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MahtXL

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About MahtXL

  • Title
    MSI AMD Sad Boi Squad

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Canada
  • Occupation
    FanBoy Destroyer

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700k @4.3 GHZ
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z170A Gaming M5
  • RAM
    16GB's G Skill Rip Jaws 4
  • GPU
    MSI R9 390 Gaming 8GB
  • Case
    NZXT Phantom 410 (Red)
  • Storage
    Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 128GB and 5 HDD's
  • PSU
    Corsair CX750M
  • Display(s)
    27 Inch Samsung Curved Freesync+ 27 Inch LG IPS
  • Cooling
    Corsair H60
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Vengeance
  • Mouse
    R.A.T. 5
  • Sound
    Kenwood 5.1 Surround 600 watts
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
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  1. MahtXL

    How Screwed Am I?

    atleast you have ACTUAL speed. i cant even stream because my upload is 0.6. Yes. 0.6. You gotta pick your battles, and honestly americans have NOTHING to compain about internet wise, come live up here for a while and you will return home with renewed respect for the service you do have access to. We have 2 choices here, get fu**ed by bell, or get fu**ed by rogers. You can go to a smaller company sure BUT GUESS WHO OWNS THE LINES AND SERVERS SUCKERS. Yeah, atleast you guys have options, our "options" are basically whos going to bend you over less. and trust me, this data capless internet we have is RARE. and the speeds SUCK compared to the capped plans. And dont even get me started on the 7 times i had to call and yell to stop throttling my speeds before they finally gave up. Its illegal here but do bell and rogers or any other isp care? Of course not, they can still get away with it all they want. Even more so on capped plans, they just love to sell capped plans and throttle you to oblivion if you go even 1mb over. Contrary to popular belief the grass is not greener on the other side, its equally as bad IF NOT WORSE, and id lean on worse, up here.
  2. Sounds like a dead CPU to me, but im no expert. No one you know have an fx or am3 compat cpu you could test in your PC?
  3. MahtXL

    How Screwed Am I?

    So unfortunately the isp im with has to run there service through bell owned lines, which is basically the case canada wide, any isp that isnt bell or rogers, still has to use their lines, they own the net infra. tldr everythings good on my isp's end, and on my end, but something on the bell line is causing packet loss of 4 percent, and ping spikes up to 2k ms. They sent the ticket off the bell, but being bell ive no faith they can or will fix the problem, im the only one in this middle of nowhere town doing anything that would even allow me to notice the problem (ie gaming online, heavy streaming etc) so i doubt im very high priority, as im sure im the only one complaining. How boned am i? Is it shop for an isp time, or is this easily fixable? Its been 2 weeks with this issue and im about fed up with it. i cant do ANYTHING for more than an hour without some sort of problem that mucks it all up and angers me to the point of not even wanting to bother trying. Its like being stuck in the 90s, any video will conk out and choke, twitch, you guessed it, conks out and chokes, online gaming? HAH in my dreams. Pretty sure the tech and myself covered all the bases we could (new router etc) and its on bells shoulders, but you never know, could be someone on this forum who could help to get things moving along. Was told bell would look at it within 24 hours and YOU GUESSED IT, not a single update from them in 12 hours and counting, which doesnt surprise me really, its why im on here asking for advice. And the weekend is coming up, so im even more worried they will sweep it under the rug until monday, if they even bother to look into it. Im assuming this is mostly out of my hands at this point, but a new isp is tempting, sadly the only options are little companies that use bells lines. or rogers. dont need another 600 dollar "over the data cap" bill on a DATA CAP FREE PLAN again, so pass on those idiots. and rogers still doesnt offer no data cap in my area, and their speeds are awful here *sigh* i hate canadian internet. you murricans are LUCKY, id take comcast over this nonsense. our isp's still think 5mbps is "speedy" and they actually consider 30 to be "lightning fast" oh. okay. maybe 20 years ago. what do?
  4. MahtXL

    Netflix Wii Issues

    Still a week wait on top of shipping because i certainly cant afford prime. Guess there just stuck playing roulette with the wii for a while and they can go to the bedroom to use the proper Apple TV which i dont see why they never do. 35 inch hdtv in the room, but they prefer the living room with the tank CRT, and they refuse to move the hdtv out of the room and into the living room >parent logic
  5. MahtXL

