Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by ov3rk1ll, Feb 28, 2009.
Sounds like chipset instability above anything else. What motherboard do you have?
MSI K9A2 CF motherboard
That board does have a rather small chipset cooler. Try the card in the bottom slot.
I dont think the bottom slot works, I think this motherboard requires the top one.
PCI express 16x slots always work (unless the board is faulty), you're just recommended to use the top one as it gets slightly better bandwidth, but try the bottom slot, as it will help in the troubleshooting process.
ok the card is on the bottom slot now and i reinstalled the drivers, im going to test gaming on my pc rite now
OK, I have tested out crysis warhead again, and it seemed to last much longer then last time, but after 30 minutes of playing it froze on me just like last time.
Since you're planning on going for an expensive WC loop, the last thing I can suggest before you do so (apart from a complete driver reinstall) is to buy a chipset cooler for your motherboard, something like a Thermalright HR-05 or Noctua NH-U6.
will that specific heatsink work perfectly for my motherboard?
And also which chip do you want me to cool on my motherboard? the big one in the middle? or the one right next to my gfx near the bottom?
The big one in the middle that currently already has that red heatsink on it.
Thermalright HR-05 dosent work on my MSI K9A2 CF, it isnt listed on the compatibility list
and the Noctua NH-U6 is discontinued
It's compatible with all of MSI's previous AM2 boards. Just because yours isn't listed doesn't mean it isn't compatible.
i dont see nh-u6 you probably ment nc-06 << thats discontinued,
How do you even attach the Thermalright HR-05 on your motherboard? I see no holes for screws or anything...
I'm certain it was originally called the NH-U6, perhaps they renamed it before they discontinued it. You attach a CPU cooler by screwing it into the two holes the normal chipset cooler has - standard coolers use plastic spring clips though.
will any of the Thermalright HR-05 work? that includes the:
If all of them work... which ones the best out of all of them?
The HR-05 IFX should be the best bet for your system. The IFX means it's the more powerful version. The SLI versions allow the heatsink to be in a different place to the block in case of tight spaces. That shouldn't be necessary for your system though.
thanks for helping out so far, Im ordering one on amazon immediately!
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