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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 5
01-21-2010, 05:38 PM
I have a friend whose comp died from STO. It has an Athalon 3800+ and my original diagnosis was a fried proc. but after a little while it managed to turn on again and now dies when playing any game. The wierd part is, it's totally within acceptable perameters for CPU usage and temperatures on CPU and graphics card. I can't figure this out, but it's troublesome.

Anyway, yes the game runs hot and the devs have a temporary fix for it. go into the loader and in the options menu under advanced options enter the line "-perframesleep 10" and it'll cut the temp down by about 20% on average.

That's little consolation to you I know, but on the bright side it was really time for you to upgrade anyway. Check to see if your card is on a PCIe slot, if so pull the card and hard drive before you upgrade and transplant to save yourself some money.