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About CallMeMysterious

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  • Birthday 1996-05-08

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B350M Gaming Pro
  • RAM
    8gb DDR4 @ 2400 MHz (planning to upgrade to 16gb)
  • GPU
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6gb ACX 3.0
  • Case
    Thermaltake Versa H22 Plus
  • Storage
    250 Gb WD Blue M.2 SSD, 1tb WD Blue HDD, 1tb Seagate Barracuda
  • PSU
    EVGA 600b
  • Display(s)
    Generic HP 1080p monitor @ 75hz (primary) Acer H223H 1080p @ 75hz (seocndary)
  • Cooling
    Wraith Spire
  • Keyboard
    Corsair STRAFE with Cherry MX Brown switches
  • Mouse
    Corsair Sabre RGB
  • Sound
    Samson SR850 w/ Aokeo AK70 studio mic
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. First off, sorry if I posted this in the wrong topic. I figured since it's somewhat relevant to CPUs, it should be fine. Also sorry for any formatting issues, I'm posting from my phone. So I was looking into getting an external capture card (probably an Elgato HD60S) because when I try to game at over 60fps while streaming from the same computer, OBS has problems rendering frames. I'm pretty sure it's because the GPU is working really hard to render the game then process some of those frames and encode them. Either way, processing the frames on a different computer will allow me to run the game at over 60fps and offload the encoding and rendering to another computer, in this case I'm thinking about my laptop. Before I decide wether or not to buy a capture card, I'd want to know if my laptop's CPU could handle rendering and encoding the data. As you probably guessed, the CPU in my laptop is an i5 8250u. It's a quad core eight thread CPU but it's a mobile chip and I think its limited to 15 watts. Its base clock is 1.6 GHz with a turbo of 3.4 GHz but I usually see it around the mid to high 2 GHz range during heavier tasks like rendering a video in Vegas Pro 15. So given that info (I really don't have a way to test it because it doesn't have dedicated graphics) do you all think I could stream with a capture card using my laptop to encode? I'd probably use H.264 because I've had bad experiences with QuickSync (Intel HD encoder)
  2. Ok, I was able to fix it and I understand why it wasn't working (probably, correct me if I'm wrong) The main issue was the GPU afterall. It was being hit too hard by the game itself to render the frames for OBS to encode. I was able to solve it by capping my framerate. First off, I game on a 144hz monitor and I can push out 120 ish on medium settings in R6S. I previously tried that while I was using NVENC and it didn't work. I switched the game to borderless so I could easily tweak OBS settings and that's where the problem arose. The vsync option doesn't always work in borderless. I was actually running at 120 ish FPS and therefore straining my GPU just with that task (pushing as high a framerate as possible) and it left very little for OBS to use to render before encoding. I switched back to exclusive fullscreen and capped my FPS to 60 and boom, it worked. Almost flawlessly. I still dropped a few frames when loading into games but it still worked beautifully. TL;DR I had to switch to exclusive fullscreen to enable a framerate limit. That limit freed up GPU resources to OBS and then it worked flawlessly. Now I am testing encoding profiles to see how far I can push it. I can do ultrafast, superfast, and veryfast just fine with a 90fps cap in game. I'm gonna see if I can do "faster." **EDIT 1** here is a link to the stats window with x.264 ultrafast with a 90fps cap. All but a few of the frames missed due to render lag were encountered while loading into a match. Pretty damn good. **EDIT 2** faster was too much, framedrops in game and here are the stats for it
  3. NVENC (stream constantly at ~20FPS) x.264 (stream also ran at 20FPS constantly, no more lock-ups because I reset the task to normal priority)
  4. I should have enough time to try it before I have to head out. Hold on
  5. Wouldn't downscaling just add more strain on the CPU?
  6. Lately I've been wanting to get into streaming R6S to twitch but I've been having a whole host of problems. I've tried using both OBS Studio and Shadow Play but both have similar results (surprisingly) I started off just googling a bunch of stuff related to my issues and stumbled across this gem, but even that didn't help. In that thread, a person mentions a stats tab in OBS and according to it, I'm having problems with "Frames missed due to rendering lag" so my stream is only outputting close to 30fps when my game itself runs at up to 100fps with medium settings. My specs are: Ryzen 5 1600, 16gb Corsair LPX @ 3000mhz,and a GTX 1060 6GB. In terms of network, I get 200 ish mbps down and 11 up. Note: I was using a bandwidth test so no one could watch the stream. For x.264 I used these settings For NVENC I used these settings This is what video was set to the whole time This is what advanced was set to the whole time This is what the stats tab looked like for x.264 This is what the stats tab looked like for NVENC (both of the stats were taken doing a hostage rescue terrorist hunt on house) With x.264 I noticed that my computer basically locked up multiple times, as in it stopped registering inputs but the video was still displaying too. Also the LED effects on my keyboard stopped moving. It also seems that this time there was a really high encoding lag. NVENC was much better in that regard but had more render lag than encoding lag. It sounds like a lot of people are having that problem, too. In terms of Shadow Play, I use custom settings. 1080p60 @ 6000kbps. That's really all it lets you customize. Gameplay was relatively smooth but the stream looked blocky and the framerate was choppy. Like OBS but less choppy framerate. I'm heading out in a bit so I won't be on right away to try recommended courses of action, but thanks for any help anyways.
