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About daniellearmouth

  • Title
    Tech shenanigans ahoy
  • Birthday 1995-09-16

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK
  • Interests
    Gaming (first and foremost), anime and manga, progressive rock and new wave music, technology...all that good stuff.


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Prime X370-Pro
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 4x8GB (DDR4-2400)
  • GPU
    EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC+ ACX 2.0 w/ Backplate
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 750D
  • Storage
    Corsair MP600 1TB, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD, Toshiba 2TB HDD, WD 4TB HDD, Seagate 2TB Ext. HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850i
  • Display(s)
    BenQ XL2720Z, Acer K242HQK 4K2K
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70
  • Mouse
    Logitech G900
  • Sound
    Bose QuietComfort 25
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. Hi there. It's been a while. I recently had to upgrade my PC, because either my CPU or motherboard had given up the ghost, and considering whether it was worth dropping money to keep the old girl running or just replace those components, I went with upgrading. So, I got a Ryzen 7 3700X paired with an ASUS Prime X370-Pro, and on top of that I have a Corsair MP600 1TB SSD to take advantage of PCI Express 4 shenanigans. Overkill, sure, but it's still cool. What's slightly less cool is that I've had this consistent issue with games that run OpenGL or Vulkan. If I run a game like Forza Horizon 4, F1 2019, or Civilization VI - games which run DirectX - I have no issues and they run buttery smooth. Games like Minecraft, No Man's Sky, and Ion Fury, however, is a different matter. What happens is, when loading those games in fullscreen, my second monitor goes black. It then flashes whenever my primary monitor refreshes, and the frame rate is so poor that navigating menus becomes difficult. I don't know how or why, but playing anything that uses OpenGL or Vulkan is simply impossible. For a time, I was able to sidestep this issue with Borderless Gaming, which enabled me to play at least some of these games without issue, but Ion Fury isn't taking to it (and I really want my oldschool shooter fix). As for trying to resolve the issue, I've attempted uninstalling the drivers several times through DDU, installing just the driver (without GeForce Experience), running games without drivers, and even though the last one did appear to be somewhat effective, nothing has really worked. I've tried using MSI Afterburner to see what I can do to resolve this, but I don't know what I'm looking at. The only thing I can think of that I could probably try that I haven't is closing as many programs down to see if it's a program, but besides that, short of reinstalling Windows, I don't know what more I can do. Any advice is welcome, and any info that you need, if I can provide it, I will give. Thanks in advance.
  2. Hello. My first post in a while, and I wish the circumstances under which I was posting this were better. Last month, our Samsung Smart TV from 2013 gave up the ghost, as it was going into a reset loop and the picture was suffering significant distortion in doing so. We decided to buy a new Sony Bravia TV, and the purchase was helped with us getting Sky Q installed at home. 4K and all that jazz, so we're happy as can be. Until earlier today. My mother woke up and turned the TV on, to discover that there was no picture. At all. There was a backlight, and there was audio from the TV, but there was no picture and no OSD. After I woke up we went through troubleshooting steps such as turning the TV off for a few minutes and turning it back on, and unplugging it for a few minutes and letting it reset. We got to the point where we had to perform a factory reset as we saw no other option, and even that was unsuccessful. In fact, the factory reset has effectively turned our £700 radio with a dysfunctional screen, to just a £700 noise machine. We bought the TV just a little over a month ago, so if need be, we can get it sent for repair or replacement, but it's disappointing nonetheless that we bought a TV, and it goes duff weeks later. Do I just go through with the RMA or try hunting around for things to solve the problem (ideally ones that don't involve opening the TV up)?
  3. If the past is anything to go by, with a lot of difficulty and wangjangling.
  4. Yeah, can confirm. Goddamn flash shortage and mining craze (slash some companies inflating the prices of some cards arbitrarily)...
  5. Man, i just realised how expensive DDR4 RAM is nowadays. £360 for the same set of RAM that cost me £160 two years ago. GG me.

    1. Silentprototipe


      Yeah Ikr, I was looking to upgrade my laptop's RAM to 8GBx2 so that I could feed the Vega IGPU more VRAM but its so expensive I might as well get a 256GB NVME SSD 

    2. Levent


      heck even ddr3 is still expensive.

  6. Been listening to a bunch of 80s stuff again recently and thought I'd listen to some Nena.
  7. Think of it like a book. You're reading words on a page, or you're writing onto the page.
  8. Get a USB stick, plop the BIOS you wanna use on it, go into the UEFI and update from there.
  9. Use a dry lint-free cloth to clean off dust, and a slightly moist cloth with mild soap (dishwashing soaps are a good option) to wipe down to remove smudges. Don't spray anything on the screen or try to soak it, and dry it down with another dry cloth.