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SaltySalsa

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hey this is my speccy link http://speccy.pirifo...WsGdeuxgsLl6Juz
i'm looking to get better fps in games like csgo and minecraft. i think i need to upgrade my Graphics card could you recommenced one please i live in usa price range 80$ thanks


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ASUSTeK Computer INC. CM1730CM1830 (AM3): 57 °C
 

The heatsink is probably clogged with dust.  A desktop should be around 40 °C.  Shut it down. Open it up, remove the fan (but not the heatsink unless you want to replace the thermal paste), clean the heatsink with a small brush and a vacuum cleaner hose.  Also clean all of the vents - don't forget the power supply.  A hot CPU is a slow CPU and also one that won't live that long.

 

The hard drive is not looking all that good either.  Getting a lot of errors.

 

01
Attribute name: Read Error Rate
Real value: 0
Current: 116
Worst: 99
Threshold: 6
Raw Value: 000606F1D1
Status: Good
...
 
07
Attribute name: Seek Error Rate
Real value: 0
Current: 87
Worst: 60
Threshold: 30
Raw Value: 001D2E9495
Status: Good
 
...
 
C3
Attribute name: Hardware ECC Recovered
Real value: 0
Current: 44
Worst: 28
Threshold: 0
Raw Value: 000606F1D1
Status: Good
 

You might want to look into replacing it - all of those errors are going to slow you down.  I'd get a Western Digital black 1 TB and clone it.

 

Have you run the Windows Experience Index?  What does Windows say is the lowest scoring component?

(Start, Computer, System Properties, Windows Experience index.)


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Hope you don`t mind me chiming in with a question and a couple of additional observations  :)

 

Is this an ASUS Essentio computer similar to the one here the reason that I ask is so that we have an idea of the potential age and quality of the present PSU

 

There are a couple of high voltage readings showing in Speccy, the maximum voltage for the CPU when fully under load is 1.4V and 1.392V is too high for a processor that is idling, the +12V rail on the PSU should never exceed 12.600V but is shown in Speccy as 12.736V, such voltages will definitely heat things up and both in turn can be caused by a flaky PSU putting out too much voltage.

 

Voltage
CPU CORE: 1.392 V
+3.3V: 3.296 V
+12V: 12.736 V
-12V: -6.208 V
CMOS BATTERY: 3.456 V I would suggest that if possible the CMOS battery be removed and tested with a multi-meter, a multi-meter reading of 3.4V for a brand new battery wouldn`t worry me but an old battery reading 3.456V in the MB may suggest a problem.
 
$80 will only allow for the most basic of add on video cards but before even considering purchasing and fitting one you should check out the output of your PSU. 
 
Windows has not been updated since 1/13/2016 and needs to be done asap. 

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welli plan on getting a new pc some time in the future so just wondering if an 80$ graphics card will help at all


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Not if the PSU is bad, it could make matters worse, cause a flaky PSU to pop and take out all of your hardware;

 

Is this an ASUS Essentio computer similar to the one here the reason that I ask is so that we have an idea of the potential age and quality of the present PSU

 

 

Can you answer the above that I asked earlier.

 

Not wishing to hijack the assistance here but do the following so that your PSU output and temps can be checked by either RKinner or myself;

 

Please take expanded screenshots and only use the method below to attach them.

 

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.

 

speedfan.png

 (this is a screenshot from a vista machine)

 

Download then run HWMonitor and post a screenshot so that we have a comparison to the Speedfan results, details from here

 

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.

 

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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Yes that is my computer.

 

Here's a screenshot from SpeedFan:

http://prntscr.com/a7i5rq

 

And this is my screenshot from HWMonitor:

http://prntscr.com/a7i6vs


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I've never found that the voltage measurements from Speccy or Speedfan were reliable so don't really worry about them.  However for a desktop the high temps are showing that it needs cleaning.  As this is a simple matter and won't cost you anything I would do that first.  You may have to remove the fan (but not the heatsink unless you want to replace the thermal paste) in order to remove all of the dust that is clogging the heatsink fins.  I'd also check all of the air vents and the fan on the graphics card as it is also a bit too hot.


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Have you done the suggested cleaning yet SaltySalsa, if yes, has it made any improvement.

 

Regarding the high temps and voltages, as you can see they are also reported in HWMonitor, the voltages are self explanatory so will only mention the temps,TMPIN 0 = MB which will most likely be the onboard AMD 760G video chip and TMPIN 1 the CPU which at the highest shown 41°C is well below the maximum for the Athlon 11 X2 220 which is 74°C before a thermal shut down should occur.
 
 

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Im thinking about buying a workstation (hp z600) to try to convert it into a gaming rig that i can edit all my streams and recordings on. Does anyone know of A GFX card that will work in it, from what ive read they have 2 pci slots and 1 and neither of them can use more than 75 watts in each slot or over 150 in either, without external power. So thats my first conundrum  second is the reason this problem exists anyways is because the z600's battery is huge and takes up like the whole bottom does anyone know of a different PSU alternative?


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Please start your own thread DupreeM and we will be happy to assist you there.


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