Ok, well, with my overclock I'm able to get Prime to run stable for about 30 mins before it BSODs. However, the last two days of gaming I have had 0 problems (though on BF3 it seems to C2D after a bit when I'm flying but not BSOD).
It seems stable to me...but long term, is...
Well, got a bit of a problem. Using a Corsair H50 with two 120mm fans for push pull. I am pulling air from outside the case into the interior. Unfortunately, the radiator gets clogged up something fierce. I tried putting a coffee filter on the outside of case in front of the fan...
Gah, I just can't get it...it just can't do prime95. What else can I tweak?
Advanced CPU Features:
CPU Clock Ratio ................................ 
Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech ................. [Enabled]
CPU Cores Enabled .......................... [All]
CPU Multi Threading...
So if RAM multi is 8, Uncore should be 16 and QPO should be 36? It seems to be at that right now...I think.
Also, I noticed other odd behavior...the screen connected to my second 570 flickers, but I'm not OCing the graphics cards...
In the BIOS I set CPU vcore to 1.375 and mem to 1.4 (those GSkills are supposedly low voltage sticks).
Maybe the A5 still needs to cure? I mean it did say 200 hours...but I think it was good because idle is usually around 35-38 (then again, that's with a CPU vcore of .9 IAW CPU Z). Cooler is...
Specs in sig, I seem to be able to run prime for more than 5 mins with the settings below:
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Any advice on how to improve? I just reapplied artic silver 5 from manufacturer thermal compound (cooling this CPU is an H50), it did drop a few temps...
Correct me if I'm wrong, the multiplier for the 960 is locked, correct? So, if I set bclk to 200mhz, and the the cpu multipler stays at 20, and I bump up the mem multiplier to 8, then I get 4ghz on the CPU and 1600mhz for the memory? But the 960 can do more than 4.0, correct? It's one of reasons...
Well, went to MC and got the i7 960 for 189 (figured might as well) to replace my i7 920.
I jumped the gun on memory (I'm looking for 16 GBs because I sometimes run two VMs). Which set best matches the i7 960?
G.Skill 1600 low voltage
Too me, a $20 difference...
On a Bloomfield i7 9x0 (920-960), according to Intel the processor can handle RAM speeds up to DDR3 1066. Does this mean that buying any higher spec RAM is wasteful (ie DDR3 1600), particularly since those types of sticks will run with higher timings? At any rate, since the...
I'm looking to upgrade my proc, RAM, and graphics card but everything else will remain the same. I remember reading somewhere that Windows uses some hash of the hardware during activation. I installed a legit copy of Win 7 Ultimate and it was activated, are the hardware changes too...
Ah, I'm faced with the same predicament, atleast trying to get BF3 ready (right now I've got 6 GB and a GTX 480 paired with a 920 on a x58 Gigabyte mobo).
What about a i920 vs a 2600k? I've already got two of the 2.5 GB 570s from EVGA heading my way for SLI. Getting 16 GBs of RAM to boot (I...
Gah, can someone run wireshark in the background and see if this game generates any suspicious traffic?
What I mean is, I have a very weird worry that games made in Russia come with a backdoor or something for the FSB to snoop on people's computers. Don't ask me why...
Gah, well, I just can't in good conscience spend 1k on graphics cards. Leaning towards:
In SLI mode and if I can't get all the eye candy, well, TFB.
Anybody get these Ripjaws?
About to take the plunge, will post more in about two weeks. Based on the other Vengeance low voltage thread, I am optimistic.
Working on a new build, Newegg has the i2600 on sale for $279.
Based on the below:
Is 4.1 on a 3.3 multi the best that the i2600 can OC too? Anyone have any better luck?
Did a forum search but didn't find any salient...
I'm thinking about cannibalizing the vast majority of parts from my build about a two years ago, one of them is the Corsair H50.
I've just come back from a deployment, and as I await to get all of my stuff from household storage I have some worries about the mechanical...
Drom what I understand, XMP is an Intel feature that allows for memory overclocking (unless I'm mistaken).
Is it a gimmick or is it worth getting sticks that are XMP-compatible (I really don't see a difference in pricing for G.Skill or Corsair sticks).
Need some advice for a computer build for when I return from the sandbox.
1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
$3000 with tax and shipping
3) Where do you live...
Just finished about an hour of Metro 2033 with all the settings maxed out (DX11, DOF, Tessallation, everything very high, 1920x1200). No hiccups at all. First build of mine ever where I could actually max out a game.
However...I idle at 65C and it hits 90C at full load.
I've got this case coming:
What mobo+proc should I get to go with it? It has a 270w PSU, and I'm putting in an ATI and blu ray drive - going to need something low power.
Edit: Well, uhhh, had a typo in the title, I meant: Completed Build - Thanks to All :)
Started about two weeks ago here:
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped...
Visually, Cities XL is the most visually stunning city builder I've every played. Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaat's about all it's got going for it.
For $14.95, I think it's worth it. The only thing I wished it had was ambient sounds.