Interesting issue

Oct 2, 2009
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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
 
Oct 2, 2009
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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.
 
Aug 26, 2008
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Sounds like something in Vista is doing something.

You got indexing on?

Done any virus scans recently? (what software to)
 
Oct 2, 2009
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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.
 
Oct 2, 2009
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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.
 
Aug 26, 2008
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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.
 

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