Discussion in 'Windows Vista and Windows 7' started by Zulian, Jul 9, 2012.
Are you using the driver package I linked to?
Haha! Maybe I am starting to get alittle tired if I did something wrong. And yes
I am using the one you linked. But how do I keep the install from installing the
32-bit version? I also removed UAC again.
The installer will use the correct file.
It is rarely 'good' to delete files and folders in system directories.
I am waiting for PCHF members with fresh eyes to assist.
I am curious how/why the fans change speed with/without the USB connection. This implies the driver/software is working.
Ok let me know when you have any furthur instructions.
Would a reformat be the best solution? Don't really want to, but
am somewhat considering it.
There is no evidence that a reformat would address the underlying issue. I do not know why the driver is not installing - except that deleting files in system folders generally creates problems.
If you have a spare hard drive, you could:
swap out the current drive
disconnect the USB header
install driver and app
connect USB header
I am still waiting for more knowledgeable PCHF tech staff to visit this.
Re: the Antec app
I would not use it anyway. Cute, bordering useless. Either the hardware cools effectively or it does not.
On the other hand, I would not rest until had the choice to not use it.
Well I am using an SSD for windows and a HDD for files etc. But
that sounds like alot of trouble when I want to convert back to the SSD?
Your right that it's probobly not that important. hen reading speedfan at
the moment i read 48 degrees on temp 1, 36 on temp 2, -128 on temp 3
(no idea what that is about ), and 39 degrees on 'core'.
But i'm sure the issue would resolve itself if I was able to run
Your reported temps are too high for this class of cooling.
I almost dislike Speedfan - it is a thoroughly misunderstood tool. Using a screwdriver to hammer a nail.
I cannot find my Speedfan 'how-to' here at PCHF (I am retired lazy and forgetful. Mostly lazy.)
Coretemp only shows me one tempature and that one is currently 42 degrees.
Is that too high for a CPU on idle? I don't think the tempature goes very high
under load either.
I have lower temps on hotter CPUs using fan coolers.
I suspect that your layer of thermal compound is too thick. A VERY thin application is required. Too thick creates a blanket - preventing, not promoting, heat transfer.
The thickness of the grease layer should be equal to the deepest groove in either of the facing metal surfaces. And that depth is extremely small.
Please fill out your System Specs in your Member Profile.
Aha I might look into that. I'll fill out my system specs soon.
Are you sure that 40-50 degrees is bad? what are you getting?
I have multiple PCs in each of multiple rooms. The machine I use for video encoding is a Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66 GHz 1333 FSB), clocked at 3.0 GHz when encoding. The CPU cooler is a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus with two fans. That machine idles at 34C and rarely exceeds 50C on load.
Granted, you have more cores and clock, but I am certain that my $30 cooler assembly would render lower temps than your Antec is currently providing. Previously, I used the CoolIT FREEZONE which idled at 24C and rarely exceeded 42C on load. That unit's pump relay failed and I purchased the Hyper 212 for temporary use. I never repaired the FreeZone.
40-50C is not 'bad'. But, what did you pay for?
Yes good point, I do want the best temps. I'll check out the
paste alittle later as I am going back to my hometown for a
few weeks without my desktop.
If you learn anything new about the software issues or
hear anything from someone else who might know, let me know!
I'll continue to read this thread, but I can't do anything on the
Edit: After looking at the first graph in this thread:
, I see that the high temps might just be because of
the fact that the cooler is running in 'silent mode',
since that's the default mode with the USB controller connected.
So that really makes me want to fix the software.
But I could probobly just control that from the BIOS right?
Currently the CPU fan setting is on manual, is that correct?
The other modes are 'standard', 'silent' and 'turbo'.
This doesn't affect the software issue does it? It's a
driver issue now if I understand correctly?
Driver issue, more or less. Your driver install fails to launch.
Hardware issue, more or less. We should see an unknown device in Device Manager and you report that we do not.
Try the Turbo setting in BIOS and read the temps.
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