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About -rascal-

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    Pin "H-3" on the AM3+ socket
  • Birthday 1992-06-12


  • CPU
    FX-8350 @ 5.0GHz / Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4.1GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula 990FX
  • RAM
    12GB (4GB X 3) GSkill RipJawsX @ DDR3 1866 MHz
  • GPU
    Sapphire NITRO R9-Fury -- Two in Crossfire
  • Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB / Kingston V200+ 120GB / WD Caviar Black 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 (V1)
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VS228H-P / Acer G215H / Sony Bravia 46" HDTV
  • Cooling
    Thermaltake Frio with push-pull config (w/ Antec Formula 7 nano-diamond thermal paste + CoolerMaster red LED JetFlo fans) / Swiftech H220
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 -- anodized black, red LEDs, and Cherry MX Brown switches
  • Mouse
    Logitech G9x
  • Sound
    Logitech X-540 5.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64...Windows 10 Pro x64

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    Victoria BC, Canada
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    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Nuff said.
    Trail / Enduro / Downhill Mountain Biking
    Computers / Electronics / PCMasterRace
    Engineering / Science
  • Biography
    Electrical Engineering student -- Fourth year
    Electronics & Computer Engineering Technologist (Diploma + Advanced Diploma)
    Electronics Engineering Technician for the Canadian Department of National Defence
  • Occupation
    Electronics Engineering Technician / Student

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  1. Yes, the equivalent bandwidth of PCI-E X8 3.0 is PCI-E X16 2.0. A full PCI-E X16 3.0 lane has a maximum of ~16GB/s, while PCI-E X16 2.0 is 8GB/s. Although the slot itself is PCI-Express 3.0, the GTX 560Ti is PCI-E 2.0 compliant. PCI-E 3.0 didn't exist yet at the time. Regardless, you should not see any performance hits running at PCI-E X8 2.0.
  2. I understand the two cards are not SLI compatible. Even though you have video cards installed in the "SLI designated" slots, SLI is not mandatory. You can install a PCI-E X1 slot card into a PCI-E X16, X8, X4, or X1 slot. You are not restricted to putting a PCI-E X1 card into a X1 slot only. (I still remember Linus putting a X4 slot card into a modded X1 slot in his home server). What I know to know is, if you use PCI-E_2 and PCI-E_4 (listed in the table I included), does your GTX 560Ti run at the proper speed? PCI-E_2 and PCI-E_4 would be the two metal reinforced slots on your motherboard. GTX 560 Ti in the top metal slot (e.g. PCI-E_2) GT 730 in the bottom metal slot (e.g. PCI-E_4)
  3. Hmm...I see...okay okay, will have to do some measuring, and looking at numbers. Can you give me the link on the Canadian Tire website? How is the wrap, though...quality wise?
  4. EDIT: The ASUS GTX 1080Ti's are 11.73" in length, so you have a sliver of extra room to work with compared to me. I have an Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass (looks like you have that too), and two Sapphire R9-Fury...which are 12.1" in length. I've got a custom water cooling loop work-in-progress, so I can give you some approximate numbers, pictures, etc. Depends on what type/size of reservoir you want to get, the Enthoo Luxe should have a variety of mounting options/locations. You have a stop left of the PCI expansion slots (e.g. cylindrical shaped). The Luxe also comes with a reservoir mounting bracket (check your accessory box) If you want to use a pump + reservoir combo, the pump bracket also works (again, check the Enthoo Luxe accessory box). Anyways...where did you get the Carbon fibre wrap? It's a nice little touch!
  5. Pins in GTX1070ti

    Which Zotac GTZ 1070Ti are you looking at, and which EVGA 500W PSU specically? Zotac has three versions of the GTX 1070Ti, and out of the 3, two requires 2x PCI-E 8-pin power cables. It will depend on the PSU. Some 500W, 520, or 550W will have two 6+2 pin PCI-E connections (6+2 as it can either be used as a 6-pin or 8-pin connection). Some will have a 6-pin and a 8-pin. Heck, evens some 500W will only have a single 6+2 pin cable. Basically, if you are buying a PSU, make sure you get a decent quality one, and have ALL the power connections/cables you need for your computer.
  6. XB271HU i'm playing though displayport

    The Acer XB271HU doesn't come with a remote. You just use the settings / menu buttons along the bottom (like any other ordinary computer monitor). ...welcome to da PCMasterRace w0rld mah bruh. We well fine de wae.
  7. XB271HU i'm playing though displayport

