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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)
GA-X58A-UD3R
Antec Truepower New 750W
G.Skill 6Gb 1333 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231230&cm_re=g.skill_ddr3-_-20-231-230-_-Product
HIS Radeon 5850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161330&cm_re=his_5850-_-14-161-330-_-Product

I also uploaded the CPU-Z files:
For HTML http://www.yourfilelink.com/get.php?fid=559577&dv=1
FOR .txt http://www.yourfilelink.com/get.php?fid=559578&dv=1

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!
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  1. the links are broken take pic. of cpu z by clicking the print screen sysRq button on the keyboard
  2. hmm, let me figure out how to do that since I just did it wrong..

    Edit:

    ok, here you go, this should work..
    http://s961.photobucket.com/albums/ae100/chano305/?action=view&current=CPU.png

    that'll take you to CPU tab, and click around to see the other tabs, they are all in that album. Thanks!
  3. 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..
  4. Sorry if it was a ridiculously obvious thing :S .... I have very limited experience. Please?
  5. 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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    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.
  7. 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?
  8. ocing that i7 to 3.2ghz won't hurt
    and that's all u needed to do good job.
  9. 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.
  10. Best answer selected by crow305.
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