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Old 11-19-2009, 10:05 AM   #1
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This is how my Computer is in a Cupboard, this is how i Work and Play my Games from within the Cupboard.

What is the Danger of a PC burn out, since i blame the Games for having Blue Screen Errors and Crashes so many times.

I also bought a 260 Graphics Card witch seems to help and Stable my Games even better and i also have a Cooling System aswell.

There is no hole at the back of the Cupboard for the Air to go out, so the hot air is just swirling around.

My PC runs fine when im browsing the Internet or do other Normal things, its the Games does the Hard Work.

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Operating System: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
System Manufacturer: INTEL_
System Model: DP35DP__
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 3322MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce Geforce 260 GTX
Display Memory: 896.0 MB
Nvidia Driver Ver: 191.07
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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A card like the 260, even in a more spacious case simply MUST have somewhere to vent that heat. That space behind your pc in the cupboard does not look healthy. Do you monitor system temps during gaming ?? What do you get??

I must admit, Ive never seen a gaming pc in a cupboard, home/media server rigs, sure - but nothing with a high end/high heat producing GPU in it.

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:56 PM   #3
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Yeah, that was my first thought... I'm also not liking that case.

I have a Storm Scout like this. Cut my CPU temps down from 54 C to 42 C (After running KotOR for ~2 hours); Allowed me to overclock my proc up from 1.8 to 2.07.

Failing a new case, get a new area for the Computer to be in. Like Astro said, there's not enough area for the heat to disperse so it just stays there. If I were to suggest something I'd say an open desk with a spot for a computer, that's exposed! Those heat vents just won't cut it.

Otherwise... maybe check your RAM? I've had problems with RAM causing my comp to crash after a bit of gaming... but that's not my idea of what's the issue.


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Old 11-20-2009, 03:16 PM   #4
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:43 PM   #5
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Uhm, would it work for you to run this during the game so we could see what the temps shoot up to in-game? Otherwise, do you have your proc overclocked at all? Or the graphics card?

I must say that I'm not liking those GPU temps one bit, what type of ventilation does your current case have? Those pics don't give a good look at it and what I do see is unventilated.

But, thanks for the images anyway!

Edit: found this while on a quick search of what the safe Northbridge temps are. It looks like you want to cool it down by about 32 degrees or so. I don't know if that's the issue, but it could be a huge part of it.

Edit 2: Your southbridge temps are okay though, so I'm going to point towards your Northbridge and GPU temps as the culprits.... but I can't think of any good ways to cool them down off the top of my head aside from after market coolers and, maybe, a new case. Anybody else have any ideas on what the issue could be?



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Old 11-21-2009, 01:48 AM   #6
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Uhm, would it work for you to run this during the game so we could see what the temps shoot up to in-game? Otherwise, do you have your proc overclocked at all? Or the graphics card?
I dont have my Graphic Card Over Clocked and i dont know what that is.

Those Screens were from during Game Play, the Latest if you will and i dont have Batman Arkham Asylum nomore since it gives me Problems with Windows Live and a busted up Patch that Eidos keeps telling me its my PC when clearly its not.
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I must say that I'm not liking those GPU temps one bit, what type of ventilation does your current case have.
I dont know and i dont think it has one, but i did ask the PC Store about this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMy9yl5aVgI
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I found this [url=http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=523594[/url] while on a quick search of what the safe Northbridge temps are, it looks like you want to cool it down by about 32 degrees or so. I don't know if that's the issue, but it could be a huge part of it.
Yes, i want to Cool my PC waay down and im worried about playing Star Wars Force Unleashed Sith Edition in this Hot Room of mine with a Hotter PC.
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Your southbridge temps are okay though, so I'm going to point towards your Northbridge and GPU temps as the culprits.... but I can't think of any good ways to cool them down off the top of my head aside from after market coolers and, maybe, a new case.
Links would be great if you can suggest any for me.


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Old 11-21-2009, 11:11 AM   #7
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I wouldn't hotbox like that myself, but if that's as hot as your CPU and GPU are getting while gaming, then you should be OK.


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