Sorry if my english is not allways good.
I have some troubles with my Computer.
I have a:
Proc: Q9550 C2Q
Ram: 4GB Corsair XMS3 CM3X2G1333C9
Video: XFX ATI XXX HD4870
OS: Win 7 ultimate.
I build this machine like at the middle-end of 2009. I have some trubles with restarts.
Then an actually the Intel Desktop Center is a Beta and I dont believe what it shows, sometimes the temperatures pup in less than a second from 55 to 65º (for example). I think that is because the Beta`s edition. So I start to use another testing temperature programs.
First it restarts evetually I have tried to put different OS like XP, Vista, 7 RC, 7 Ultimate and with all the same problem. Thinking that a bad ventilation affects,, I put more fans. Doesn´t work.
I seein IDCC that the ram temperature gets high and i have buyed a cooler for memory. When I tried to put them it doesnt feet so well because it was for memories without the metallic cover that the corsair TW3X4G1333C9 has. I put them and I brake 1 of the 2 memories because I make too much preasure with the screws of the cooler. I have to put, not too tight, only 1 memory of 2 GB to my machine still work.
Then I search for a processor air cooling and the cooler master V8 was a good choice. Still restarts.
Then I search for a high ventilated chassis and the Cooler Master HAF 922 was a good choice. Still restarts.
The PSU is not bad because its almost new an I have tried it in a computer with similar specs an the same video card and no problem.
With all changes it restarts less times, but the problem continues. When I use the computer for really basic stuff (word, excel, internet), every thing is OK, but wen I start to play games (from counter strike to crysis) it only takes a wile to restart, about 20-30 min. The only thing that continues showing that get`s hot is the ram memory in the IDCC, but li I said I dont really trust in that program. I dont know other program that shows me the temperatures of the memory.
Sick of all that restarts today i have buyed an 8GB (4 x 2GB) corsair TW3X4G1333C9DHX that comes with its own coolers but I have to wait like 15 days to they come to Guatemala.
I see that other people has troubles with this memories in this motherboard. I dont know if I have make a mistake buying this memories?
Does anyone has this memories on your machine?, working good?, someone can give me an advise about other things to try about the restart problem?
sorry, I forget that in the case I have put some other 5 80mm fans that the ones that cames with the case/chassis. I think that is over-ventilated (thinking to all that dust that cames in).
The only mem. that will work with this board if you want 1333, is DDR3-1333-10600, if you have mem. with a spec. of 10666 thats your problem. Been there done that .