    Yes, you can switch between any of the inputs on the monitor. It will not strain your computer, monitor or PS4. All it does is pick which signal to show, and ignores/blocks off the others.
  8. According to the block diagram found in your motherboard's user manual (page 19 if you're curious)... The black PCI-E X16 slot (that runs at X4), and all the PCI-E X1 slots are provided through the X370 chipset. It should not interfere with the PCI-E X16 that your GTX 560Ti is sitting in -- as those PCI-E lanes are coming from the Ryzen CPU directly. Just curious, may or may not be related to your issue (but will see), how many SATA drives to you have installed? How many USB devices connected to the USB 3.1 or 2.0 ports? Which PCI-E X1 slots are you using? In page 28 of the user manual, there is a PCI-E bandwidth table... For testing purposes, what happens if you put your GT 730 into the second PCI-E X16 slot (the other metal reinforced slot)? Your GTX 560Ti should the at PCI-E X8 -- click the "?" and do the render test if you need to.
  9. As of January 2018, officially Product Test and Characterization Engineer!

    Next goal: getting the P.Eng certification...but which company to do it under as?

    Where do I want to eventually end up at? Intel Canada for their 3D XPoint (aka Optane technology)? D-Wave and their Quantum Computing project? AMD?

    Who knows...

    1. Canada EH

      Canada EH

      Speak english please ;) tech jargon is not my fortay

    2. Godlygamer23


      Congratulations. I hope you do great things. 

    3. 8uhbbhu8



  10. Windows 10 will not recognize both 1080ti and 980ti

    Commenting on your previous post first. You don't need to reinstall drivers -- GTX 980Ti and GTX 1080 share the same driver suite. However, you may need to restart the computer so Windows/drivers acknowledges the configuration change (e.g. 980Ti and 1080 swapped places). I do not recommend flashing the BIOS through Windows -- it just introduces 1 more room for error. Format a USB stick to FAT32. ( https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1012303/ ) Download, and throw the BIOS file (usually .BIN format) into the USB stick -- in your username, gigabyte specifically says to rename the BIOS file to GIGABYTE.bin Use Q-Flash from within the BIOS to update.
  11. After downloading drivers.

    What is the temperature of the RX-460 when under load (e.g. under heavy use)? What about when idle / light usage? Try setting the cooling fan speed to say...fixed 50%. Does the white noise show up? There are a few possibilities (IMO): (1) WIth drivers installed, the cooling fan speed is variable. Too low fan speed, and the GPU heats up, causing issues. (2) Software bug. Try older version drivers (e.g. September/October/November 2017, etc). (3) Hardware fault. Something is wrong with the RX-460, and needs to be RMA'd for repair.
  12. Stupid Question Guys

    For your GPU, I have no idea why ASUS is pointing to NVidia, and nVidia is pointing to ASUS. ASUS is the manufacturer, so it should be through them. Typically, if it's still within the new item "30 day warranty", you can also go through the seller (e.g. NewEgg, Amazon, etc). nVidia makes the GPU chip itself, and sells it to ASUS who manufactures the rest of the video card. In that sense, nVidia has no involvement between them and the video card buyer (you). This is kind of strange how ASUS would finger the point back to nVidia...
  13. Stupid Question Guys

    @Darkseth Ditto. Not enough to upgrade to a higher-end GPU, but enough money to get into expensive custom water cooling. Doesn't quite make sense... @Zachary Cartwright Just so you know, custom cooling loop is not a "set up and forget" thing; you need to put some money in on a regular basis to maintain it afterwards. Coolant replacement (e.g. 1 or 2 times a year) Coolant additives Tubes needs replacing after a few years If parts go bad due to age, they need replacing etc, etc. You won't find much water cooling support for the RX-560 anyways. It's a lower power, entry level card. Usually water cooling companies, like EKwb, would make cooling blocks for high-end, high heat cards (e.g. RX-580, RX Vega, GTX 1070 and above, etc). Those are the builds that would consider water cooling 75%+ of the time (vs. like 15% with a RX-560 or GTX 1050).
  14. Well if you want to re-use... 80% of your existing parts, you CAN go for a 4th/5th generation Intel CPU. Something like a i5-4690K, i7-4790K, i7-5775C, etc. You can re-use your DDR3 RAM. People should be letting those go, and jumping over to the 8th generation chips. But the drawback is...you would still be on a old , "End of Life" platform. "Mainstream" 4th-generation stopped with socket LGA 1150, with the Z97 chipset, with the i7-4790K / i7-4770K / i7-5775C being the top-tier chips available.
  15. What? That's not the BIOS... Press the ESC key, can a menu should pop up. Select the Computer Setup (F10) option -- THAT should take you to the BIOS. That said, the core issue may be that the old BIOS on the motherboard is not compatible with the GT 1030. If updating the BIOS does not help...