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post #11 of 23
To me this sounds like a thermal throttling, cool & quietesque problems.


In your bios, what do you have enabled as far as optimizing CPU. Becuase if you've got that thermal throttling stuff on you should turn it off. It sounds like your Mobo is limiting the power of the cpu for temperature's sake.
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Lightsource, my load temperature is 40 degrees C. Why would the CPU throtelling option limit it at such a low temperature?
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Lightsource, my load temperature is 40 degrees C. Why would the CPU throtelling option limit it at such a low temperature?
I'm not sure...

Just a guess.
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post #14 of 23
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- Is HL2 more intensive than F.E.A.R. as far as a graphics card is concerned?
I think it is. HL2 and the source engine in general offload a lot of CPU work onto the GPU.
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- Is HL2 more intensive than F.E.A.R. as far as a graphics card is concerned?
Hell No
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post #16 of 23
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Well thank you all for your help, I really appreciate it! I reinstalled the ATI drivers and it worked find, barring one incident in which it failed to load a level. But, I eventually beat HL2, was disappointed at the lack-luster ending, and just now reformatted because there were other issues such as my computer not booting until the fifth try, etc.
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post #17 of 23
Hopefully you get everything running correctly.
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post #18 of 23
Ouch, always sorry to hear of fellow peeps having PC problems. Definitely fresh install time.

HL2 vs. F.E.A.R. - IMO the latter is far more likely likely to pull your PCs pants down.

RE: the ending, I thought it was pretty good, especially sitting there with headphones on while the closing tune pumps out over the credits. The ending is better if you load up Episode One straight after
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post #19 of 23
F.E.A.R. is above HL2 with graphics, but when Episode 2 comes out it has new features on the graphics part, i think it would probably be better and intenser then F.E.A.R. then.... (wasn't it coming out with DX10 or HD ?)
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Quote:
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...when Episode 2 comes out it has new features on the graphics part
Do you have any links to read mate? What new features are going to be added? Sounds interesting
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