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Vish
11-02-07, 07:51 PM
Hi all,

I'm no expert in hardware or overclocking. I've never really had an uber gaming machine. So, two weeks ago I decided to build my own machine (for the first time). I spent a while choosing what I wanted, and didn't skimp on the cost. I finally decided to go with the following setup:

ASUS Striker Extreme 680I SLI Socket 775
Intel Core 2 Quad 6600
4GB RAM (I use Debian Linux mainly)
Gainward GeForce 8800 GTX
500GB Seagate SATA II HDD
Antec TruePower Quattro 850W Modular PSU

(Full specs here: http://wiki.beplacid.net/articles/Placid's_New_PC)

I use WinXP for gaming, and as I'm a little paranoid about overdoing the hardware and to make sure everything is OK, I've been keeping an eye on nvmonitor and the temperature of the box. Unfortunately, I'm having bad voltage reports for everything: CPU, Memory, FSB, HT and nForce. Here's a screenshot: http://placid.beplacid.net/nvidia_monitor.png

Similarly, under Linux, I'm getting ALARM output for temperature and Fan RPM readings from lm-sensors (see here: http://placid.beplacid.net/lm-sensors.opt). It's a little worrying, as I'm not sure if the software is right and there's actually a temperature & voltage problem, or if they're all false-positives.

Either way, I'm asking advice as to what to do. I've installed the latest nvidia drivers and upgraded my BIOS (which seems to have fixed the random BSOD and restarts that occur whilst gaming), but I don't want to forget about it until I'm sure that the voltage & temperatures are safe for the hardware. I've run nTune (Fine setting, the 3 hour examination) and it increased the GPU RAM speed but nothing else.

What can I do? Should I be worried or assume it's a software error? I've searched the web for a while, and nTune was the only suggestion. Help!

Cheers!

$n][pErMan
11-02-07, 08:05 PM
According to nvmonitor... Your voltages look alright... acctually they are right where they should be if you are not overclocking. The temps look fine and right where they should be for idle.

Vish
11-02-07, 08:33 PM
[pErMan']According to nvmonitor... Your voltages look alright... acctually they are right where they should be if you are not overclocking. The temps look fine and right where they should be for idle.
I failed to say that the Voltages are all red, which according to the tooltip is bad and could be damaging my hardware.