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by JasonApril
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 77916

Re: Upgrading my PC

I'm not seeing any RAM voltages in the BIOS. SpeedFan gives me this (sorry about the wall of text): Scanning SMBus at $1100... Scanning SMBus at $740078... Decoding DIMM #0 Memory type is FB-DIMM Module Rows : 35 Levels : UNKNOWN (161) Parity : UNKNOWN Refresh Rate : UNKNOWN (32) Decoding DIMM #1 Me...
by JasonApril
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 77916

Re: Upgrading my PC

Thanks, CA_Steve. I only recently discovered SpeedFan on this forum. For curiosity's sake...

Levels : TTL 5V
by JasonApril
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 77916

Re: Upgrading my PC

HFat: Please don't assume I know what I'm doing. ;)

Everyone: Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm going to search for components with your advice in mind and come back with a specific list.
by JasonApril
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 77916

Re: Upgrading my PC

Probably the 96C temps that killed them! Holy cow, did you accidently up the memory voltage in the BIOS? Surprisingly, all 12GB of RAM work, but only 4GB at a time. I've moved them around in countless configurations. I'm pretty sure the controller is damaged. As I mentioned earlier, the weird thing...
by JasonApril
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 77916

Re: Upgrading my PC

I'm running x64. All 12GB of RAM were working at one point. Then they weren't.
by JasonApril
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 77916

Re: Upgrading my PC

About to go to bed, so let me just quickly respond to this: When recording, your CPU load will be low. So, it won't be the CPU cooler noise that will hurt - it's everything else. The GTX 275 will need to go. Chances are you will hear your HDDs clicking/vibrating. Your PSU fan will be noticable as we...
by JasonApril
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 77916

Re: Upgrading my PC

So, I could go with a higher TDP and should be okay at high loads as long as I have a good cooler. What's your opinion of fanless CPU coolers? I need my machine to be as quiet as possible since my home studio is tiny and I have to record in the same room as my PC. I don't even have a closet I can pu...
by JasonApril
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 77916

Re: Upgrading my PC

No, but you shouldn't care. These ratings are typically not model-specific. The slower the part, the cooler it'll run and therefore the cheaper parts often run a good bit cooler than you'd think looking at the ratings. I thought TPD was directly related to heat. Am I misunderstanding? Keep in mind ...
by JasonApril
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 77916

Re: Upgrading my PC

Thanks for the responses! I'm getting rid of my current board because it's six years old and obsolete. Plus, the memory controller is messed up, so I can't use more than 4GB, which has slowed it down significantly. I have 12GB installed, and it doesn't matter which slots I put them in. The RAM appea...
by JasonApril
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading my PC
Replies: 97
Views: 77916

Upgrading my PC

I'm looking to replace my motherboard, CPU, and RAM. They're six years old and running much too hot. I'd rather not have a jet engine in my home recording studio. Current system (sans mobo): * Case: Antec Sonata III w/ stock fan (I also have a Lian Li PC-7 Plus w/ stock fans) * PSU: Antec EarthWatts...