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About Technous285

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  • Birthday 1988-01-13


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    Intel i7-5820K
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    MSI X99A SLI Krait Edition
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    (2x) 32GB (4x8GB kit) Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz DDR4
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    (2x) EGVA 6GB GTX980TI SC+ ACX 2.0+
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  1. The idea of Net Neutrality is so ISP's can NOT regulate priority of what goes through their servers, and can NOT regulate if something is blocked from going through their servers. Such a thing is part of a Free & Open Internet...
  2. Thing is, you don't need a jumper on the pins for the power SWITCH, as the actual switch is a Momentary Contact Switch (aka: only let power flow between pins whilst circuit is completed by pressing the button). Putting that jumper on the pins is basically telling the mobo "I am holding down the power button infinitely" until the jumper is removed. Motherboards don't exactly like a "infinite button press" signal...
  3. Funny thing - USA Laws ≠ Australian Laws. The US government and corporations just LOVE to overstep their boundaries and try to force themselves elsewhere in the world that can rightly say "Piss off!", particularly if what the US wanks are trying to push doesn't exist or outright CONTRADICTS the law of the country they're trying to force themselves on. As stated - Assange wasn't in the US when he acquired that information, nor when he released it under OUR "Freedom of Press" laws. Also, trying to compare information freely given and spread to theft of credit card information is a rather large step and over-conflating two different things.
  4. Using DSR; a factor of 2.25x (1.5x wide times 1.5x high) on a 1440p screen will get you 2160p (aka: 4K), if you plan going that route.
  5. Dunno about the US, but I can buy a fresh "OEM" copy of Win7 Pro 64-bit SP1 for $210 AUD or a fresh "OEM" copy of 8.1 Pro 64-bit for $200 AUD alongside "OEM" Win10 Pro 64-bit for $210-215 AUD, all legit and what passes for 'retail' here in Australian computer shops. If part of your criteria for an OS to be supported is that it must still be for sale somewhere in the world when hardware rolls around, then 7 & 8.1 should still be supported for Australians using Ryzen/Kaby then as we can still get legit copies of it on our shores. It might be a bit hyperbolic of an example, but it shows you can't use the discount support of an OS on a particular platform because it might not be for sale in one singular part of the world at the time of the platforms release. Additionally, whilst those products are all "OEM" branded, there's basically no other choice for OEM Vs. Retail when it comes to copies of Windows sold here for the past 6-7 years.
  6. The problem here is that Microsoft is pushing a change that nerfs a Windows 7/8.1 system from being able to receive security updates (which is required as part of 7's Extended Support & 8.1's Mainstream Support) if one is running the OS on Ryzen/Kaby Lake. Sure, Microsoft can say "Even if the CPU's & motherboards are tested by the manufacturers to work with Windows 7 & Windows 8.1, labeling them as such, don't be surprised if our "tech support" folks tell you to upgrade to Windows 10 as we can't be arsed to actively update those 2 OSes for that hardware." for Ryzen/Kaby systems, but out-and-out blocking folks from applying basic security updates (as part of the overall support system) just because the OS detects the CPU is Ryzen/Kaby is beyond ridiculous and could be considered abusive or even breaking the terms of the support contract, depending whom you're asking or which country you're applying the consumer laws of (eg: most of the EULA crap relating to locking a OS key to a particular hardware build is invalid in regards to most Windows systems here in Australia).
  7. Let's see... 1590.46GiB of games in Steam (91GB on a 500GB SSD, the rest on 4TB HDD), 183.22GiB of games in Origin (HDD) & 187.53GiB of games on BNet 2.0/Blizzard App (HDD). And hat's not including all the Minecraft stuff I have or the backups of vanilla games that are hard to mod at times.
  8. GeForce Experience 3 (BETA) is known to be buggy as hell. Uninstall GFE 3.x, download and install GFE 2.11 ( is the last stable version of this branch). Once that's done, go into ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation\GeForce Experience and right-click on the "Update" folder then "Properties". Select the "Security" then "Advanced" so we can change access and ownership of the file, by disabling the inheritance (from the parent folder) and removing everything but "Everyone" (set access to "Read"), and set the owner to a heavily-locked down user account (create one if you must) that you don't actually use (heck, you can disable login to that account too if you wish). I've found doing this (modded from the process needed to rip control of folders from "TrustedInstaller") prevents GFE from being able to download the GFE 3.x "update" data that it'll try to force upon you to pull you away from the stable (if "old") GFE 2.11 platform.
  9. UEFI/Bios will show the XMP Profiles (at least for Intel boards, not sure about Ryzen) that'll let you clock the ram at the rated speed (or maybe a setting or two beyond the rating on the label (eg: 2400MHz on label, 2666MHz XMP setting that is stable), depending on the RAM).
  10. The typical maxim is basically "If you KNOW you've got it tightened down all the way - that's too much and back off a touch". Seriously, if you tightened down the screws on a heatsink using a torque screwdriver to the point where it can't go down any further? You're likely to damage if not kill the chip under the heatsink and/or the PCB around the chip. Most CPU heatsinks nowadays (including waterblocks from like EKWB) have thumbscrews so you tighten them down as far as you can without a screwdriver then maybe add a 1/8th or 1/4 turn with the screwdriver in order to minimise the chance of damaging the chip under the heatsink/waterblock.
  11. When I got ME:Andromeda, the default "optimisation" for it on my 2x 980Ti's was "Ultra" native 2560x1440 (no DSR and such). At that "Ultra" preset I found it was having stuttering and frame drops whilst sitting in the 35-40fps range during the conversation cutscenes, and got maybe 50-60fps whilst running around Habitat 7. Once I went in and dropped down to the Medium settings (nuking the AA and other stuff that don't improve it in my perspective), I've been getting a reliable 110-120fps in all situations ever since.
  12. I personally use SpeedFan to control the PWM fans (EK-Vardar F4 120's for GPU's & the stock CoolerMaster 120's on my Nepton 120XL for my CPU) in my system. Sure, it might not "look pretty" in "modern" OS UI's (see Metro & Win10), but it works fairly damn well.
  13. PWM controls the speed of the fans, it's not power delivery. Pin 1 = Power Pin 2 = Ground Pin 3 = Tachometer line (RPM measuring) Pin 4 = PWM signal line That cable you linked takes the RPM readings from one fan and feeds it back to the motherboard (which ever plug has the full 4 pins), whilst splitting the PWM signal from the motherboard out to control all fans at the same time for the same speed.
  14. If you're worried about the possibility of losing data during the upgrade process, use a drive imaging/cloning software like P.I.N.G. (Partimage Is Not (Norton)Ghost) to backup your OS drive as it currently exists before applying the upgrade to W10AU (or even W10CU now) so if the upgrade goes wrong and the OS is stuffed you can restore by returning the backed up image of the pre-upgrade OS to the drive (wiping out the corrupted data from the upgrade in the process).
  15. Quad Channel is only provided on X79/LGA2011 & X99/LGA2011-3 motherboards (along with the successor to X99). X58 was Triple Channel, and basically EVERY other Desktop-type motherboard (B/H/Z-series on Intel, AM3/+ & FM2/+ on AMD) only has Dual Channel (not sure about AM4 yet, but wouldn't be surprised if it's Dual Channel as well).