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Everything posted by KarathKasun

  1. Sources point toward no. You could open up the laptop when you get it, but if it only has a PCIe SSD you wont have a boot drive when using the GPU. And in its form factor it likely does not have a SATA bay for a 2.5" HDD/SSD.
  2. Install the AMD chipset drivers package and make sure the board is configured for AHCI.
  3. No, this is not all that vsync does. The cap functionality is only how it works if you are getting FPS above the update rate of the monitor. If a frame is not ready on monitor sync, the same frame is displayed twice. This gives you half the frame rate. If you dont display the same frame twice, you would be displaying a partial buffer update, and thus not syncing to monitor refresh. Vsync forces the GPU to sync to the monitor update rate no matter what, which is why you get stuck at 1/2 or 1/4 FPS if FPS falls below sync rate.
  4. It is entirely accurate unless the game or driver does not enforce vsync. If it wasnt accurate, gsync and freesync would have no reason for existing.
  5. I think it may be soldered, not familiar with the Yoga line outside of the ultralights.
  6. Ultra DMA CRC Error Rate. It has a value of 0x14, meaning that it has logged some errors on the bus between the controller and chipset/CPU.
  7. You can use TB3, it just will not be integrated into the motherboard. You will need an add-in card to get it. Though, now that I think about it, there is a high end AMD board that actually has TB3 integrated...
  8. The SSD controller is crashing for some reason, possibly controller failure rather than NAND failure. The Ultra DMA errors indicate something happening with the controller, something in the physical datapath, or the chipset/CPU.
  9. Yeah, thats the space invaders of death problem that plagued early RTX cards. RMA time.
  10. I would pump the bit of extra cash into at least a 3400g. The extra threads are worth ~50% more performance in any task that can use the threads. If you end up doing any kind of 3D rendering for graphics design work or compiling code, its a significant upgrade. Same goes for the graphics in gaming scenarios. 3200mhz RAM would also help a ton for that.
  11. Yes it is. Vsync allows FPS at only factors of the refresh rate in double buffered display contexts. 15/30/60 for 60hz, 18.75/37.5/75 for 75hz, 15/30/60/120 for 120hz and so on. Just confirmed this on Elite Dangerous using native fullscreen. In an area where I would get ~45 FPS w/o vsync, I get 37 FPS with vsync because of my 75hz display. In an area where I would have ~60 FPS I get 37 for a bit... after a bit it does go up to 51, because the frame rate is swinging rapidly between 37 and 75 which is kinda nauseating. This is the whole reason gsync and freesync are things. Setting an FPS limit at 60 for a 60hz display is not vsync. Using full-window modes instead of exclusive fullscreen also kinda works around this by using triple buffering, but it introduces significantly more delay from input to display response.
  12. Refresh rate eye fatigue is not a thing with LCDs. That is only a thing with CRTs.
  13. Vsync will make it worse. It will instantly jump from 60 to 30, even if you could maintain 40-50. If you ever fall below 30 for any reason it drops all the way to 15.
  14. No, its not millisecond dips, it just drops to 30 fps in specific areas... during combat... It absolutely impacts gameplay. Esports titles are broadly based on engines or games from 2010 or earlier, not 2016. Consoles are at least consistent, going from 30 to 100 or 100 to 30 is a massive jump in input latency.
  15. Task manager doesnt list everything that uses memory, and if you have the integrated graphics enabled it will consume a chunk of memory.
  16. Cushioning the system will not improve the situation. Any rotating joints (where hoses meet the AIO block for example) will see much earlier failure. You are better off with a relatively low profile cooler, like one that uses a 120mm fan blowing toward the MB rather than across it like on a tower cooler.
  17. Your old build was a 3rd gen product on the same basic design. Ryzen 3000 is a wholly new design with different conventions for memory and other basic setup compared to what you were using before. A little bit of time and effort chasing down performance issues comes with the territory of building a PC. Not every generation of hardware is simply plug and play. Intel has had similar problems in the past with Z68. The main thing is to find and eliminate problems. Check disk performance and check SMART logs. You may have damaged something when moving it over or installing it. Static electricity is a pain in the ass.
  18. Air travel is a no no for watercooling setups. The vibration and pressure changes can cause premature leaks.
  19. Yeah, no. That sounds like a failing HDD/SSD, possibly incorrect RAM timings as well.
  20. That setup will be fine for 60-120hz 1080p.
  21. Air heastinks are good forever in practice, as long as they use standard fans that can be replaced.