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Everything posted by RadiatingLight

  1. It's either the motherboard or the CPU, and since the USB ports aren't working, you're probably right that it's the motherboard. running the system into the ground should be okay, I have a hard time imagining it killing your GPU or anything. You could get a new motherboard, but ehhhh, for slightly over the $200 replacement cost you could basically buy a better CPU+RAM+Mobo combo. if you run the system into the ground, you can reuse the cooler on intel systems (but liquid coolers don't really last super long, I wouldn't recommend it), you can reuse the SSD, the PSU is probably due for replacement but you could still reuse it depending on the wattage. If I were you, I would just get a new CPU+Mobo+RAM. Ryzen 3600 + a B550 board + 16GB DDR4 is $330, and even getting a Ryzen 3100X would be a big performance jump. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 @ Best Buy Motherboard ASRock B550M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $80.98 @ Amazon Memory OLOy WarHawk RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory $58.99 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $339.96 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-16 20:16 EDT-0400
  2. Have you tried just completely uninstalling and re-installing minecraft? Also, what's your render distance set at? I get lag at anything above 20 chunks.
  3. Why specifically X470? B550 seems to be the better choice in basically every metric. Those two are both very high-end great boards, you can't go wrong with either. (Personally I'd pick the gigabyte because I like the look better, but check the motherboard tier list in my signature if you want to know the VRM performance of each)
  4. Personally I'd get the corsair CV, it's a good midrange PSU that will still likely last a long time.
  5. I'd go with the CX550M (Gray label) unless you plan on powering something crazy like a 1080Ti or RTX 3080, in which case you'd probably need more wattage.
  6. Whichever one is cheapest and isn't a complete no-name brand.
  7. the 9600K will have no problem with the faster RAM, but you need a Z-series motherboard to get the ram going above 2666Mhz
  8. What slider did you drag up? As long as it wasn't voltage, you should be fine. Have you completely reset the BIOS by clearing CMOS? Remove the circular coin-style battery on the motherboard for 5 minutes (while the pc is unplugged of course) and then re-insert and boot the PC
  9. Since your laptop doesn't have a display input, then the answer is no. You could try to do screen mirroring, but latency is horrible on that. You could also download bluestacks and emulate the games on your PC.
  10. It's not worth it, You'll probably just get in trouble and it's hard to circumvent admin permissons. However, you can if they have the BIOS unlocked (which they probably do) Best way I can think of is to use something like a password reset usb stck (like the one linus showed here: *You can also make and download your own without buying it. another option is to just get a bootable OS on a USB stick (like linux) and run that from the BIOS, but that won't give you great performance for Minecraft.
  11. 4c/4t is still fine for most things, although it might not age super well in the future. Most games are still highly single-threaded and with that GPU he won't really be bottlenecked at all. I'd say go for the Haswell system since it's cheaper and you want the H310 mobo.
  12. It probably doesn't have any partitions on it. If you want to use it as a windows boot device, you're fine. It will create partitions when installing windows. if you want to use it as storage (or just to see it to make sure it's working) go to "Create and format hard disk partitions" in windows, right click on the drive, and create a new simple volume.
  13. If you have two 3.0 headers, this would work: https://www.amazon.com/JoyReken-Internal-Motherboard-Key-Adapter/dp/B08GYFCNK9/ If you don't something like this would give you an extra internal 3.0 header (along with lots of outside 3.0 and 3.1 stuff) https://www.amazon.com/SupaHub-Expansion-Expanding-Internal-Connector/dp/B07R8SLRWS/ref=sr_1_8?crid=3VZRDC8JOAYKS&dchild=1&keywords=pcie+usb+3.1+card&qid=1601754898&sprefix=pcie+usb+%2Caps%2C227&sr=8-8
  14. Are you sure the HDD can't be mounted the other way? If it's on a sled, try inserting the whole sled the other way?
  15. Maybe try remounting your cooler? The 3600 Stock cooler is good and you should be seeing better results.
  16. Basically any will work. 300Mb/s is a very strange speed to be stuck at, but basically everything you can buy today is capable of 1Gbps
  17. Nothing will be messed up if you launch from the HDD -- You'll just boot into your old desktop and stuff.
  18. That build doesn't have an SSD and will be PAINFULLY SLOW. You'll need to also buy an SSD (which is like $40)
  19. Did you ever wipe the old HDD? If not, then you simply have two copies of windows installed (this is called dual-boot, and you can pick which one you want to boot from) This won't ruin your system, but if you don't need the old windows install, you can just boot from the SSD (trial and error if you don't know which is which) and wipe the HDD
  20. Your best bet is to buy used. Look for something with maybe a Intel 2nd/3rd/4th gen i5 or i7 -- For Fortnite you'll probably want a GTX 770 or better. buying new you'd probably spend $500ish, used you could probably get something for $300-ish. Another option is to get a prebuilt with no GPU and stick a GTX 1650 in it.
  21. Yes, but if you're already upgrading to a new CPU, might as well go for at least a 6-core like the Ryzen 5 3600. Plus, new Ryzen CPUs are being announced in 1 week, so you could also wait for those.
  22. 2080 is definitely enough horsepower, but I personally would wait for the 3070 just because it's newer, has better RTX support, better DLSS, etc.
  23. What CPU are you running? Not being able to run 3600Mhz, especially on a new Intel platform, is very surprising.
  24. Keep in mind I've never done this, so these are just guesses: 1. Probably sound through HDMI. You might be able to dedicate the motherboard sound to one system and have a sound card for the other system, or if one system has USB speakers, they can just use USB passthrough. 2. You do it with a program like Unraid, which runs "below" everything else, and manages the resources. (this is called a hypervisor). Unraid needs some resources to run on as well, so if you have 8 cores and 32GB ram in the computer, unraid might need 2 cores and 4GB RAM, so you'd end up with 3 cores and 14GB RAM per user. 3. It's easy to turn on/off each system individually, but the resources don't get freed up. To reclaim unused resources you'd need to completely re-configure the VM, which takes a very long time. 4. not sure about this one, but it seems likely that there wouldn't be anything to do. overall, I don't recommend it, especially if you're going to be doing actual work on this machine, rather than gaming. It's less reliable, takes longer to set up, and the cost saving are pretty small (you save a little on the power supply, case, and motherboard, but GPU price is the same, and you need a better CPU.