Quote: Originally Posted by jhodes77
have seen u r the man to talk to about OCing and wanted to know ur thoughts about the preset overclock feature on the asrock boards? u can just select a OC that u want and it has preset settings for voltage and the like. is that a viable option? or is there to many variables for them to get those settings acurate enough?
Sorry for the delay.
I haven't used the feature so I can't say for sure how accurate or viable it is. Although it's been my experience that AUTO settings err on the side of caution and overvolt, or at least use more voltage than is actually necessary. (typically too much CPU voltage and PLL voltage). It might be okay to start with and then you simply tweak the settings later.
back on topic
so i just used windows memory diagnostic... did it a couple of times. will do one with memtest86. unsure which one to download tho? are one of the free options suitable?
I'm getting slack, lol - here's the link: Memtest
Burn it to a CD or make a bootable Flash drive. Boot from the disc and it starts automatically. Typically 6-8 passes is adequate, but it takes a while. Let it run overnight while you sleep. (Unless you see errors straight away, which in that case you can stop the test).
I don't really put too much faith in the Windows memory Diagnostic.
lol yeah overclocking!
using precision. i basically settled at 1250 hz at boost. was 1137 or something around there. and i wanna say around +600-700 memrory.
and i let the the precision do the stress test. then monitered it and ran through 3dmark11. it was fine and didnt crash. but it was the same day it stared to bsod so just put it back to default coz i dont even use the whole potential of the card yet with the games im playing at the mo.
Each is card different but that's not a crazy OC. You can always get back to that once you've got your rig stable @ stock.
so now as far as what ive read in this other thread goes(http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...rror-0xd1.html
i noticed that he had the same motherboard as me and u pointed out about votage issues with theses boards. i was just wondering if there is a way to rule this out.
or if the probs im having really dont point to that at all.
It wasn't so much a voltage issue with the boards, but more a problem with his board since we was failing a stress test @ stock volts. All the subsequent testing and upping the volts was to see if voltages played a part. As it turned out - they didn't. At this stage I couldn't say if yours is a similar issue or completely different.
It's the fact that after 2 weeks of working fine, it 'suddenly' started acting up is what is currently make me lean towards drivers. But the fact that the dumps aren't that helpful can also indicate sudden component failure. (I've had Ram crap itself after only a few weeks of solid running etc)
However you could attempt to rule it out by running a stress test on your CPU at stock speeds using the same test in that thread. OCCT
for stress testing. CPU-Z
to monitor voltage.
to monitor the temps.
Between running memtest and doing a CPU stress test at stock volts and settings, if something is 'obviously wrong' - these tests should hopefully highlight it.
If not, we're back to head scratching.
would the motherboard play apart if it wasnt crashing in safemode or wouldnt the preasure be as exstensive so it wouldnt matter?
Idle/browsing in normal and safemode uses roughly the same amount of 'grunt'. A stable safemode isn't a %100 guarantee the board/hardware is fine, but it's usually a sign that it 'may' be drivers that are loaded and used causing all the issues in normal mode.
he did change though and is having issues again tho so im hoping that we can rule out hardware!
Shit. I hadn't noticed that.
the cooler covers my memory as well so dont want to have issues there coz that will be a pain! espescially coz this is my first bulid and my mate who has built a few himself definetly did most of the work!
now as far as restoring goes. can i back some files some way???
coz i have a couple of 30gb and 15gb games that really would like not to download again! any info there would be great! and if its easy enough i really wouldnt mind going back to the start cause i dont have any important stuff on here yet.
Are they steam games? If so you can just copy the C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps folder elsewhere.
If not, you can copy the game folder else where and then copy it back.
System restore will remove any installed apps etc that are installed after the selected RP. However while Copying the game folders back and forth should keep them working and save you having to download them again, they will disappear from add/remove programs, shortcuts etc.
Restore Points are also automatically pruned so the longer you leave it, the more likely you are to wipe out your last good RP.
Quote: Originally Posted by jhodes77
so idid that and realised that it hasnt uploaded a new dmp file....
does this mean that one wasnt created?
it did the memmory dump when it into bluescreen...
Not all Blue Screens trigger crash dumps. Sometimes the PC will shit itself before it has a chance to write one.