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PC isn't as good as it was before

By Phvb
Aug 11, 2005
  1. How do you reduce your clockspeed? I think my computer is over heating during gameplay and is slowing it down. I'm unsure though. I don't know much about my probelm or how to fix it. When I play CS (counter-strike, a half-life modifcation, which should run on low requirements , note: this game played fine when I first purchased this machine) the game slows down every 2-4 minutes, causing a pause - then returning to where I should be 20 seconds of slow motion later. Could my computer be over clocked on MHz? help

    Specs:
    Compaq Persario 5320 US
    512 Ram
    40 Gb
    Nvidia Vanta 16mb
    Windows Xp Home
    intel pentium 4, 1.50 ghz
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Get a can of compressed air, take the sides of the case off and blow out everything, especially the CPU heatsink and power supply. Dust is an insulator and is the #1 cause of overheating problems. Also defragment the hard drive. A decent video card will cost about $50. Just about anything out now is better than the Vantasaurus :).
     
  3. Austin44

    Austin44 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    and if that doesnt work with it most likely will you may need to get a new fan or check the thermal paste around the fan but i doubt ull need to replace the fan it should be a last resort.

    do what vega said 1st tho


    -Austin-
     
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