$2000 rig problems


i7 920 cpu
p6t deluxe asus mobo
crosair tri channel 3 x2g ddr3 1333 9 9 9 9 24 240 pin memory
vista 64 bit
pc power 750 silencer psu
xfx geforce 8800gt card
nzxt temkest case
wd 750 black aals hd

Possible problem ?

Video link


Also when I try to run a game, it goes for about 5 mins then freezes and I need to do a forced restart.

Should I possibly have it tuned and tweaked by someone who knows what he's doing?

I Built this computer about 2 days ago.

Thanks for your help!
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  1. Do to firewall restrictions I cannot see the youtube vidoe. So is the only problem your currently having is the 5 minutes of game play then freezing?

    Before you send it to someone lets see if we can help nail this one down. Could be an easy fix.

    what have you tried and done to fix the problem? Are there any other symptoms?
  2. Well i wouldnt actually give it to anyone, I have some learned pc friends around but I like to learn things for myself unless im completely out of options. I'll write what it says when the comp first boots up

    Resetting controller 1.... ok
    Instalizing controller 1 ... ok
    Spin up ground 1... ok
    Installizing Raid component <I only have one HD dont know why its raiding ? lol>


    Adapter 0
    [Virtual disks]
    No Virtual disk!
    [Physical disk]
    No physical disk!


    Disk information:

    No hard disk is detected!


    Vista now boots up
  3. I would first check to see if your hard drive is plugged in properally and is receiving power.

    Did you get vista all the way installed before and then out of the blue this started happening or something. We need to know the steps in-which you've taken to fix this problem.
  4. Vista has worked since I installed it.

    Everything I boot up I get those messages though not sure if its a problem or not.

    I put a power cable to the harddrive and the 90 degree sata cable from the drive to sata 2
    Optical drive is in sata 1.

    Cpu temp is around 36oC
    Mobo is 33oC
    HD is 30oC or 86oF
  5. Wait, all you see is these message upon boot-up. the computer works fine?
  6. Yup works like a charm, but does freeze when I try to game. :sweat:
  7. Have you run memtest86+ to test for RAM errors? That's the first thing I'd check.
  8. Ive been reading about the memtest, however I dont know which file to download. Theres tons, if you could provide a direct link :)
  9. Well, that depends on how you would like to run it. If you want to burn it to a CD and boot from the CD, download the "Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)". You would then unzip the file and use your CD burning software to burn the bootable ISO image to a CD. If you have a USB thumb drive you can download the "Pre-Compiled EXE file for USB Key (Pure DOS)" file and boot from the thumb drive. If you have a floppy drive you can download the "Pre-Compiled package for Floppy (DOS - Win)" and boot from the floppy disk. Whichever option you choose, make sure to set the boot order accordingly in the BIOS.
  10. 1st get the latest Bios, it fixes alot of issues.

    2nd in the bios set the drive compatibility mode to ide, it looks like it is set to raid or ACHI.

    Make sure your not using the orange sata port.

    The screen that says no hard disk detected is because you dont have a ide drive hooked up. You can disable the marvel storage controller in the bios.
  11. +1 road runner solution. I thought that you had made some changes and was not getting any boot at all.
  12. does it only freeze when you are playing games? what game? if it is a game that is high on graphics the computer meant by overheating. try to use a program call speedfan and see what the temp is on the gpu. your 8800 gt meant be bad and need a new one.

  13. These values normal? The card looks like its overheating. 58oC !!

    Success to the first problem! The physical disk stuff no longer shows.
    Disabled the Marvel controller.

    It was already set as IDE

    Is the card possiblely overheating. Its about 2 months old.

    Also on boot up THe P6t mobo screen is staying for about 20 seconds is there any way to shorten the time and make vista boot up quicker ?
  14. This might seem like an odd question. But with such a new modern system (i7, good os, plenty of memory, great psu), why'd you put in an obsolete graphics card?

    And the 3 guesses would be memory probelm (run 3 instances of mem with 1500 on each) that'll stress your cores and tell you how it's doing. GPU overheats, CPU overheats. Though that CPU temp does look high for a 45nm chip, is it OC'd or maybe stock cooler is just so-so?

  15. yea that video card at idea is high. What you can do now is, start a game play like 2 or 3 mins hit the windows key and see what the temp is. I think it is freezing because your video card is getting to hot. Ways to fix it is by putting more fans in the case or call xfx and get a rma and return it.

    good luck
  16. In bios the cpu runs at 36 - 40oC

    Its the intel stock cooler. Should I possibley look into water cooling for this built. Forking out an extra 200 wouldnt kill me :P

    The card ran perfectly fine on my other older pc, with a 1.6 ghz duo lenovo mobo 4 gigs of 667 ram. It hit around 50 fps in counter strike source. Im getting about 293 fps and 5 mins later the bloody thing freezes -,-

    Here are the stats 3 minutes into gaming

    What are my options?
    Purchase a solid CPU cooler?
    Water cooling, however if it leaks tons of money to waste lol
    Looks like ill need to buy a better card?

    Thanks for everything so far guys. :hello:
  17. maybe you will want to buy an after market cooling fan for the Video Card and replace the stock one. i did that to my friends 8600GTS and it doesnt get hot at all.
  18. Aye I think i located the problem for my CPU overheating, There was some 3 dots of weird paste underneath my heatsink. I just left it there apparently your suppost to spread it so its evenly spread. Could this be the problem? also how do i spread it properly with my finger ?
  19. i have never used water cooling so i do not know.
    you can try something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=pci+cooler&x=0&y=0
    and it is always a good idea to get a better cpu cooler. I think i have this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004
    and do not forget to get Thermal Compound http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007.
    and make sure all your fans are working. about getting a new card i do not know. i would wait and try to fix the overheating before you get a new card.
  20. Could somebody recommend a cpu cooler from this website?

  21. dont spread it with your fingers, use something else that is straight. like something plastic and straight. or use a plastic bag and with your finger spread it.
  22. well toms had reviewed a lot of good CPU coolers, you will want to first look a those and then decide!
  23. this is a good CPU cooler. and it has good reviews too

  24. Winly said:
    this is a good CPU cooler. and it has good reviews too


    Good for socket 775 not 1366 yet.
  25. I would reccomend getting a good heatsink anyways but before you go and buy one, go to your local computer store and buy some artic silver thermal paste. then google how to spread thermal paste and you'll be flooded with good ways on how to spread it. Even youtube has some really good vidoes on this. Remember thinner is better when using the stuff. See if that fixes your problems. The Stock heat sink should allow you to play your games without an overclock just fine. But still i think you should get better cooling in any senerio.
  26. sorry i just realize that. its only for socket 775
  27. Is this one a good choice for mild overclocking in the near future>?

    Can you overclock with just that cooler?

    Also for the card cooling would this be a good choice for the 8800gt?

    Comes out to about 25 US
  28. I just us a combo of my finger and a coffee straw when spreading thermal paste, most are silver based so it's not horribly toxic as long as you don't go eating it. But yeah you definetly wanted to spread it. I'd just pick up some new thermal grease
    and use the stock one for now. I'm not sure what all works with the new i7's currently. Clean off the old grease (processor and heat sink) with a microfiber cloth or the like ( you don't want to scratch the smooth surfaces). Spread a thin coat on and you good to go.

    As for your VC. I'd get a new one. Not worth updating the cooling on an obsolete card like that. Fetch a new 260-216 or if budgeted a bit a 4850. You'll be glad you did :)

  29. Could you link me to the card? One good enough or should I go sli
  30. Not really alot of options for a new heat sink :bounce:
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