TT Show Episode 36 - Microsoft Copilot+ PCs, Windows Recall, NVIDIA handheld, and RDNA 5

Ask the Experts - Page 32

My computer keeps shutting down when I play games, is my CPU overheating?

Question by Israel from Philippines | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Dec 12, 2012 7:31 PM CST

My 4 1/2 year old core 2 quad system recently shuts down by itself whenever i play games especially Far Cry 3, Black ops 2 and Doom 3 BFG... then the screen says processor thermal trip warning when i reboot... is this a warning sign that i should upgrade now to a core I-7 system? i will list down my specs in order to know what part is causing the problem... thanks in advance...


  • core 2 Quad Q6600
  • palit GTX 560ti 2GB
  • intel P45 mobo
  • 650W PSU
  • 150GB raptor
  • 500GB scorpio blue
  • antec 900 case
  • kingston 8GB DDR 3 1333Mhz

How can I rebind my keys on my Apple Mac system when using Boot Camp to access Windows?

Question by Robert from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Software & Apps | Dec 11, 2012 11:40 PM CST

Hi TT,

I use an Apple iMac with Windows through Boot Camp and I want to rebind my keys. I don't use the command button all that often and would like to rebind the key so it's better suited to my needs - is there a trick I need to know? Or some software I can download for this?

Thanks in advance,


I need some help deciding which GPU to buy!

Question by Pedro from El Salvador | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Dec 5, 2012 11:16 PM CST

Hello to everyone: I need bought a graphic card, i had a 8800GT with 256MB and it was broken. I have around 70€, i find this cards for that price:Gigabyte HD 6670 (65€) - 1GB DDR3 and Asus 8800GS -384MB (50€). The hd 6670 DDR5 goes to 90€ (almost double price) What I should bought with a little money? Ah, with 8800GT i could play to Skyrim at 1920x1080 with low-mid settings, really. Thanks a lot. I have Ubuntu too and i hope can play with Steam for Linux soon.

Which GPU should I get for 1366x768 gaming?

Question by Nashat from Bangladesh | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Dec 2, 2012 8:56 PM CST

I am gonna play games at 1366*768 resolution in 19'' screen.

1.MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition

2.GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 550

3.Sapphire Radeon HD 7770

I want to play at highest settings. Which one would be good plz suggest ASAP, I'm dying to buy ! tnx in advance.

Which smartphone should I buy? Sony's Xperia T or the new Google Nexus 4?

Question by Severus from Romania | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Nov 28, 2012 6:45 PM CST

Hello again Tweakers,

I'm looking into buying a new smartphone this Christmas and I wanted your help in this matter. Basicaly, I'm torn between the Sony Xperia T and the Google Nexus 4. Ussually I buy a flagship phone and keep it for around 3 years. My last 3 phones were Sony, so on one hand I'd continue the legacy, but on the other hand I don't think that the T's dual core is too future proof. I love Sony's design and the camera is better, but the Nexus has Jelly Bean and 2gb of ram. A big minus in the Nexus is the lack of an e pxpansion slot.

Both phones are at the same price here and that further makes my decision harder, so I hope you can help me find a resolution in this matter.

Thank you for your time!

I want to upgrade my AMD-based system, what should I get?

Question by Nicholas from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Nov 27, 2012 12:15 AM CST

I'm looking for my next upgrade.

I have the following currently:

Yamakasi qHD monitor.

AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE @ 4.3Ghz.

32GBs of DDR3-1333MHz G.Skill Ripjawz.

M4N98TD EVO (with the built in GPU turned onfor PhysX.)

EVGA GTX 670 @ Stock everything.

Samsung 830 for OS.

Some WD Blues for storage.

Where do I go from here? I don't really play that many 3D game as I used to, Skyrim is pretty much the only real 3D game I play anymore. I ask because I always feel the need for more power. I understand that anything from Intel will be better, but I haven't had any Intel desktop products since the Pentium 3 days. Should I wait for whatever is coming out from AMD or jump ship while I can?

P.S. - I'm a bang-for-your-buck kind of guy.

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