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KarathKasun

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    KarathKasun reacted to MadAnt250 in Best GPU Combo with FX-8350   
    @ConsoledotlogIf you are upgrading your system, keep your GTX 970 for a while to save some cash for the next upgrade. Forza will perform a lot better with a the upgraded CPU and with a GTX 970 you should be able to play the game at 1080p on high detail. 
     
    In games like the Forza series, running over 60 FPS is not necessary most of the time. In fact the game may run better when locked/v-synced to a lower frame rate.
     
    I run Forza Horizon 4 just fine with high details with my i5-7400 and GTX 970.
    Your GTX 970 has more potential than you think, it's just being choked.?
  2. Funny
    KarathKasun got a reaction from Tristerin in Best GPU Combo with FX-8350   
    FX anything is going to have a very hard time maintaining 60+ FPS in many games.  Its just too weak per core, even at ~5ghz.
     
    In several games I can run into CPU limitations with an FX-8300 @ 4.7ghz core and 2.6ghz IMC, 32gb of DDR3 2133, and an RX 560.  Fallout 4 for example, at 1080p max details, can end up at 75% usage on the RX 560
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Thready in Should you spend extra on a higher end CPU to future proof your system?   
    Ive seen it on a 9900k and it was still choppy.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Thready in Should you spend extra on a higher end CPU to future proof your system?   
    BL3 doesnt really require much... its the Denuvo VM running that kills performance, and a faster CPU cant get around that.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Nosnibor in Attempting to lower the PCI lanes to x4 (if this is my problem)   
    Slots 1 and 2 connect directly to the CPU.
     
    Slots 4 and 5 connect to the chipset.
     
    You want to use the CPU connections first for GPUs, and the first slot in this layout is generally the direct to CPU PCIe lanes.  If you use 1 and 2 it gets split to x8/x8.  Likewise, the x16 from the chipset is slot 4 and it gets split to x8/x8 when 4 and 5 are in use.
     
    Slot 1 is where the manual says to put the GPU, so that is absolutely where the direct CPU connection is.
     

  6. Agree
    KarathKasun reacted to rcmaehl in Apple NEEDS to Innovate - Zenbook PRO Duo Review   
    Yes
  7. Informative
    KarathKasun got a reaction from LiquidKaffe in Best PCI Soundcard   
    Soundblaster Live for anything from Windows 98 to Windows XP.  You can even stretch it into Windows 10 if you are not afraid of community written drivers.
     
    For DOS, I would have to say Gravis UltraSound is the gold standard.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Thready in Should you spend extra on a higher end CPU to future proof your system?   
    The only CPU that makes sense for a general build is the R5 2600/3600.  Pretty much anything else is overpriced for what you are getting unless you absolutely need the extra cores.
  9. Agree
    KarathKasun got a reaction from Vishera in Should you spend extra on a higher end CPU to future proof your system?   
    The only CPU that makes sense for a general build is the R5 2600/3600.  Pretty much anything else is overpriced for what you are getting unless you absolutely need the extra cores.
  10. Funny
    KarathKasun reacted to BuckGup in Should you spend extra on a higher end CPU to future proof your system?   
    Go for Ryzen as there are bound to be new Intel vulnerabilities found lol
  11. Agree
    KarathKasun reacted to porina in I think i broke my pc with prime95 plz help   
    Latest Prime95 supports AVX-512. If your CPU supports that, it is WAY hotter than AVX2.
     
    Userland software should never be able to damage hardware unless the hardware was inadequate. Specifically the only risk is for those doing extreme overclocks and inadequate cooling.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from 5x5 in I think i broke my pc with prime95 plz help   
    AFAIK its the MB that usually goes belly up and takes the CPU with it.
     
    The OP though, they likely just have a clogged block or dead pump.  Not the first dead H100i that I have seen.
     
    This is why I refuse to use a CLC on any of my builds.  More parts to break and if the pump goes south its not easy to replace at all.  While you can just swap fans if you get a large air cooler with standard fan sizes.
  13. Funny
    KarathKasun got a reaction from Polemical in Is my gpu bottlenecked?   
    Quad core without hyperthreading will present a problem for newer games, regardless of the GPU.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Ryan_Vickers in iMac 5k Retina Burn In   
    Onset depends on a number of factors.  Panel temp is one of them.
     
    I would assume that in an iMac the panel temp is much higher.
     
    I had installed quality IPS displays at a doctors office that were on for 8-12 hours on the same static image without problems, for 12 years.  By the same token, I have purchased mid range TN panels for home use that have randomly developed image retention.  The worst offenders are pre-2000 TN panels though, and they usually ran pretty hot.  Had a Dell laptop from 97 with burn in so bad it looked like a 70s arcade cabinets CRT.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from wasab in Running Windows on Browser?   
    Wat?
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Tristerin in iMac 5k Retina Burn In   
    On LCD's it gets worse over time, its material fatigue.  I have some very old high usage monitors that will burn in from as little as 5 minutes of displaying a static image now.  You can clear it fairly easily, but it is annoying.
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    KarathKasun reacted to GodSeph in Running Windows on Browser?   
    Can all you base are belong to us?
     
     
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from TechyBen in Running Windows on Browser?   
    Wat?
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from GrockleTD in Download speeds slow, but upload fine?   
    Depends on the AP, some will assign devices to one of two or three networks.  If the device happens to be sharing a network with the tower and not the laptop, that would be the expected behavior.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from TechyBen in Trying to not hate Linux   
    The laptops with no display output from the GPU are not well supported in the best scenario.
     
    If you ever had the pleasure of using Windows with no GPU drivers installed, this is the same thing.
     
    If there is no driver installed for your GPU, everything is drawn by the CPU through a very primitive display API.  This makes the whole user interface very laggy and some programs will fail to function properly.
  21. Agree
    KarathKasun got a reaction from TechyBen in Trying to not hate Linux   
    IMHO, Linux is a crapshoot on any laptop that uses anything but integrated graphics.  NV Optimus makes running Linux nearly impossible if you want to use your GPU.
  22. Agree
    KarathKasun got a reaction from DrMacintosh in OpenGL Performance much higher on R9 270 than 1660 ti   
    Wat?  This is not true.
     
    AMDs OGL implementation is several versions BEHIND NVs, especially on older cards.  It is probably faster because it is simply not doing some of the work being done on the NV card due to not supporting specific features.
  23. Agree
    KarathKasun reacted to 5x5 in GTX 960m TERRIBLE performance! Pls Help!   
    Check with GPU-Z for power throttling.
  24. Agree
    KarathKasun got a reaction from Tristerin in GTX 960m TERRIBLE performance! Pls Help!   
    That GPU is a 720p class device.  Performance is normal.
  25. Funny
    KarathKasun got a reaction from 5x5 in FX8350 low performance on Linux need help   
    And you are still comparing a 3ghz (sub 3ghz in some of those graphs) part to a 4ghz part.  Proving my point.
    Oh, would you look at that, in those benchmarks, the performance delta is almost EXACTLY the same as the clock delta.  And there are faster C2Q chips you can pick up from the Xeon line of chips.  Up to 3.4ghz.  And they OC to the 4.4ghz range, resulting in a total performance difference of ~10% in ST OC to OC testing.  In MT, 2x E5450's keep up with the 8350 without overclocking.
     
    Memory bandwidth is a pure synthetic, and the other numbers prove it.
     
    Westmere was not much faster than Core 2, it was primarily brought about to integrate the cores into a single die and address memory bandwidth.  It didnt need to be significantly faster per core or per clock.
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