Unlocked cores on amds always run a chance of being unstable. I've heard that quite a few of the 3-core processors that are unlocked have problems such as the core running at lower clock speeds and stuff. You might have just gotten bad cores =/
A lot of viruses/malware aren't detected by any antivirus programs. Go to start>run>type 'msconfig'>Go to the startup tab. Look for any programs that look suspisious, names such as DdsCtdE.exe are usually viruses. Just uncheck any that look like this and restart, see if that helps.
If you're worried about the noise, I'd definitely invest in a fan controller. It will help much more than new fans and will last you forever. This one is noted as very good by almost everyone, and its cheap
Scythe KQ01-BK-3.5 "KAZE Q" Fan Controller
I like these fans also:
You'll be fine for now, but I wouldn't recommend buying a GTX 570 unless you're planning on upgrading your cpu =/ Your current one will bottleneck your framerate if you're playing on high settings/resolution. Probably should think about moving to an i3 or a Q9550 or something similar!
Ram speeds above 1000mhz have been shown to show almost no performance boost besides memory benchmarks, and the same goes with timing (cas latency). Voltage can easily go to 1.40v without harming anything, as long as the temps aren't too crazy. I've heard that you should try to keep it under...
atm video cards can't use the x16 bandwidth, but they probably will at some point. I've seem some SB benchmarks and the improvement is VERY little. I'm not sure if they will oc better or anything, but as of now I doubt they're worth waiting for.
Maybe theoretically you might be bottlenecked a little but what other cpu would you get to stop it? You basically got as good as it gets, but I've never heard about anything being bottlenecked by an i7, even tri sli.
I've heard that the hdmi audio on both ati and nvidia cards use "crappy" generic hd audio drivers. I'm not sure what to tell you but I know a LOT of people are having trouble similar to you, or they are complaining that the audio quality is trash
I actually had similar problems with the HAF X =/ Specifically the 8pin mobo power was BARELY long enough going straight from the psu to the pin connector. It really messed up my cable management and squeezes my other cables that are under it. btw I'm using a BFG 1000w EX psu
I'm building a "gaming" pc for my friend. I'm very familiar with hardware/software but there are a few things I need to ask the pros out there.
We are trying to keep the build as cheap as possible, while still getting an sli board and one that can oc decently. We've been buying mostly used...
Yeah I've heard terrible things about stock 465's, but if you can unlock it to a 470 then its worth it =D And superclocked is just factory overclocked, so they are no different in actual hardware. Just get whatever is cheaper and oc it
I'd buy 2x460 GTX's. These sli easily beats a GTX 480! Get them for about $130 each after rebates.
Also don't get the superclock if you can get something else cheaper, they are the same chips and you can oc a normal one to the same clock as a superclocked one.
Don't worry about the side panel fan, in actuality it won't make much of a difference. I'd also agree that it will fit, and you could even get scythe slipstream fans that are thinner than normal. I actually mounted my 2nd fan outside the back of my case to free up room inside and still keep...