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deWaardt

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About deWaardt

  • Title
    Family malware removal guy
  • Birthday 1999-04-12

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    deWaardt

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    The Netherlands
  • Interests
    Things with wires and fans and stuff. Cars are also interesting.

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770
  • Motherboard
    MSI something forgot what model.
  • RAM
    1*4gb + 1*8gb. It works OK?
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 950
  • Case
    Aluminium butter cup - I mean Sharkoon VS4-W
  • Storage
    1*Western Digital Scorpion Green 1TB
  • PSU
    Seasonic S12II 520w
  • Display(s)
    1*LG 22EN43
  • Cooling
    Cryorig H7
  • Keyboard
    It's 10 years old, I have no clue.
  • Mouse
    Logitech M-U0007
  • Sound
    Some third party brand headset.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64

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  1. deWaardt

    i7-2600k, still good for today?

    Purchased i7-3770 I'm happy, FPS are good
  2. deWaardt

    This PC buying guide will make you cringe

    My car has a 1.6 litre engine, but it has 4 cylinders. 4*1.6 = 6.4 So in reality, my car really has a 6.4 litre engine.
  3. deWaardt

    i7-2600k, still good for today?

    Contacted the guy, the motherboard he sells it with isn't even compatible with the 2600k >.< Welp, would €250 be worth it for a locked i7-3770 with an MSI Z77A-G43 motherboard? Price seems a bit high, but I could be wrong. I know it's a Z77 motherboard with a locked CPU so that's a bit of a waste, but whatever. 2600k is about out of the question at this point, searched every available site and asked around for a bit but no good compatible motherboards anywhere. How would the 4670k compare? I know it's a hot chip, but how would it compare to the 3770 in terms of gaming performance? Can get one for roughly the same price (€265) with a z87 motherboard.
  4. deWaardt

    i7-2600k, still good for today?

    I might have got a deal on a 2600k with a motherboard. My other choice right now is a locked 3770 with an MSI Z77A-G43 motherboard. The 4770 is out of the question unfortunately, the guy isn't responding at all. Overclocking the 2600k could give me better performance than a locked 3770 wouldn't it?
  5. deWaardt

    i7-2600k, still good for today?

