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Windows 7: What's your memory assessment speed?

12 Jan 2012   #1631
doveman007

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, I'll do that.

In the meantime, here's my latest results. Some things up, some down but overall I'm happy.




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12 Jan 2012   #1632
doveman007

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Prime95 defaults to 8K FFT, which doesn't work on my system, so I set it to Custom 1024K and 8000MB. Unfortunately, it errored straight away and BSOD my PC!

I tried upping the CPU-NB back to 1.4v, but it failed to boot (seems quite random), so I've dropped the NB down to 2600Mhz for now and Prime95 is running OK at the moment, although everything gets a bit toasty so I'm going to have to look at my cooling (running a TRUE rev.C with Nexus 120mm @ 1050RPM).
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12 Jan 2012   #1633
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Can you define 'a bit toasty' in C?

Better to run the torture test as it will test some RAM also.

CPU - Stress Test with Prime95
Prime95 Torture test
First open Core Temp to monitor CPU temperatures, don't go over 78C.
Open Prime95 and stop the test if it is running, in Advanced tab select 'Round off checking', in the Options tab select 'Torture Test...', in the window that opens select 'Blend', after 'Number of torture test threads to run' enter 3 or 4 (depending on which rig you are using), then click OK to start the test.
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13 Jan 2012   #1634
doveman007

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, not very technical but that's what came to mind when I went to plug a USB stick in and felt the heat coming off it!

In HwInfo, the CPU temp (under AMD 10h+ CPU Thermal Sensor) was about 71c and I think the others (CPU, Aux, Motherboard) were in the 60s, but I was more concerned with stopping the test than noting them down at that point.

I'm running Prime95x64 to test the NB @ 2600Mhz now, and the Blend option is working. Maybe it didn't work before because I was running the 32-bit version.

I've updated my BIOS from 11.6 to 11.8 hoping it might offer higher NB voltages than 1.388v, but it doesn't.
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13 Jan 2012   #1635
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

AMD CPUs normally run pretty cool, have you checked the CPU cooler?
Maybe time to replace the thermal paste.

I've seen AMD CPUs run Prime95 torture test at 60C and below.

Use Core Temp to monitor your CPU core temps.
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13 Jan 2012   #1636
doveman007

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It should be fine. Only built the system a couple of months ago and used Arctic MX-2.

With nothing overclocked, with Prime95 CPU Thermal Sensor is at 62c, CPU 51c, Motherboard 37c, T1/D1+ 52c. At idle, I get CPU Thermal Sensor 33c, CPU 23c, Motherboard 35c, T1/D1+ 24c

I'll double-check with CoreTemp next time but running it now at idle the temps shown are the same as HwInfo
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13 Jan 2012   #1637
doveman007

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually I do have the CPU overclocked to 3.9Ghz. Did that with ATI CCC, so forgot about it as it's not shown in the BIOS

I just flashed the latest beta BIOS (11.8b2) and it does offer one extra step for NB at 1.394v, but even at that and CPU-NB at 1.3v I got BSOD pretty soon trying NB at 2800Mhz, even with the RAM on Auto (1333Mhz).

Just testing with the RAM on Auto and the NB @ 2600Mhz, with NB and CPU-NB both at 1.3v. Seems OK so far and might keep the temps down a bit. Then I'll test again with the RAM at 1600Mhz to see if that increases temps.
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13 Jan 2012   #1638
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Another thing to do is power off the PC and let it get cold to help cure the thermal paste. Run some more torture tests to get it hot and repeat. I found this accidentally, my PhenomII X4 had been idling at 42C-46C which is hot for it. I ran some tests, Prime95 and Intel Burn Test and it got to a max of 63C. I turned it off one night and the next day I noticed the idle temp had dropped to 31C-33C.
I had fresh Artic Silver 5 since I had put on a different heatsink/fan.
Thanks to Essenbe for pointing this out.
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13 Jan 2012   #1639
doveman007

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, but MX-2 doesn't require curing.

It's hard to compare temperatures without knowing the CPU, heatsink, fan, etc but as my X4 is idling at 33c with the Nexus 120mm only pushing 36.87 CFM, I probably haven't got the same problem you had.

I'll probably try the Scythe Slip Stream 120mm PWM Fan, as it goes up to 1300 RPM / 74.25 CFM when needed but will still run quietly the rest of the time. As I can't run the NB higher than 2600Mhz, I'll see if I can shave a few C off by lowering the voltages a bit as well.
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13 Jan 2012   #1640
BoostAddicted

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

DDR 2, 8 GB, should be running dual channel. I'm confused by the CPU-Z timing. I've never quite understood what everything means. It says my memory is running at 533? I'm confused. The memory should be running at 1066...unless that's what each stick is, and dual channel is 1066...someone help?


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