No one has any ideas? D:
I just built my first PC and I've run into a couple problems I can't find any definitive answers to, here's my specs before we kick this off:
OS: Vista 64-bit
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 Black Edition 3.4Mhz (stock fan)
Gfx Card: Asus Geforce GTX 670
Mobo: Asrock N68C-GS FX
Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance
Firstly my cpu fan is just going nuts, I can't get it to calm down unless I get OCtuner on and manually turn it down. Something must be wrong because when booting up it will start off at max RPM. Also when booting up it takes quite a while before it gets to the Asrock splash page, it roughly takes 5-6 seconds, initially when I first started trying to boot up my pc from the beginning I thought the display wasn't working at all, it's very odd that it takes this long.
Next in line is instant boot. It was working at some point, but then when I tried to test it out it started saying the driver cannot load, the same thing happens when I try and use the Asrock driver/utilities disc that came with the mobo :s
The restart button doesn't work, I fiddled with a myriad of combinations with the cables and the power button always worked but the restart doesn't; the layout on the system panel header in the manual is as such:
Top pin 1 Pled+
Bottom pin 1 HDled+
Top pin 2 Pled-
Bottom pin 2 HDled-
Top pin 3 PwrBtn#
Bottom pin 3 GND
Top pin 4 GND
Bottom pin 4 Rest#
Top pin 5 Blank
Bottom pin 5 Dummy
Lastly, and here's the kicker, my CPU and Vcore settle at around 40-45C with a lowered voltage AND under clocking; all others are at 33-37C and this is during idle. I ran prime95 and the cpu/vcore temperature just kept climbing while everything else was pretty much staying the same. I get pretty average fps while playing games like 20-30 fps which is quite baffling because these specs are much much better than my old and seem to be pushing the same fps rates over a myriad of games.
So someone please help! Pretty please!! D':
No one has any ideas? D:
using latest bios? installed all the latest drivers from asrock website?
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1.2 is the latest BIOS that I recently installed 2 days ago, I thought I installed all the drivers the first time round when the disc worked, I'm going to download them all and install them again just to be sure.
Ok so I re-installed all the drivers and utilities apart from the VGA driver and Instant Boot. The VGA driver says it cannot be installed after setup begins because it "cannot locate any drivers compatible with current hardware". Instant Boot just says the driver cannot be loaded, I've un-installed and re-installed it multiple times with no success, the Asrock disc suffers from the same problem as Instant Boot.
Good news though, the restart button works :D everything else is the same though D:
got the same problem...everything worked fine then suddenly after restart Instant boot and AXTU cannot load drivers. tryed to reinstal all drivers and the problem persist :( both apps just wont load no idea why.
ASRock usually sets the CPU fan speed to Full On in the UEFI/BIOS, for safety purposes, or builders with not a lot of experience. In the Monitor screen of the UEFI, check that it is set to Auto or Manual, and then select the standard (base) speed from there. Same thing for the other fan headers.
The instant boot issue, do you need to create a partition on a disk for that to work? On Intel boards that's required but I'm not sure how it works on AMD boards.
Are you sure your CPU cooler is mounted correctly? If it's your first build, I would triple check that. What PC case are you using, and how many fans does it have and where are they mounted?
@ OP 40°C on idle with Phenom II and stock cooler is pretty normal :( how high does it climb in Prime95 ?
I had AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition (unlocked 2 cores so it is : QuadCore AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition B55 3200MHz overclocked to 3,8GHz) before the OC with those cores unlocked i had min 45°C idle and over 60°C full load the stock cooler is bad and super loud(on max RPM it sounds like chain saw), sadly you cant avoid high RPM, trust me i had to buy CM Hyper EVO 212+ due to how loud it was with stock cooler :( Bought CM cooler and now it is running on 3,8Ghz with less then 40°C idle, never looked back since (got that cooler on my new i5 now aswell can only recommend)
You can check if Quite and Cool is enabled in BIOS, but i believe it is.
@ parsec :
I have Intel board and the Instant Boot doesn't require special partition(it was enough to install the program on my 2nd HDD, so you are not wrong tho) it worked fine for almost 2 weeks then i cleaned my PC with RegCleaner and Instant boot and AXTU stoped working :( I have no idea what was removed, but it seems i cant make it work again. Windows restore wont let me choose older restore point then from yday(the day when it started failing, but 1 hour after) reinstalled all drivers and the programs(countless times) and it keeps popping error : Cannot load driver....
I believe i will have to reinstall Windows to make it work again or live with "slow" boot times :( I am hopeless tbh, so if you guys have any tips i could try i would be happy.
Last edited by Ladislav Palocsanyi; 09-18-2012 at 06:50 PM.
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