Could a damaged CPU be causing this?

December 21, 2010 at 23:31:20
Specs: Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit, 3.20ghz Phenom II/4 GB 1052ghz RAM
Okay. so My games used to run just fine on this comp. When first built the computer ran fairly smooth, WoW ran on ultra graphics with a framerate of 40.

A week ago my computer refused to start. The lights would turn on but the computer wouldnt physically star up, No bios, No nothing. It turned out that the computer was overclocking way too high and my friend set it back to normal and now it starts. But another problem has come up.

ALL of my games run choppy as hell. Im lucky to get 20 fps on WoW on Lowest possible graphics. every single one of my games has the same issue, they will jump all over the place.

I think its the CPU. but i am not particularly rich so i cant just buy a new CPU on a hunch.

Desperate - please help, even if it is just an opinion or a suggestion. I know it has to be a hardware issue if All of my games are doing this.

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December 22, 2010 at 00:08:53
It is extremely unlikely to be the CPU, that is the last thing you should be thinking of. They either work or they don't, there is little in between,

The first thing to do is to eliminate software as the problem. To do that go into the Task Manager and look to see if there is anything there hogging the CPU.

If that checks out then you can start looking at hardware. From the description I
it may be the hard disk. Run a diagnostic on it, obtainable from the manufactures, to see if it is still performing as it should.


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December 22, 2010 at 02:22:32
U have phenom II x4 955 right? Looks like someone tried to overclock cpu and failed. Do u have a v-card? If yes list it.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.

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December 22, 2010 at 09:28:31
How would i run diagnostics on the hard drive? i dont have the name of the manufacturer, And ive actually been suspecting the hard drive too. The only reason i thought it was the processor is because warning signs were comin up for the processor on event manager. What fixed it was turning onn cores 3 and 4

(we originally bought it as a dual core)

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December 22, 2010 at 09:29:11
Turning OFF cores 3 and 4. Sorry

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