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About MarcelKapono

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-4690k Quad-Core Processor
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition
  • RAM
    8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 950 SSC
  • Case
    Phanteks Eclipse P400
  • Storage
    1TB WD Black
  • PSU
    Corsair CX450M
  • Display(s)
    LG 1080p IPS Display
  • Cooling
    Enermax T40 Fit White Cluster
  • Mouse
    Logitech G300s
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Turning down the CPU ratio seemed to work. I'm stable running at 45 on the CPU and 43 on the cache. Vcore is 1.23, Vring is 1.255, and VRIN is 1.8. On paper, it looks like I have a bit of room for more overclocking. If I keep the cache ratio the same and increase the core ratio (and add Vcore a little to achieve stability), will that improve my real world performance? I've heard that cache overclocking offers little improvement other than in benchmarks. Thoughts?
  2. I have an i5-4690k and an MSI Z97s SLI Krait Edition motherboard (updated to the latest BIOS, of course). My RAM is 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 (set to 1333 MHz per the instructions on the OC guide by @BigDay). I have successfully stress tested my CPU at a 4.6 GHz overclock without touching the cache ratio or anything else, and it was stable. I am following the haswell and haswell-refresh guide by @BigDay). When I attempt to do anything to the CPU Cache ratio, the system has instability. I have gone as high as 1.4v for Vring and 2.02v for VRIN wth a cache ratio of 36, and still no cigar (I get the BSOD). It seems that if I even try to touch the CPU cache ratio, the system is unstable. Otherwise it is fine. The problem is that the core ratio is 46 and the cache ratio is 35 (that's the most stable core overclock and cache ratio I found). I know there is supposed to be a 1:1 (or close to it) ratio, but currently my system is nowhere close. What can I do? Thoughts?
  3. I have a GTX 950 and a GTX 960, and I do video editing in Premiere Pro CC. I know Premiere Pro takes advantage of CUDA cores in nvidia GPUs to render video (Mercury Playback Engine). I also know you can have both cards in the system at the same time, and some people have said that you can use different CUDA capable GPUs at the same time for rendering. Is this true? Can you use two different CUDA capable GPUs to render? If so, how would I go about doing this?
  4. I want to install Yosemite because I already have a mac that is running Yosemite and it would be easier to just install it to the hackintosh.
  5. I've heard that the Z97S SLI Krait motherboard is not compatible but the Z97S SLI Plus is. Are the two boards similar enough to have no problems?
  6. Are my parts compatible with OS X yosemite? I am wondering if my combination of parts is good for a hackintosh. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pqJpxr CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40F-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
  7. your GPU is fine; a GTX 970 has enough power to play most games at high 1080p
  8. Find a better PSU for you build and an Z97 board.
  9. Just to clarify, so buying a card like a GTX 950 FTW over a normal EVGA GTX 950 would not be practical, right?
  10. Looking from a price to performance standpoint, is it practical to pay more for these features? I am looking at EVGA cards specifically.
  11. I was wondering, does it matter if I am buying a factory overclocked card (from EVGA specifically), does it matter if it is factory overclocked or not if I am planning on overclocking it myself at home? On models like the FTW edition or SSC, are there features that allow the card to be a better overclocker and run more stable, and if so, is it practical to buy a factory overclocked card if I decide to do my own overclock anyways? If so, it more practical to go with a SSC or FTW?
  12. There is a really good program that wipes your hard drive that I use, its open source. http://www.dban.org/ If you dont plan on selling or reusing your hdd then you could destroy it...
  13. Well like I said, I would go probably with an i3 4th generation processor. DDR4 does not really give a huge performance boost.
  14. Is there a specific reason you want to go with intel? I would recommend an i3 or an i5 4th generation in that case.
  15. Just download it from the CD with your mobo box. If you dont have a CD reader then put it in another computer and transfer ti to a USB. Then after you install, go to the website to get new drivers.