I would appreciate any help with this setup. I got in too deep with this thinking I could just slap some random stuff together. It boots up but the performance is worse than my one year old laptop. I paid dearly for this with both my time and humiliation(I don't even want to think about the money).
Issues Im having are:
1: The OCZ SSD, is it too small for windows 7 64 boot drive? If so, what can I use it for?
2. The timings on this memory, I cant get them to anything close to 1600.
3. Video card defaults to 127 mhz engine settings and 300 memory(maddening)
When I installed the OS from previous purchase of windows family pack(came with 3 licenses)it wont activate based on violation of eula. I only used the product on ONE computer.
In device manager there is about 15 usb mass storage devices and I didn't install any usb mass storage devices.
What would you recommend I configure the storage situation. I have my WD(1TB) 7200rpm, A seagate(500GB) 7200rpm and the OCZ. I can set to AHCI, IDE or Raid in the bios. Raid I don't have a controller.
The memory is an enigma to me as I didn't see the models listed @GSKILLS M#F3-12800-CL9D-4GBNQ (4 each)
Or should I just toss it?
Antec Nine Hundred + EA650 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 650W Power Supply
ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
1) The OCZ shouldn't be too small - I'm running it fine with 7, Office, Firefox, drivers, and a few other things...
2) Not sure about this, what voltages and latencies are you using?
3) That is because it is underclocking due to the fact that it is not needed. It should ramp up when you put it under load.
You have a very, very nice build, no need to toss it.
I didn't think it would take 2 days to build. When I load games(spades on Hardwood) it lags like a monster. I never had that problem. Everything else is on default optimum from the bios. I have the FSB swithch on the MOBO turned to 20%. Is there such thing as burning in a system, like a car?
I wouldn't toss it, but I sure do have a lot of respect for builders. I should've researched more. I never would have bought a 13 inch video card for a micro board
^ Well, it sounds like it would be best to start fresh. Install your OS on the SSD and then download your drivers. You can also put your browser and office suite on there if you like. Then format your WD and put your games and media on it. I don't put any games on my OCZ, but there is room for maybe one.
As for your RAM, have you set the timings to 9-9-9-24-2T, and the voltage to 1.5V? If you can't achieve 1600MHz with four modules though, I'm not too surprised, apparently the Phenom II memory controllers cannot handle four sticks of RAM running at 1600MHz, only at 1333MHz.