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About ander12391

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    Junior Member

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  • Occupation
    Geek Squad.


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 5930k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth X99
  • RAM
    16 GB of DDR4 Corsair Vegence
  • GPU
    EVGA ACX2.0+ GTX 980ti SSC w/Backplate
  • Case
    Fractal Design R5
  • Storage
    Intel 750 AIC
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova G2 750
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PA248Q
  • Cooling
    Noctua U12S
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Recently built a Skylake system. However I noticed soon after that my CPU fan keeps ramping up and down randomly. The only way to get rid of it, is to set a custom fan profile in the UEFI ( I have already tried a different HSF). However I was just wondering if anyone is noticing the same thing with their Sabertooth Z170 board. The ramping seems related to the CPU temps, which seem to change very fast depending on what I am doing. I am thinking that Skylake is able to throttle and up and down its Frequency very quickly and that is causing the CPU fan to ramp up and down. I am not having any issues with load temps or stability so at this point I am just more so curious than anything. SPECS Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Intel 6700k 16GBS of Corsair RAM 2133 MHZ Corsair AX860i Noctua U12S GTX 1080 EVGA ACX 3.0 Fractal Design Define S
  2. Got the monitor last night and hooked it up. The monitor for the most part looks really good however it has about 5 dead pixels. sooo back to the store it goes.
  3. Just sucks for the consumer. I feel like buying a monitor has become a pain in the ass ever since adaptive refresh rate became a thing.
  4. So after returning my Dell S2716DG to Best Buy due to having terrible issues with it I decided to order the Asus MG279Q instead. However I do have a GTX 1080 and the MG279Q is a Freesync monitor. Was it stupid of me to do this? When I had Gsync with my DELL I honestly couldn't tell it was working. And from what I've researched a lot of people seem to like the MG279Q even when pairing it with a Nvidia card. And with the GSYNC version of this monitor costing an extra 200 dollars I couldn't really justify the price difference just for Gsync. And it should be noted that on average that this price delta wasn't just for the Asus models. Even Acer has similar pricing XF270HU is 549.99 and its Gsync counter part XB270HU-BPRZ is on sale right now for 689.99. So hopefully when my MG279Q arrives I can report back with my findings however I feel as though Gsync is overrated and I wish Nvidia would support Adaptive Sync since its a free standard and is part of the VESA spec. But at this point I am use to paying the Nvidia tax..... ( Looks over at my GTX1080 FE). But when you remove Adaptive Sync from the equation this monitor is still 1440p,144hz and IPS so I think its going to still provide an amazing experience. I just hope I dont regret it . UPDATE# just found this video and this kinda lines up with how i feel.
  5. So I've had my EVGA GTX 1080 FE for about two weeks and I have noticed something weird over the past couple of days. So after playing Fallout 4 I noticed that my core clocks were sitting around 1139 MHZ however my FPS was sitting at a constant 72 FPS with the Ultra Preset @ 1080P... So after digging into the issue I came to conclusion that because Vsync was enabled it was locking my FPS to 72 FPS (which is half of my 144hz monitor). After turning off Vsync in the NCP my Core Clock jumped back up to what I'm use to seeing it at (1800MHZ...ish). So after seeing this I assume that because the GPU was not working as hard its backing down the core clock. After doing some more testing in World of Warcraft. I noticed that my core clocks were going from 1139MHZ, 1215MHZ,1366MHZ,1442MHZ,1607MHZ and sometime if I am in a new part of the world it will stay closer to its boost clocks of 1800MHZ. So my question is... Is anyone noticing such a wide scale of core clock speeds? In comparison I decided to test the same games on my EVGA GTX 980ti SC ACX2.0+ and it will either sit at its default clock of 1102MHZ or its boost of 1303MHZ. Could this be related to GPU Boost 3.0... I mean I am not noticing any performance issues when the GTX 1080 core clocks start to fluctuate, just not use to seeing so many different clock speeds. My theory is that the GTX 1080 is able to scale its 3D clocks down even lower than its default if its not having to work hard to render the game. Anyhow any insight from fellow LTT forums lurkers is greatly appreciated. Something I forgot to mention. MY GTX 1080 Temps are fine. I usually stay below 80C at load.
  6. I recently upgraded from a GTX 980 to a GTX 980ti and I dont regret it. The truth of the matter is that we are always 6-9 months away from some new great tech. So I would say go ahead and get whats the best now. The rumors of Nvidia's next cards not incorporating HBM2 is also what made me pull the trigger on my GTX 980ti. With that said knowing Nvidia they are probably going to pull a rabbit our their hat and the Pascal cards are going to be amazing regardless of what kind of memory they use. And in that case I will probably still upgrade to it. However I fall into that small percentage of enthusiast that are able to upgrade their GPUs every year. But in closing you wont regret the GTX 980ti its a great GPU and I am seeing great deals on them as low as 599 for EVGA's Classified model.
  7. I know back when I was running my old X79 build with a GTX 770 the card use to stay at X16 2.0. I think it was due to some limitation of the chipset. Nvidia never fully enabled PCIE 2.0 on X79 for GTX 670,680, and 770 (which is just a beefed up 680). I know this doesn't directly apply to you but I thought I would just share my experience with my old GTX 770.
  8. Disabled Fast Boot and the issue remains. Asus wasn't much help. They just told me I could set up an RMA. The only component I haven't swapped out is the CPU. But I have already talked to Intel and they seem to think there is no way it can be the CPU. Seeing as how this issue isn't terrible I may just have to learn to live with it. As soon as my 5930k arrives I will be giving this platform to my brother but it still bugs me that I cant pin point whats causing this.
  9. I dont think thats the issue. I dont even have a boot drive plugged in during my testing. But I may try the Direct Key feature regardless it sounds like a convenient feature.
  10. Ok Ill give them a ring in the morning and Ill try to provide an update on this thread. May not be able to respond with my findings right away with the holidays approaching.
  11. I just wish I had a cheap haswell to test with.
  12. The Z97-A is brand new. Just got it from UPS today. I was sure my Sabertooth board was done for so I ordered this as an replacement. And as far as flashing is concerned I am doing it exactly how the manuals have instructed.
  13. My main Keyboard/Mouse is the Deathadder Chroma and Blackwidow Tourny. Ive tested with a cheap Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and Wireless Logitech Mouse. I have tried extending the wait time in the BIOS. Weird thing is that if I plug in my boot SSD. You still cant get into the BIOS with both Mouse and Keyboard plugged in but instead of sitting a black screen it will go into Windows.
  14. So lately Ive noticed something strange with my Build. I am unable to load into the BIOS if I have both my mouse and keyboard plugged in. If I just leave one or the other plugged in I can go straight into the BIOS. I have tried everything I can think of. Flashed BIOS, replaced every part except for the CPU. This is happening on my Sabertooth Z97 and Z97-A. I am going to be uploading a video as well so that you guys can better see my issue. But at this point I am at a loss. I dont think it can be the CPU because Its stable on AIDA 64 and It has also passed the Intel CPU diagnostics. Any help is greatly appreciated. https://youtu.be/IAXz7AvIUxg