Loud FAN.. causing choppy gameplay?

By Phvb
Aug 11, 2005
  1. My fan is very noisy what can this mean? I'm getting very bad gameplay. I can't play every other 2 minutes because the game freezes up and goes into a slow motion state. I haven't considered the loud fan. Any help?
    Also the game I'm trying to run is Counter-strike, which has very low system requirements.

    System specs:
    Compaq Persario
    Intel Pentium 4 1.50GHz
    40GB HD
    512 RAM
    nVIDIA 16MB Video
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    12x DVD-ROM
    12x CD-RW
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Are you able to identify which fan it is? CPU fan? Chipset fan? Case fan?

    You need to replace that asap. It may be the cause of your woes. If your computer is overheating to the point of producing errors, it is dangerous to your system.

    Download this program and watch your temps: https://www.techspot.com/downloads/26-motherboard-monitor.html

    It could also be your video card that is overheating, which I don't believe that software watches, but still you should see some high temps on your chipset if your vid card is getting that hot.
  3. Phvb

    Phvb TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Not sure which fan is making all the noise. I think its the biggest one in the back of my tower at the top side. But it is louder then my refrigarator.

    I'll check out the temps and post back.
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