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  1. I've been trying to figure out how to get around this self protection part of windows. Has anyone faced this particular error? I'm running on the administrator account, the hidden admin account and running the program as an administrator. Tried the fix using the security policy, smart screen, and unblocking in properties. I can't find anything via google for this particular warning either. The certificate IS expired, but I should be able to run it and update it once I run it. It's an application for flooring called Rollmaster. It's for work and 100% legitimate software.
  2. Just out of curiosity, have you tried another video card in the system to see if it still behaves like this? I'd be curious to know if the system is still unstable after switching out the video card. I picked up an old GeForce 6800XT to swap and try out, but I ended up purchasing a 6970 before I ever got to that. I'm running stable again. I'm out of HDD space on my system drive and need to get an SSD in the ~250GB range. I'm looking for the VRM temp in GPU-z. I've only found GPU temp, and then GPU temp #1,2,3. Are these other GPU temps the VRMs?
  3. Just out of curiosity, have you tried another video card in the system to see if it still behaves like this? I'd be curious to know if the system is still unstable after switching out the video card. I don't have an extra card, but I'll see if my dad has my old Geforce 6 series thatIi can swap in and try out. Voltage regulator module - essentially the only reason 4870X2s and 5970s die and are limited on overclocking. GPU-Z can monitor the temperatures of them. Just try to log in and fire up GPU-Z. The temperatures tab should have multiple temperature readouts for the various VRMs on the card. Thank you, I don't have GPU-z installed so I don't know. It's not booting now- perhaps Sunday I can fiddle with it.
  4. Would it be helpful to know that whenever it crashes and I try to boot windows normally, I have ended up resetting the BIOS just to get the BIOS to load on start up and then try to boot. It's not booting at the moment, which makes me question as to whether I should just get a hammer. I'll try fiddling with it later. I've got a media center live disc that I should be able to do something with.
  5. When I first got the card I was idling at like 60C. I removed the heatsink, applied thermal grease to everwhere the pads (kind of) were, then reinstalled the heatsink. Then the card would idle closer to like 30-40C and under max load I wouldn't let it get any higher than 70C based on how it was clocked. The problem I had (what I understood it as) is that when I overclock it, it throttles back and the card doesn't get enough voltage to run on which causes problems. It would run flawlessly under max load but as soon as I turned of furmark/kombustor I would have artifacts all over the place.
  6. Power supply is a ThermalTake toughpower 1050W. It was new in summer 2012, but I haven't turned my system on in about a year. I can't get a temp reading under load because the picture goes black, but before I was under 60 or 70C with a full load (Don't remember which). I had to replace all of the thermal grease when I purchased the card and it was nice and cool after that. Before this started happening I could run two instances of FurMark and Kombustor without issue. It's a cheap diamond multimedia card, figured it'd be alright though.
  7. Alright an update: Today I booted up, killed afterburner with the task manager on startup, and it didn't crash! I ran prime95 for 3.5 hours with no issues. I then opened up Furmark and as soon as it started it siezed up. I havent' done anything else yet. I'll hook it up to the router and install any driver updates.
  8. I had a stable system with a Phenom II X2 3.2 GHz OC'd to 4.09GHz. I OC'd the card, and it ran great at full load, but when it scaled back it would drop voltage too low and cause graphic artifacts all over the place. So I ran at stock frequencies and I was seeing how far I could take my CPU by pushing voltage instead of setting it on auto and letting it ride. Then I recall (this was in 2012) I put all my setting back to where it was stable and then it kept seemingly crashing even at stock frequencies. I got a new processor (needed a new one anyway) but I have the same problem. I'll take a video later and post it here so you guys can see exactly what I'm talking about. I figured it was CPU related but when I dropped in a new brain today it did the exact same thing.
  9. I need to update the VGA BIOS on my card (HD 5970 2GB). Does anyone know of a good tutorial for this that you could link me to? I'm not sure if it's my problem, but my system crashes after logging into windows after everything turns on (afterburner, etc). I know these were notorious for having problems with the original VGA BIOS and I've never updated. First due to lack of DOS USB drive(And not understanding how to make one) and then surgery/joblessness/etc. Just installed a new processor so I know THAT's not it. FX-8320 Black edition Any help is appreciated.
  10. Haven't bumped the southbridge voltages, left it on auto.
  11. I've pushed 1.5625v through the vcore without problems, and gotten to 4090MHz stable on the two cores, but I'll try playing with the voltages. I thing I've damaged something because now I can't OC past 3600MHz and be somewhat stable, my file transfers are CRAP going to USB devices, and usually the USB drive is unable to be found mid transfer and then it still shows, but nothing in it, and can't transfer anything. I'm cooling with a ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED. Does a good job.
