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Who or What to go to for Computer Help?

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Doc    3

Hello everyone,

Firstly, I am unsure if this should be in the "Off-topic" thread or "Questions" thread. I'll try my best to make this a helpful discussion for myself and others in need of computer help.

So we get down to business. For a while now I have been experiencing issues with my computer, more-so in regards to it's capacity in overheating and CPU/GPU performance. I wouldn't say I have the ultimate computer, but I do have one that is pretty beefy in and of itself. So anyways, as of lately, games like DayZ, Arma 3, Total War: Attila, and others, have been performing rather slowly. Where my current settings on DayZ cause a "lagginess" and slowness, only reducing the graphics of the game have done any real help to solve the problem. However, I've been at the same settings for months now without change. Why now is it acting slow? Same thing goes for all my other games. In the past, I've had problems with overheating and, especially to the GPU and CPU. I don't' know if it's a build-up of dust or what, but using cans of air to spray around and remove the dust have failed to work. Now I'm considering taking the damned thing to a PC specialist, but first I'd like to consult someone.

So my real question is: who is the best person/people to go for questions and help? Are there any particularly good websites/organizations to go to? Do any of you have the knowledge to help me out? If you have any questions, problems of your own, or assistance for myself and others, feel free to reply. Thank you all so very much!

Sincerely,

Doc

P.S.

- For any of you technology wizards out there that can help, my PC specs are this:

PC- Zeus Thunder 2000

CAS- Azza Fusion 3000 Full-Tower Gaming case w/1x 140mm &2x 120mm fans, front USB 3.0, HDD Easy Swap, & 360mm liquid cooling ready

CPU- Intel Core i7-3770k 3.50 GHz 8mb Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)

FAN- Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 240mm w/Dual Fan (CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable)

Memory- 16GB

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Honestly Doc, go down to Best Buy and ask the Geek Squad for help. They know their shit pretty well.

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Honestly Doc, go down to Best Buy and ask the Geek Squad for help. They know their shit pretty well.

Was thinking about it. Do you know if they charge much? This could turn into a complete repair of my PC.

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Honestly Doc, go down to Best Buy and ask the Geek Squad for help. They know their shit pretty well.

Was thinking about it. Do you know if they charge much? This could turn into a complete repair of my PC.

Last time I went there, they had to replace the fan on me laptop and that costed I think 50 bucks. Not to sure but if they inspect your PC I think it won't cost much but getting it repaired maybe around 60-100 depending on the problem. I don't know the exact price range but it's not expensive and they do a pretty decent job at it.

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Specs look ok to me, what graphics card do you have and what operating system is installed/how old is it? Running hot wouldn't affect gameplay (unless something burns out!), if it was running 'fast' until recently i'd think about doing a system restore.

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How hot is it running when you're in game?

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Specs look ok to me, what graphics card do you have and what operating system is installed/how old is it? Running hot wouldn't affect gameplay (unless something burns out!), if it was running 'fast' until recently i'd think about doing a system restore.

I think the graphics card was something from NVidia, I'm unsure about the operating system, and I've only had the PC for a couple of years now. Also, in regards to doing a system restore, I believe I would have to but another extra driver or something of the sort to store all the data from being wiped. Frankly, I do not have the money to get that done. Also, I apologize for my lack of tech terminology, I do not know much about computers.

Edit: I think my graphics card was like 650 or higher, if that pertains to what you are saying.

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Download Speccy, it'll give you the specs and their temps.

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How hot is it running when you're in game?

From what I could get off of my speedfan, the temperatures are exceeding forty degrees and higher in some cases. However, most pieces like the GPU, CPU, and core are staying relatively cool. The hottest device seems to be the core 1 and Core 0. Performance in game is almost like there is a bad lag occurring. Reactions are delayed and clunky. Looking down at the ground or sky helps a little, but any scanning of the horizon increases the slowness.


Download Speccy, it'll give you the specs and their temps.

Already have an app, thank you for the link though.

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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windo...d-settings

Anyway, it's a shot to nothing you can try and maybe it'll save you some money. But if you're not too techy I appreciate it can be a bit daunting.

Specs look ok to me, what graphics card do you have and what operating system is installed/how old is it? Running hot wouldn't affect gameplay (unless something burns out!), if it was running 'fast' until recently i'd think about doing a system restore.

I think the graphics card was something from NVidia, I'm unsure about the operating system, and I've only had the PC for a couple of years now. Also, in regards to doing a system restore, I believe I would have to but another extra driver or something of the sort to store all the data from being wiped. Frankly, I do not have the money to get that done. Also, I apologize for my lack of tech terminology, I do not know much about computers.

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Update:

After my first system restore, everything seemed to run fine, but my Nvidia Geforce Experience app was removed off my desktop file leaving only the control panel behind. The only way I could pull up the Nvidia Geforce Experience app was if I searched for it in my files, but I could not open it for it would always say "an error has occurred...". I didn't think much of it at the time, so I just downloaded the app from the Nvidia website. Now, however, I have experienced the slowness in my games once again. I restored my PC back a couple of days and upon opening it up again, the Geforce Experience app and other subsequent Nvidia files other than the control panel have been removed off the desktop and cannot be opened. I'm thinking that the Nvidia files are being corrupted somehow and slowing down my gameplay. Opinions?

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