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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [2]

03 Nov 2010   #251
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Also, this page takes forever to load.

~Lordbob
You got that right!


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03 Nov 2010   #252
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
@Dave76 : Thx for all that info and yes, that is the hardware I have installed.

I will print that page up so I can refer to it while my C2D is unavailable.

Hope it helps.

Nice pics, very good looking rig.

Just saw your WEI score, looks good

If your CPU is running at 40+°C, at 1619 MHz (idle, X12 multiplier), I would take the CPU out wipe off the thermal paste that came with it and put on the Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound.
That should drop the temp a little less than 10°C, with the stock Intel cooler it should drop to around 35°C.

Watch the temps for a while, your max temp is 73°C, for the cores in Real Temp.
Intel® Core™ i7-950 Processor info

TCASE 67.9°C - this is the CPU case, just add 5°C for the individual cores.

You should consider a 3rd party cooler, you can get a nice one for $30-50, it will keep your idle temps down to around 30°C, and when it's at full load it will help a lot.
Just something to think about.
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03 Nov 2010   #253
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

@Dave76 : Since I have no experience in thermal paste, I decided to give the pre-applied one a go. If something go wrong I may just grab my PC and go to a shop with my own thermal paste say to wipe the pre-applied one to replace it with the Arctic one.

Also, I didn't find the XMT option in the BIOS. The Manual said it was only there for RAM that supports it and looks like mine doesn't so, it's a manual voltage overclock. I'm not going to risk it.

Also this picture :

It dropped along with my new build. This is my old build's inside... super messy but there is just no room for cable managment at all. I cleaned it up and well, it will be archived.
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03 Nov 2010   #254
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Also this picture :

It dropped along with my new build. This is my old build's inside... super messy but there is just no room for cable managment at all. I cleaned it up and well, it will be archived.
A few Zip Ties will clean that up
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03 Nov 2010   #255
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Lebon14,
Many good thermal compounds out there and Arctic is very good. You should remove all of the factory installed material and get a super clean surface to start with then just remember that less is more. One pea size drop does it and then test seat the cooler with a slight twisting motion to help move the paste around. You can remove the cooler to check but the paste will continue to move and fill in the gaps as heat and pressure happen over time. The one thing you don't want is for too much paste to start moving outside of the heat sink.
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03 Nov 2010   #256
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Lebon

XMP only works for dual channel using two sticks of RAM anyway. If I go to four I can't use XMP.

Yours is triple channel so it won't work at all.

There should be an option in bios to select 10xx or 13xx Mhz though with out OC. or voltage change. That option if there will change the voltage but safetly and the timing may change but it is to factory spec no guessing.
Something to check in the manual if you wish.

Asus does so Gigabyte may also.
Mike
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03 Nov 2010   #257
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Lebon

XMP only works for dual channel using two sticks of RAM anyway. If I go to four I can't use XMP.

Yours is triple channel so it won't work at all.
Mike
Hi Mike, that's actually wrong. XMP has nothing to do with a dual or triple channel configuration setup.

If the memory supports XMP, and the motherboard supports it ine the BIOS, then you can use XMP, regardless of whether in dual or triple channel setup.

I have a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 with Corsair's Dominator memory and did have XMP enabled on my system.

See this post.... win7 64bit only recognizing 6gig of my 8gig of ram

As a side note, I don't use XMP because I prefer the manually set my memories settings.
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03 Nov 2010   #258
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

OK so, I played Audiosurf a bit (at Max settings) to see my CPU's max temp while playing. It looks like the max it gets is 61oC using RealTemp. I set my BIOS to warn me if the CPU goes over 70oC. I'm pretty sure that if it happens, the PC will simply close itself. At this point, since I'm not THAT confident, I will just disconnect and grab my PC to a PC shop. I know, money wasted for most of you but I prefer doing it that way until someone really show me how to set a CPU Fan correctly.

Fun note : GPU's temp is NOT going over 40oC >_<
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03 Nov 2010   #259
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Lebon14,
You can do this, it's sooooooo easy. You've already done all the tricky stuff the cooler is way in your wheel house to do! Are you going to stay with the stock cooler or look towards a bigger air or H70 style unit....which would be my suggestion. I'm seeing these on sale now and they are just a bit more than the H50 which I have and love ! If to save money you just remount your stocker the cleaning and paste is easy....don't fret YOU CAN DO THIS !
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03 Nov 2010   #260
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

To be honest, those CPU's can run in the 70/80's and not be a problem. I wouldn't lose sleep over it. My i7-930 idles at 41ish, 72ish loads, and I've had no issues at all.

Also be aware that there are lots of factors to consider before chasing someone elses temps...

Environment - ambient temps
Case/case design
Fans/fan speed
hardware installed
Cable management
CPU Cooler/Cooler type
CPU build
Thermo paste

I know all the rage is to keep the CPU as cool as possible, but it running at 40 celsuis idle isn't going to destroy the CPU contrary to popular belief. And trust me, you'll be upgraded long before those temps wear that CPU out.

My two cents.
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