  7. Right now I do use a surge protector, but it's an older power strip. I was planning on going with the EVGA one anyway, ordering now.
  8. I'm looking at getting a new power supply because my current one is slowly dying. It's ripple currents have gotten too high. I so far have two in mind, both 550w and 80+ Gold. One is the EVGA SuperNova 550w G3 and the other is the Corsair RM550x. Online, it sounds like both have pretty low ripple currents, but is the Corsair unit really worth the $20 more? The exact reason for the new power supply is on my last post here. Long story short, ripple currents are making my computer unstable.
  9. After doing some digging and looking on other forums, it sounds like of all things it's a power supply problem. I have an EVGA 600B and it sounds like it has a rep of having problems after a couple years. It has been a few years so I shouldn't say I'm surprised. From what I found, the problem is that when installing a video driver, the card temporarily goes into a P0 power state which is the highest power draw mode, and also explains why the fans ramp up around then too. The problem comes with ripple currents or something similar. Basically, the power supply isn't providing "clean" power and is having slight fluctuations. In my case, it was fluctuating a bit too much and power dropped elsewhere and caused the system to power cycle, force stopping the driver install and corrupting it. I'm looking into buying a new power supply.
  10. But that's the only GPU in the system, I didn't get an APU. Plus if I go into driver details or dxdiag with the Microsoft basic display adapter installed, it shows it's a 1060. I'll try re seating the GPU and it's power cable after I get some sleep.
  11. I forgot to add, Running Windows 10 64 bit, Version 1803 Build 17134.112
  12. The title kind of says it all. I recently upgraded to a Ryzen 5 system and now whenever I try to install my GPU drivers (GTX 1060 6gb) it starts working, then blackscreens.That part is normal, installing drivers has always done that for me. But the problem is that a few seconds after it bluescreens, the computer power cycles. Then when Windows boots (or tries to) it crashes with error code Video Scheduler Internal Error. I know it has to do with only the GPU because I can install other drivers just fine. It always crashes on the GPU driver. So far I've tried multiple versions of the driver as well as running DDU first. Unfortunately whenever the computer crashes due to that problem, it doesn't make a minidump file so I can't upload it to a website to analyze it. Other than that one problem the system is otherwise completely usable. I've also tried using device manager to automatically look for drivers, and when it does grab the GPU driver it does the same thing. Any help is greatly appreciated. If you need any more info just ask.
  13. I just started recording stuff on my switch with an old HDMI capture card I found laying around and it doesn't have a mic input. It's a cheap capture card that just records to a flashdrive, and can't be connected to a PC so I can't use OBS or something to record video and audio so I have to use another device and manually sync the audio (me talking) to the video. The only other mic I have is a studio mic I use for my PC and it would be a pain to set it up in my living room with my phantom power supply (although I have a Behringer U-Phoria UM2 which does phantom power over USB) and my scissor mount. I would set it up in my computer room if I could but my desk is barely big enough for what I use it for. So the idea that popped into my mind is what about a pair of earbuds with a good inline mic? I have Beats Tour 2 Earbuds that I won in a contest awhile back but their inline mic isn't that good. So are there any earbuds or headphones with a good inline mic that won't cost $100? Or would I be able to use my USB C OTG adapter to connect my UM2 to my phone and record my studio mic? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  14. I have an older Z97 Motherboard (GA-Z97X-SLI) and it has an M.2 slot. I've been thinking about getting a new SSD since my original one is older and is only 120gb. On the motherboard's website, it says it can do up to 10Gb/s on its M.2 slot. So could I use an NVMe SSD like this one or should I use a slower SATA M.2 Drive like this one? I would like the WD Black simply because it will be faster but I'm not sure if it will work with my motherboard. Also, I bought this motherboard used from Microcenter awhile back and it didn't come with a screw for an M.2 Drive. If I were to buy an M.2 SSD, would it come with a screw?
  15. Looking for a group to play some BO3 Zombies with. I have The Giant and the Zombies Chronicles DLC Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/calamity1911/ Go ahead and add me and let me know if you want to play