another thing I will say is you might want to consider getting a psu with more power for OC'ing that could be part of the reason why it kicked the freq down. I saw your specs and noticed that, something you might wanna consider.
400w's is good but you are demanding alot from it, as you well know oc'ing is affected by the psu, RAM and temp, Have you torture tested with prime95? We'll be able to tell more from that... make a note of the temp, i suggest leaving it on for a couple of hours to be on the safe side. not sure about the ratio but if your running an intel i'm not sure whether you have access to it, well i dont think i do - lol, but i'm still learning myself. sorry that i cant be any more of a help. Jag
Yea psu is a huge factor. Just b/c it says 400 doesnt mean anything. Its all about what your 12v rail is at. You need atleast 25 for a decent oc. Like someonelse said get a antec true 550 or if you want the best get an ocz powerstream. This will help you a lot if you want to reach 4.0. Im working on that myself
I will run prime test tonight. Does that ever finish? I have let it run for a while but it didnt finish and I had to go to bed so I didnt want to let it go without watching it. What temp should I be looking for? high and low. I am running about 30*-31* at idle. I figured that that was ok but I would like some feedback. Also I would like some posts about how someone changed there psu. Did it make significant changes or not?
ok I have been runnig prime95 for about 2.5 hours. How long should I let it go?
Temps: load was 48*. it spikes to 53* for a second and back down to 48*...Is this normal? I figures it would be more of a flat rate but i dont know.
I too the cover off to see what kind of tem it would be runnig and it dropped to 41* and spikes to 46*. I have a new 120mm fan that I will be putting into the top of my cas this weekend. It should give me much beter results. I don't like how it shows spikes like it does. can anyone give me a clue to why it does this?
Also when I started Prime95 I swear that my cpu voltage dropped to 1.26 from 1.29v I cant be for sure until I stop the test. If I am right is this normal. If to I believe that a new psu (like what everyone was telling me) would be the right fix.
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