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new911
08-06-04, 12:15 PM
I have noticed black checkerboards on many textures in certain games (Doom3, City of Heroes, SplinterCell).

I have a MSI GeForce 4200 TI 128 MB
Asus P4S533 MB
512 MB Ram

I have checked my system temperature and saw that peak system temperature hit 130 degrees.

I don't know if this is heat or something else? Please, please, please help!

ynnek
08-06-04, 12:19 PM
EDIT: oh F.. not C.. what am i thinking.. nm

new911
08-06-04, 12:27 PM
So then 130 farenheit is a probable cause of the artifacts in my games?

What would the best way be to reduce this temperature? Case fans or a video card fan and video ran heat sinks?

ynnek
08-06-04, 12:54 PM
EDIT: brain fart.

cam9786
08-06-04, 02:00 PM
130F is only 54C, definately a normal range, and kinda low.

new911
08-06-04, 02:06 PM
Arghh... ok, so if my peak case temperature is 130 degrees and considered normal, what other problems could this be attributed to?

Ninjaman09
08-06-04, 02:06 PM
Yes, 130F is totally fine for anything really, though by "system temp" I take it you mean CPU temp? Trying updating your motherboard and video card drivers, running windows update, getting the most recent patches, etc.

new911
08-06-04, 02:10 PM
"Yes, 130F is totally fine for anything really, though by "system temp" I take it you mean CPU temp? Trying updating your motherboard and video card drivers, running windows update, getting the most recent patches, etc."

My CPU actually runs lower than the case temperature, according to the thermometers. Which is odd. My CPU runs at about 110 degrees while the case hits a high of 130. Nothing is overclocked.

I have tried updating and altering video drivers but haven't tried MB drivers or windows updates. I have tried changing the AGP aperture size to no avail.

ynnek
08-06-04, 03:01 PM
doh sorry, I didn't have my morning coffee.. I was thinking C for osme reason..

new911
08-06-04, 03:09 PM
"doh sorry, I didn't have my morning coffee.. I was thinking C for osme reason.."

Considering water boils at 100 degree celsius, 130 degrees in a computer would be just plain scary. :)

However, I feel like I am still a long ways from tracking my problem down. Aside from updating windows and my MB.