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About mok

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  • CPU
    i7 8700
  • Motherboard
    MSI B360i ITX
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB 2400mhz CL13
  • GPU
    GTX 1060 6GB
  • Storage
    120GB SSD + 750GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair HX850w (80+ Silver)
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro

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  1. some difference in i/o some difference in sata ports layout on the board the VRM heatsink on the z390-a looks like it has SLIGHTLY more surface area but would make a very marginal difference mostly just aesthetics
  2. mok

    Best gaming monitor 32 inch plus 144hz or more

    which resolution can your system even support with such high framerates 2560x1080 or 3440x1440 .... 4k ??
  3. just buy the cheapest pair of 3200mhz ram with good reviews, and call it a day just be grateful your buying ram right now - i paid $210 CAD for 16GB 2400mhz a few months ago
  4. A USB3.0 Flash Drive is supposed to be faster than a USB2.0 5400rpm HDD right?? 

    1. Minibois


      I sadly often still see USB 3.0 drives with a read/write of 45/10 MBPS respectively, so sometimes no I guess

    2. mok


      i wont be buying any more flash drives or SD cards from amazon. consistently terrible and most likely knockoffs with replica stickers and branding

  5. Alright so i have gone back and re-installed three of the previous BIOS version and played with every possible setting related to turbo boost and boost behavior and multipliers. even though every monitoring app reports 46x multiplier as being the highest for my chip. it doesnt seem like i will ever be able to reach 4.6ghz again. Even Intel XTU no longer allows me to change multipliers even though i used to be able to when i first put my system together...i can only conclude that there was some sort of microcode update to the CPU or motherboard that no longer allows for these changes to be made. TLDR: i'm SOL
  6. so i guess thats where im a little conflicted, the bios updates i did were mostly because of the descriptions provided " Update Intel Micro code for security vulnerabilities"
  7. do motherboards allow for older bios to be installed? just worried im going to brick it.
  8. i7-8700 MSI B360i Gaming ITX 16gb Corsair LPX 2400mhz GTX 1060 120gb SSD boot drive Corsair RMx 550W (gold) Win10 Pro CPU under load (60-70c) Good case airflow over VRMs as well When i first built my pc everything was running great. I would open up my HWinfo64 monitor and notice that occasionally one of my cpu cores would hit the advertised 4.6ghz turbo boost speeds. and sometimes under a 2-3 core load some cores would hit 4.4-4.5ghz. Since the first few days i have updated the MSI bios probably 2-3 times to whatever the current one is - and there have been a few big windows updates as well, i first started with Build 1803 and now im at 1809. However i did not monitor the fact that at some point during these updates my turboboost would no longer boost single core to 4.6ghz and would also no longer boost 2-3 core load to 4.4ghz-4.5ghz. And as it stands now I only see my cores achieve a max turbo speed of 4.3ghz across all 6 cores - REGARDLESS of how many cores are in use. So even if im playing games, or rendering raw files or editing and exporting in premiere, web browsing etc...i would only see a max speed of 4.3ghz. I have never changed any settings in my bios. and i have even done a fresh reinstallation of windows 10 with a new CD Key to see if i could achieve the advertised turbo speeds. Changing power profiles in windows to high performance and ultimate performance dont fix the issue either. Can anyone advise me on why im no longer able to EVER achieve anyhing higher than 4.3ghz? or some other trouble shooting steps that I can try?
  9. mok

    Sold old i5, new i7 not working

    are you able to do the bios update with the new cpu? https://www.asrock.com/support/BIOSIG.asp?cat=BIOS8
  10. mok

    CPU Air Cooler

    for a Pentium G4400 reaching 100c with a stock cooler...it sounds like a different issue Sounds like the cooler is not making full contact with the CPU and/or poor thermal paste application for reference, my i7-8700 would reach a max temp of 85c under load with a stock intel cpu cooler
  11. mok

    Msi Laptop stuttering at 60fps

    Check your CPU and GPU usages during gameplay. and also your temps with something like HWINFO64 or HWMonitor could just be thermal throttling causing dips in performance
  12. mok

    Reinstall windows because of CPU upgrade?

    Generally no - because its the same platform - your first few boots into windows may take slightly longer. and it may take a few restarts for everything to run smooth again. Worst case scenario, you may have to just reinstall (or to play it safe) and just back up your important data before the upgrade.
  13. mok

    i3 bottle neck 1080?

    it really depends on the game what games do you plan on playing?
  14. for starters, i would recommend to power cycle your router and modem. seems like something caused it to prevent connections to specific servers/services its the easiest thing to try before you start changing any software settings