I installed the Thermalright Ultra 120 this weekend. Was really no big deal to install. I really liked that.
Straight off the bat, it dropped my temps by 10C on idle. It didnt seem to change over the weekend. I was hoping for a 20C drop, so this is somewhat disappointing.
1) After following Wusy's guide to OC'ing, my computer is doing something different (obviously from a setting I must have changed). When I restart the computer, or push reset, it actually shuts down the power itself, before booting up again (ie. doesnt keep the fans and components running, /start /shut down/ restart, then boom, PC shuts down, and then restarts a few secs later). WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?
2) My computer still seems to be hanging a little. Takes forever to startup windows (I mean really long), and takes longer than usual to load a program. Once in, the program runs ultra fast, but just the loading and startup of apps takes forever. What could this be. If I had to isolate, could it be a MEMORY or HARD DRIVE issue?
3) MY TEMPS - this is the one I am REALLY worried about guys. When I use Intel Thermal Analysis Tool, it says my temps at idle are around 45C. When I hit "load" the PC, the temps shoot up into the 70s, and I am too scared to let it run too long. I just turn off load very quickly. PLEASE HELP on this. Why would temps spike so much? How high can it actually go. By disabling all the settings in Wusy's guide (protection settings etc), can I actually fry the CPU, or will it always just shutdown if too hot???
4) I think the PC may be a little unstable. I was playing a few games last night, and after 30min- 1 hour, it seemed to reboot randomly. Could this be a heat problem, or a lack of voltage problem??
Thanks guys. Check the signature for 3DMark06 and PCMark05 results. Woohoooo!
You sould not be getting 70C + when only running at 3GHz with an Ultra-120, something is wrong... What vcore are you using, have you put it up too high...
October 16, 2006 3:32:42 PM
Not 100% positive about this one but I think the "total" shutdown is a trick used by the mobo manufacturer, because when they did a 'reset' some values were not kept and it would stick to default value. I know it's a work around on some chipset, I think it was on the DFI with nForce4 SLI, so it might apply here as well.
I have the same Motherboard as you but with a 6400
1) It was strange for me also hitting the reset button or doing a restart in Win and seeing the computer shut down and back up again in both cases. In either case i rule this as "normal".
2) No idea, reinstall Windows its easier.
3) i installed a Zalman 9500 and my temps at idle (at 3ghz) is around high 30's at full load mid 40's. remove and reinstall your Heatsink. what is your vcore?
Your 3dMark scores seem fine just a little on the low side, try lowering your multiplier and hitting 400 FSB, it's very easy with this board, and put your memory at 1:1 Ratio.
Yesterday i hit 6499 in 3dmark06 with the 6400 and a 1900xtx.