So, I just finished building my computer. Took me some time for everything to work out but I made it.
Windows, drivers on, internet working etc.
I then go buy crysis 2 to test my new build, install it, patch it (no directx11 patch) and play it...
laggy 8 FPS. on high quality, 1920x1080
I decided to look at my core speed, which was 1,6 rather than the stock 3,3 (2500k)
I tried to overclock it using the motherboard (z68x ud3h b3) application. tried 3.6 and it crashed after a while, tried 3.4 (which is the sock I just had to click on a thing to make it so. Crashed after a while. Then crysis stops working and the computer keep crashing.
I'm new to all this so I really need some advice
Coolermaster R4-L2R-20 120MM Red LED Case Fan 2000RPM 69CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin
Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM
Coolermaster Megaflow 200MM Red LED Case Fan 700RPM for HAF932 922 Cosmos S Atcs 840 Storm Sniper
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 900MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
Corsair Force 3 Series 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 6GB/S Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD Sandforce SF-2200
So I've been testing and playing with my computer for a while, test stability temperature and all. Everything seems to go well, no more crash, I've been playing SC2 on Extreme with around 80 fps or more, depending on multiplayer or campaign.
I didn't try to install crysis 2 again, I don't want to crash my computer again.
temperature for gpu in sc2 went over 60c CPU stays at around 40c.
Oc'ing is for a little here and there fun, there is absolutely no reason to oc a 2500k for any gaming or multimedia purpose right now. The RMA's that I read about on Newegg and the like is partly down to not oc'ing correctly and also oc'ing a system out the box.
In all likelihood it is an unstable overclock, I have not seen driver related issues by Nvidia for a very long time now.
Well, miracle happened, I was able to install a clean version of windows and everything is working. It's even working better than before the crash. Is it possible that having two GTX 560 ti in sli is causing many crashes?