Carosel43

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    i5 4690k @ 4.5Ghz
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    Asrock H97 Pro4
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    8gb Corsair XMS3 @ 1600XMP
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    MSI GTX970 4g Gaming
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    Coolermaster Elite 342
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  1. To revive this old saga I never did cure the problem so have bought a new SSD and cloned the OS across. Everything looks good and things that weren't working before now are. I will see how long it lasts. if it fails now then its either the OS or the motherboard.
  2. quick update. As my CAD program scans all of the drives in the system before starting it was taking 5 minutes to open because the mechanical drive in the system was so slow. I decided to uninstall the drive using windows, I rebooted and we are back to full speed on all drives.
  3. That more or less sums it up other than it ran perfectly in its current configuration for a few months before the issue reared its head. As I don't have access to a Linux boot drive I cant do anything with that. I wouldn't know where to start anyway with Linux and would need to run it for weeks to get any results. The same is true for taking the system somewhere. I cant be without it for the many weeks they would need to look into the issue and, frankly, it would be cheaper to buy a new board/hard drive etc. The other thing is that the drive speeds have stabilised at the levels in the above screen shot. While not ideal, they don't impact my daily use of the machine so I'm beginning to think I might just ignore it until such time that I can be bothered to reinstall windows. One thing I did forget was that when I was trying to do a backup clone of the drive I had a nightmare trying to get windows to see the drives I was connecting to the system. THe bios showed them, but windows rarely found them and it took ages to get it sorted out. I gave up doing the 2nd backup I intended to do as it was just too much like hard work.
  4. Ok I finally got round to doing a CMOS clear and the situation has not improved. I think this is a windows issue but goodness knows how. I'm working on the SMART info
  5. numbers today
  6. The drive has slowed over the weekend, not enough to notice unless i know where to look but it is slower. I have hardly been home this weekend so no chance to do anything. I am also out tonight so tomorrow maybe if i can find some non conductive tweezers or similar.
  7. oh yes, todays performance
  8. I have used all 6 ports over the course of my drama trying to find the issue. nothing seems to change!
  9. I would remove the battery but that is even more buried than the jumper! I am not going to faff with it this weekend as i have loads to do but next week should be better.
  10. I have given mine +35mv (1.25v total i think) and under full load in heaven for example i hit about 72'c but that is with the fan at maximum. My ASIC score was 71.9 i think? cant recall. Anyway my 970 wont hold 1475 all day, once it hits about 70'c the voltage drops to 1.225 and the core slows to 1467 but it will then hold that all day. In games it will normally survive at max boost without any trouble.
  11. If i remember rightly the 6800 had one quad of pixel pipelines (as they were called then) and one vertex shader unit disabled vs the 6800gt. I was able to recover the quad of pipes but the vertex shader was damaged, and caused glitching on the screen. This is likely why the chip was binned as a 6800 in the first place. As for running the cards before overclocking, i personally leave them a little while to settle down after being installed. I left my current msi gtx 970 4g for about 3 weeks before cranking it up. I got a bit carried away and have had to come down slowly but 1475 on the core and 4001 on the RAM is not a bad effort i don't think
  12. Many moons ago i had a GeForce 6800 that refused to overclock when i got it but after a few weeks, in the same system, it gave better fps and was then happy to accept an OC. I was also able to unlock the disabled pixel pipelines with rivatuner although 1 vertex shader unit was damaged to i had to leave that off. Either way, i ended up with more performance than a stock 6800GT No idea why the card went better after some use. I don't know if/how electronics 'run in' like a mechanical system would but i have seen this trend a few times when i update parts of my system
  13. The saga continues. No system changes other than a windows update. Mechanical HDD back to life and these results for the SSD For some reason it said the drive was inaccessible for the read Acc time test but other than that its all fine. This is pointing towards a windows issue I think?
  14. Yea I have been keeping an eye on that as a matter of course. There are windows components and steam doing odd bits here and there but nothing significant. I also tried to clear CMOS but to no avail as the jumper is buried under my big old cpu heatsink so I need to remove either that or the graphics card to get at it. Some long nose pliers or tweezers might do it but I need to hunt around to see what I have and work out a way of not shorting anything. I don't really want to remove the graphics card as its right pain getting all the cables routed again.
  15. Ok I have numbers to show. I have two shots of some runs I did on the drive to see how fast it was. I did the tests more or less back to back. Usually the top two are hitting 450 when everything is perfect, as for the other numbers, frankly, I have no clue what they actually mean. I downloaded the SSD tools from sandisk, they tell me the drive is happy as a pig in plop and everything is up to date. No firmware outstanding, and the short SMART test passed without incident. What do we think of the screen grabs?