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Windows 7: Software to avoid

19 May 2009   #91
sexytool

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

I think it's always been a good idea regardless of OS.
I've like the idea OF registry cleaners, but in practicality they're simply buggy and cause more errors than they fix.


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19 May 2009   #92
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

SiSoft SANDRA. Any edition.

Possibly a coincidence but it's a wild one if it is. On RCx64, it *fried* my motherboard. I mean, bricked it entirely. Sensors went mad and nothing could be done to revive it. Avoid it like the plague...
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19 May 2009   #93
sexytool

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

Have you tried taking out the CMOS battery and unplugging it from mains power at the same time?

Does the motherboard start at ALL? One that's newer than a couple of years old should have dual bios to restore it's bios image automatically.
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19 May 2009   #94
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

^^ Yes. Yes and yes.

I build systems, I knows my BIOS, batteries and mobos. Thanks for the tip but it's cooked.
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19 May 2009   #95
sexytool

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

Poor bugger, how did you end up lucking out like that XD

EDIT: Like what motherboard?
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19 May 2009   #96
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
SiSoft SANDRA. Any edition.

Possibly a coincidence but it's a wild one if it is. On RCx64, it *fried* my motherboard. I mean, bricked it entirely. Sensors went mad and nothing could be done to revive it. Avoid it like the plague...
That would be really odd to see since Sandra Lite has always been one of the most preferred tools. I kind of find it hard to believe any software not having direct control over voltages, tmings, and other bios functions would cause a board to cook unless it exposed an existing flaw already present. bad cap, bad eprom, other component?
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19 May 2009   #97
sexytool

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

The full version of SiS Sandra if i'm not mistaken, DOES have full control over timings, voltages etc.
It interfaces with the controllers/bios for these to accurately read the existing settings.
W7 just might have gotten a line of code - or even just a value! wrong in translation to say, SET voltage to 2.2v instead of CHECKING if it was 2.2v
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19 May 2009   #98
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes, yes and yes. It is possible it was an existing glitch on the board (ASUS Rampage Extreme - read the review by Chris on the first page) it's a nightmare board, I just blamed SiS for frying what was already a flakey board. Maybe I'm just superstitious but, wow, I don't trust that software. It was Sis 2009 Pro Home, if I'm not mistaken. It fired up on first run, I tried a couple of sensors, benches and BLAM-O! The whole thing lit up and the sensors jumped to 256c (max?) and it went down. Yes, possible coincidence but I don't trust it. I use Everest Ultimate v5 now without any problems.
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19 May 2009   #99
sexytool

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

if CPU multiplier, Voltage, FSB, PCI frequency and etc were all cranked up to max with stock cooling on a newer processor, 256*C isn't hard to beleive...

Current max safe temperature for an intel Core processor is 105*c.
AMD's average has been 60-70 for years.
The difference between stock cooling and a 120mm copper fan can be as great as 60*C.

I'm willing to say it's possible it truly was 256*C or higher.... but realistically only if you had stock cooling AND/OR it failed just before the massive overclock.
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19 May 2009   #100
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This is my rig. It's far from stock cooled.


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