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About MKeefeus

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  • CPU
    AMD FX-8350
  • Motherboard
    MSI 970 GAMING
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (x2)
  • GPU
    MSI R9 390 8GB
  • Case
    Corsair 300R
  • Storage
    OCZ ARC 100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
  • PSU
    Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. I got a new laptop that works great while plugged in, but when I unplug it, the performance tanks. I have set the power plan to high performance just like it would be when plugged in. In League of Legends, I go from 250-300 fps while plugged in to sometimes less than 100 when on battery. My specs are a 1660ti and 9750h in a gigbayte aero 15. Is there a setting that I am missing. I tried setting power management mode to prefer maximum performance which helped slightly, but still not enough to make the performance up to what I would expect
  2. My PC just started making a high pitched whine noise. If this is just coil whine thats ok, but I want to make sure its not a sign of something failing. In particular my PSU is a little on the old side. The best way I can describe it is it sounds like the sound you hear when your ears are ringing UPDATE: I found out it was my ceiling lights, not my PC. False alarm
  3. Follow up: while looking at the suggestions I stumbled on this one which I think fits perfectly what I'm looking for AORUS 5 NA-7US1121SH 15" Thin Bezel LG 144Hz FHD IPS LCD, i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, Samsung 16GB RAM, Intel M.2 PCIe NVMe 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, RGB Keyboard, Win10, Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RJ3C64R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_A7.GDb2C0MD3P
  4. I'm in the market for a new laptop. I just graduated with a CS degree and want something that can do some programming work. What I need: 8th/9th gen i7/i9 CPU or Ryzen equivalent 16gb Ram A dedicated gpu strong enough to play esports titles (siege, LoL) 1080p or higher resolution 13-15 inch display What I'd like: SSD or Optane (I can also just put these in myself) High refresh rate IPS display The less expensive the better
  5. I mostly play Apex Legends, Rainbow Six: Siege, and Warframe. Im looking to buy a new Nvidia GPU that will run all of those at 1080p 120fps. I would like to also use NVENC to stream the gameplay at the same time (I know that NVENC on my current machine with a 1660 takes ~15% GPU power so that leaves 85% for the games). Which GPU should I get?
  6. I just put together a new build with a 1x8gb stick of DDR4. I then remebered that I had an old 2x4 set laying around, so I put that in so I could return the other ram to save some cash. The problem is it only sees 6 gb in windows, although the bios sees the full 8gb. Do I need to do a full system reinstall to fix this. Ive attached a screenshot of task manager to show my problem
  7. So I am currently running 8gb of ddr4, but am starting to run into situations where thats not enough. The ram I have now is this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013J7PF5K/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and I want to add more ram, but that particular kit is a little expensive compared to some others, and my CPU cooler is semi blocking one of my ram slots, so I have 2 questions. 1) Do I need the same RAM, same speed, or neither 2) Would I have an issue adding 1 more 4gb or 8gb stick rather then running a dual channel kit
  8. I'm trying to overclock my 7700k and realized I dont really know what temperatures are considered safe. What temps should I try to keep the CPU under while stress testing? I have a beQuiet Dark Rock 3 (not pro) for a cpu cooler
  9. I'm planning on turning an old computer into a media server that I will leave on. I was originally going to use Ubuntu but wanted to know if there is a power draw advantage to using something like FreeBSD instead. The old computer is some old eMachines desktop that had Vista on it
  10. Im upgrading a friends laptop as a surprise. She currently is running windows 7 with 4 gb of ram and a HDD. I know I'm gonna put in an SSD, but I can't decide if I should get a 250GB capacity drive and put in 4 more gigs of ram, she currently has 4gb, or a 500GB SSD and leave the RAM as is. The only games she plays are League of Legends and Skyrim, and doesnt use the computer for any sort of difficult work.
  11. I know there is an empty slot, I had taken it apart before
  12. I'm trying to upgrade a friends laptop as a surprise. The laptop has 1 4gb stick and I want to ad 4 more gigs, but I don't know exactly what stick it is. Do they need to mach perfectly or is having the same speed and such good enough
  13. Is a gt 1030 a significant improvement over intel integrated graphics from a netflix/light gaming standpoint? (Games like league, overwatch, skyrim)