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About DragonTamer1

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  • Birthday 1992-07-09


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-2500k @ 4.2GHz
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    MSI P67A-C43 ATX LGA1155
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 760 4GB Superclocked
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    Thermaltake H22
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    ADATA 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM, WD Blue 1TB 7200 RPM
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    Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
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    AOC 919Vwa 19.0", Acer S200HLAbd 20.0", HP w19b 19"
  • Cooling
    Deepcool GAMMAXX 300
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    MK270 Wireless keyboard
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    MK270 Wireless mouse
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    Creative Inspire T2900, Creative Wireless HS-1200 headset
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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  1. You're not one of those people that takes the game super seriously are you? If not hmu.
  2. The PCIe cables are a 6+2 design, the +2 part was snipped off of every connector. I was able to fix it with a dual 6 pin to 8 pin adapter from my old 760. I weighed the options and for $60 it was worth taking a chance.
  3. My group is extremely small but we have few rules and are more like a group of social rejects that happened to find each other some how. PM if interested, we use TS.
  4. Does anyone know what kind of failure rate the Seasonic X-850s have. I got mine used off of ebay with some damaged cables that were fixed with an adapter but now the computer has developed symptoms that is mimicking a dying PSU. With all 6 cores enabled on my 1650 the system crashes on boot and says over clock failed. Disabling two cores allows me to get into windows but any kind of intensive load and it's an instant shut down, no blue screen just instant power off. Taking the system down to two cores and it can be fully loaded up with no issues. At this point the power draw reading is saying it's pulling about 70W on the CPU. I rebuilt my 2500K system and overclocked everything to its maximum and loaded up prime95 and heaven at the same time but not crash even though it was pulling more power than the 1650 with it's quad core config. I have a second processor on the way to test the possibility of a dying CPU being the problem (put the 2620 back in but I can only max it out at about 70W of pull so that's not a good way to test). I've been looking at Seasonics website and they offer some kind of warranty for second hand supplies but I would need to get in touch with the guy who sold me the PSU. I also don't have the original box or documentation for it. Just trying to find answers to my problem, hoping someone could tell me how common it is for these units to fail. Just looking it up on google gives a lot of search results but doesn't accurately portray the problem.
  5. The xfx gtr and the msi gaming x are both on par in terms of "best" (both have a bit to offer in defferent areas). The asus strix and saphire notro are cheaper and not as high quality but are still good options.
  6. I see this question come up a surprising amount... So I made a flowchart to help with the decision making process.
  7. Bad power is a possibility, but is usually really low on the list especially if you live in the US or western EU. It becomes more relevant if you live near industrial plants of some kind. A cheap volt meter can be left in the wall and monitored for sharp sudden drops in voltage. If it drops below 100V you should call your electricity provider because that is way out of spec and not supposed to happen ever. A decent battery backup unit will have line monitoring and power factor correction built in to compensate. A bad PSU is a more likely possibility but is difficult to test for without another unit on hand.
  8. Sudden power failure points to a number of things (I'm assuming there is no blue screen). In order of most likely to leas likely. -CPU is overheating and entering thermal shut-down (this doesn't explain why it's fine after the restart though). -Exceeding a limit with the power supply (something may be trying to pull too much power suddenly and it is shutting down to prevent damage). -Damaged/dying processor (it's still new but still a possibility). -Damaged/dying motherboard -Damaged/dying GPU (these last two could possibly be bad capacitors you should check for bulging or leaking caps if possible).
  9. No, the sockets are not compatible. 1155 is still very popular to this day with a lot of people still on the Ivy Bridge architecture. A lot of people don't feel the need to upgrade past it since their systems are still viable today.
  10. CPU-z was saying that it was only 1.366V but CPUID HWmonitor was the one reading 1.57. I have verified that the sensors work correctly for CPUID because I manually measured the voltage with a volt meter and it is within 5%.
  11. Cinebench isn't perfect, even at the same speeds I sometimes get very wild results. Do you have anything running in the background? I usually let the computer sit for a minute or to so that all the startup processes are finished and run it with nothing open. Just having a web browser open can cause up to a 100 point hit.
  12. I thought you were telling him to just feed the CPU whatever he had to to get his OC stable.
  13. Have you done a stress test yet? One thing I've found is that a processor is not always stable even if it passes a stress test. I had one processor that passed a stress test at 4.5 but failed once I started playing GTA. This is a consistent trend that I've noticed. Several CPUs have failed an overclock with GTA but were otherwise 100% stable. If it truly is stable at 4.7 then you have one of the better Skylake i7s.
  14. That is a good cooler, I don't see any problems. Push your voltage to 1.35 and see if you can take your OC any higher. If not then just put the voltage back at stock. Sometimes a chip will just hit a wall and stop and it would take an unrealistic amount of voltage to push past it. Skylake CPUs are also not known for overclocking past 4.6 on a regular basis. That's just the way the architecture works.
  15. Having never used a high end platform for overclocking, I was unaware that a +0.1V offset that I told the motherboard to supply was applied for every 100MHz that the chip was overclocked. At 4.8GHz the Xeon was receiving 1.57V. I pulled the voltage back to 1.38 in the BIOS but the next day one of the cores quit. Now I'm left with a quad core instead of a hexacore.