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Everything posted by KarathKasun

  1. You mean two cores and 6 extra threads. SMT has a positive impact when core count is an issue, and some games can use 8+ threads at this point. 4C/8T is the MINIMUM I would get for a PC focused on gaming at this point in time. Some games can still run into hitching and stuttering with that though.
  2. Just because it has the same socket does not mean it will work. The board has to support 3rd gen core series CPUs in BIOS/firmware or it wont work.
  3. You are running out of available handles to map into virtual memory. Buggy drivers or apps can cause this.
  4. Mechwarrior Online, Elite: Dangerous in some environments with ultra details, Elder Scrolls Online, etc. Mostly games from the horrid days of multithreaded programming.
  5. I have such a setup, it struggles with keeping GPU usage up on an RX 470 on some games, in some cases only pushing 30-60 FPS. R5-1600 has issues with the same games due to it being roughly the same on a per core basis. It has better per clock performance, but lower clocks.
  6. Correct. Just crank SSAA or something similar, instantly GPU bottlenecked again. Get the best GPU you can afford in your budget, the CPU/MB should be upgraded soonish though. 2nd gen i7 + H61 board will get you a platform that can push up to a 1060 without much struggle.
  7. You can get a 3 prong to two prong outlet adapter and connect the ground tab to a wire that connects to earth ground anywhere to get a ground. Metal wter pipes or a metal stake in the ground outside will work for a ground connection.
  8. Any USB audio device has its own sound processing hardware built in. You can use a USB headset on a PC with no audio device installed and it will work fine.
  9. The 2gb 670 is worthless for new games (~2016 and newer), if you can find one of the relatively rare 4gb cards however... they end up between 1050 Ti and RX 470.
  10. Some videos are scaled and filtered by the gpu, this can cause aliasing if you are having filtering issues with the GPU. There was a good example of this a few pages back.
  11. Just a reminder of what impacts power use... Clocks are linearly tied to power usage. 20% increase in clocks = 20% increase in power. Voltage is exponentially tied to power usage. The more you add, the faster power usage goes up. Add 5% volts and get 10% more power, Add 10% more volts and get 20% more power. Not exactly accurate numbers, but its a good simplification. Number of transistors is linearly tied to power usage. 20% more transistors = 20% more power on the same process. Process technology (22nm, 14nm, 7nm, etc) is related to power, but I dont r emember the relation formula. All things being equal, I think its 1:1, so 14 to 7 would reduce power by half. The problem is that other manufacturing secret sauce changes with every process size anymore. Where 20 years ago 180nm and 90nm were almost exactly the same with a simple size reduction.
  12. As I have been saying for years now, the AA/pixel crawl problem is not a problem. It is expected behavior. The only thing that is really a problem is where people are having texture LOD problems, where textures are stuck at their lower resolution versions.
  13. Another vote for GTX 1050 ti/RX 560. Even then some games will be CPU limited.
  14. If you can get a 12c/24t system with a base clock in the mid 3ghz range using Sandy Bridge or newer, you will get sufficient performance to drive something like a 970/980/1060/1660 or 290/390/480/580. Your worst enemy with cheap workstations is the abysmally low CPU clocks. You need a 3.4ghz+ Sandy based CPU for pretty much any GPU faster than a 1050 Ti.
  15. Some motherboards also had issues with temp readings from the CPU itself, I beleive it was corrected with a BIOS update.
  16. Windows 10 comes on USB sticks, or you can just make your own installation USB stick with tools from Microsofts website.
  17. Physically check temps of the HSF base and the back of the MB. Its possible that the CPU has an improperly calibrated or faulty temp sensor.
  18. Firmware level viruses are a thing, and would impact the PC no matter what it was doing... even in the BIOS/UEFI screens.
  19. Make sure a fan with a RPM signal is connected to the CPU fan header. Its also possible that the AIO pump has failed, resulting in a 0 RPM reading and excessive temps triggering over temp protection.
  20. Remove CMOS battery and power from the wall, wait ~5m, replace battery and plug back into the wall.
  21. No, I just work on a fairly large number of systems over the last ~20 years, so I have been around a good majority of the boards. The GPU not being detected by the BIOS/OS means the GPU is not making good contact in the slot due to oxidation of the contacts, the GPU firmware is corrupt, or there is some kind of physical damage to the card.
  22. No, thats the general default behavior when no GPU is detected. H61, Z77, Z87, etc, etc, all exhibit this behavior. With no GPU and the iGPU disabled, the system will still boot with the iGPU.
  23. If its a non-k chip and not a Z series MB, there are limits on memory speed with all slots filled.
  24. Consumer boards will auto fallback to the iGPU and continue to post.
  25. Incorrect. Windows can boot without a display device as long as the MB still posts.