    Netflix Wii Issues

    Its just a regular ol wii hooked up via composite. It has s video and thats it. I dont think its the tv connection type causing the wii issue. I know there are hdmi to composite converters but they are 40 dollars here and im 1 week off payday so for now the apple tv is kinda hooked up to the least used tv in the house until i can afford the hmdi to composite. its similar to this but 30 inch screen and weighs a literal ton, like 4 people to move the dumb thing
  6. MahtXL

    Netflix Wii Issues

    Working fine on all PC,s PS4, and Apple TV, but my parents refuse to get rid of the massive 1 ton sony trinitron in the living room, so out there no hdmi, using a wii for netflix and it has the "having trouble playing this title issue" a lot. Wondering if its because that wii is modified with a custom OS (to play all eshop games) Since i dont use it anymore, should i just let it update to the latest nintendo OS, maybe it would be more stable and stop the issues? Ive already done the delete saved data for netflix trick, so far its working but how long no one really knows. -All devices except it working fine -Connection to fast.com (netflix test server) is at max download speed -Non static IP, though this isnt causing problems elsewhere -ISP has run a test of the router and found no issues.
  7. TLDR- Battery dropped 10 percent charge in 10 hours while sitting on my desk removed from my phone. Worried i may have a dud on my hands. So i got a 5200 mah battery for my s4 (got phone free from friend, good upgrade from a 4s iphone) Obviously the stock battery is pretty well worn. i can drop it down to 30 40 percent easy (using the stock 2600) just keeping it on me at work connected to the wi fi, checking it on and off, using it heavily on my 90 mins combined breaks (1 hour and 2 15's) etc. But its almost dead when im home which is why i got the new battery. Didnt have time to fully juice the new battery so i unplugged it dropped the stock in and went to work, when i got home to replug it back in to finish the full charge it dropped 10 percent over those 10 to 11 hours that it was removed from device and sitting on my PC desk. Uhm is that normal? kinda worried i have a dud battery now. The thing takes FOREVER to charge as well but thats to be expected using the phones stock charger meant to pump the 2600 mah. (The battery did not come with its own charger, says to just use the phones stock charger and its made specifically for my s4 model) I guess with such a massive battery long charge times are just a reality. Im mostly concerned about that 10 percent drop over 10 hours when it wasnt even plugged into anything. Is a 1 percent per hour discharge rate for a removed li-ion battery normal?
  8. MahtXL

    Best-looking AMD Motherboard?

    (also dont use cpu bench, synthetic tests, not real world. an 8350 at 4.5 can easily best a 3770k's single thread perf, the 3770 is a good cpu, but its not almost double the single core perf good, its actually just barely 25 percent better Stock v Stock. My chip kicks its butt in cinebench single thread fyi so, wanna talk about why synthetics arent reliable, you present synths that show it to be worse, i have synths to show that it isnt. unreliable at best, dont use synthetic tests to prove a point, because a lot of synth tests do have a brand bias) Anyways on to the main point. 390 is on par with a 980, which is VERY fast. no its not the best 1440p or 4k card, but 5.1 tflops is nothing to sneeze at. And i dont need to watch any video you just confirmed it yourself, the FX lines single core is garbage, and there are still a lot of games that will suffer because of that. BF4, GTA V, ARMA 3, etc While some of those titles may show multiple core use not every load on every core even if all cores showed the same percentage of use is equal (a game maxing out a core, and prime 95 maxing out a core for example, prime 95s 100 percent load would be a more stressful one). This is proven in GTA V a game that runs very heavy code on the first 3 cores, and lets the rest finish the work. It shows what looks like even multi core use across all 8 threads, but if you disable those first 3 cores you will find out very quick that isnt the case. In any case im not going to sit here and argue about it, because you've even admitted it yourself, the 8350 is my problem, if its single core perf is "40 percent worse than a 3770k" Than what does that say about its chances to run those massive multiplayer games like battlefield, arma, GTA V, etc. (Ill give you a hint, it says that sure it can run them, but very poorly) And in my experience thats exactly what you get, its performance may be passable sure, but it certainly isnt up to par. I still find it funny someone actually wants to defend a now 4 year old cpu. There are tons of benchmarks out there by now for this thing, if you really still dont believe me that overall the FX line has some of the worst minimum frame rates of any cpu on the market right now. And thats where my issue lies. Not its overall performance which is still pretty decent, its the fps drops also known as The Minimum Frame Rate. Heres a nice little thread from the very website we are on. If you search FX CPU tons of threads come up with people un happy with the perf, whether that be the fps drops, overall fps not being great, some games just running like absolute dogs. The list goes on and on. Look i dont hate AMD or the FX lineup, dont get me wrong at all check some of my post history ive been there, ive defended this chip to the death, but in mid 2016 it just cant cut it anymore, and no excuses, circular logic, straw manning or otherwise will change the fact that my pc would be better off with an intel. Im probly losing 25 to 30 percent of my perf game to game because of this cpu.
  9. MahtXL

