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  1. You mean you had your memory voltage set to 1.54v or you mean that you had your IMC voltage set to 1.54v?


    QPI/VTT, QPI/DRAM or whatever other naming convention the IMC voltage is referred to depending on board maker = 1.54v is way too high for 24/7 use.

     I meant the memory one which has a limit of 1.6 usually. the VTT one is 1.1 i believe and yep that would burn something over time for sure  :woot:

  2. You can test your memory with MemTest 86+ version 5.0, we have a free download in the Operating Systems & Software Support in the Software tab.


    That would be the first thing I would do, is confirm your memory modules  all pass MemTest then go from there.


    That's crazy a BitCoin Miner Trojan, never would have guessed that,.. :lol:


    I did run the memtest from the startup menu from win7 and it was fine. haven't run memtest86 yet. I only used it when i did set up the system. Still  need to do so though. :-)


    That bloody Trojan is quite "smart". It figures out if you got a high performance GPU (at least it was one once :-) and uses that instead of the CPU as its better in number crunsching.

  3. I have heard that the memory controller on  Nehalem and Gulftown are sensible to frequency, that Intel recommended not to go over 1600MHz for a long period of time.

    I cannot get a reference for this tho :vmad: . What I can get as a reference is the tech report saying that Nehalem have a limited  speed of 1066 MHz, anything higher must

    be obtained by overclocking the CPU. Why your does not overclock anymore to what you previously had is still a mystery (to me at least, electromigration maybe?).

    What about when your CPU is at stock speed? YOu could also try to test that without Turbo, C States and Hyperthreading.

    I am running my CPU at 3.65 at the moment. haven tried Turbo and No turbo, but haven't played with the Cstates and HT.

  4. Hi I hope its not rude to reply to all threads at once. Thanks for everyone's help.


    I found the issue, at least a part of it with the GPU running hot. It was a BitCoin Miner Trojan using my GPU. Bloody AVG didn't find it. Its better now but still runs warm at 60 when in BIOS mode before it gets into windows for some reason. Not sure if it did that before or not. After windows is started it cools down to 40.


    For the memory the BIOS upgrade to v808 seems to solve partly the issue too, but i can't get my system up to run at the previous performance.


    • Yes the Memory is in the compatibillity list the second row (just 6GB instead of 4).
    • The system was overclocked at 3.8 and 4.05 with the mem running at 1697 before 2gb disappeared suddenly.
    • I didn't add any memory, i always had 6GB.
    • I had my QPI /DRAM at 1.54 and didn't touch any of the IOX voltages. I might try that, but its still a mistery why it worked for 2 years and suddenly not. I am of course worried something crapped itself like the MOBO or the RAM.

  5. Hi!
    My System is suddenly behaving odd.
    Recently my setup which is
    Motherboard : P6X58D-E
    CPU i930
    Mem Gskill F3-16000
    Cooling Noctua P12
    Graphics XFX 5870
    Recently my Bios only recognized 4GB of Ram from my 6 Gig. I tried all modules seperately and single and they all worked in each slot. When i put all 3 in though and overclock only 4Gb were found. With default settings it found 6GB.
    So Asus recommendedd to flash the BIOS which i did.
    No i have the weirdest behaviour. It detects the 6gb now but as soon as i log into windows and the marvell Gigabit nwteork adapter is enabled my GPU gets 100% load and rund up to a 100Degrees cutting out.
    If i unplug the network and disable the controller it stops.
    I have no idea wtf is going on anymore. Anyone any iedas ?


  6. Hi!


    I have been trying to get the RAM running at its designed speed for quite a few days now without much luck.


    My setup is:


    F3-16000CL9T-6GBRH (2Gx3) 6GB

    Asus P6X58D-E (Latest BIOS)


    Corsair HX750

    F3-Spinpoint 1TB

    XFX - 5870

    Noctua U12P-SE2


    I managed to get my system running for 6 hours after i had to abort with standard clock and XMP profile for the memory if i adjust the QPI to 1.5.

    It seems very high. Is this out of your guys experience "normal" and within the norm ?

