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Moeror

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I'm having some artifacts in my games recently. Here is a picture
http://i8.photobucke...enShot00003.jpg

Ive posted on a few forums and I've gotten everything from overheating, faulty graphics card (which it isn't that old), to insufficient power supply. Someone mentioned opening the case and putting fan at it. Would putting the computer on my desk and openng side show some improvement enough to narrow it down to overheating? Also how do I find my wattage for my computer? Any help would greatly be appreciated. I'd love to get this solved.
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Removing the side panel furthest from the motherboard will help to alleviate mild overheating but not if it's overheating by a wide margin, and in any event it should not be used as a permanent fix.

As for your system's total wattage requirement, go here:

http://www.distortio....com/Power.html

Edited by pip22, 23 August 2007 - 08:10 AM.

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To see what your power supply's current wattage is then take a look on the side of of the power supply. The sticker should look something like this:
http://eu.shuttle.co...psu_sticker.jpg
As you can see this is a 250W power supply.

To find out how much your components of your computer need the I would use eXtreme Power Supply Calculator v2.5. It is updated often and is pretty accurate, here:
http://www.extreme.o...ucalculator.jsp
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Well the wattage should be more than enough. Mines 304, and just to be safe, I unplugged the unneccesary things like webcam and external hard drive. Still getting artifacts in the games though. Seems like LOTRO is the worse. My drivers are updated. Maybe it is overheating. Is there anything I can do to test it to see if it is?
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