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I just got my new hardware, and I've noticed an issue. Before I explain, heres my hardware. Asus Crosshair IV. OCZ Solid 3 120GB. Samsung f3 7200 rpm. Samsung f4 2TB 5400rpm. Liteon dvd-rw. Mobo updated to most recent bios. (one before bulldozer bios). SSD flashed to latest firmare.
Heres my issue. After installing Windows and before installing mobo drivers hdd transfer between the mechanical drives are great. After drivers are installed the transfer will slowly go from around 100Mb/s down to about 10Mb/s. And the whole system is kind of sluggish. CPU at about 5% usage, and RAM at about 30% usage.
Bios setting for the drives are:
on chip sata speed - auto
on board sata channel - enabled
everything set to ahci since before install

Any ideas?
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Ok. What the hell. I have a very high pitched ringing coming from my cpu socket area. This is the 2nd board that has done this. As well as the 2nd PSU. It is very unlikely that its the boards fault. Its a constant ringing. Never changes pitch. Load or no load. Its not a fan because i stopped all my case fans one by one and the noise is still present. It causes no instability or issues. It just annoying as hell.
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Ok. What the hell. I have a very high pitched ringing coming from my cpu socket area. This is the 2nd board that has done this. As well as the 2nd PSU. It is very unlikely that its the boards fault. Its a constant ringing. Never changes pitch. Load or no load. Its not a fan because i stopped all my case fans one by one and the noise is still present. It causes no instability or issues. It just annoying as hell.
wish i could help you on this problem but i have never had or heard it on my board
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wish i could help you on this problem but i have never had or heard it on my board
Thanks though.
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Ok. What the hell. I have a very high pitched ringing coming from my cpu socket area. This is the 2nd board that has done this. As well as the 2nd PSU. It is very unlikely that its the boards fault. Its a constant ringing. Never changes pitch. Load or no load. Its not a fan because i stopped all my case fans one by one and the noise is still present. It causes no instability or issues. It just annoying as hell.
Know what u mean, i had it on my old GPU, its called coil whine. Some PSU's, graphic cards, mainboards can produce this sound. Mostly it's the GPU tho.
post #10166 of 13131
Well before I go nuts with a screwdriver on my crosshair iv formula I wanted to confirm this: My northbridge temps are in idle 52°C±. Is this normal ? As you might heard already the crosshair iv formula series got some northbridge cooling problems, cos they screwed in the screws wrong or whatever.
So yea before taking a look at it and replacing the thermal pads with thermal paste, I've wanted to make sure if my temps are in the green area still or are to high
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Well before I go nuts with a screwdriver on my crosshair iv formula I wanted to confirm this: My northbridge temps are in idle 52°C±. Is this normal ? As you might heard already the crosshair iv formula series got some northbridge cooling problems, cos they screwed in the screws wrong or whatever.
So yea before taking a look at it and replacing the thermal pads with thermal paste, I've wanted to make sure if my temps are in the green area still or are to high
What's your ambient temp?

I'm thinking that it's a bit high but not knowing what your ambient temp is and how well that Antec 1200 flows, it's difficult to tell. At the very worst you perform the NB fix anyway.

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Dear Mr. Ceadderman,

thank you for contacting Noctua.

Your inquiry leaves me a bit puzzled, because the NF-P14 fan isn't even close to the memory slots, as it it mounted in the middle of the CPU cooler. Please take a look at the attached picture of a Asus Crosshair Formula IV with a NH-D14 installed. The cooler will clear your G.skill memory modules, so please put the modules into their slots and then fasten the NH-D14 to the mounting brackets.

Please don't hesitate to write us again in case I didn't understand your inquiry correctly.
So apparently you have to mount the RAM first then the D-14 and not the other way around.

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What's your ambient temp?

I'm thinking that it's a bit high but not knowing what your ambient temp is and how well that Antec 1200 flows, it's difficult to tell. At the very worst you perform the NB fix anyway.

And now for something really exciting...



So apparently you have to mount the RAM first then the D-14 and not the other way around.

~Ceadder
My ambient temps should be around 20-25°C I believe.

Edit: The air flow is good in my Antec 1200
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Well then I'd say it's time to do the NB fix. My system working full load is running the NB at 54c.

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Alright. Will do the fix then

Edit: Do you really have to shave the screws or can you switch the NB and SB screws to get the cooling right ?
Read something about it that the screws seem to be mounted wrong in some cases
Edited by pnkspdr - 5/30/11 at 4:42am
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