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Hello,

I just put together a new build.

Memory:
At the moment it is running Memtest86+ v.4.10 to check the memory. I left it overnight and it had 5 passes completed with no errors. I tried to get into the configuration screen and the machine rebooted. Now' i'm not saying it's a memory issue just yet, but should I be concerned?


CPU

What is the best CPU stress tool in 2010?
OCCT, which seems to have been updated in May of 2009;
Prime95 hasn't been updated in ages;
Intel Burn-in link on Guru3D seems to be from December of 2009;

So far, it looks like the Intel burn-in is the "current" favored one. But it also seems like non-overclockers no longer do burn-ins? There's such little info out there on it.

If I do run with the Intel Burn-in, what's the shut-off temp for an i7 930?

Thanks!

BTW - at the moment, I am just running everything at stock. the OC is coming, but not until I know my components are good (they've been accumulating since about November now).
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Prime 95 and Linx will stress I7's the most.

for temps, do not go over 80c, but TJmax is 100c.

oh, and memtest doesn't tell you anything. I have had it run flawlessly but had prime 95 fail as soon as i started it when tightening timings on the ram.
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wow u were quick! I didn't even get to finish typing out my cpu setup!

I didn't think prime95 was win7 x64 compatible. I'll try it out!

Thanks!
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A follow-up, please...

I ran memtest86+ all day with a variation of 5 passes of the Bit Fade test and the regular tests. Everything seems OK.

Running Prime95 stress test on the default "Blend" setting. so far, no errors after 1hour.

Temps are as follows (reported by SpeedFan 4.40):

Ambient: 25.5C
System: 37C
CPU: 58-59C
Aux: 19C <-- huh? what's that?
Core 0: 57C
Core 1: ~48
Core 2: ~50
Core 3: ~47
Core 4: ~47
Core 5: ~48
Core 6: ~49
Core 7: ~47
Core 8: ~50

This is a NON-Overclocked system, everything at stock. I'm guessing the readings are as expected? Within normal ranges?

And what's this "Aux" that's below Ambient?
Edited by armedmetallica - 6/11/10 at 7:18am
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use real temp and HWmonitor to monitor your temps, speedfan has some accuracy issues.

as for the temps, you may need to re-seat the waterblock on your H50.
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I prefer OCCT myself. Prime can take a while to find errors. Some people swear by it, and it does work, I just personally have much better luck with OCCT. Not to mention OCCT makes a sound when it finds an error so I can be in the other room and come stop it vs just checking Prime every hour or so.

Edit: Your temps are more than ok. Try to keep it below 75-80 when stress testing, while you might see it get that high in prime/occt, it'll never get that high in regular use.
Edited by 9KRacing - 6/11/10 at 8:05am
post #7 of 11
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thanks i just did HW monitor and Real Temp 3.40

HWm reports 57 - 57 - 58 on CPUTIN

Real Temp reports Temps:
65 - 62 - 62 - 60

Distance to TJ Max:
35 - 38 - 38 - 39

Did I need to do the "sensor test" first before running Real Temp?

Also - by comparisson, I installed Real Temp on my Lenovo T500 C2D T9600 system. No prime and 40% load with about 20 IE windows running, A coupla FireFox, and Outlook i'm getting:

Temps:
64 - 65

Distance to TJMax:
41 - 40

@Kevin - you think the Temps are too high? Because it's all at stock?
@9K - i see you've got your 930 at 4.1 ... what are your temps like?
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your temps are def a bit high, but reseating your cpu block should fix it. just be sure to use new thermal paste.
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Originally Posted by kevingreenbmx View Post
your temps are def a bit high, but reseating your cpu block should fix it. just be sure to use new thermal paste.
this scares me more than anything else. I've only once swapped out a CPU cooler and it was on an OLD AMD.


I'm scared that I'll get something on the CPU (greasy hands?) or screw up the socket (whoops i knew I should be careful with a screwdriver near there).


I know i'll regret this - hopefully (not too soon) but I'm going to let it ride as is. While I trust your judgement in this better than I trust my own - the build is only a coupla days old and I just cant bring myself to removing the paste. (OT: I wish we had those wonderful Slot based processors ala PII. Those were a whole lot easier and less indimidating to pop on and off).

If I do dabble in overclocking in the coming months, then I'll make sure I get some good paste (I've heard that the H50 comes with some pretty good stuff so i'm guessing i'd want to get something comprable). Or I might try reversing my mount (pushing the hot air OUT, instead of bringing cold air IN to get HOT). OR get a couple of those fan shrouds that i've heard helps.

Plus look at this craptacular lenovo still hotter at 40% load. So it could also be ambient temp
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post #10 of 11
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okay stopped it after 4 hours. I was running the 32bit. Swapping over to the 64-bit!

Idle temps now read:
39 36 39 35

Distance to TjMax:
61 65 61 66
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