    My temps where in the 80's. The guy from my local shop said thats far way to high, you should be under 60 (Sounds a bit low to me )


    It pushes my heat already up a fair bit having the QPI that high so i won't be able to overclock the CPU too much with these settings.


    I also managed to get it overclocked to 4Ghz with the ram running at close to 1700 Mhz with the temps beeing 76-77C with CPU and QPI at 1.35


    I haven't tried the combination of both but i am a bit worried about the temps.

    What is a good temp to run 24/7 id i wanna keep it for 3-5 years ?


    Are these temps normal with a good Air Cooler?

  7. Don't see an aftermarket cooler on your list, are you using the stock cooler? Perhaps that your problem!


    Yes i got the Noctua UD12P SE2. The temp spiked so high because i had some voltages on auto and the asus board just put them up ridiculous

  8. Well, all the bits have arrived besides the TV Tuner cad which i can live without for a bit.


    Its all set up and so far running good. Looks very nive with the case and the massive XFX card in there.


    No its on to overclocking. I just played with the auto settings and got it up to 3960 yesterday. Running a bit hot though, so i will try to get the voltages down. I must say so far it seems everything works fine. i was able to run my memeory straight ahead at 2000 Mhz as well which seems not always to be the case :bounce:


    I think i will now move over to the overclocking threads.


    Thanks guys for your advice

  9. Ok the order has been done, i should be getting al my parts on Wed or Thursday .

    I decided to go for the HAF 922 and the 16000 ripjaws with the Asus P6X58D-E and i was actually even luckier as i went to a local shop here in erina and got it priced and it came 80 bucks under the online proces and of course no delivery. That m eans the 120 $ i saved can gop straight on a second harddrive for RAID or a nice Nocturna cooler :-).


    Can't wait to get mys stuff. Will be laods of packets and its like christmas hehe.


    Obviously i decided iw ill not wait another min 6 month to build a new PC.


    So my final setup is :


    XFX ATI Radeon HD5870

    Intel Core i7 930

    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ

    Pioneer BDR-205 Blu-ray Disc Writer OEM

    Samsung P2350 23 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

    ASUS P6X58D-E

    Corsair HX-750 Power Supply

    Leadtek WinFast DTV2000DS Dual HD Tuner

    G.Skill Ripjaws F3-16000CL9T-6BRH 6GB

    HAF 922


    and it came in all under budget of 2450


    I will let you guys know how it went next week as soon as i have it up.

  10. I'd be VERY careful with buying a Samsung unless you plan on buying the extended warranty from wherever you purchase the monitor because I can tell you ALL from first hand experience that Samsung has HORRIBLE customer support/warranty service. I used to have a 26.5" ToC Samsung monitor that i bought from Newegg for 550.00 and I had it exactly 34 days when the power supply in the monitor started messing up on me so since Newegg wouldn't replace it for me because it had been longer then 30 days I had to send it to Samsung for repair to some place out in Cali and they had the monitor almost 6 weeks THEN they informed me that it had failed its final inspection after they had so called "fixed" it and it had to be put back on the repair line so Samsung told me they'd send me a refurb'd monitor and I told them I wanted a new one because that's what I had paid for and they told me and I quote, "we dont have any in stock". I heard this EXACT same thing for a month and a half straight and they wouldn't give me a refund/neither would Newegg so when I finally got the refurb'd montior it had 2 dead pixels so I called them again and I had to send it back and they sent me ANOTHER refurb'd one that the front bezel was coming loose on. I finally gave up and just sold the monitor and bought a Acer. Sorry for the book lol but I would REALLY hate to see anyone on here have to go thought what I did because I can assure you it was not pleasant in any way possible and Samsung only cares about you making the purchase not taking care of their customers after that point. I'd think twice before buying anything from Samsung. That's just my 2 cents.


    It seems it doesn't matter what brand or make you get you will always get some lemons. Some other ones told me they would never by an acer or an LG again. Doesn't leave many options open. :-)


    Hope your new Monitor is better.

  11. I'd go for a Samsung LED, I'm getting one after I get my PC (Samsung PX2370) I have a Samsung monitor now and it has never dissapointed me, I trust Samsung highly for monitors



    Yes i def. goo with Samsung. Have had some bad expirience myself with an LG phone and know some other people with problems with their tv's.

