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What Causes Overheating?

By ngen255 ·
Hi, I'm having problems with my computer. It slows down at some random times, and freezes whenever I play games. Is this a problem with overheating? Whenever I touch the video card right after it freezes, it feels incredibly hot, as in it burns my fingers. I'm wondering if I should buy one of those video card agp fans?Right now I have a big fan hooked up, but it only blows right in the case, without targeting anything specifically. There are no other problems, as the games I play don't require too much hardware. I have windows 98, 128 mb ram, 800 mhz duron processor. I play Counterstrike mostly, and I know my computer should be able to handle THAT without too much problem

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by TheChas In reply to What Causes Overheating?

A fairly simple way to cool off a video card is to install a slot fan right next to the card.

You don't need to remove the card, or attach anything to the card.

It would be worth it to add an another 128MB of RAM. For Windows 98, do NOT install more than 511MB of RAM.

Which video card?
And, what version of IE and DirectX are installed?

If the driver for your video card does not support DirectX 9, DirectX 9 can give you system problems.

If the driver is more than a year or so old, IE 6 can also cause your system to lock up.

Chas

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to What Causes Overheating?

I addition to the Chas good instructions, you can often add memory heatsinks to video memory that is under stress. See http: // xoxide.com

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rick

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thanks to both of you

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by gunida In reply to What Causes Overheating?

What i will suggest is that you make sure your meets all the requirement.Also it is worth while to check the slot where the video card is plugged,it may be that somewhere in there may be some partial contact which could cause the overheating.Also i agree to the fact you upgrade your RAM but donot take this problem lightly as it might affect other parts(try all options).

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