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May 22, 2011 1:45:35 PM

Hello all,

On Monday I start my first build and thank the community for their help with component selection. I'm reading all the guides and tutorials I can, but thought I'd check here for any input.

What BIOS settings should I be checking and what are the ideal numbers for my build?
(temperature, voltage, speeds, making sure all the hardware is detected). I do not plan on overclocking right away. This computer is meant for gaming. Comments on any of the areas, like (Ram - should show X, CPU should show Y, Vid card should show Z) would be great...or any other tips/suggestions/guides.

Here is my build.
Mobo -ASRock P67 EXTREME4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157229

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072

Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

PSU - Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139021

GPU - MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814127562

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231426

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Windows 7 64 bit

The link to my build post - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/311395-31-first-time-...

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May 22, 2011 2:13:17 PM
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Get cpu-z and gpu-z and a temp monitor like hwmonitor. They are all free and easy to use. They will give you all your voltages/temps/detect your memory frequency/timings/gpu settings.

If you haven't touched anything it should be
CPU
VCore: 1.25V
FSB: 100Mhz
Core Multiplier: 33
Turbo Multiplier: 37

Graphic Card
Core Clock: 810Mhz
Shader Clock: 1620Mhz
Memory Clock: 1250Mhz

RAM
Size: 8192 MB
DRAM voltage: 1.5V
DRAM frequency: 667ish
CAS# latency (CL): 9
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD): 9
RAS# Precharge (tRP): 9
Cycle time (tRAS): 24 or 27

Those are the defaults for RAM, your link is broken so I can't see what your timings are supposed to be but you can manually adjust it or use the xmp profile.

You can fish around the bios to find these values as well. Motherboards don't refer to the same items with the same terminology like Core clock is called gpu clock in gpu-z. But that should be what your items are roughtly.
May 29, 2011 4:27:54 AM

Best answer selected by Nefarious.
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