Core i7 build, need suggestions - Page 12 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-03-2010, 07:50 AM   #111 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Slaymate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,946
Default Re: Core i7 build, need suggestions

Set it to disable VDroop. If LinX is unresponsive it means your system is not stable. Increase your CPU Vcore and try it again. Set your Memory to Standard. Don't use Prime95 unless you want to run it for 24 hours.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Slaymate is offline  
Old 06-03-2010, 08:12 AM   #112 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
memory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 991
Default Re: Core i7 build, need suggestions

If my system is not stable, how am I able to pass the OCCT linpack test? And so far Prime95 has not found any errors yet.

I am going to add a case fan to the side cover since there is a place for one. Since the fan will be below the cpu cooler, how much would it help the cpu temps? What would be better, blowing air in or pulling air out of the case? I have also thought about replacing the cpu cooler fans with some higher rpm fans. What about the middle fan, can I add a square shaped fan. The one that is in there now is round. Do you think it would be worth it?
__________________

__________________
Antec 1200
Intel Core i7 920@2.7ghz
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Noctua NH-D14
ATI Radeon HD5870
Corsair 6gb DDR3 1600
Corsair 850HX PSU
OCZ Vertex 2 120gb SSD
WD Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500gb
Windows 7 Pro 64bit


I know someone who pressed yes...
His home and family Combusted Spontaneously...
memory is offline  
Old 06-03-2010, 09:25 AM   #113 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
S0ULphIRE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,657
Send a message via MSN to S0ULphIRE
Default Re: Core i7 build, need suggestions

On the side, usually blowing air in is better.
I don't know how many times I've said this lol, your temps are FINE! You don't need to replace the fans on the cpu cooler. Those fans are expensive for a reason, that reason being they're pretty **** good
__________________
"As a result of all this hardship, dirt, thirst, and wombats, you would expect Australians to be a sour lot. Instead, they are genial, jolly, cheerful, and always willing to share a kind word with a stranger, unless they are an American." -- Douglas Adams
S0ULphIRE is offline  
Old 06-03-2010, 09:43 AM   #114 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
memory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 991
Default Re: Core i7 build, need suggestions

Yeah I know. I guess I am too worried about nothing. I just wanted it to be as cool as possible. How much of a difference would a side fan make in temps? I got a place for a fan so I might as well use it.

I found out some bad news about my old build. It supposedly has a bad processor in it. So I contact Intel about getting it replaced under warranty and they said OEM processors are not covered under warranty, only the retail. That really made me mad. What makes the difference if it is OEM or retail? I don't know what to do with that build now. I have thought about buying a new processor for it and giving it to my dad. If I give it to my dad, I don't know if I should get a e8400 or another q6600. The only thing he does is mainly office type stuff, book keeping, internet, nothing hard core.
__________________
Antec 1200
Intel Core i7 920@2.7ghz
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Noctua NH-D14
ATI Radeon HD5870
Corsair 6gb DDR3 1600
Corsair 850HX PSU
OCZ Vertex 2 120gb SSD
WD Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500gb
Windows 7 Pro 64bit


I know someone who pressed yes...
His home and family Combusted Spontaneously...
memory is offline  
Old 06-04-2010, 10:53 AM   #115 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
memory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 991
Default Re: Core i7 build, need suggestions

It seems I have hit a wall. I am at 4.1ghz and I can not get it to run OCCT. Within minutes, it will crash. I have the vcore at 1.36. How high can I push the vcore? I have the memory multiplier set on 8 which makes the memory run at 1640. Could that be causing it? If I put it on 8, it runs around 1200. At 4.0ghz, I am able to pass OCCT with the vcore at 1.30.
__________________
Antec 1200
Intel Core i7 920@2.7ghz
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Noctua NH-D14
ATI Radeon HD5870
Corsair 6gb DDR3 1600
Corsair 850HX PSU
OCZ Vertex 2 120gb SSD
WD Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500gb
Windows 7 Pro 64bit


I know someone who pressed yes...
His home and family Combusted Spontaneously...
memory is offline  
Old 06-04-2010, 12:09 PM   #116 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Slaymate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,946
Default Re: Core i7 build, need suggestions

Try raising the memory latencies a notch. As an example, if there set at 8-8-8-24-54-1T then try 9-9-9-28-74-1T.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Slaymate is offline  
Old 06-04-2010, 09:56 PM   #117 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
memory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 991
Default Re: Core i7 build, need suggestions

Ok, I have raised the ram timings to 9-9-9-24 from 8-8-8-20. Where are the last two numbers you are talking about? Are they under the advanced timings control?

EDIT: I am still not stable after I changed the ram timings.
__________________
Antec 1200
Intel Core i7 920@2.7ghz
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Noctua NH-D14
ATI Radeon HD5870
Corsair 6gb DDR3 1600
Corsair 850HX PSU
OCZ Vertex 2 120gb SSD
WD Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500gb
Windows 7 Pro 64bit


I know someone who pressed yes...
His home and family Combusted Spontaneously...
memory is offline  
Old 06-05-2010, 03:14 AM   #118 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
S0ULphIRE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,657
Send a message via MSN to S0ULphIRE
Default Re: Core i7 build, need suggestions

^In your bios the '1T' part might be listed as '1N'
__________________
"As a result of all this hardship, dirt, thirst, and wombats, you would expect Australians to be a sour lot. Instead, they are genial, jolly, cheerful, and always willing to share a kind word with a stranger, unless they are an American." -- Douglas Adams
S0ULphIRE is offline  
Old 06-05-2010, 08:22 AM   #119 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
memory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 991
Default Re: Core i7 build, need suggestions

I do not see anything like 1N or IT. There is something called the Command Rate(CMD) that just shows it being 1.

What about the number 54 Slaymate was talking about? Is that the round trip latency? That option is under Channel A misc timing control.
__________________
Antec 1200
Intel Core i7 920@2.7ghz
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Noctua NH-D14
ATI Radeon HD5870
Corsair 6gb DDR3 1600
Corsair 850HX PSU
OCZ Vertex 2 120gb SSD
WD Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500gb
Windows 7 Pro 64bit


I know someone who pressed yes...
His home and family Combusted Spontaneously...
memory is offline  
Old 06-05-2010, 09:27 AM   #120 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Slaymate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,946
Default Re: Core i7 build, need suggestions

I was referring to the Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC). You can see the latency settings your running at in CPU-Z. I'm running at 6-6-6-20-59-1T with Corsair Dominator GT memory (my settings will not work for you).
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Slaymate is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EUE Limit Exceeded Burn Folding @ Home 56 03-01-2010 11:01 PM
Core i7 Gaming Build Help Plz GreenMachine New Systems | Building and Buying 44 04-11-2009 02:18 AM
Future Build Suggestions Direland New Systems | Building and Buying 8 06-20-2008 10:39 AM
suggestions before i build levon11 System Upgrades 3 09-25-2007 08:45 AM
AMD Athlonô 64 X2 Dual Core Processor Utilities & Updates Osiris Overclocking and Modding 6 05-31-2007 01:41 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.