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    Father, Husband, Student, Business Owner, and when possible Gamer.
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  1. I recently put together a PC using secondhand parts. This system idles hot at about 58 degrees and under a 50% load it shoots up to 90 degrees. The heat-sink is stock and weak so I ordered a new one however its not expected to be delivered until May 5th. Any Ideas on how I can limit the processor or reduce heat in the time being? Specs: Motherboard: F2A88XM-D3HP CPU : AMD A10-7850K Radeon R7 PSU: EVGA 450 BT GPU: AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Graphics (not sure if this should go here but its currently disabled) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 MEMORY: a generic DDR3 8gb stick STORAGE: MKNSSDSR500BG
  2. I have a server set up at work hosting Arma 3 & Minecraft for my brother in law. I rarely need to connect through the games unless I’m doing some testing. I’m having an odd issue connecting my laptop to the server through the games. I am unable to connect through the lobbies for either game although I can screen share directly into the server via Splashtop. I have no issue connecting from my desktop on the same internet connection. I’ve also tried connecting from other IP addresses using a VPN and connecting from different internet connections outside of my home. I have also tried turning off the laptops firewall and tried fresh installs for both games also with no change. No more than 5 people have been connected to the server overall, so I am not aware of anyone else having connection issues. I based on what I have do so far is it safe to say that the issue is with my laptop and not the server? Is there anything else I should try before giving up on it? Thanks, in advanced for the help.
  3. Forgive the poor lighting in the pictures. The first picture shows the orange LED that's always on.
  4. Well the cooler was a huge issue. The motherboard has a proprietary bracket glued on to it from the original heatsink. I had to buy a specific brand but didn't realize it until I had purchased and tried to install 2 other coolers. I'll grab a bit tonight as an update. The beeps at start up are hard to decider mainly because I'm not seeing any problems. It sounds like a long then three fast a then three more fast beeps followed by a long one. The memory is working normally and has been tested on my CCTV sever with no issue. It's not over hearing with the new set up either. Their is an orange LED on though so maybe I should look up the manual to narrow things down.
  5. On start up my computer has a series of beeps. I found out today that this is a bad sign. It has always made those sounds on start up and does not appear to be having issues. I just assumed it was just something that server motherboards do and ignored it. Is there a way for me to decipher the beeps ?
  6. So I have $250 to spend on upgrades for my gaming PC. It has a unique set of problems and need some help from the experts. It is running with solid performance but does not have sound. I use a Bluetooth headset for audio and it sucks. I can get a sound card and it will run fine but at $250 maybe there are other options. here is what I have. Motherboard: X10SLM-F (this is a server motherboard and is limited in several ways) Processor: Intel® Xeon® CPU E3-1240 v3 @ 3.40GHz Ram: 32GB ECC (4 -Super Talent DDR3-1333 8 GB ECC Micron Chip Server Memory W1333EB8GM) (a little slower than id like but it gets the job done) Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FTW Power Supply: 100-BT-0450-K1 (EVGA 450 BT, 80+ Bronze 450W) (at 450w power is a little low but the server components are not power hungry.) it also has a 1TB hdd and 250GB SSD I considered getting a new motherboard but there are almost no options that will support a Xeon and ECC Ram, so short of replacing all three I am not sure what other upgrades I can even do to improve performance. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  7. I actually already watched this video and the "Does RAM speed REALLY matter?" but was still left with unsure. In the videos he discusses high end ram that is intended for gaming and makes no mention of ECC RAM. I figured that might be part of the problem.