    Best-looking AMD Motherboard?

    nah, ive formatted windows, ddu'd drivers, and done all sorts of garbage. Im not saying the game runs bad, it runs at 70 to 80 fps (capped so the fps drops to 60 arent as noticeable), on ultra, its just the fps drops when things explode, or theres a lot of players in one area etc drive me nuts, i hate running at 80 then dropping to 50/60, its very noticeable in terms of mouse sensitivity when that fps drop occurs. and thats all the 8350s garbage single core. 6700k in 3 weeks, so problem solved. On the subject of moving from an 8350 to a 3770k, not surprised there was no difference, the 3770k is the intel equiv of the 8350, single core perf on both is very close, and multi core is very close, they are similar cpus power wise, there shouldnt be much of a difference, and the 3770k has 8 threads. So thats not really a shocker. And no nothing in my setup is wrong, its running better than any of my friends rigs hands down, even the few friends who have slightly better hardware than me have more issues over all day to day, game to game, you just cant make excuses when it comes to the ipc of pile driver, its bad, theres no getting around the fact that the fps dropping to the mid 50s low 60s is the 8350s fault. Time and time again benchmarks show that FX cpus have way lower minimum framerates, and worse latency when it comes to frame time. These are just facts. And its the IPC thats to blame. Its been a great chip for the last 4 years, but ive outgrown it and need more performance than it can physically give. I need minimum frame rates of no less than 90 (in competitive/online shooters), and the FX line just cannot deliver that in most titles without me sacrificing graphical settings, which would be silly since im running a 390 and shouldnt have to.
  10. MahtXL

    Best-looking AMD Motherboard?

    yup basically turns my 8350 into a 4300 potato. thanks rockstar.
  11. MahtXL

    Best-looking AMD Motherboard?

    Cores 1 through 3 take most of the hit. Rest of the cores barely do anything. Which is really funny considering the consoles have amd 8 cores, but on PC using an FX cpu to play GTA V is a disaster suspicious. Messed around recently and found out disabling the last 4 cores had zero fps impact, but touch any of the first 4 especially 1 through 3 and ggnr.
  12. MahtXL

    Best-looking AMD Motherboard?

    Mhm someone should send a memo off to rockstar games that multi threading is simple. Or maybe they know that and just dont care? Contract with intel to screw over AMD possibly by making GTA V single thread heavy for no good reason? Ahh i could conspiracy all day long. They cant even use the "open world game" excuse. Witcher 3 runs fine on the 8350, maybe they need pc port lessons from cd project? lol
  13. MahtXL

    Best-looking AMD Motherboard?

    Their 40 percent ipc gains wont even beat a 4790k. So yeah i gave up waiting on zen.
  14. MahtXL

    Best-looking AMD Motherboard?

    No one is trolling here, we are telling him not to buy an fx cpu if he doesnt already have one. If he does already have one we have provided a ton of good looking high end (lol, ok sorry that "lol" was kind of a troll) am3+ boards.
  15. MahtXL

    Best-looking AMD Motherboard?

    oh boy, the all nighter is striking already.
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