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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [2]

22 Sep 2010   #121
OneSerious

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Palit- 9500GT 1024MB/128bit.
Its the bottom one in the list of pics on that site.
Its rather decent for the time being.
But because of the lack of fans on it, I decided to get that little purple/orange twinfans.

The H50 is lovely and quiet. Made a few people go ooh and aah already.
The whole reason I bought a new case was because the radiator is 120mm, and my old case could only hold 80mm fans.

By the way, where could I go to find the CPU temps?
I use software called Speccy and SIW. I find SIW better because it records your current, lowest and highest. Speccy only tells you real time.

Poor pictures but I only have a phone camera...




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22 Sep 2010   #122
Nevakonaza

7 Home Premium X64
 
 

@ xarden

I use Coretemp

Realtemp is another alternative
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22 Sep 2010   #123
A Guy

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I like Real Temp best. A Guy
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23 Sep 2010   #124
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Thanks guys.
Got Real Temp.
GPU sits around 35C, CPU floats around 23C-28C
Its idling at the moment, so will have to do some gaming tonight and see what its up to.
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23 Sep 2010   #125
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Thanks guys.
Got Real Temp.
GPU sits around 35C, CPU floats around 23C-28C
Its idling at the moment, so will have to do some gaming tonight and see what its up to.
That'll be a good real world test, but if you want to test your max temps... But I'm going to throw another spanner in your toolbox: I'd suggest you use OCCT (OverClock Checking Tool), if you set it to run a CPU stress test for an hour (or even 30 min, you're not checking for stability, just temps), it'll keep CPU usage as close to 100% for the time selected. You can stop the test at any time if you need to.
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23 Sep 2010   #126
A Guy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Thanks guys.
Got Real Temp.
GPU sits around 35C, CPU floats around 23C-28C
Its idling at the moment, so will have to do some gaming tonight and see what its up to.
That'll be a good real world test, but if you want to test your max temps... But I'm going to throw another spanner in your toolbox: I'd suggest you use OCCT (OverClock Checking Tool), if you set it to run a CPU stress test for an hour (or even 30 min, you're not checking for stability, just temps), it'll keep CPU usage as close to 100% for the time selected. You can stop the test at any time if you need to.
+1 Open Real Temp beside OCCT. Monitor max temps. After you close OCCT it will create a folder with graphs of temps and voltages. Very nice program, rarely mentioned by many. A Guy
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23 Sep 2010   #127
OneSerious

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I have a question maybe somebody could help me with. Like I said in an earlier post since changing from my old mobo to the new Crosshair IV Formula my CPU temps have went from 27C idle and 38C gaming to 33C Idle and 40-41C whilst gaming.

The old mobo took a 4 pin CPU power cable and the new one has an 8. I presume the 8 pin delivers more power. Could this be the cause of the extra heat or could the larger mobo just be warming it up? Or maybe both?
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23 Sep 2010   #128
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Are you at stock settings? Or overclocking?

Have you confirmed the BIOS voltage settings?
Make sure they are all set correctly.

For that big of a temp jump I would check the thermal paste and re-seat the H50.
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23 Sep 2010   #129
OneSerious

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Are you at stock settings? Or overclocking?

Have you confirmed the BIOS voltage settings?
Make sure they are all set correctly.

For that big of a temp jump I would check the thermal paste and re-seat the H50.
Stock settings mate.

How would I check the BIOS voltage and know what it is supposed to be? I'm not up to scratch with the nitty gritty of the BIOS.

I have a wee drop of CoolerMaster TIM so maybe I'll try that see if it makes a difference.
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23 Sep 2010   #130
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
I have a question maybe somebody could help me with. Like I said in an earlier post since changing from my old mobo to the new Crosshair IV Formula my CPU temps have went from 27C idle and 38C gaming to 33C Idle and 40-41C whilst gaming.

The old mobo took a 4 pin CPU power cable and the new one has an 8. I presume the 8 pin delivers more power. Could this be the cause of the extra heat or could the larger mobo just be warming it up? Or maybe both?
I assume you're using the same CPU on a new motherboard...? There are many things that can affect CPU temps: most predominant though would be clock speed and voltage.. Most Asus boards have an 'easy overclock' feature, perhaps your Crosshair IV is either running a slightly higher clock speed than your old board, or it may even have defaulted to using a higher voltage for your CPU? I have seen different boards default to different CPU voltages for the same processor.

As for your 4-pin vs 8-pin question; a CPU only ever needs 4 pins, but with the really high overclocks where the CPU needs a hell of a lot more power, trying to pull all that power through only 4 cables generates a lot of heat, so using a proper 8 pin plug and cable from the PSU to the CPU allows the power to flow more freely and without generating as much heat. If you look around at some of the overclocking forums, you're bound to find pictures of boards where people have literally melted that 4-pin plug into the motherboard... That's why 8-pins are so popular amongst OCers.

Dave still has a very good point here though:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
For that big of a temp jump I would check the thermal paste and re-seat the H50.
I would do the same (Arctic Silver 5 is a very good paste, otherwise Thermalright also have some good quality stuff at a slightly lower price, a few friends have bad experiences with Cooler Master thermal paste though, so i'd suggest you avoid that one). Remember to give your CPU a good solid burn-in right after replacing thermal paste though... Doing that when the thermal paste is still fresh ensures that it makes proper contact with both surfaces.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
How would I check the BIOS voltage and know what it is supposed to be? I'm not up to scratch with the nitty gritty of the BIOS.

I'd suggest you check the AMD website to see what voltage your CPU should be running at by default. As for the motherboard, either check the board manual or the Asus website.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
I have a wee drop of CoolerMaster TIM so maybe I'll try that see if it makes a difference.
Very important tip: Never mix thermal paste, if you're going to pull your heatsink off, clean it and replace the thermal paste... Even adding more from the same container again after having run your CPU for a while is a bad idea. You'll find a lot more information on why this is if you search Google.
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