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July 31, 2010 3:05:18 PM

Hi all! I'm hoping you guys can help a noob out...
I finally got all the components together and built my new pc! I took it for a test run and everything seems to be working well, but I don't feel like it's running to full potentiol. Considering that this was (in my opinion) a big step up from my old computer, I thought I'd double check with CPU-Z to see if I could find anything out. I see some low frequency numbers on the RAM and GPU tabs and I start to get concerned. I don't know enough about this stuff to really tell though, so if anyone could help me out I'd really appreciate it!

My build is:
i7-930 (@2.8Ghz)
Antec Truepower New 750W
G.Skill 6Gb 1333
HIS Radeon 5850

I also uploaded the CPU-Z files:
FOR .txt

Hopefully I did those right. If anyone can point me in the right direction, whether everything is fine and I don't know how to read these things, or if something is not set up properly and can explain how to fix it. Sorry for all the questions.... :S

Again my biggest concerns are with the RAM and GPU but if you spot other things wrong feel free to let me know :) 

Thanks all!
July 31, 2010 3:14:45 PM

the links are broken take pic. of cpu z by clicking the print screen sysRq button on the keyboard
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August 1, 2010 1:32:23 AM

Any help at all please? To make matters worse, my new pc has started having random BSOD's and minidumps. Advice? My drivers are up to date as far as I know..
August 2, 2010 3:42:14 AM

Sorry if it was a ridiculously obvious thing :S .... I have very limited experience. Please?
August 2, 2010 7:29:36 AM

When it's idling, your CPU downclocks and undervolts itself to save energy, nothing wrong there. You could up your RAM frequency a bit but you won't see any difference.

Nice rig.

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August 2, 2010 9:57:32 AM

also since the ram ddr3 that means that the frequency shown on cpuz get multiplied by 2

and the cpu frequency is down bec. this is a feature of the cpu and motherboard called EUP(i think) which downclocks your cpu frequency and udervolts it while ideling to save energy and to run cooler.
August 2, 2010 7:12:56 PM

I went into the BIOS and moved the RAM settings a bit, to get it to 1333MHz which is what the RAM is rated for, also tried to move the latency numbers to what was on the box (7-7-7-18 I believe). Is there anything else I need to do to get my RAM to where it should be? I don't want to OVERclock anything, I don't see the need, but I at least want to get as much as I payed for. I'm completely new to moving things around in BIOS. Thanks for all the replies so far though! Any recommendation/tips?
August 2, 2010 7:18:07 PM

ocing that i7 to 3.2ghz won't hurt
and that's all u needed to do good job.
August 2, 2010 7:22:54 PM

True, and I have a decent cooler and a HAF 922 with an extra 200mm fan keeping everything nice and cool, and I might overclock in the future. But since this build is under a week old, I want to get everything up to where it should be first before I push it any further. The only thing I've done (pretty sure anyway) was what I said above about RAM, increased the multiplier to get it to 1333MHz, and upped the voltage a hair (still under 1.6V I think) and the CAS latency numbers, or the first four of the anyway. I don't know what to do with anything else in there.
August 12, 2010 2:36:14 AM

Best answer selected by crow305.