    Hhmm, the motherboard problem.. I hadn't thought about that, but they're indeed hard to get. The 4770k is just out of my budget, it's a great chip so I might consider it, and the guy gives me a motherboard with it. I might consider it. The motherboards that support the 2600k, you can still get some new but they have like a 4 week arrival time, if they arrive at all.
  6. Hi, I'm looking for a cheap upgrade from my Athlon. I found a 2600k for a good price, but I'm not too sure how the 2600k does today. Is it still good enough? I plan on playing Battlefield 1, I've heard it's a very CPU demanding game, how well does it do? My other choice is an i7-4770 + mobo + ram, but it's more expensive. Second hand i5's are undoable, they're sold for ridiculous prices or too slow for what I need.
  7. I'll just RMA everything. Either I wait half a month with a non-functional PC, or I wait half a month without the entire PC, makes no difference to me. Sigh.. Thanks for the help gents, I'll start packaging things and hope my problems will be over with one day. The webshop's warehouse can deal with my demon-cursed hardware.
  8. Haha that sounds like a pretty good solution to this problem. If this thing isn't cursed I don't know what it is.
  9. I already tried that. I wrote it in the OP. I tried the driver version that was on the disc, tried the one that was recent at the date I bought it, tried 5 different recent versions, no-go.
  10. Uh, yea should be possible. If the motherboard goes RMA, I'll just package everything up and send everything RMA. Wish I didn't have to go this path. This PC has been nothing but trouble.
  11. Unfortunately trying another motherboard is no option. Everybody here hates AMD with passion, because welcome in the land of fanboyism. I could try the GPU somewhere else, it could be a culprit as it only crashes during gaming. But why would the GPU crash while gaming, but is rock solid in a stress test? The PSU is adequate. I could go out and RMA literally every single part... Yea, even tried running a completely different operating system, same problems. Stable during stress test, unstable during actual gaming.
  12. Hi, I'm coming to beg for help as I'm completely done. I have this computer, it is not stable. It never is stable. It's not gonna be stable and it's an annoying turd. I'm at a complete loss as to why it keeps crashing. The specifications: AMD Athlon 860K @4ghz 12GB DDR3 (some 8gb kingston and some 4gb kingston of the same specs). In case you ask, yes I've ran the system with just 8GB of ram. Still crashes. Testing with 4GB is near impossible as barely any game runs with 4GB. Asrock FM2A88M-hd+ rev 2.0 Gigabyte GTX 950 Seasonic S12II 520w. The symptons: It just dies. It whatever, sometimes it quits with graphical distortions over the screen, sometimes the screen just turns black and the computer becomes unresponsive, sometimes the screen turns black but sound keeps going, sometimes it just restarts. It started doing this two or three months ago. It usually happens during gaming, but is very intermittent. Sometimes I go a week without anything going on, other times it just craps out after 5 minutes of gaming. The computer works perfectly fine with no ill-symptons, until it just quits. What I tried: At first I started with stability tests. I've tried multiple tools for the CPU and the GPU, both of which passed a ~30/32 hour stress test. Also if you run the CPU and the GPU at the same time. I hooked a multimeter up to my power supply and noticed a lot of frequent drops to 11v or even lower. As I thought the power supply was bad, I swapped the power supply out with a brand new Seasonic S12II 520w and was confident all my problems were gone. Basically a day after I installed the new power supply it crashed again. I cleaned the entire PC, made sure all temps stay within their range, cleared all overclocks, ran a memtest, but it just doesn't matter. Everything comes out fine, but the PC still runs like ass. I DDU's the drivers multiple times, I completely reinstalled the motherboard/chipset drivers multiple times, tried all kinds of different driver versions, but no-go. Should I just toss the entire system in the trash, light it on fire and build a new one, or is there something I completely oversaw? I'm pulling out my hairs as I try to prevent myself from dumping the PC out of the window from third floor. Please send help and prayers. A bottle of whine is fine too.
  13. deWaardt

    Squeezing noises and instability, help?

    I have my system specifications in my profile, but I'll write them down here: Cpu: AMD Athlon 860K Mobo: Asrock FM2A88M-HD+ R2.0 Gpu: Gigabyte GTX 950 Psu: Corsair VS350 Cpu cooler: Cryorig H7 The sound is clearly coming from the general area of the CPU. The HDD is mounted in the front of the PC, I checked all the fans and none of them are squealing. The squealing also seems to come and go. I can't really grasp what could be squealing. Capacitors? Voltage regulators? I've ran the PC during night before, but only this time it is squealing. I'm sure my hearing didn't increase! Good thing is that prime95 is still going, no crash yet.
  14. Hi all I've been having stability issues since last month, with the graphics drivers crashing a lot and the computer blackscreening. I have run multiple stress tests, but never too long. Today I decided to run a stress test while I was asleep. One night I'll do the CPU alone, the other night the GPU and then the CPU and GPU simultaneously. It's been a long time since I actively listened to my PC. I usually wear headphones while using my PC. So about half a hour in, and I noticed some terrible squealing. I got out of my bed and noticed it came from my desk. Pulled the side panel of my PC, there's pretty bad squealing coming from the CPU and GPU area, I have not ever heard this before. I checked the fans, but they're not the problem. Here's a video of the sound: What could this be? What could be squealing so bad, and could this have something to do with my stability problems? Thanks for your attention, deWaardt
  15. This is the absolute closest I can get, I don't have any camera's that can focus that close I took a look at the retention holes, and they don't appear damaged. I can fit a needle in just fine. If I only insert one side of the other part it's also fine, it's just that both pins won't fit. The holes have identical shape on both sides: A little slope in which I suppose you are meant to slide the pins, and the actual hole.
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