Need help with a PC build (NZXT Phantom, LGA 2011 socket)
Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:45 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:48 PM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:00 PM
I'm always using a headset so the sound isn't really bothering me at all i usually prefer cooling over sound
Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:32 AM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:04 PM
I have responded to your topic here
jakob 1406 & kung lao
Overclocking, is generally a course to be completely avoided, unless you know exactly what you are doing.
It is as I am sure you know, generally speaking, in simple terms, driving components beyond their manufacturered design speed and performance.
It is basically accomplished by altering voltages, timings, and other settings in the BIOS.
It is so widely mentioned by the CPU, graphics, memory manufacturers and suppliers, that many people are amazed, if and when they do research, the issue, they discover the dangers.
The golden rule, if you insist on doing it, is to monitor closely the temperatures and always take it one step at a time.
Even with the extreme protection built in to todays processors, that will usually shut down or revert to default mode, if they detect problems the risk is still there.
The demand for the capability to overclock was brought about by consumer demand, to avoid the necessity to upgrade components when a new game for instance demanded a defferent processor or graphics GPU.
Even with the automated OC facilities now included on many motherboards and CPU`s, it is still a risk and will if it is not done correctly result in damage to a component - often not immediately of course.
Intel offers a sort of overclock insurance
AMD as far as I know does not
AMD Overclocking guide
Intel overlcocking guide
Please accept that giving you the best advice - OVERCLOCK only when you discover a real need to - not as the general rule of thumb.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:15 PM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:01 AM
Thanks for posting
Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:47 PM
Haven't tried OCing it yet, and neither will I anytime soon. I bought the 3930k so that i would have the option in the future when gaming demands it. Before i even attempt doing it i'll read extensively on the subject.
Lao, i read that the supplied auto OC is not very good or safe. If you want to OC i suggest you find someone with a similar setup as you have (same processor and cooler) and use their settings, that way you know it'll work. And go easy on it at first.
Thanks for the info Macboat, i'll definitely consider that OC plan Intel offers. I'm actually surprised they do that. Thumbs up Intel.
Oh and one more thing Lao. I'm pretty sure it's your GPU giving you trouble on battlefield 3. As far as i know only to top graphic cards run it on ultra (gtx 690). I haven't tested it on my gtx 680 yet, but if I buy the game i'll let you know how it performs
Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:47 PM
I did an overclock to about 4.3 GHz and after a few minutes of prime I had the temps shown in the picture
would this be considered a stable clock?
Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:30 PM
The reason why I came up with that conclusion is that all other games even on extreme OC'ing will not crash. BF3 crashes with just a 20 MHz push on the core clock :S
Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:01 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:31 AM
If you're serious about the OC i would suggest trying a small OC, let's say 4ghz. After you've done that, use the AI suite that comes with the mobo to check temps for 24 hours (there's a function that allows you to record for that long).
Again, i highly doubt it's your CPU causing BF3 to crash.
EDIT: after seeing your post about the auto OC on our MoBo not working i decided to test it. Pushed my CPU up to 4,25ghz without a problem.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:08 PM
After reading a bit about temps and overclocking etc i ran Prime95 just to check how hot my system gets at 100% CPU usage. Should i be worried by 63C? That's at stock clock speed with the turbo on.
I can install extra fans in my case, so I just want you input before doing it.
My CPU idles at 28-30C and does about 45C gaming.
Average room temperature is 24C
Looking forward to your reply
Ah and while i'm at it, got a question about storage.
I've realized that it's almost time to get that 1tb HDD. While i was browsing my parts list before building my computer i came across a small SSD you can attach to your conventional HDD that works like a cache. The result of this is close to SSD speeds with the storage capacity of a normal HDD.
In their example they did this with the primary HDD, so my question is will this work on my second HDD? I don't want it messing with any of the files i already have on my main disk
Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:01 AM
I was considering this myself, but since I have a 120 gb ssd, I just installed the OS to the ssd.
Regarding the second hdd, I think the intel caching only works with one ssd + one hdd. If you have a third i guess you can use it as storage. The ssd and hdd will be setup in a RAID configuration thus being read as one drive. Also, I think caching uses a maximum of 50 gb on a ssd so if you have a bigger one its probably not worthwhile as you will be able to access the unused ssd space once it is in RAID. I'm sure someone else will verify this.
Oh. and you will more than likely have to do a fresh install to yield maximum performance from this setup. Good Luck!