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February 19, 2009 12:54:49 AM

specs in signature, everything is staying cool, except the ram.... its reallly hot...... reinstalled os, nothing... i though it was drivers but its not. It hurts to touch the ram sinks. Any other game is fint BUT crysis and im assuming my ram overheats and shuts down. I do not get blue screens and ive only had one since this build, but they are freezes. it just locks up and the sound skips and i have to reboot. if it is the ram, what can i keep it cool with?

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a c 122 B Homebuilt system
February 19, 2009 4:05:21 AM

What happens if you take you computer back to stock speeds?
February 19, 2009 4:17:20 AM

This is going to sound odd, but i suggest you check the Seagate website for updated firmware on your harddrive.
If that fails, i would be taking eveything back to default settings and going for it then. It could also be a graphics overheating problem - i suggest you look into that also :D 
One final thing - make sure that your heatsink is properly attached to your motherboard. Ocasionally, movement or knocks de-secure the heatsink a little, taking it a little off the chip and greatly reducing cooling.

Hope i helped :D 
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February 19, 2009 7:53:47 PM

jsc said:
What happens if you take you computer back to stock speeds?

i havnt tried that yet, but im %100 stable @ 4GHz prime tested
February 19, 2009 8:16:22 PM

ameatypie said:
This is going to sound odd, but i suggest you check the Seagate website for updated firmware on your harddrive.
If that fails, i would be taking eveything back to default settings and going for it then. It could also be a graphics overheating problem - i suggest you look into that also :D 
One final thing - make sure that your heatsink is properly attached to your motherboard. Ocasionally, movement or knocks de-secure the heatsink a little, taking it a little off the chip and greatly reducing cooling.

Hope i helped :D 

my hardrive is no longer on seagates website.... the oldest drives they have are the 7200.11 series.. i have the 7200.10 series, 250gb to be exact
February 19, 2009 8:19:28 PM

did i mention this was from my previous dell? apparently not. Dells website mentions nothing either
February 19, 2009 10:05:20 PM

ryanb213 said:
did i mention this was from my previous dell? apparently not. Dells website mentions nothing either



Ah right then - it wont be the Hard Drive :D  Only segate Hard Drives from a particular batch in the 7200.11 series are having problems. I actually just looked - its onlt 500GB, 750GB and 1TB Hard Drives with the issue. But it was worth looking into :D 
February 19, 2009 10:51:14 PM

my gpu reaches about 65c playin crysis and my cpu gets about 50c, monitored using evga precison and everest ultimate edition so i take it thats very accurate
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
February 20, 2009 7:39:22 AM

crysis is such a rubbish game god is probably just doing you a favor

there is no solution for crysis but you could donate $10 extra at church on sunday to let god know you are in on the joke
a c 122 B Homebuilt system
February 20, 2009 8:45:57 AM

ryanb213 said:
i havnt tried that yet, but im %100 stable @ 4GHz prime tested

Doesn't matter. If you have any kind of stability problems, the first thing you should do is put everything back to stock speed.
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
February 20, 2009 8:59:01 AM

You have your RAM running beyond the rated speed.

Since you are running your E8400@4005mhz (4Ghz) you must be running your Crucial 800Mhz RAM at 890Mhz, at least. Your FSB must be 445Mhz.
That would be the source of your heat and crashing. Crucial hasn't been a good memory company for a few years now, btw.
February 20, 2009 1:08:08 PM

Outlander_04 said:
crysis is such a rubbish game god is probably just doing you a favor

there is no solution for crysis but you could donate $10 extra at church on sunday to let god know you are in on the joke


Are you kidding me?

Crysis is THE reference game to show what a gaming PC can do (in reference to the x360/PS3). It makes Call of Duty 4&5 look like what they are...ports from the xbox.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 20, 2009 2:06:43 PM

+1 @Proximon. @OP, this DDR2-800 will have no trouble with that speed, and probably still at 1.8V: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - $50.
February 20, 2009 6:00:48 PM

the ram is running @ 891MHz which isnt a HIGH o/c but it IS extremely HOT and thats what i expected form the start. rather than buying new ram dont you think i could cool it some other way? if not ram is reasonably cheap and i guess i could afford it. thing is im only 15 and dont have a job... ive saved for months and months on this and i dont have alot of money
February 20, 2009 6:02:41 PM

should i run memtest for an extended peroid?
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
February 20, 2009 7:58:19 PM

Memtest checks for errors, but does not stress the RAM. It's fine for detecting faulty chips, but not for finding chips that are struggling with an OC.

If you want to try some after market coolers there's nothing wrong with that, but wouldn't you be better off just getting RAM that will run at say, 1100Mhz at low voltage?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That's some good stuff there.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Some memory fans
February 20, 2009 9:38:23 PM

anyone know of a good way to stress out my ram?
February 20, 2009 10:25:53 PM

Hmm...you've only OCed the ram about 90 MHz up...I do not know too much about RAM, but I would say that if you have a pretty descent rig there, and that you may want to simply a RAM that will runs at a high clock in stock settings. If I am not wrong, your board is stable with 1200?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is PC2 1066 RAM with stock settings at 800. But, Kingston assures that its stable at 1066 and it runs cool with massive heatsinks. Make sure they fit your board and cooler, first.

Good Luck.
February 21, 2009 3:27:48 AM

Yes my motherboard is 1200 stable. so i guess its either cool my ram or buy new ram ehh?
February 21, 2009 10:48:50 AM

what you thinks stable and is actually stable is two different things . my e8400 passed prime and memtest , but crysis seems really unhappy with big o/c's , if i run stock speeds or mild o/c i get no probs either , but until i get my watercooling setup im not going high clocks agian. games these days seem to be really sensitive to overclock.
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2009 12:06:08 AM

Noya said:
Are you kidding me?

Crysis is THE reference game to show what a gaming PC can do (in reference to the x360/PS3). It makes Call of Duty 4&5 look like what they are...ports from the xbox.


Good as a reference and good as a game are two different things . Its a pup of a game
February 22, 2009 12:19:30 AM

Crysis will soon not be referred to as a "reference game" as it was the most demanding game and i can max it out 8x aa etc 1680x1050 but gta4 on medium i get 30fps.. gta4 is by FAR the most demanding game
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