Just built my first computer - it was easier than I thought and it mostly runs well, but I'm having a couple problems.
MB: CPU AMD PH II X4 965 3.4G AM3 RT
Vid card: sapphire HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2.1
OS: Windows 7 64bit
If you need any other info just ask - this is my first post on any kind of tech-support forum.
First issue: this computer is a ton more powerful than my last one and I was excited to play some of my games at max settings. Loaded up Empire Total War and my machine ran every setting on maximum with no lag whatsoever. I was thrilled. However, during this processor-intensive exercise, a whirring/buzzing noise started to come from my computer. It's not loud, but it worries me. I believe I have it narrowed down to the motherboard. When I press gently on the i/o shield on the back, the noise stops, and returns when I take my hand away. The noise also goes away quickly after I stop doing anything processor-intensive, and it has happened playing a couple different games. At no point is any part of my machine more than very slightly warm and every fan in there (5 in all) is running seemingly fine.
Could this be the MB vibrating/fan causing it to vibrate? Maybe I should go back in and tighten the MB screws slightly? Or is this normal and I shouldn't worry? I am not exactly rich and am paranoid about breaking anything in my brand new machine that I love to death already. I also wonder could this damage anything in the machine and should I avoid processor-intensive situations until I've fixed it?
Second issue: I have tried several times, using several different methods including a clean install to update the driver for that video card with this one: http://www.sapphiret...1.aspx?psn=0006 (the top one, released on March 30 2011) No matter what I do I just cannot install that driver and end up having to reinstall the driver from the CD again. I'm a bit clueless at this point. I have had a couple crashes due to vertical brownish-gray lines on the screen, and from my poking around on google I determined updated drivers would probably fix it, but I can't seem to do that.
Thank you in advance for any replies.
Edited by james1984, 12 April 2011 - 11:44 PM.