Hey guys, I'm new to most of this. Here's what I'm running:
955 x4 be
2x2 blue ripjaw 1600 ddr3
600gb wd caviar black
550W ultra lsp
2x 120mm fans
Runs great, powered right up. First thing I did was tweak the RAM to run at 1600mhz with 8-8-8-24 timings -- ran memtest86 and no problems. Then, started inching my way up with the CPU and hit 3600 stable, cpu temps at about 55-57.. system temps at 37. I didn't change the frequency, but I did overclock the NB to 2200mhz according to AMD's recommended ratio. Is 57 too hot? And also, I'm planning on getting an aftermarket cooler soon obviously, and probably a 5770 hawk. Will I need to upgrade my PSU?
Other than that, how does this setup look? Any improvements, or recommendations I could adhere to?
Ha. Yes, 57c under load. It runs about 39-41 idle. And the fan was really loud at first, however it's pretty quiet now. Maybe it just had to be broken in -- I'm not sure. I was really trying to get my RAM to cas7, but anything below 8 and it won't boot. I've looked around, and apparently that's quite normal. 8-8-8-24 is still pretty good for 1600 though, right?