I have quite the list of problems that i seem to be experiencing... for a while my computer (Toshiba Satellite A205) has been getting rather hot and the fan was running at full power all of the time. Just recenty i noticed the heat problem getting worse and worse and i looked and the fan refuses to run. I think this may be becasue of a clogged heatsink or even the fan itself just quit on me due to overuse. Obviously this is a sizeable problem lol. Also, I have been noticing my CPU running at 100% or near constantly even under small ammounts of processing (causing even more heat) which has been thusly slowing my system down even more. my RAM is only ever about 50% even when the CPU is running full speed which leaves me stumped n upgrade ideas seeing as my CPU is the one causing low speeds and my RAM isnt even fully utilized (postulating here). I do do some gaming from time to time and a lot of video and image work so i am in the market for a new and powerful graphics card. Im even willing to be a bit overzealous and go above my needs which, are always growing. I looked through newegg.com and i was clueless about what brand or part i would need for my computer or even what level would satisfy my needs. If anyone could rn me through some general (or specific) ideas of things i should get that would be amazing. I'm thinking NVIDIA for the GPU but i also dont know what other peripherials i would need to compliment that... cheap is good but quality is my main concern. Most anything wll be better than the intel chipset that came standard!
also one last note... is replacing the CPU with an upgraded one a huge ordeal if at all possible?
And ive been getting a CMOS error at startup which has increaced in frequency since the fan went out and evne more so after fighing off the a nasty trojan that got me (many hours or work lol).
Thank you very much in advance and sorry for being long winded!
Edited by 11010110, 03 September 2008 - 12:31 PM.