Originally Posted by Alastair
Ok so something alarming just happened. I was trying to post about my power supply. I was wondering if my power supply was having issues. As the +12v was rippling from 11.7-11.4 and also +5v was going from 4.82v-4.9v. And I was wondering if that might effect overclocks. However just as I was doing that the computer froze? I restarted my computer and It won't POST! The Red POST LED next to my CPU won't go out! I tried resetting the BIOS and removing and reseating the RAM and the processor and also removing the ATX and ATX12v from the motherboard but nothing. Is it possible that just as I made this discovery about my power supply that it killed my CPU. I was sitting at 1.5v for my usual 4.8GHz. 1.475v for NB. So I was not above the voltage limits posted by AMD!
For those wondering it is an Aerocool E-85 700w power supply. Rated 80+ Bronze. OEM is HEC. Unfortunately I got the unit before there were many reviews about it. But I had assumed because of the 80+ certification it was a good unit. I discovered a review of the Aerocool V12XT 700w which has the same OEM and it also has BRONZE certification and it got criticized for ripple but it never exceeded the ATX specifications.
shilka is a good guy to talk to. however i would not use any hw monitoring program and take it as fact is it possible yes. but some boards read the 12v as 10v..... ect also with what program were you getting these results?
if you have another psu you can test it !~ it is possible only 1 voltage is not functions or 1 rail ( dont know if you have multi rail psu ) but the 5v and 12v are ok making the peripherals work ok sometimes on asus boards i have to pull power wait for the psu to lose all power and reboot then it works. clear cmos for sure if not
Originally Posted by miklkit
Ouch! I recently replaced a Thermaltake psu that was not rippling that bad. I now have a Seasonic that has no ripple that I can see.
Ok, I was happy with IBT results of -1 until told it was unstable. So reset everything and started over, and using multi only got IBT of 3 @ 4.7ghz. Tried for 4.8 but the volts and temps got too high. It hit the wall.
Fell back to 4.7ghz and then set the fsb to 205 for 4.8ghz. IBT happily gave -1 again. Dropped back to stock clocks and tried again. Ayup! -1. I have bumped up dram V, NB V, and CPU/NB V and it still gets -1. What does it take to get a stable fsb?
ok first you have a asrock board, i am not familiar with them iirc they dont have llc? you may need to up stock volts to compensate?
again i could be confusing the boards up sorry ...
Originally Posted by Alastair
So I want to see if I can try and RMA my processor. But it is lapped? Does that ruin warranty?
yes it does
Originally Posted by glenquagmire
Should I go with 8gb or 16gb ram? Why would I ever need more than 8gb?
Originally Posted by Devildog83
For now you probably don't, someday you might. Most don't anyway. 8 Gigs is good for most.
true some do some dont, as for me i do. i have capped 8gb several times till i gave in and bought more, now i dont build a rig without 16gb
it is a q to ask yourself not us.
multitasking having like 20 tabs open in fire fox helps me to cap it .... ect