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A few problems with my build
07-20-2011, 09:11 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-20-2011, 09:23 AM by Kriterian.)
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A few problems with my build
So after reading through all the stuff on this site, I decided to upgrade (rather than build completely) from scratch.

The only thing I kept from my old computer was the case and the hard drive.

I had an Athlon II with an AMD motherboard, and I replaced these with:

ASRock H61M-GE LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel i5-2500k processor

I replaced the old 450 watt power supply with:
APEVIA JAVA ATX-JV650W 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

I replaced the 4x1Gb of memory with:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

I replaced the old Nvidia GT 240 with:
EVGA 01G-P3-1465-RX GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Now on to my problems:

Minor problem 1: My case has a multiple card reader for flash memory cards etc, which I never use, but I wasn't able to find a hookup for it on the motherboard.

Minor problem 2: In the Windows Performance center, where it lists the stats of your computer, my memory is listed as running at 1066 instead of 1600. Is this a motherboard BIOS setting that needs tweaking or simply Windows 7 reporting it wrong. They're installed in the correct (blue) slots for dual channel.

Major problem 1: I mainly use my computer for playing games. I switched from WoW to Rift on my old system and had to turn the settings way down to make it playable. With this upgrade, I was able to put it on high settings with no problem. However, during an intense point of the game with lots of stuff going on onscreen, it sounded like one or all of the fans slowed down, which caused the game to lag until the speed picked back up again. It kind of pulsed like this for a few minutes, but was intermittent.

I used the power supply calculator provided here which said I needed 450W, and as you can see I have 650W, although it's not a high end one.

The main thing I'm concerned about is getting the memory working at full speed, and the fan powerdown slowdown thing.

EDIT: Just in case I may need more fans. I currently have one intake fan on the front bottom of the case, the generic CPU fan, one on the side panel, and one on the back of the case. I'm not sure of the size but I think they're all 120's.
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A few problems with my build - by Kriterian - 07-20-2011, 09:11 AM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Andrew J - 07-20-2011, 09:15 AM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Kriterian - 07-20-2011, 09:27 AM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Andrew J - 07-20-2011, 11:42 AM
RE: A few problems with my build - by van13330gg - 07-20-2011, 12:27 PM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Kriterian - 07-20-2011, 01:01 PM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Kriterian - 07-20-2011, 08:08 PM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Andrew J - 07-20-2011, 08:29 PM
RE: A few problems with my build - by van13330gg - 07-20-2011, 09:14 PM
RE: A few problems with my build - by MathieuB - 07-21-2011, 06:18 AM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Kriterian - 07-21-2011, 07:18 AM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Andrew J - 07-21-2011, 08:30 AM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Kriterian - 07-21-2011, 08:34 AM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Andrew J - 07-21-2011, 09:11 AM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Kriterian - 07-21-2011, 09:15 AM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Kriterian - 07-21-2011, 06:45 PM
RE: A few problems with my build - by Andrew J - 07-21-2011, 08:52 PM

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