Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by steffeeh

  1. Long story short, I'm currently looking to change one of my screens to a higher tier one that is larger (27" instead of my current 24") and has a higher resolution, but where I live a curved panel seem to be cheaper than a flat one with the more or less equivalent specs, so I'm considering that as an option to save some cash. However my current setup are 2 screens that are a symmetrically placed (i.e their inner edges are right in front of me), can't move one too much to one side or it will cover one of my studio speakers. Would it look weird and annoying to have a curved panel that is slightly to the side with a flat one beside it? I could move the curved screen slightly towards the middle of my viewing angle and push the smaller flat screen a little bit to the side before it covers one of the speakers, but I would still have to look a little towards one direction to focus on the curved screen. Should you only have a curved screen right in front of you, or could this work? A flat panel with similar specs would cost like an additional $120.
  2. I'm looking to buy a new monitor, and it currently stands between a Samsung S27H850QF and a Acer BE270UA which are both Freesync monitors. I've been googling some, but I can't find any links with info regarding Gsync compability. Any tips? Or should I just order the one I end up liking the most and return it if it doesn't work?
  3. steffeeh

    gtx 1080 netflix stutters

    Install and run LatencyMon to see if your system has latency issues. I too have the same issue with my PC with video stuttering unless I uninstall all network devices in device manager and reboot - then I'm free from stuttering for a few hours (not saying that will work for you though). Sadly though I haven't found any permanent solution yet.
  4. steffeeh

    Aircooler for Ryzen 2600?

    I'm building a PC for a friend that will involve a Ryzen 2600, and I'm currently deciding on if there's a need for an aftermarket cooler. There will only be mild overclocking, so the stock cooler will be perfectly adequate thermalwise. But he really likes quiet PCs and wants his to be nice and quiet, so I'm thinking if there should be an aftermarket cooler installed just to cut down noise levels. I'm thinking coolers like Hyper 212 Evo and the equivalents.
  5. steffeeh

    bios update issue

    Can you be more precise in describing what happens when you start the PC?
  6. steffeeh

    is a 240gb ssd enough for a 600 pound pc

    Storage wise: probably not, I'd suggest you add in an HDD as well for storage and additional games. You'll still benefit from having the OS and the most important programs/games installed on the SSD. Though in your build list you added in a 120GB SSD instead, so only the OS and a little more will fit on it, perhaps the regular programs + a game or two. Furthermore, switch to a 2x4GB RAM kit instead as you'll benefit from dual channel.
  7. What is the practical advantage of Gsync over Vsync? Let's say you have a 144Hz panel, but only get 80 FPS in a AAA-title, what will be the practical perceived difference between having Gsync enabled vs Vsync enabled? And what will be the difference if you're around 144 FPS, or even above? Asking because me and a friend are planning a build for another friend who wants high refresh rate on esport titles such as Rocket League but don't mind lower framerates on AAA-titles like Cyberpunk 2077 (when it comes out) that he's basically drooling all over. The configuration is 1080p resolution with a GTX 1070 so he don't have to upgrade the PC for a while (he's not very techy). Would have loved to grab a Vega 56 instead and use Freesync since we're already over budget but it's very inconvenient where we live sadly, long story short
  8. Well it's just partly the reason why I'd guess. Not sure what they cost where you live compared to where I live. Here it's maybe $100 for mATX board vs $150 for ITX with the same chipset.
  9. Not sure why on the hardware side of things - but for sales and such, you need to charge more per unit if you expect to sell fewer of them, as all associated costs (that doesn't necessarily decrease in 1:1 ratio with less production) and total desired profit margin gets divided on fewer estimated sold units of the product. Of course that's not the only factor as you have to factor in what competitors charge etc, but it does have its influence on the price. As ITX boards are less common than mATX, I'd guess this is partly the reason why they're more expensive.
  10. What I'm doing is running a full backup every monday when I'm away from home, and then I run differential backups each day so that the backup is up to date throughout the week, and then go back to a new full backup by the start of the week. Because of this, the differential backups gets larger everyday, so having the weekly full backup keeps the differential backup sessions short. I can't do incremental backups as I don't have the paid version of Macrium Reflect, and I don't really need it since I can just run the differential ones instead with the weekly full backup, the full backup isn't really "in my way" as I'm not home at that time. However, optimally this would mean that I always have an image-file of the full backup and one for the differential one (for some reason) stored, and then each new full/differential backup would overwrite the old one so that I always have 1 of each that is up to date - but instead I keep getting more and more backup files for each backup, until the HDD becomes full, so the overwriting doesn't work for some reason. For now I've tried editing the retention rules, so I'll see how that goes tonight when the full backup fires up.
  11. I use automated backups to my NAS with Macrium Reflect, where I do a weekly full backup on Mondays, and daily differential backups. However, I've noticed that the backup image file doesn't get overwritten, instead Macrium just leave a new backup alongside the older ones, until my HDD on the NAS becomes full and I have to manually delete the old ones. I realize that there's probably some settings I've set wrongly, but I can't figure out where and what. I just want there to be 1 backup image file that gets overwritten with each new backup session. I've attached a screenshot of my backup schedule inside Macrium Reflect, in case my error is there. I do also use my own backup filename, if that could be the culprit.
  12. Yesterday I flashed my PC, ran all Windows updates and updated all drivers. Today I've started installing programs. Sadly, today I've already encountered an issue with Chrome where it lost internet connection after 5 minutes (other browsers ran fine). Long story short - I was able to fix it in regedit by changing a value. But this opens a larger question - if you have to go into the registry and fix a problem on day 2 after a fresh OS install, should you just scrap it and reinstall Windows again? On the one hand, this was an application error and not a system error, but on the other hand I can't help but feel there may be more to come. Though I'm no expert, hence why I turn to you.
  13. Now Steam is showing similar issues, I guess there's something wrong in the system after all
  14. So I'm about to flash my PC, backed up and ready. And suddenly I start thinking - should I perhaps once I'm done setting up my PC and it's fully operational again, do a full image backup? That way the next time I do a reinstall I can just load up the image as a snapshot and be back with fresh and clean drivers and all and won't have to manually reinstall most softwares and such, and maybe just have to compensate with some Windows updates and additional files? Or is there something that I've missed? EDIT: To be clear, I'd do this image once all programs are installed again. and my manual backup has been added in etc.
  15. steffeeh

