UBCD also has CPU stress tests, but the temperature is a problem. If you are running at 158F without load, running a CPU stress test will really crank up the heat. You're already in danger of damaging the CPU.
Fan RPM is only part of the story. How big is the fan? Smaller fans have to spin at higher RPMS to get the same airflow as a large fan. Are you using the stock Intel heatsink?
4 AM now--I bought some more grease today at a local comp repair shop, the regular white silicone. They don't even use it any more, because they use the thermal stuff that's already on the fan, I had already ruined mine from 2 previous installs.
Just finished redoing the fan. The problem was that it has to be forced to sit flat on the CPU. You get what you pay for.
Max temp on CPU now 129,
System temp 102
CPU fan 2909-2922 RPM
Intel heatsink is 3 1/2" across. Don't know if it's stock; the last one I built was 6 years ago, different socket, this one in fact.
You'll have to convert, Midknyte.
The black screen is still there. Going to run the latest memtest tomorrow, or rather today. G'night.
Last edited by sneakers; May 8th, 2009 at 04:23 AM.
[QUOTE=Midknyte;1038756]Did you download UBCD yet? This is the THIRD time I'm telling you. Get the V5 beta from my sig, but here is the older tool list: http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/
Hey, pipe down I have other things in my life besides computers! Thurs I lost my internet connection, I was up with the d---- XFX till 4 AM last night, and I own a business also. Sometimes I also shop so I can eat. You either have a wife to take care of that, or you live in a pigsty and eat fast food. And I can't run the memtest and UBCD at the same time. Can I close down Memtest now? 11 hours, no errors.
We're overlapping posts, because I type badly. OK, I already have that CD, but never knew how to use it. Will download the new v. And as for the fan, those damned little split pegs drove me nuts, till I read to do it outside the case. Yup, that's my fan, and a perfect example of s---y design. I've seen experienced people online tear their hair out over those pegs.
This was only my 2nd build, Midknyte. Be a little more tolerant of human error. You know a lot of 63-year old women who didn't grow up with computers and who build their own? I never touched a PC till 1996. I learned by the seat of my pants, with 13 years at my users group taking dozens of workshops, poring through magazines, surfing help sites, asking techies, going to forums like this.
Last edited by sneakers; May 8th, 2009 at 03:33 PM.
It's not frustration; I am not avoiding your questions. I'm a very slow typist, so our posts overlap, and I had said that. I can't be brilliant and a good typist; there are just so many talents to go around. At the same time I was looking for UBCD5 beta, and I've been sent through an endless loop of sites and back again.