Heat seems to not be an issue, the case is well cooled and CPU liquid cooled. I have the latest bios, firmware, and drivers I can find. I have tweaked windows be SSD friendly as many posts on the web instruct. (Defrag off,
Im having a problem or two (other than getting Skyrim optimized) in that I get short freeze as the title describes. for maybe 2 seconds, maybe 5 seconds.
I get the freezes using browsers, navigating, etc on files from both the M4 and the external drive. The mouse will freeze or if a video is playing it will freeze as well.
No freezes in gaming, so far. Most of my time has been installing windows and setting up.
I think the mobo, perhaps the Crucial M4 OS disk, or both or the cause. I have the M4 and OCZ Agility 3 in SATA ports 0 and 1, respectively. These are both SATA 3. I also have a External Drive hooked up to SATA port2 via an eSATA hookup.
The only other issue is the benchmarking of the OCZ SSD come up a little slow. I mention this as it may indicate something related.
Here is a list of my voltages from HW Monitor: I do not understand correct voltages so perhaps this may help.
Hardware monitor ITE IT8728
Voltage 0 1.04 Volts [0x57] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 1 2.04 Volts [0xAA] (VIN1)
Voltage 2 2.90 Volts [0xF2] (+3.3V)
Voltage 3 4.92 Volts [0xF4] (+5V)
Voltage 4 8.93 Volts [0xBA] (+12V)
Voltage 5 -4.80 Volts [0x64] (-12V)
Voltage 6 -6.10 Volts [0x7F] (-5V)
Voltage 7 2.80 Volts [0x8B] (+5V VCCH)
Voltage 8 1.58 Volts [0x84] (VBAT)
Temperature 0 28°C (82°F) [0x1C] (TMPIN0)
Temperature 2 39°C (102°F) [0x27] (TMPIN2)
Fan 0 21 RPM [0x1ED] (FANIN0)
Fan 1 461 RPM [0x5B8] (FANIN1)
Fan 2 1029 RPM [0x290] (FANIN2)
Fan 3 1849 RPM [0x16D] (FANIN3)
Fan PWM 0 0 pc [0x0] (FANPWM0)
Fan PWM 1 0 pc [0x0] (FANPWM1)
Fan PWM 2 0 pc [0x0] (FANPWM2)
Hardware monitor AMD ADL
Voltage 0 0.95 Volts [0x3B6] (VIN0)
Temperature 0 38°C (100°F) [0x26] (TMPIN0)
Hardware monitor Back-UPS ES 550 FW:843.K1d.D USB FW:K1d
Voltage 0 13.59 Volts [0x54F] (Battery)
Power 0 n.a. [0x2D] (Load)
Level 0 100 pc [0x64] (Battery)
Edited by tVEC, 19 December 2011 - 10:00 PM.