    Create image backup of fresh OS install?

    My idea at the moment is to update Windows and all drivers, install all programs and move over my storage, customize it all back and fix the settings that I like. Then I'll run Macrium Reflect and image everything on my PC. Then I'll store the image-file on my NAS. Essentially what happens every week for my system with my scheduled image backuping to my NAS, except I'll keep this file on elsewhere in the NAS and label it "Fresh Install" or something. EDIT: How volatile is this with regards to hardware drivers and such? Obviously this idea won't work if I were to swap out the mobo, but what about excanging RAM, GPU, etc?
  16. Over at the support page for my motherboard, I can download and update my chipset drivers, USB drivers, etc among other things such as updating BIOS. I wanted to freshen up my PC driver wise so I've updated the BIOS so far, and now I'm considering updating the chipset and USB drivers as well. Question is, do I really need to do that manually, or is it handled by Windows update? Or is this some sort of firmware update that I need to do manually like when updating the BIOS? Link to support site (choose Windows 10 64-bit): https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/X99A/HelpDesk_Download/
  17. Been using EVGA Precision X for some time now since I liked it more. However I'm starting to grow tired of all the constant updates it wants to do (mostly one update every month, sometimes even more), so I've been looking towards MSI Afterburner instead if it has less frequent updates. But I can't find any version history to see how often they update their software. Anyone here who could pinpoint me in the right direction or tell me from their own experience how often MSI Afterburner gets updated?
  18. It's a Lenovo Thinkpad E530 from 2012. It's my travel computer and I travel so seldom that it's not worth investing in a new one, I rather just keep it alive The fan can every once in a while spin up to normal fully, but most of the times it's barely moving and you can hear it struggling, if it starts spinning at all. I personally believe there could be 3 things that have gone wrong: - The motor itself of the fan is dying from age (most likely) - The fan is not properly plugged in (not likely as it went normal speed an hour ago for 5 min) - The mobo header or similar is broken and doesn't supply proper power (but occasionally manages somehow)
  19. My fan is no longer spinning up properly when starting the laptop, giving me a fan error message upon boot. Luckily I've found the right replacement part to replace the fan. However before ordering the replacement I just want to open up the laptop to check and make sure everything is looking good and that it really is the fan dying and that it's not caused by any fault on the motherboard. Aside for checking that the fan is properly plugged in and making sure the fan header isn't damaged, are there any other things on the motherboard that I can look for if there's any fault on it causing the fan not to spin up properly? Would it for instance be possible to grab a spare fan and connect it to see if it starts spinning, or are desktop fans not compatible with laptop motherboard fan headers?
  20. It's a full OS with an interface that you log into via the web browser.
  21. To give some more insight on what you can do with one, I have one myself that my entire family uses for backups. Just like jevjev pointed out, a NAS can be accessed from anywhere in the network, whereas an external HDD can only be accessed by the computer it's plugged into (although you can probably connect external HDDs to some routers, but that's less common and you still have the advantage that a NAS is after all a server computer, so it has more features). So all PCs in our home can access the NAS, and have a backup software installed that backups the entire PC onto the NAS following a schedule, meaning none of us has to lift a finger until something goes wrong on a PC.
  22. steffeeh

    Weird noise when playing to my bluetooth earbuds

    Nevermind fixed it. The driver was interfering with an audio codec.
  23. I just got a pair of JBL Reflect Contour 2 earbuds for when working out, but I figured I'd also set things up so I could connect them to my desktop at home as well. However whenever I try to play music on my PC via bluetooth I get weird stuttering noise (almost sounds like a lofi helicopter?!). Everything is nice and silent as it should be until I hit play, where the noise starts and doesn't go away until I disconnect the earbuds. I also get this noise whenever a Windows notification sound gets played. Is there any settings in Windows I need to configure? Because the earbuds work flawlessly through my smartphone. If it helps I'm using a bluetooth dongle, with CSR driver installed to it.
  24. steffeeh

    Pc is on but nothing on screen

    Hmm it doesn't look like your motherboard has it, check the manual on how you do trouble shooting on that motherboard. Otherwise an error code would look something like this: I've too had issues with the screens not turning on, sometimes because my RAM settings were unstable where I'd get an error code pointing at the RAM config (this could also be the case with RAM not working properly). Have you updated your graphics card driver recently? If there's a bad patch, things could start glitching up.
  25. steffeeh

    Pc is on but nothing on screen

    If you open up the PC when it doesn't boot up properly, do you see any error code being displayed on the motherboard (if it has that feature)? Have you overclocked your memory, or running any XMP or AMD equivalent? Also, please list your specs and overclocks if there are any, plus GPU driver version.