I have a question regarding my PC. It seems to slow down after running for a while. I tested this out using 3dmark05 and the HL2 stress test.
first of all my specs.
Asus A7N8X deluxe mobo
AMD 2800+ w /stock cooling
1 gig ddr 400
x800 xl (new)
Im thinking the cpu may be heating up and slowing down, but asus probe doesnt show that that is happening much. my test result in 3dmark when i last did it was 3728, but when i ran it after just installing my x800 i got around 4100 or so (i forgot to save the score).
for the HL2 stress test i averaged about 87 fps when i had just turned my pc on, and that dropped to about 70 after using it for a few hours.
do you think i need a new fan or something. If anyone knows whats up, i would greatly appreciate all help.
Thanks a lot