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About Xen0m0rph

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 5930k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Rampage V Extreme
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16 GB DDR4 2800 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce 980Ti Hybrid
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Primo
  • Storage
    Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512GB + WD Black 4TB 7200 RPM
  • PSU
    Corsair AX1200i
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE 24.0" 144Hz + Dell U2414H 23.8" 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Swiftech H240-X
  • Keyboard
    Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Z
  • Mouse
    Corsair Vengeance M65
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64

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  1. I'm looking for an eBook reader with LCD screen and support for PDF files. I don't care about tablet characteristics as long as it's capable of displaying eBooks and PDFs perfectly and smoothly. Can you please recommend me such a device? I already know about Kindle Fire, which could be a good fit for my needs, but unfortunately it's not sold in my country, so i'd like to see some alternatives.
  2. I think i'll go with option 3, buy a new liquid cooler for my CPU. It's pretty difficult to come by Swiftech components where i live, so i'll probably buy a brand new Corsair cooler.
  3. I checked the CPU temps in BIOS while this happens, they are definitely rising to 90 degrees and more, so it's not an issue with the motherboard. It's an ASUS Rampage V Extreme, by the way.
  4. I purchased a Swiftech H240-X liquid cooler for my CPU in 2015, and apart from a few issues related to fan speed control it's been working pretty well. Starting a few months ago, however, every 1 computer start-up out of about 8-10 fails with a CPU fan error. This is because the coolant in the loop does not seem to be running. If i shake and turn my computer case for a few minutes, then it usually starts working again and the CPU is cooled properly. I can't tell for sure what causes the failure in the first place, whether it's the pump or the coolant. I didn't notice any spills or impurities in the liquid that might block its flow, so i'm not convinced it's time for a refill. When at rest, the liquid level - although a bit lower then it was at the beginning if i recall well - is still between the min and max markers on the chamber near the pump. Can you please advise on how i should fix this problem for good?
  5. Indeed, I was starting to fear that after recently purchasing the headset which many reviews proclaimed as the best on the market - Plantronics Voyager Focus - just to realize the mic pales in comparison with a much cheaper wired Microsoft headset. I will do some research on your recommendation, Hyper X Cloud Flight, and one of its direct competitor models I read about, Steelseries Arctis 7. Thanks!
  6. This modmic you're suggesting is only wired, so it's not really what i'm looking for.
  7. I'm looking for a wireless headphone with the best microphone when it comes to transmitting voice. This is the main factor. I'm not looking for audiophile-level headphones, although good sound quality is of course welcome. I will be using them for work, in the office, paired to the PC. I also want them to be over or on the ears, no earbuds. My budget is somewhere around 200-250$ max. I've already tried Plantronics Voyager Focus but I'm not satisfied at all with the microphone quality. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
  8. Yes, i checked and it's still in warranty until September. I guess i'll open an RMA request and see if they indeed identify this as a pump problem. Thanks!
  9. I see, so it seems that my best option is to RMA the card, right? No point in fiddling around with that pump, it looks custom anyway and not easily replaceable.
  10. @Skiiwee29 even so, how can the temps rise to 90C if the GPU load is almost 0? Besides, there is also the other fan that should at least work as a backup.
  11. @Morgan MLGman i can't say for sure, the other fan (it's a hybrid card, liquid + air cooling) is working at 100%, and everything becomes quite noisy.
  12. I have an Evga GeForce 980Ti Hybrid graphics card and it worked smoothly for the past 3 years. Starting yesterday, i'm having a weird problem with it. After some minutes of system uptime, the GPU temperature suddenly spikes to 90-91 Celsius degrees in the course of about 1 minute, and the fan ramps up to full speed. This happens quite sudden, there is no significant spike in GPU load to explain this, it happens even while not gaming. Worse, the coolers are unable to bring the temp down to 30-40C as it was before. Even if i restart the computer, the GPU is still not cooled, i have to wait until it cools down naturally. I replaced the thermal paste and cleaned the dust in the graphics board, without success. I don't think the sensors are wrong, because the board feels very hot when i touch it. I am running the latest GeForce driver (397.31) on Windows 10 Pro x64. What could cause this? Is it a hardware failure on the graphics board?
  13. I disabled XMP on my PC, i'll see in the following days if i get any hard freezes again. Out of curiosity, i temporarily enabled XMP and ran Memtest again, this time choosing a much narrower address range to include the one where i got the original error. Now it went much faster, however even after several hundred passes i got no errors. I assume now it's not as simple as that to pin down faulty memory addresses. I do have the latest BIOS updates and both the motherboard and the CPU (Intel Core i7 5930k) should be more than capable to handle XMP with any memory sticks. I'm pretty sure it's the memory itself who is at fault here. Thanks for your suggestions.
  14. I own a 16 GB DDR4 memory kit produced by G.Skill (F4-2800C16Q-16GRK) and i recently enabled the XMP profile in the motherboard's UEFI settings (my motherboard model is Asus Rampage V Extreme). Soon after that, about a week later, i noticed the first hard PC freeze - no BSOD, no crash log, just screen and sound freeze, after which i had to do a hard reset. 2-3 days later, another crash. Until now i experienced about 4 crashes in about 2 weeks. I wasn't doing anything special - watching a video, running Visual Studio, or even leaving my PC idle. I read that this kind of behaviour is usually caused by faulty hardware, especially RAM. I stress tested my CPU with Prime95 and all went fine. Then, i ran Memtest86 for about 1 day and i got 1 error in 8 passes (~20 hours), as you can see in the attached photo: This is another photo showing the UEFI screen with XMP enabled, not sure if the settings are correct though: My question is, should i be worried about this error? Is there a correlation between the freezes and the error found by Memtest86? As i said, XMP was enabled but i don't think this is something that should push my RAM beyond the manufacturer's limits. Would disabling XMP help, or does the error reveal an irreversible hardware fault in the memory modules which manifests itself regardless of XMP?
  15. I'll have to see if this particular EVGA model allows unplugging its own loop and can be connected to another. However, i'm not sure if simply connecting it to the H240-X would be enough, i suspect a higher quantity of coolant liquid would be needed (a new, larger reservoir) due to the longer, combined loop. This could be a plan for the future, but at the moment i kinda like the idea of having a graphics card that already comes with built-in watercooling, everything hassle-free and ready to roll.