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About TheRandomness

  • Title
    GPU serial killer
  • Birthday January 4

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Cramming things in small spaces.
  • Interests
    Small form factor systems, gaming, older hardware, anything transportation (mainly trains and planes), furries and tanks.
  • Biography
    Is and has been diabetic type 1 for 8 or so years. Is a furry (If you hate, just deal with it).
  • Occupation
    Student (I don't think this counts as a job)


  • CPU
    Core i5-6600k
  • Motherboard
    ASRock H110M-STX
  • RAM
    G-Skill Ripjaws DDR4-2800 (Running 2133, will mess with timings later)
  • GPU
    AMD R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC (The Titadeon shall always stay here)
  • Case
    Custom (Build log linked in signature)
  • Storage
    128GB Plextor M6S SSD
  • PSU
    Delta 120W Power Brick
  • Display(s)
    Samsung C32F391
  • Cooling
    Silverstone AR04
  • Keyboard
    Cherry G80-3000 (UK layout, MX blues)
  • Mouse
    TeckNet X9800 (Was lying around)
  • Sound
    Headphones (HyperX Clouds)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. i want to work with linustechtips

    They aren’t hiring at the moment, and this place is not the best place to ask.
  2. Just need some financial help

    - Thread locked. Sorry, begging isn't allowed here.
  3. Will a pcie gpu 3.0x16 work in a x8 slot

    The slot needs to be physically big enough to support the card.
  4. They get the GPU itself and the CPU itself straight from the distributers, before then using the ovens and soldering methods to get them soldered to the motherboard. If they do graphics switching, they do it in firmware.
  5. AMD power limit

    95C is the max safe temperature to run 24/7 at. Those temps are fine.
  6. My current Seagate 2TB drive (model number ST2000DM001) has been chugging along since I got it about 4 years ago, and it hasn't even shown signs of any fault yet. I had a 1TB drive fail on me, but that was due to user error. I've never really had any bad experiences with Seagate drives at all.
  7. It’s funny because Seagate being unreliable is a complete myth. Meanwhile, I do really like the design. We need more parts like this, just blackout without an obnoxious logo splattered across it.
  8. What cpu should I get

    Get the Ryzen 7 2700 instead as it’s newer, if you have the money for it.
  9. Budget AMD Mini ITX build for around $800

    You’re spending too much on the PSU, a quality 550W unit would be fine. That case is actually physically large enough to support an mATX board, so I’d suggest a smaller case to get all the benefits of ITX.
  10. AMD power limit

    It’s a power limit, the card can draw up to that amount. Raising the power limit means the card will be able to draw more current and therefore more power. Also, no need to be so conservative on the voltage.
  11. Please help me identifying my real gpu card was

    Asus had one of these for their desktops. It was a GT7xxM or whatever on a desktop card. @Fajri Try use a BIOS from a GF108 GT 630 1GB DDR3 card.
  12. So I traded away my desktop.....now what?

    You’re going to get less performance due to the thermal throttling the CPU will eventually hit. You essentially just downgraded overall.
  13. So basically, I got an R9 270 today to upgrade my rig which currently has a GTX 480 in it. Old, yes, I know, but it works for what I need it to do. So after some physical cleaning up of the R9 270, a bit of DDU, and swapping the cards and installing drivers, the system crashed. Ok, I thought, almost normal for me at this point. I logged in afterwards, and wdm.exe (windows display manager) starts to take as much of the GPU's resources as possible, lagging out my computer once more. It's not a mining virus, I did a full scan with malwarebytes and it came out clean. I tried uninstalling F@H (despite it being paused), and that did nothing. I then noticed that, hey, my wifi isn't working (no hotspots found or it'd start working then stop about half a minute later). I tried a reinstall of the AMD drivers (version 17.12.1, outdated I know, but it was the only version available at the time and wifi wasn't working). So, DDU again, install drivers again, and it does the exact same thing. I tried the CMD command ( DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth ), and that had it fixed for say, about 2 minutes before wdm.exe flared up again and pegged the GPU at 100%. Funnily enough, I decided to try the GTX 480 and its drivers again after another round of DDU, and hey it works flawlessly. So my question is, is there a fix to this? And, I'm keeping windows reinstalls to a minimum. I don't have the internet speed to get everything I want re-downloaded in less than half a day.
  14. So basically what Larrabee could've been? Haha yeah right.
  15. More details about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 for Windows 10 laptops

    BGA isn't a socket. It's soldering the SOC to the board, like in basically all phones and laptops.