Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Reynardin, Jun 13, 2008.
Is it done installing? It's the same background for a bit while it's being installed.
ah, its ok then =)
uh, nvm , its back to the right track, must have been reading from the disk.
ok so, ive got like a dozen extra cables coming from my PSU. should I tuck them away somewhere and forget about them?
I tuck em in my extra 5.25 bays.
ah, I was thinking of doing that.
On another note, the 22" display I bought for the new computer makes my laptop's 15" cry... lol
hm for some reason its detecting a generic, horrible graphics card instead of the 8800gts that I have installed.. what gives?
oh, could it be the drivers?
all right, everything working fine, i'm off to bed now =)
WOO! works like a charm! Bit loud, but its the 8800gts. is that normal?
I'm gonna download steam and try this machine out =D
what program can i use to check my CPU's temp / speed and my GPU's temp / speed while not in BIOS?
this is a nice little program by the people who make cpuz
Rivatuner will be good for your vc oc and temps. Realtemp is good for cpu temps.
so, anything on the 8800gts being loud?
so how is 37 c. for a core temp?
download prime leave your computer on when you go to bed, run a loop of prime for 12-24 hours. than check
Problem is, I'll probably have a bit of trouble falling asleep because my gpu is so loud...
25% into downloading Mass Effect... I can't wait >.<
wprime will stress both cores of your processor with intense calculations which will cause the temp of your processor to rise and will speed up the curing process for your TIM.
if you replace the eVGA Stock Cooler with a new one like an Accelero S1 you probably won't be able to step up.
so, the loud fan is how it normally is? that's what I want to know.
oh I don't know. use Riva Tuner or SpeedFan and turn it down or see what Temp it is you can create a fan profile. it may be stuck or just loud.
Rivatuner allows you to control the fan speed. It is a bit loud when running adaquately. I usually run it at 90-100% when gaming, leave it on 60% or so the rest of the time. It usually defaults on like 27%, which will cause your gpu to overheat when gaming. Like Christine said, you could get a passive colling solution which would alliviate the noise problem. If you do want to do step up, if you put the old cooler back on evga will still accept the step-up.
As far as prime goes, you can definately use it to test max temps and stability, but honestly it works your proc more than you ever will in normal circumstances, so I don't really ever worry about it. I just run it for a bit if I'm not sure if my oc is stable. The stress it puts on the cpu is not really worth pulling an all-nighter to me, as it just wears down the proc more than it would normally.
ok, so im in rivatuner, how do i change the fan speed? it sounds like it defaulted to 100% ...
ok, question: in steam, how do I change where steam looks for the games? for some reason, it looks in "C:/Program files" instead of "C:/Program Files (x86)" where it should look.
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