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    Pre-Overclocking, Check My Temperatures

    Hi, as it says on the tin

    Must update my profile specs, having just fitted Artic Freezer 7 Pro (removed stock Intel HSF, cleaned away prior goo from CPU with lint cloth, and also a gentle wipe with a dab of isopropyl alcohol. just using the stock paste on the new Artic Freezer).

    Sat at idle (by which windows xp loaded and doing nothing other than type this post) I have: CPU 29/30c, System 27c as reported by uGURU.

    Prior to this with stock HSF CPU was at 34/35c.

    I take it this is a-okay before I follow Clunk's (top) guide?

    Oh BTW I have seen stuff referring to memory timings in the forums, mine being 5-5-5-12-T1 latencies. I trust on my re-reading Clunk's guide the importance of this will become apparent!?

    (In advance) Much appreciate the advice.

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    29/30c is a nice idle temp. What CPU do you have?

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    Temps look good, but you need to put your system specs in your "my system" bit
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    Bizarre, I put the specs up a while ago when I'd finished building... have entered again!

    Holy toledo batman, checking the temps now with CoreTemp gives: 24c & 28c on the cores. I don't know much but that sure seems low!

    BTW that arctic freezer 7 is one big hunk of metal... just looks like it wants to fall off! I feel like I want to replace it with something a little more sturdy!

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    Got an A7 here too, them temps are about the same as I get with my 6420...

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    I wouldnt worry too much about the temps, practically every system reads them differently, plus theres the differences in room temp.

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    Whilst I have your attention then clunk

    Having read, re-read and searched around I have a question regarding the RAM timings. Call me a stickler but if I don't know something I'd rather ask (than pay for it later!).

    I am trying to determine the settings for my RAM in the BIOS so the latencies are set right and get to 1:1 ratio FSB/RAM, ? indicates where I'm unsure:-

    CAS latency (tCL) = 5
    RAS to CAS delay(tRCD) = 5
    RAS precharge (tRP) = 5
    precharge dealy* (tRAS) = 15
    command rate = 2T
    refresh cycle time (tRFC) = ? (currently left as 'auto' seeing as I don't know).
    voltage = ? (currently going off 1.9v based on Corsair product info).

    *FFS that's a basic spelling error!!

    I appreciate each motherboard and memory combo is different, but I am struggling to find what the settings should be.

    I already appreciate that 5-5-5-12-1T is incorrect (on Corsair's website!), and it's 5-5-5-12-2T.

    I've had a whizz through part 2 of your guide, but obviously I don't want to touch anything until I can get (and write down) the base settings to rollback to!

    P.S. the image links on Part #1 of the guide for us QuadGT users are "Bandwidth Exceeded".

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    2 ticks, Ill shift them over to a different account...forgot to do those yesterday.
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    Cheers, Google Picasa Web Albums doesn't seem to have bandwidth restrictions?

    Any help on memory timings would be good - unless i just go off what's on the screenshot settings? I would have thought though the timings should be as per the memory manufacturer?

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    OK, the Quad GT pics are fixed.

    If there's nothing to indicate the voltage on the sticks, then you might be better off asking in the corsair forums ^^^up there, just to double check.

    Dont forget, if you do up the voltage on the ram, to have some kind of fan blowing over the ram, even if its just as a precaution.

    As for the 1T thing, your sticks may well do 1T in a board that supports it, but dont worry about that for the moment, get the rest of your voltages and timings sorted first
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    Quote Originally Posted by chadders View Post
    Cheers, Google Picasa Web Albums doesn't seem to have bandwidth restrictions?

    Any help on memory timings would be good - unless i just go off what's on the screenshot settings? I would have thought though the timings should be as per the memory manufacturer?
    Yes, you need to find out what they are.

    The timings and voltages are usually on the sticks themselves, if not, youll have to speak to corsair, or someone else who has the same ram.
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    OK cheers clunk.

    I'm currently running just at the first overclock stage (i.e. FSB 300) which with orthos running have alternating 47/48/49/50c temps ("well" below 65c).

    The Artic Freezer 7 fan certainly makes an audible difference, if I remember rightly the stock one sounded like a jet engine winding up!

    I'll wait til it's done a 12 hour stint before doing anything else...

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    Hi, all ok but there's a "new sound" from my case !?

    If I scroll a pdf (think color brochure as content), or a SQL Query Analyzer window, or even through a large iTunes library I can hear what I can only describe as a mixture of a hard drive and fan sound? Allbeit not the "grind grind click" of a hard drive - much lower. I'm thinking CPU fan?

    It's very bizarre - focusing on iTunes only, whether a large scroll quickly or just a few items at a time I can hear the noise.

    Very strangely the core temps do go up if I sit there scrolling willy-nilly (from 33/34c to 40/41c).

    I'll get the side panel off and see if I can isolate it... just thought I'd post in case anyone had come across it until I get the panel off!

    Task Manager does show CPU activity when doing scrolling iTunes - think I've found an alternative orthos test! It's just the noise though...

    Orthos does do the noise initially, but then it settles down. Whether I do iTunes, or open folders I get the noise - it's a bit annoying.
    Last edited by chadders; 22-06-2007 at 11:17 AM.

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    Hmm... investigation leads to it coming from the new Arctic Freezer.

    Prodding the HSF (either directly the silver fin component or the black plastic fan component) makes the noise sound more "internal".

    Almost like the HSF isn't sat properly - remember a few posts back me saying it's quite big and looks like it wants to fall of the motherboard (crappy plastic plug design).

    But, I know it is sat firmly, it's just the slighest of touches to stop the noise resonating through the HSF. It seems just the weight of the Arctic Freezer is just enough to make it act as a resonating loud speaker for whatever/wherever the noise is coming from.

    I know it sounds daft, but when scrolling through iTunes slowly using mouse wheel, it's like you can hear the CPU "click-click" with each song scrolled!

    Bizarre...

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    That is an odd one.

    I havent heard anyone else complain about the freezer making a noise, so maybe you just have a faulty one?

    It seems odd that you get the noise through the heatsink on scrolling, I could understand if it was coming from the graphics card...strange.

    Good luck with that
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    I used to get a noise when i scrolled, turned out to be cable interferance, make sur eur hdd cables and audio cables are out of eachothers ways

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