I am having a bunch of trouble with my new build. Yes I am a first time builder. No I am not retarded, I just might be acting like one. Any suggestions or comments would be very helpful.
My first problem:
My CPU is idling around 45C. I have a Scythe Mugen 2-Rev.B on it and am absolutely stumped as to why it's running so hot. I did a Prime95 test and it one core it 100C so I shut that down after about 90 secs. THIS IS AT 2.8GHz!
I attached it tightly, used MX-2 and have the fan blowing right at the top fan in my HAF 922 case which has an additional Rosewill 120mm fan in the bottom to increase the intake beyond the 200mm fan in the front.
My second-fifth Problems:
I am having an aweful time trying to get this rig running anywhere close to where I want it running. I had a problem with the ATI driver making me blue screen, my RAM is running at 1066 when it is rated at 2000mhz, one of the GPUs in my video card is running at 30% of the other. And lastly, I can't for the life of me get the voltages correct to clock it at the 3.4-3.6 i would hope to run at.
I know that I listed about a thousand things here, but any help is appreciated.
CPU: i7 930 @ 3.4GHz
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58a-Ud3r
RAM: G.Skill Trident 4x2GB PC16000/2000MHz (I hope for at least 1600MHz @ 8-8-8-20 or lower)
Case:HAF 922 with 2 Megaflow 200mm-Blue Fans (top exaust and front intake)& 1 Rosewill 120mm blue fan (bottom intake) & Stock exaust-rear fan
GPU: Sapphire ATI HD5970
I am at work for a while so answers might take a sec to respond but I will answer any question the community has for me to the best of my ability.
first of all set your ram timings as indicated for the manufacture:
Type 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Speed DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
Cas Latency 9
i know you want to overclock but you have to take it step at the time..get some overclocking guides.
also re-install your CPU-Fan using just small amount of thermal paste and make sure its sitting as its recommended in the manual .
Thank you for your input. I will re attach the CPU-Fan again tonight.
The problem I am having with my RAM is as follows:
It is running fine at 8-8-8-20 (1033MHz) @ 1.5V. I have tried 9-9-9-24 and 9-9-9-27 at higher speeds (1600 & 1800 MHz), but my mobo doesn't seem to want to ever give my RAM more than 1.54V (i think thats the highest I've seen it at).
Edit: the last two weeks of my life have been reading guide after guide of people who tell me exactly what voltage to use for 3.8 and 4.0GHz, but I don't understand the votages well enough to go in and change all of them myself. If you have a guide that can explain what every last setting should be I would happily take the reccommendation.
As far as over clocking, well it takes more work, when you dont know what you're doing.
You can't search for setting in the net and spect them to work in your machine, every machine is slightly different, you need to find the sweet spot of your machine.