Hi, I have visited 2 pc repair engineers to ask my prob and what i need to repair, they say it could be this or it could be that and do not know until they replace in turn. I would like to be able to instruct them to replace a certain or certain items as nec/ary, and the problem being is that i am playing a game called Empire Total War, and I have had a similar problem when I played Oblivion in the past. The game plays ok up until a few hours have passed and then the characters speech breaks up and the game stops and starts every few seconds for a split second and gets worse as the time goes on which in turn makes it hard to play. One pc engineer says its the CPU, another says Motherboard, another, Graphics card, I really dont know where I stand, any help please. Here are some of my PC specs. Windows XP Home Edition 2.10 gig AMD Athlon 64X2 dual core proc 3800=2cpu`s Board is Asus ek A8N-SLI 3072 MEG memory RAM 517.73gig free hard drive Direct X9.oc Nvidia geforce 7800gt Graphics card
Hi again, I have been quoted an estimate for basically a new pc and he assures me I can play all games with this newly built pc, but it seems to me an enormous amount of cash just to improve my pc for games, especially now when my money is limited, and ideas, would a new graphics card do the job?
Given that your problem only occurs after you have been gaming for a while, the obvious issue is cooling. Putting a more powerful GFX card in there will not resolve the issue therefore.
As citadel pointed out your CPU and gfx card will both try to protect themselves from overheating by scaling back performance, and this would replicate the issues you seem to have.
Does you PC have sufficient cooling? Are the fans actually working together to cool the system?( a fiends PC, which was store bought, was always overheating. I found that the exhaust fans at the back were in the wrong way round, and had been tring their best to blow hot air back at the CPU.)
Is the room you use it in hot, or is the PC near a radiator or ni direct sunlight? Can you try opening your windows and sticking a fan on to drop the room temp (might need a wooly jumper thought).
Hope this helps
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