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post #11 of 14
60 C is fine for a GPU... just try keeping that below 80. But yes, read these guides, explore your BIOS (don't change anything until you know what to change it back to should it fail), and ask questions. There's about 20,000 people here that will be happy to help you.
post #12 of 14
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Ok.. ive installed SpeedFan.. and ive actually discovered something quite odd.. no RPM for my second fan :/ and heres the rpm and temps..

Fan 1: 3516 RPM
Fan 2: 0 RPM
Fan 3: 6027 RPM

1: 33
2: 36
3: 25
HD0: 54
1: 40

Not sure what exactly all the different temps are... sorry

As Far as ASUSProbe goes...the Fan speeds are the same, and it says the Chassis fan is 'below threshold 'so i guess this is the one i need to check on. all the voltages are slightly high which i suppose is normal.

Oh, dragos.. whats the RAM timing? how do i check it, sry...

I will switch the mem sticks and see what happens......then i will look into catalyst 6.3 .. the pc came with 5.1
The temps are OK, no preoblem there since they are all under 40° (at least the first three of them) I suppose the CPU is the one that rises very quickly as soon as you enter a game or something that stresses it.

To make a quick check of the ram timings I suppose you can use nTune also, it can be found on www.nvidia.com, but in the bios you can find everything you need. Than you could try loosen them a little. In the article ncsa put these values: CAS : 2; Trcd : 2; Tras : 5; Trp : 2
These are the best possible timings, but not every mem module can achieve them. To gain some stability look at your four values and maybe loosen them a little to see how it works. Swiching the mem modules usualy doesn't help, but who knows?

EDIT: That ASUS probe is super annoying as it gives me the same message: fan speed below treshold, but the thing is I don't have a extra fan. Stick to speedfan, less stress, longer life.
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Ok then! Ram timings as follows....
CAS: 2
TRCD: 3T
TRAS: 8T
TRP: 3T

As far as loosening them goes.. if i drop the values too much.. can i do any severe damage? or is it basically a trial and error to see which works?
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If you loosen them nothing bad can happen, basicly you loose 0.001% performance, but you gain stability.
I'd try a CAS 2.5, if it's not enough TRCD and TRP @ 4.
If you don't wanna lose any piece of performance, but it stabilises at cas 2.5 you could try a thing: increase the voltage of the mem by 0.1 and after try it again at CAS 2, my rams work like this.

Anyway, before you start doing this install that 6.3 catalyst, since the 5.1s are quite outdated and they could be the problem.
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