.
     
  11. Dan Coldrick

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    Yep, Jason it would help us if we could see your temps, normally one of the 1st things that cause probs.
     
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  13. Jason Dewhurst

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    When I installed hwmonitor i got a pop up crashing my game saying hwmonitor can only run 10 minutes on free version.
     
  14. Damian Henderson

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    :embarassed::embarassed::embarassed::jaw:
     
  15. Jason Dewhurst

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    went into the pc shop today had a lengthy chat with them, and they said bring it in, apparantly it shouldnt be getting that hot and my ram should be displaying right.

    So looks like im going to be without net access for a few days.
     
  16. Damian Henderson

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    Sorry I missed your post and indeed 61c is quite hot for semi idle. I guess your cooler may not be seated correctly or something.
     
  17. Dan Coldrick

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    Jason I agree with Damien, those temps are way way to hot for semi idle. Load temps will be in the 70/80's
     
  18. Jason Dewhurst

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    yup and it rebooots if im playing a high resource game sometimes.