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About wolfboytech

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    Computers, YouTube, Video Games, Technology, MtG
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  1. wolfboytech

    Alternative to i7 6700K upgrade?

    Fair enough. It's going to suck loosing the QSV but hopefully the stronger CPU will help with x264
  2. wolfboytech

    Alternative to i7 6700K upgrade?

    What about an ES 6700K?
  3. Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1275 v5 according to ARK is based on the FCLGA1151 chipset which would be found on my Z170M mobo. Could I use the E3-1275 v5 as a decent, cheaper alternative to the 6700K?
  4. Thanks. I'll keep the geil kit in mind. Yeah, I'm getting a 6700k after taxes clear.
  5. Thanks Captain, but what would happen if I tried to OC my CPU? Would the XMP freak out and cause issues for me in the long run?
  6. So it's been a WHILE since my PC101 class and I cannot recall if this will degrade my performance. I presently have a single channel DDR4 system running at 3200MHz. I would like to upgrade my RAM capacity (as it's hard for me to play certain modded minecraft packs with my friends, multi-task, etc.) to 16GB from 8GB but I don't have an illustrious amount of money lying around. I considered buying a new kit of lesser speed memory, and then selling this EVGA 8GX-D4-3200-MR stick I have, but then I wondered if I could just buy another 8GB stick of slower memory. What I need to know: Assuming I get an 8GB stick running at least at 2133MHz, can I run in dual channel with the 3200MHz stick slowing down to the 2133MHz mark? In addition, how much of a degradation will I have in performance in comparison to buying 2x8GB 2133MHz sticks? Thanks.
  7. wolfboytech

    network experiencing issues when windows 10 has update

    I haven't had it happen in a while because as soon as the system starts getting slow, I know exactly whats wrong and start the windows update.
  8. Okay, I have had this issue ever since I started Using Windows 10. What's going on? Is there a setting that I could disable or anything like that? It will freeze the entire system, make YouTube not load, or even make applications crash or the system BSOD. I never had these issues with Windows 8 or 7. In addition, please don't tell me to reinstall windows as this happens through every reinstall of windows I have done.
  9. wolfboytech

    Plex buffering issues

    I'll get a new unit soon but have no eta unfortunately.
  10. wolfboytech

    Plex buffering issues

    Well, it looks like part of the issue at least was with one of the drives. After throwing it into a windows RAID 5 on another machine, Crystal Disk Mark can now read it and it has reallocated sectors and read errors as well as two other Warns. We'll be replacing you as soon as possible.
  11. wolfboytech

    Plex buffering issues

    The only reason I think it could be the backplane is because I jabbed it with a screwdriver trying to get the drive out the first time I got it into my apartment because fedex had damaged the chasis and I couldn't get the drives out because the metal under the right ear was so malformed that i literally had to break the drive free before being able to remove the ear and mold the metal into place. I also may have played linus and dropped my R410 down two stairs twice trying to get it into my server "closet". I'll reseat the PERC card and try to reset the config and maybe even try to throw the firmware back onto it.
  12. wolfboytech

    Plex buffering issues

    I have tried with PF and DMZ separate but Plex refuses to allow external connections for some reason. I also now only have it DMZ as I use it to pivot onto other devices on my Intranet from outside my house using RDP. Outside the server on the Intranet. Hmm.. Thanks for the info. Honestly I think it could be an issue with one of three things: PERC Card (RIP the dream if that's the case) One of the 5TB drives is failing (least likely due to them working in other machines, even in software RAID 5's) Hardware inside the server (ie: backplane, SAS cables, etc.) <---- I find this one to be the most likely culprit since I can no longer create new arrays and my old array is very unstable.
  13. wolfboytech

    Plex buffering issues

    Update: No.. Connecting directly to the router does absolutely nothing for difference. Takes just as long to load and still has stuttering and constant buffering. Investigating cables and backplane and will update after tests.
  14. wolfboytech

    Plex buffering issues

    I ran a max-sized byte test using ping running simultaneously on two machines (another server and my personal computer) and it doesn't seem to be a network issue as everything averages around 1ms with it maxing out at 9ms. So internal network is good. Just to make sure tho, I will connect directly to the router and bypass my dumb switch
  15. wolfboytech

    Plex buffering issues

    Finally I have had the time to sit down and test the new server. The first result (left) is without caching enabled. The second (right) is with 8GB of DDR3 ECC RAM dedicated to PrimoCache. Plex is still having issues with or without the cache enabled so that rules that out. The 10TB array (with the plex libraries on it) for some reason is not able to be tested by Crystal DiskMark and crashes the entire system until I stop the test. The RAID 5 array is created on my PERC 7 card (512mb cache model) in Write-Through mode. I have 14GB RAM dedicated to the disk and disabling PrimoCache doesn't do anything with the speed of the system. I'm at a complete loss. Even with the system performing 100x its prior speed I am still unable to use Plex server for some reason, even on my local network. I'll attempt a RAID 0 Array with just the data on it and see where we go from there!