• Just Bought a Phenom II 940, Need Some Tips
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Well it's here and I installed it and overclocked it a bit: [IMG]http://i25.tinypic.com/rwrzn9.png[/IMG]
Temps?
I might get that cooler too, I have the same CPU, haven't tried overclocking before, but it seems like it is pretty easy these days? is it?
I love how after Prismatex posted that one thread he keeps getting rated optomistic. Temps please.
54c idle. I had to up the voltage to 1.5 after some crashes. I really didn't want to, but whatever. Edit: By the way, what's a good cpu stress tool? [editline]06:37PM[/editline] About 68c under load.
Try prime45.
[QUOTE=Moton;16065991]Try prime45.[/QUOTE] I just did (btw it's Prime95). I found the sweet spot for my setup. [IMG]http://i25.tinypic.com/2h4gobq.jpg[/IMG] I could probably get more out of it since I have all my case fans on low and 2 of them off so the airflow isn't that great. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow.
Use HWMonitor for temperatures.
I have an Antec 900 and I have switched some of the fan directions around, what configuration would be the best? There are 2 120mm fans on the front, one at the rear, and a 200mm on top.
I'd say 2 on front intake, 2 towards the back exhaust.
I have the two front fans on mine functioning as intake fans. The side vent is open and the rest are exhaust fans.
[QUOTE=Zorlok;16066431]I have the two front fans on mine functioning as intake fans. The side vent is open and the rest are exhaust fans.[/QUOTE] Isn't that default anyway..
I know this is a little off-topic but i'd rather ask here than start a new thread. Is the Phenom II 955 worth the extra money over the 940?
[QUOTE=Dantai;16067223]Isn't that default anyway..[/QUOTE] Yes it is.
Well I just came back from watching an hour of TV to find it had crashed at some point so I'm going to go fix my fans now.
[QUOTE=Smoot;16068474]Well I just came back from watching an hour of TV to find it had crashed at some point so I'm going to go fix my fans now.[/QUOTE] Why would you change them in the first place?
[QUOTE=Moton;16068984]Why would you change them in the first place?[/QUOTE] They were loud :P And I really wonder what the blue is on this: [IMG]http://i27.tinypic.com/1zv5yd2.png[/IMG] Note it is in Celsius.
Use hwmonitor.
[QUOTE=Yumyumbublegum;16069007]Use hwmonitor.[/QUOTE] And do what with it?
Monitor temperatures.
Measure temperatures. I may not be right, but is Temp 3 the Northbridge? [editline]01:29AM[/editline] Ninja'd.
Well I like SpeedFan because it has graphs, so thanks but no thanks.
Well I like HWMonitor because it's more accurate. [img]http://d2k5.com/sa_emots/emot-whatup.gif[/img]
HWMonitor could do with being a bit more informative though Is there even a way to minimise it to the tray like speedfan? I never found one, but then again I didn't really look that hard
[QUOTE=TheDestroyerOfall;16023812]try the sunbeamtech core-contact freezer.[/QUOTE] I 2nd this. Works wonders on my E8500 @ 4GHz, keeps 1.35 volts cool....god damn old stepping. [editline]09:10PM[/editline] Core temp is one of the best temperature monitoring programs. HWMonitor is good too, mainly use it for GPU and voltages.
Yeah, CCF is nice.
prisma I'm not sure but didn't you say you had one?
Yeah. Nice cooler, just a little annoying to get on.
i used it on my old 9950 build, it almost snapped the mobo. at first i though it was low quality, since it looked cheap. but then i tried it i went from 54 c idle, to 20c (in the winter).
I've heard that installation aon AM2 mobos is really a bitch.
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