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post #2511 of 9817
Your own answer was the best. Anyone with 3 or 4 GPU's that is complaining about a price of a $500 CPU is kind of ironic.
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I guess that's a yes? biggrin.gif

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I dunno why I've always dragged my feet about getting a 500 buck or more cpu. In the scope of things, I had no problem with 2k of gpus lol. I guess I can cover the upgrade. biggrin.gif

Edited by UNOE - 8/29/12 at 4:19pm
 
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post #2512 of 9817
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hey guys, i have an odd situation: running my 3930k @ 4.8 24/7, cpu under water, custom loop, no speedstep. did an intelburn run last night (first one), summer evening, highs hit 70 on one core, passed. this morning, very cool room, with additional fan blowing on mosfet (again, closed case), and getting much cooler temps under load, i can't complete the test, as i get error that my cooling is not good enough?
everything is at least 5C cooler under load, by realtemp, cooler ambient temps too, and yet i get the error. even turned on an a/c unit near the box, idle temps drop to 28C, load down 8C, and still temp error by intelburntest...

Is it Asus software reporting the temp error or IBT? I've never seen a temp error in IBT whether the temp was 80° or -80°, I have seen people wondering why the Asus software reports a warning that the cpu is running too cool.
    
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no asus apps. realtemp, and intelburn. the error was saying either my temps were too high or something else was causing an error. weird thing is is that i tested with 6 threads and passed, then tried with all threads, and it passed at a cooler temp (per reaptemp). weird. it's been running tops at 4.8 for months, just hadn't tried the intelburn app till last night. it passes fine now...weird...
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Just use a small pea size TIM.

I'm glad I followed my hunch that something was wrong and decided to investigate. While it was a massive pain to drain the loop and disassemble everything, as it turns out it was borderline necessary.



I'm surprised it didn't burn up once I started to run tests on it. Guess it goes to show that I've got an effective cooling setup. The funny part is when I was done with the build, I kept thinking I had put TOO MUCH thermal paste which would have explained my abnormal temps. So to see that less than 50% of the lid was covered was a shock. I cleaned it up and put a nice big X of paste on it.
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I'm glad I followed my hunch that something was wrong and decided to investigate. While it was a massive pain to drain the loop and disassemble everything, as it turns out it was borderline necessary.
I'm surprised it didn't burn up once I started to run tests on it. Guess it goes to show that I've got an effective cooling setup. The funny part is when I was done with the build, I kept thinking I had put TOO MUCH thermal paste which would have explained my abnormal temps. So to see that less than 50% of the lid was covered was a shock. I cleaned it up and put a nice big X of paste on it.

which block is that?
The shape of the coldplate (is that what it's called?) looks perfect for my CPU as the IHS is slightly concave >_>
    
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which block is that?
The shape of the coldplate (is that what it's called?) looks perfect for my CPU as the IHS is slightly concave >_>


Looks like an ek hf sup.
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post #2518 of 9817
Seeing as everyone here has an x79 board. I figured this would be the place to go for help. I just put my new build together, I have an OCZ Vertex SSD and a Western Digital Green 1.5TB HDD. I went to install Windows onto my SSD but it wasn't picking up my SSD at first. I found that odd, sifted through the BIOS and turned some stuff off. Turned some things back on. Eventually I got it to find my SSD. So I booted up to install off my USB drive using Seans Installation Guide here on OCN. I cleaned the SSD and went to convert it to MBR format. It took some time and then came back with an error stating the drive was not mounted or powered. So I rebooted and now the SSD isn't showing up anymore. In fact, not a single thing plugged in to the sata ports show up. I have tried my Western Digital 1.5TB and it is not recognized in the BIOS either. I hvae tried different cables as well as different ports. Anyone know what could cause the motherboard ot not detect anything plugged into the sata ports?
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Seeing as everyone here has an x79 board. I figured this would be the place to go for help. I just put my new build together, I have an OCZ Vertex SSD and a Western Digital Green 1.5TB HDD. I went to install Windows onto my SSD but it wasn't picking up my SSD at first. I found that odd, sifted through the BIOS and turned some stuff off. Turned some things back on. Eventually I got it to find my SSD. So I booted up to install off my USB drive using Seans Installation Guide here on OCN. I cleaned the SSD and went to convert it to MBR format. It took some time and then came back with an error stating the drive was not mounted or powered. So I rebooted and now the SSD isn't showing up anymore. In fact, not a single thing plugged in to the sata ports show up. I have tried my Western Digital 1.5TB and it is not recognized in the BIOS either. I hvae tried different cables as well as different ports. Anyone know what could cause the motherboard ot not detect anything plugged into the sata ports?

You installing windows? I had to install the drivers first before it could detect my drives.
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Yes, I am installing windows. How do I go about installing the drivers before I have an OS on the drive? This is new to me as I never had to install drivers prior to installing an OS. I do see on the ASUS website that there are very new Intel SATA drivers - Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise driver software V3.2.0.1126 for Windows.
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