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Help needed. Something is wrong with my computer


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Hello!

One year ago I played Battlefield 3 on high - Ultra Settings. After I upgraded my PC to an higher CPU I can only play on middle settings. But I don't believe it's related to the CPU (I didn't played BF3 often before I upgraded the PC), there must be a problem with the GPU. I think my graphic card is gonna to die because , again, sometimes it flickers black.

Can we again test if there is something wrong with my GPU. Also are there any tests for a CPU? If it would be no problem for ya all it would be nice if we could also create a little test with the CPU.

AMD PHENOM II X4 945
AMD RADEON HD 6870
8 GB DDR3 RAM
250 GB SSD
1 TB HDD


Thanks in advance. Help is much appreciated.

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Hello Machiavelli

To get you started below are a couple of tests for you to run;

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And how long should Prime run? I've heard it should run 24hours?! :blink:
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Give Prime a run for about four hours and no more and that is only if no issues are highlighted.

Download Speedfan and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows. The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
If you are running on a vista machine, please go to where you installed the program and run the program as administrator.

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(this is a screenshot from a vista machine)

To capture and post a screenshot;

Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.

Depending on the results we may need to run further software for comparison http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html

Screenshot instructions are provided to assist those that may read this topic but are not yet aware of the “how to”.
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Prime95 didn't find any errors I think.
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Gday.
While Phillpower2 is offline I will chip in.
SpeedFan is not detecting all reading required, so try another, > http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html
on the right, Download the latest release 1.24 setup.
Please post a screenshot.

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Edited by Machiavelli, 04 November 2013 - 10:33 AM.

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Your results show high CPU usage and especially for a computer that is not under load.

Has the CPU been overclocked.
What is the brand and model name or number of your PSU.

Please run CPU/Z 1.67 and post a screenshot, program available from Here
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PSU: CoolerMaster GX 550W Bronze

CPU isn't overclocked.

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Nothing amiss there.

Try another test on your GPU with Valley Benchmark (free) by Unigine which is available from Here

Have you checked the task manager to see what you have continually running in the background.
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Did the Benchmark test - GPU passed it with no problems I think.

The task manager also show no problems. Only some tasks like Skype etc.. CPU utilization at max 10 %.
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Please Run the PCPitstop.com OverDrive Full Tests

Here's how:

You must use your Internet Explorer for this procedure. (doesn't work so well in Firefox or others). If your machine is running Vista or Windows 7, you must Select IE to “Run as Administrator”. After completing PCPitstop OverDrive you can close your IE browser and re-open it Normally so that you are no longer running as administrator.

Go to: http://www.pcpitstop...pit/default.asp
Click on "Free Computer Check-up" listed below PC Pitstop OverDrive
In the User Login - Click on "Sign up FREE!"
You'll need to submit a valid email address and create your own password, then click - Create Account(button)

Now enter your email address and password to Log in, Select - Scan this system Now!(button)
You will then be asked to download an ActiveX component and allow it to install.
It is safe and does not compromise your privacy.
Follow the on-screen prompts to install the ActiveX and to allow the Full Tests to be run on your machine.

The Full Tests take about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes on most machines.
When complete, a Results - Summary - Recommended Fixes will be displayed.

Please post the URL internet address, from your Results, back here into this Topic Thread so that we can review the configuration and present performance levels of your machine.

Note: During the graphics 2D and graphics 3D testing, your screen will display some rapidly moving objects.
If you are sensitive to visual flashing, it may cause dizziness. Therefore, look away from the screen during that portion of the testing.

After reviewing the results we will be more informed and may be able to provide better recommendations for you to work towards improving your machine's performance.

While PCPitstop does offer a variety of Paid Products, the PCPitstop OverDrive testing is FREE. Please ignore the references to Paid Products. We prefer to provide manual solution instructions that you can apply directly to your machine.

Thanks to rshaffer61 for the PCPitstop information :thumbsup:

NB: An example of the url that we require and the information that it leads to http://www.pcpitstop...?conid=25271813
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So sorry for the delay. I'll come back with the Logs etc. ASAP.
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:thumbsup: No problem - when you are ready.
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You'll need to submit a valid email address and create your own password, then click - Create Account(button)

Being honest I don't want to register there. Is there a possibilty where you needn't create such an account?
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