should i do a bios update anyways? i dont really know how so if someone thinks i should i would need instructions (or reference to them). i dont have a FDD.
the cpu is recognized BUT when i first booted it up it set it to 800MHz and .95v so i changed that to 3200 and 1.325
i have also noticed really really good temps... like it hasnt gone over 40C even when i overclocked it to 3.8 and ran prime 95 but then again, my cpu cooler is a hyper 212+ with AC5 (good, but not THAT good). my case has good airflow too (nzxt hades) but still... 38 C @3.8 on full load? something has to be wrong.
usually sits at 29 or 30 idle
cpu-z reports everything as it should. task manager shows all cores 100% when doing prime 95. but when i did the sandra benchmarks it showed one core fluctuating (20-80%) and the rest 100% -dont know if thats normal
i have went through bios settings like crazy.. cool and quiet is off
everything reports my cpu as a 3.2 quad, 955, 6 meg L3..... everything correct
other system notes:
Radeon 4850 1 gig
2X2 gigs of kingston hyperx 1066 (running at 1066, 5-5-5-15)
320 gig WD, 16 meg
550 wall OCZ (fatal1ty version)
XP pro x64 (also have windows 7 x64 dual booted)
the only change was the cpu, although i guess i got a external hard drive.... but i cant see how that would effect anything
thank you for any and all help you can provide im really really confused about this one. im not a noob (soo i dont THINK its something obvious) but im sure i have things to learn
I can say that with a hyper 212+ those chips to in fact run very cool. In the low 40s at load with stock speeds and slightly reduced voltage. Low 50s at 3.6. All this with a Antec 300 and the only fans on low.
As for speed, for sure try a bios update. I have it on a 770T-USB3 if it makes a difference.
Ok put it on drive C: the root directory so when you use your Windows explorer and click on drive C: you will see the BIOS update something like xxxxx.rom or whatever.
When you use a boot disk drive C: usually no longer drive C: so you can type D: then enter then type DIR - you should see the BIOS update file xxxxx.rom if not try other drives then point the BIOS update software to that drive:
One thing you can also invoke help by typing awflash /? or awflash /help.