Intel i7 920
EVGA 295 GTX
1000W Thermaltake PSU
4 GB Ram
Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit
The computer doesn't want to install my USB LAN adapter, when I choose the quick shutdown the computer has a hard time shutting down however, when I choose shutdown from the sidebar it shuts down no problem. The system also has a hard time running every game. Even if it is Spore or Crysis the FR is always in the teens.
I've been playing with this for months with no solution. I have found that the RAM I am using (while small) is DDR3 1066 when the standard for the Mobo is 1600/1333. Could this be causing some of the problems? If anyone has experienced this could anyone tell me if it is the CPU, the GPU, or the RAM.
Everything seems to run around normal temp wise. Its usually around 50-57 cel. The CPU usage even when running a game is only around 20%. I am only running dual channel memory, does the i7 really need triple?
Wow, because your friends dont understand how to install a heatsink, your CPU provided that it has not been overclocked should idle at most 20C above room temperature, generally room temp is 20Cish, 60C is more than my CPU hits at load. Depending on their CPU it may run hotter but the max safe temperature for an i7 is 62.7C according to intel.
Wow before I make myself sound even more like a newb what could be causing this? It's on perfectly, the pins are in and everything. Could the thermal paste be causing all of *** because its pretty much gone now. If not what are some other solutions?