  8. So can someone help me to understand why my RAM so appalling? The ram I have came with the server that I converted into a gaming PC. I'm not 100% what information is useful so ill list what I do have found online. This question comes about after a customer looked at my PC. He explained that my ram was extremely slow and that it would prevent me from gaming properly. I'm not sure what to think seeing as I have had good results with games like ARMA 3 and The Witcher 3. 4 -Super Talent DDR3-1333 8 GB ECC Micron Chip Server Memory W1333EB8GM Technical Specifications Manufacturer Super Talent Manufacturer Part # W1333EB8GM Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM Capacity 8GB Pins 240 Pin Bus Type PC-10600 Error Correction ECC Cycle Time 1.5ns Cas CL9 Data Transfer Rate 1333Mhz Memory Clock 166Mhz Rank Rank 2 Voltage 1.5
  9. Just to be sure. The card does not snap in 100% but I do think its connecting properly so its okay to turn on and test out?
  10. Currently my budget server PC has a 750ti that is low profile(red arrow). I got a 1070 FTW that is not. when I tried to install the card the small heat-sink (red circle) touches the card and prevents it from sitting properly. I think it is fully connected however I am not sure if it is safe to turn on. So i guess my question is... is it okay for the card to touch in that way? and/or is it okay to bend or file the heat-sink in some way? Side Note: This picture is from before I installed a proper fan.
  11. Hello all once again I come with an odd situation. So I have a group of parts from two PCs that do not necessarily go together and I want to make it work with the least amount of money spent possible. I'm not saying I'm not willing to spend money just that I want to keep the spending to a minimum for fear of a pregnant wife. Lastly the reason I am looking to do this is to figure out what combination will work best with my new to me GTX 1070 FTW. The problem with the basic home PC is that the processor is old and slow and the problem with the Budget serve build is the card is blocked by a small black heat sink that sticks up about half an inch from the board and the ECC ram is possible to slow for gaming. (according to a random customer at work) So here is what I have: Basic home PC from a few years ago: HP Pavilion 500-214 Desktop PC Motherboard: MS-7778 (JasmineR) Processor: AMD A8 6500 Memory: 8 GB PC3-12800 MB/s Type: DDR3-1600 Video graphics: Integrated Graphics Sound/Audio: Integrated IDT 92HD73E Audio Hard drive: 2 TB 7200 RPM Case: unknown???Height: 36.7 cm (14.48 inches) Width: 17.5 cm (6.91 inches) Length: 38.9 cm (15.35 inches) Power Supply: Internal 300W Nominal input voltage range: 200-240V/3A (50-60Hz) Full details found here (https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04100368) Budget Server Build: Motherboard: X10SLM-F Processor: Intel® Xeon® CPU E3-1240 v3 @ 3.40GHz Memory: 32GB ECC (4 -Super Talent DDR3-1333 8 GB ECC Micron Chip Server Memory W1333EB8GM) Video graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti Sound: None Hard Drive: 1TB HDD 7200 RPM Solid State Drive: 250GB SSD Power Supply: 100-BT-0450-K1 (EVGA 450 BT, 80+ Bronze 450W) Case: APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case Thanks in advanced for any help or critiques. If needed I can provide more information and/or pictures.
  12. I'm in the process of testing a recent server turned gaming PC build and have run into a unique problem. I have no display set up currently and access the computer through remote desktop. When I try to run a game for testing the system will not process the game through the GPU. I disabled the onboard graphics and it still won't use the graphics card. Any ideas on how to do testing in this way without setting up a display directly?
  13. Well After everything is said and done I figured I would come give a status update. So after everything was hooked up, the rig started with no issue. I started running some tests and adjusting the settings. That's when I noticed 2 issues. First, the board does not have the part used for audio and with the GPU placement does not have room for a sound card. Second, it runs HOT, very hot. Without the tight confines of a server case with a strong fan directly on the low profile heat-sync, the CPU gets got fast. It ideal at 50c and when stressed jumps to 90c in under 30 seconds. I Have purchased a new heat-sync and will have it installed in two days once it is delivered, so for now, this project will be on hold. I'm not really sure what to do about audio yet but I'm thinking maybe setting up some sort of Bluetooth speaker set. As always I'm open to ideas and critics, so feel free to chime in.