8500GT lag issue

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hi

i have an 8500Gt 512MB DDR2 graphics card. Sometimes when i run a game a high pitched noise starts to come from the VGA and everything lags. This happens only in some games. I can play Call of duty 6 with very high specs and can't play battlefield 2 with even the lowest specs, caus the sound starts to come and everything lags. This happens in Crysis, not in Warhead though, GTA4, Mass Effect, Farcry 2 etc. I even have the drivers updated and everything.
Here are PC specs.
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
VGA Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8500 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Memory: 499 MB

So pls can someone help me???
 
What power supply do you have? The high pitched noise is usually associated with a power supply and not a video card. Are you running this off a low wattage OEM PSU? That could potentially be the issue. The 8500GT is not a gaming card, and if this is in a lowend system it could be straining your PSU if for example it is a 250W oem PSU.
 
8500GT is a low budget, low power card from 3 generations again. You really can't play GTA4 or FarCry2 with decent settings, and definitely not Crysis. If you have a standard ATX case, I suggest you upgrade that PSU and your graphics card.

Like the others said, that noise means your PSU is over-stressed or dying.
 

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Uh..dude no disrespect, but i'm already playing warhead with "gamer" settings.
 

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yep definitely sure , caus that's says on the box [ASUS EN 8500GT MAGIC]
and my fps is usualy around 40 while in 800X600 resolution (ingame)
 


woah, that's pretty good actually. Even though it's 800x600, I'm surprised...
 

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Alrite, i got a new PSU, still getting that damn noise and the stupid lag spikes :fou: :fou: :cry:
 
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hi, you have to change your GPU, ATI retailers are proposing good prizes for HD 4000 series.
 

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