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August 31, 2014 11:40:53 AM

Hardware specs:
i7-4790K (stock speed)
NH-D14
Maximus VII Hero
GTX 770 (1150MHz Factory OC)
DDR3-1866 CAS 9 2x8GB
Some sort of Super Flower Leadex Gold 850W PSU
Some sort of PCIex1 wireless card
MX100 256GB
Storage HDD 1TB
Salvaged old HDD from ~2004 desktop
Salvaged old HDD from ~2010 laptop

The CPU question:
I ran Prime95 (probably not a good idea on 4790K but I thought no overclock was fine) and Tcore reached 90°C before Windows 8.1 BSOD'd. I rebooted and (stupidly) tried Prime95 again, and this time there was no BSOD after 4 hours before I shut it down. Is the CPU fine?

The hard drive question:
I want to use the laptop drive for the page file since I wanted it off the SSD, the old desktop drive is too slow, and the main storage HDD already has tasks to perform. However, Intel Rapid Storage Technology says the laptop drive is "At risk", and Windows screams at me to back up the data on the drive. I backed up the data with no problem, formatted the entire drive, and ran chkdsk /b. It is now still running after over 24 hours, "looking for bad, free clusters". Should I just abandon the drive, or should I wait for chkdsk to finish?

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August 31, 2014 12:19:14 PM

CPU
I wouldn't say the CPU is bad - but something is wrong with your cooling. With an NH-D14 and stock speeds you should't be anywhere near 90C. I would remove the heat-sink, clean it up and re-apply thermal paste.

Hard Drives
If Windows & RST are telling you the drive is failing this means it failed some aspect of the SMART test. I highly recommend replacing or getting rid.

With 16GB of RAM I wouldn't worry too much about the page file. It's rarely going to be used since files are only paged to the HDD when RAM is full. I would put it on the storage HDD.
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August 31, 2014 7:12:46 PM

casper1973 said:
CPU
I wouldn't say the CPU is bad - but something is wrong with your cooling. With an NH-D14 and stock speeds you should't be anywhere near 90C. I would remove the heat-sink, clean it up and re-apply thermal paste.

Hard Drives
If Windows & RST are telling you the drive is failing this means it failed some aspect of the SMART test. I highly recommend replacing or getting rid.

With 16GB of RAM I wouldn't worry too much about the page file. It's rarely going to be used since files are only paged to the HDD when RAM is full. I would put it on the storage HDD.


I reapplied thermal compound and now Tcore stays at around 78°C during the 8K and 4K prime tests, and under 70°C during the other tests. Except for some reason core #1, which spikes up to 83°C during the 8K and 4K tests, but since I don't plan to overclock (much), everything should be fine. Idle temps are around 35°C, but that's because Fan Xpert decides to just shut down half the fans (including one fan on the NH-D14) when the system idles, not because of a hardware cooling problem.

The page file has been moved to the storage HDD and the laptop drive has been unplugged.

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