    At the moment my budget doesn't stretch for the PX serious :-(

  12. The other thing i have just read is that Intel will be ditching 1156 and 1366 and bringing a new processor generation out that is incompatible.

    This won't happen though unitl late this year for 1156 and late next year for 1366.


    Is it worth the wait ?

  13. How can u forget to assemble a PC ,? :biggrin: ,just watch some vids and u will remember,or if ur scared if they are doing it for free would let them do it ,but i think they will take some cash to assemble,i never liked LG they have a terrible RMA service,would stick with samsung,benQ,or Viewsonic.



    Ok i wouldn't say i forgot. The last one i assembled though was a PII 233 :-(


    I am more afraid of roasting something by using the wrong power plug hehe.

  14. Ok i think i got my final build (nearly)


    XFX ATI Radeon HD5870

    Intel Core i7 930

    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ

    Pioneer BDR-205 Blu-ray Disc Writer OEM

    Samsung P2350 23 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Motherboard Rev2.0

    Corsair HX-750 Power Supply

    Leadtek WinFast DTV2000DS Dual HD Tuner

    OCZ PC3-12800 Platinum 3x2GB OCZ3P1600LV6GK

    Lian Li Lancool Dragon Lord PC-K62R1


    I decided to go with the Lang Li case. Looks very sleek and red.

    Changed the Power SUpply to something nice and modular.


    The only thing i am not a 100% sure yet is the Memory and the Monitor.

    Read a review of the OCZ memory and they were able to overclock it to nearly 1800. Of course its 50A$ more than the GSKill. For that money i could actually get a 16000 Memory from gskill like the F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD or F3-16000CL9T-6GBRH which supposingly should leave me enough room for overclocking and upgrades.


    The other thing is the Monitor LED lg or stay with quality thats known the Samsung ?


    Ah and i also changed my drive to teh Spinpoint form WD.


    I haven't assembled a system in years, should i let the shop do it or do it myself ?

  15. Yeah most review i did read the 930 was ahead in encoding videos and applications compared to the 860/870 and the main reason why i was also leaning more towards is that the price diff is not that big and there is no bottleneck from the PCIe side.


    anyone has any expirience bewteen the two.

  16. I am building my own system and i am still swaying between getting an i7 860 or an i7 930.


    I wanna use the system to mainly do pictures and edit HD Video, but i am also very tempted to put a nive Graphics card in to be able to game.


    So far i have these two setups. My budget is 2500 A$


    i7 930 Setup:


    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB ST31000528AS

    CoolerMaster GX 750W PSU

    Pioneer BDR-205 Blu-ray Disc Writer OEM

    CoolerMaster HAF 922 Case

    Intel Core i7 930

    LG E2340V 23inch Widescreen LED Monitor

    XFX ATI Radeon HD5870

    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Motherboard Rev2.0

    G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM (3x2GB) DDR3 or Corsair XMS2 CL8 TR3X6G1600C8G

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

    TOTAL 2361 A$


    For this build i read a lot of reviews of the mother board and memory and heard heps of pros and cons. it seems the UD3R is quite picky with memory. So i am not a 100% sure about the mobo. Also i am not a 100% sure about the monitior as i am not a big fan of LG. Alternative i was looking at the Samsung P2350, th enicer thing on the lg is that it is LED rather than LCD. ANyone eny expirience with it ?


    i7 860 setup:


    XFX ATI Radeon HD5870

    CoolerMaster HAF 922 Case

    LG E2340V 23inch Widescreen LED Monitor

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB ST31000528AS

    CoolerMaster GX 750W PSU

    Pioneer BDR-205 Blu-ray Disc Writer OEM

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

    Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3R Motherboard

    G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM (2x2GB) DDR3

    Intel Core i7 860

    Total :2178 A$


    This build saves a couple of hundred Dollars but i am worried when i wanna upgrade and maybe run Sata3 and USB3 at some stage it will impact the system performance.


    WHich platform is better to overclock ?


    Any comments welcome thanks

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