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About Carosel43

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  • CPU
    i5 4690k @ 4.5Ghz
  • Motherboard
    Asrock H97 Pro4
  • RAM
    8gb Corsair XMS3 @ 1600XMP
  • GPU
    MSI GTX970 4g Gaming
  • Case
    Coolermaster Elite 342
  • Storage
    Sandisk Ultra 480Gb SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair GS700
  • Display(s)
    LG 24''...something

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  1. Building new PC!

    It all looks reasonable to me. I would save a bit on the case and perhaps get a faster graphics card but i am not too worried about the cosmetic side of my systems. Its personal choice how pretty you want it to be. The 1050ti and R3 are not hot running so 2 fans should be ok, especially in that case. If not, add another fan later. As for the PSU its overkill on the watts but not really excessive. Its a good PSU and thats more important anyway.
  2. PSU upgrade

    Its been a good psu to me other than the noise. In my old system it didnt show as the non rpm adjustable case fans and the howling stock AMD fan on my Phenom 955 totally masked it. Upgrading in 2015 to an i5 with a decent cooler and PWM fans really showed off its weaknesses and recently i upgraded to a case with better airflow and even lower fan rpms. At this point i cant pretend not to hear it so i will be getting a replacement soon.
  3. PSU upgrade

    excellent thank you. I just did a very basic test using the sound meter on my phone. With the system running unigine heaven as a load it ran at about 30db until the power supply fan kicked in. It then rose to 45 as a peak then dropped off as the fan throttled back. For some reason the fan wont run at low rpm all the time. Instead it kicks in, howls like a banshee and slowly runs down until it stops. Then a minute of silence for another ramp. I would rather it just stayed on at lower speed. My PSU is a GS700 by the way. Anyway, the corsair offering looks good from what I have read so far. It might be the one.
  4. PSU upgrade

    Thanks for that, I had not really looked at it but its the same price as the EVGA supernova g2 550 I was looking at. I will read up on the 550x as well
  5. PSU upgrade

    Looking to update my PSU as my current corsair 700w jobby is like a jet engine once the fan kicks in. Having the fan stop at low load is great but the noise it makes when its running is just ridiculous. The octopus of excess cables is also annoying so modular or semi modular is going to be on the cards. Anyway I have a i5 4690k @ 4.5ghz, gtx 1070 armor at 2ghz, an SSD and that's about it. Don't need shed loads of power, even 550w would be more than enough I am sure. Has anyone got any suggestions? I have been looking at EVGA and seasonic offerings around £60-80 mark but cant work out which is likely to be the best all rounder.
  6. SSD Slows down after reboot

    To revive this old saga I never did cure the problem so have bought a new SSD and cloned the OS across. Everything looks good and things that weren't working before now are. I will see how long it lasts. if it fails now then its either the OS or the motherboard.
  7. SSD Slows down after reboot

    quick update. As my CAD program scans all of the drives in the system before starting it was taking 5 minutes to open because the mechanical drive in the system was so slow. I decided to uninstall the drive using windows, I rebooted and we are back to full speed on all drives.
  8. SSD Slows down after reboot

    That more or less sums it up other than it ran perfectly in its current configuration for a few months before the issue reared its head. As I don't have access to a Linux boot drive I cant do anything with that. I wouldn't know where to start anyway with Linux and would need to run it for weeks to get any results. The same is true for taking the system somewhere. I cant be without it for the many weeks they would need to look into the issue and, frankly, it would be cheaper to buy a new board/hard drive etc. The other thing is that the drive speeds have stabilised at the levels in the above screen shot. While not ideal, they don't impact my daily use of the machine so I'm beginning to think I might just ignore it until such time that I can be bothered to reinstall windows. One thing I did forget was that when I was trying to do a backup clone of the drive I had a nightmare trying to get windows to see the drives I was connecting to the system. THe bios showed them, but windows rarely found them and it took ages to get it sorted out. I gave up doing the 2nd backup I intended to do as it was just too much like hard work.
  9. SSD Slows down after reboot

    Ok I finally got round to doing a CMOS clear and the situation has not improved. I think this is a windows issue but goodness knows how. I'm working on the SMART info
  10. SSD Slows down after reboot

    numbers today
  11. SSD Slows down after reboot

    The drive has slowed over the weekend, not enough to notice unless i know where to look but it is slower. I have hardly been home this weekend so no chance to do anything. I am also out tonight so tomorrow maybe if i can find some non conductive tweezers or similar.
  12. SSD Slows down after reboot

    oh yes, todays performance
  13. SSD Slows down after reboot

    I have used all 6 ports over the course of my drama trying to find the issue. nothing seems to change!
  14. SSD Slows down after reboot

    I would remove the battery but that is even more buried than the jumper! I am not going to faff with it this weekend as i have loads to do but next week should be better.
  15. I have given mine +35mv (1.25v total i think) and under full load in heaven for example i hit about 72'c but that is with the fan at maximum. My ASIC score was 71.9 i think? cant recall. Anyway my 970 wont hold 1475 all day, once it hits about 70'c the voltage drops to 1.225 and the core slows to 1467 but it will then hold that all day. In games it will normally survive at max boost without any trouble.