  12. I'm having trouble unlocking the other two cores on this CPU. I have an ASUS M5A99X EVO, which features and unlocker in the BIOS, but it does nothing. I'd love to save off buying a quadcore and unlock the cores in this one. Help?
  13. Any of the following 120mm fans on these pages will likely suffice if noise is not an issue: http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g36/c435/s1108/list/p1/Fans-12_Volt_Fans_by_CFM-180_-_199_CFM_Fans-Page1.html http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g36/c435/s1109/list/p1/Fans-12_Volt_Fans_by_CFM-200_CFM_Fans-Page1.html I personally have two of these on my case (intake/exhaust). They are loud when they're running full tilt, but with the use of a controller it's...bearable. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8547/fan-529/Delta_120_x_38mm_High-Speed_Fan_-_190_CFM_FFB1212EHE-F00.html?tl=g36c435s1108 On another note- any of these high CFM fans are going to draw more amps than your average joe cooler. Ensure that your fan controller can handle the additional wattage. I burned out the first controller I bought made by thermaltake, so I took it back and got a Zalman, which has these nice heatsinks on the voltage regulators. Been going strong ever since.
  14. What are you cooling it with? What's the ambient air temperature? Have you replaced the thermal grease? If you have, how old was the tube you used? Is your fan working? (Or radiator fan if you're liquid) All things to consider.
  15. Oooh it's amazing what happens when you flip your CPU heatsink around to match the flow of air through the case. (Didn't realize it until I tested it) Dropped 10C off my max temp with all the fans turned down and the front intake turned off.
  16. Hey guise does this count? I'm completely on air with ambient temp of ~27C Idle @ ~40C <60C under load CPU: Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition @ 3.2GHz OC'd to 4.0 cooled by ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED Mobo:ASUS M5A99X EVO RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1866MHz GPU:Radeon HD 5970 HDD: WD Velociraptor 10,000 RPM PSU:Thermaltake Toughpower Grand TPG-1050M 1050W Case: Antec P193
  17. The fact that a DIAMOND compound scratched your CPU/heatsink is completely logical. Since diamonds are one of the hardest substances known to man...
  18. I use a Thermaltake Big Typhoon, it's rather quiet and keeps the temps down on my OC'd Athlon, but I'm not sure how well it will cool a Phenom II.
  19. I think the "auto" setting varies from mobo to mobo. I know that AMD is different from intel, but I managed to go from 2.6 to 3.25 GHz on stock voltages. Can't wait to see what I can get out of it when I start pushing voltage. In addition "how far is too far" is going to be determined by stability and heat. If you can remove the heat, you'll get further if you can keep it stable. At least that's what I've found so far.
  20. Once it starts smoking you may want to consider lowering your frequencies after purchasing a new card. >.<
  21. I'm not trying to threadjack, but is the TRUE a particular danger in a vertical setup when used with a bolt-through kit? I have an ASUS Crosshair II Forumula and I don't want my socket to pop off, but I'd really like to have the capacity of the heatsink.
  22. I haven't used this heatsink, but it supports TWO 120mm fans. You might have heard of it. Personally I use a thermaltake Big Typhoon I want to get one before they all disappear, but I'm a little weary, it warns against using in vertical setups because it weighs 1.9 Kg heatsink alone, can we say bolt through kit? Thermalright "Limited Edition" TRUE Copper Ultra-120 eXtreme CPU Heatsink (Socket LGA 775 / LGA 1366 / LGA 1156* / AM2 / Xeon*) Here's a 217 CFM Delta as well, they have several others that might be less than 69 db though. >.< Delta 120 x 38mm Mega High-Speed 11-Blade Fan - 217.8 CFM
  23. Oh I forgot to add something to my post concerning my idea of building a phase change cooler (it's really just a scaled down deep freezer). I am EPA certified to handle refrigerants, so buying freon is no problem for me. I kinda just walk in and buy it (after showing my card). I have also taken HVAC-R 1 at a trade school, but then I joined the Marine Corps. I kinda put my HVAC career on the back burner and now I fix generators between 3KW-100KW.
  24. I've done 3400MHz and it was extremely unstable, but I didn't tweak the RAM settings, which I think was causing my problems there. I'm at 3250MHz and haven't started pushing the vcore voltage yet, so I don't know, we'll have to see. I'm deploying to afghanistan very soon and a friend of mine is watching my computer for me. He told me he was going to continue tweaking where I left off (which wasn't very far). I'm thinking about making a custom phase change cooler when I get back, but I haven't decided on it yet. I would need to look at the design of a retail cooler and then I would base my design on that. Why would I attempt something that would be (seemingly) difficult to do, build a phase change cooler from scratch? Because I'm cheap and I could build it for less.
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