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About CrypticDan

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  • Gender
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Interests
    Gaming, video production, PC hardware and trying to deal with my social anxiety (Which is fun)


  • CPU
    i5 4690 with Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula
  • RAM
    16GB (2x8) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3
  • GPU
    ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 (O6G)
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition (Silver)
  • Storage
    HyperX Savage 480GB (Boot drive), Kingston UV400 240GB SSD, Seagate FireCuda 1TB 3.5 inch Internal SSHD, Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB (Internal)
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VG248QE
  • Cooling
    3x Corsair ML fans (2x 140mm, 1x 120mm)
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Blue
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
  • Sound
    Logitech Z333 2.1 Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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  1. CrypticDan

    GPU LEDs not displaying correctly after repair.

    [UPDATE] I think the issue might be the saturation slider not being able to go low enough. In the previous version of Asus Aura, the saturation slider (at it lowest point) would show the colour white at the far left, now it's showing a faint grey, meaning it's not being desaturated enough, which is likely the cause of the pinkish hue I'm getting.
  2. CrypticDan

    The ULTIMATE Powerhouse Sleeper PC

    Montage music is called Dark Star by Liquid Cinema, although the only place to listen to it is on Soundcloud and I don't think it's available for purchase from their site. Not sure about the other music though, sorry. https://soundcloud.com/liquidcinema/dark-star
  3. Over the last few weeks my Asus GTX 1060 Strix 6GB has been hitting the high 90s while under load. I took the card apart to replace the thermal paste (which solved the problem). When I reinstalled the card, the LEDs would only display red regardless of the settings. Turned out the wires connecting the LED bar to the card's PCB had come loose (most likely during disassembly), so I took that out (being very careful not to damage it further) and re-soldered the cables onto the correct pads. I put it back on the card and now when I set the card LEDs to white they're displaying white as more of a pale pink colour, which they didn't do before the disassembly. NOTE: 2 of the wire overlap each other, but I'm only about 70% sure they were like that before the disassembly, so I may try switching them around at some point to see if that helps. Images below showing the LED bar, re-soldered wires and my Aura settings. I'm using Aura version 1.07.35 (this issue wasn't present on the previous version, but can't re-download that to test it as Asus have removed the link from their site). I've also tried the 'standalone' version of Aura which is just for GPU control, but the LEDs still display incorrectly. I'm not using an Aura motherboard or any other Aura compatible hardware and I can't RMA the card as I won it in a competition, so there isn't a warranty to claim. Anyone has any ideas on what could be going on? I'm also thinking of replacing the LEDs that are already on there, but don't know which to get. - Dan.
  4. I have a small child in my house that knows how to turn on my pc and likes to press buttons on the keyboard, he got into the BIOS a while back and many settings were changed when I checked it, hence powering off the PSU every night since I'll replace the battery and see if that helps.
  5. For the last year so, when I boot my system I get the 'press F1 for setup' screen and have to go into the BIOS to restore my fan speed settings. I purchased the motherboard a little under 3 years ago (2nd hand but in very good condition from reputable seller). Also this morning when I turned my system on, the BIOS reset as usual and when I got into Windows, the clock showed 5th January 2059 and all of my browser cookies had gone. Could all this be related to the CMOS battery? The BIOS reset probably is from what I've seen online, but the browser cookies is a new thing. Motherboard is the Asus Maximus VII Formula, CPU is i5 4690, PSU is Corsair RM850X (only 3 months old). When I shut the system down at night, I also switch off the PSU (switch on unit), could this be the issue? - The PSU not powering the CMOS battery properly or something? Thanks in advance for any advice.
  6. That's a good point, I'll go with the white then, thank you!
  7. Contrast in terms of how how well the lighting shows up on the ram. For example if I had a black heat spreader, and set the lighting to white, then it'd show up better, whereas if I had a white heat spreader with white lighting it wouldn't show up as well if that makes sense? Not 100% sure if contrast is the correct term to be honest.
  8. I'm upgrading my system soon and I'm I'm looking at the Corsair Vengeance RGB (non PRO version) RAM and I have a choice of either black or white heat spreaders. I'll be using an Asus Prime Z390-A motherboard which has white heat sinks, so in terms of colour matching, the white RAM would look better, but would the black heat sink might offer better contrast with the lighting? Part numbers: Black - CMR16GX4M2C3200C16 White - CMR16GX4M2C3200C16W Opinions?
  9. CrypticDan

    CPU Vs Motherboard RAM Speed?

    Ok, thanks! Just wanted to verify that
  10. I'm upgrading to an i5 9600K, Asus Prime Z390-A and 16GB of HyperX Predator DDR4 Ram and I just want to check something before I make a purchase. Intel ARK says the 9600k only supports RAM speed of 2666MHz, but the motherboard supports up to 4266MHz (overclocked). I want to get 3200MHz ram, will the CPU limit it to 2666MHz, or will enabling XMP in the BIOS allow it to run at 3200MHz? Thanks!
  11. I'm looking at upgrading to 9600K, Asus Prime Z390-A and 16GB of HyperX Predator RGB Ram, and I've seen some comments online that the HyperX ram isn't fully compatible with the Asus Aura sync software (despite HyperX advertising) and only the static setting works instead of all colour modes? Is this still true, or has it been fixed? Thanks.