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About AlfaProto

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  • Birthday 1995-02-06

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700K
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon
  • RAM
    8GBx2 Corsar Vengeance LPX
  • GPU
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 Founders
  • Case
    NZXT Source 530
  • Storage
    1TB 850 EVO M.2, 2 TB WD Blue, 3 TB Toshiba
  • PSU
    Cooler Master GXII 650W
  • Display(s)
    Asus VK228H, Acer AL1706
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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  1. AMD Zen CPU benefits from high speed RAM with low latency. Try find those RAM with high speed of 4GHz+ with low latency of 16 or lower.
  2. I wished I have a PCIE riser. I have two PCs, RVZ02 and a 'office' LP case. I can't use the RVZ02, as I managed to stuck a HDD at the GPU aready with a strong adhesive double-sided tape. The office looking PC, is LP, and I don't want to take the guts out, as it's simply too crammed. I already tested a GT 520, and a GTX 760, it's all the same issue. A very slow POST check. Display pick up, and this is the EZ debug LED: It's stuck at VGA. Not sure about this one, I can't remember of this should show something other than 'Unknown Driver':
  3. I doubt that it's the dGPU problem, as I did tried iGPU, without the dGPU installed. It will stuck at the VGA led, but the screen is powered and black. I need to wait for 2-3 minutes before it shows the MSI logo/wallpaper.
  4. Even switching my only DP cable to the other two DP output on my 1070 failed. The screen is powered, but black, the EZ Debug LED VGA lights up. I also did the same thing on the iGPU, no success.
  5. As far as I remember, I didn't flash the GPU with the latest BIOS, as my 1070 is using Samsung memory, not Micron. There's no reason to mess around the BIOS. While it's a Founder's Edition, it's from ASUS, with the . Secure Boot is disabled (default), and CSM is disabled, as I'm not using it for Windows 7 or older. I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. Plus, it's like any other day, the previous day, it was working well, I didn't touch anything, just cold start (turn on)/resume from sleep. There wasn't even a Windows Update.
  6. This is my full basic spec: Intel Core i7-6700K MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Corsair LPX DDR4 2400MHz, 2x8GB 1 TB SSD M.2 SATA Toshiba 2x3TB HDD Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition (dGPU), Intel iGPU is enabled via BIOS, in order to use QS, but all monitors are plugged to GTX 1070. CM GX II 650W ASUS VK228H and Acer H226HQL (LED Power : Orange - Not detected, Blue - Detected) It is like any other day. I decided to start my computer up, and the MSI EZ Debug LED stuck at VGA. My monitor is correctly detecting the signal from the dGPU, since my monitor LED power light is blue. I did the troubleshooting steps: Since I have two monitors, I plugged each monitor to each GPU, dGPU and iGPU. Resolution: dGPU picks up, LED power is blue, but still black screen (powered). Take out dGPU and test with iGPU. Resolution: iGPU picks up, LED power is blue, but still black screen (powered). Already cleared the CMOS and take battery out, I'm still using the iGPU, iGPU picks up, LED power is blue, but still black screen (powered). I decided to browse my second hand online app for a new Z1/270 board. In about two-three minutes. The screen shows the 'BIOS reset', and I decided to use the OOB (out-of-box) stock settings, and I managed to get into Windows. So I decided to shut down and decided to plug my dGPU back into the motherboard. The same problem occurred, the EZ Debug LED is stuck at VGA, however, the monitor (now dGPU) is correctly detecting signal, but still black screen (powered). I decided to wait about 2-3 minutes, and I managed to get into Windows. I decided to leave iGPU disabled. I decided to do a BIOS update, as I'm on 1.3, so to assume that it is just an older BIOS, I upgrade to the next 1.4 (1.6 has Kaby Lake support). Nope, same thing, after 6 minutes (2 restarts), a slow to boot. I'm just wondering, is this board about to die?
  7. What's your original spec of your PC? Have you tried using NVENC or Intel QuickSync? Before I had NVENC capabilities, I record gameplay footage using Intel QuickSync with high bitrate. It's not really bad, considering that it's Sandy/Ivy Bridge era. Maybe before upgrading, look deeper into your existing options. Meanwhile, everything else looks fine, I recommend up the RAM from 2.4GHz to 2.666. I prefer M.2 SSD, despite it's using SATA/AHCI interface. No one is going to scrutinised like AMD does in the image quality, plus, there the streaming server on the other end, so video artifacting, may not be your fault.
  8. Source: HardwareZone, ASUS, Kapersky, Motherboard Installed on most ASUS computers, is the ASUS LIveUpdate.if you don't know what the purpose of the app, here's a quote: However, hackers used this app to distribute malware later year, between June to November, and nearly a million of ASUS computers are infected by this malicious malware. The detection took quite long, due to the fact that, the hackers used a legitimate security certificate for their backdoored app. Below is a screen-caps (courtesy of HWZ), showing the Digital Signature. The intentions of the hackers are unknown, but they were targeting specific users, and can be traced via their MAC address. Here's the trogan name, if detected by your anti-virus scanners: Since the majority* are using ASUS products, and is using this app to obtain updates at one-go, I suggests that you removed the app temporarily until it's resolved. In my own opinion, I always do not use this 'Live Updates' app, be it ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI. I usually go and used the existing drivers came with it, download latest via network and update it, at least there's a roll back point. The app installed base is likely OEM computers, and/or people like us, too lazy to download drivers one by one, and turned to automation. * - I mean, every YTbers are sponsored (by) and recommending ASUS, so I assumed that the viewers pick ASUS as its brand.
  9. NVIDIA plans that mobile Kepler support, to be discontinued by April this year. Do note, that this is mobile, not desktop. So, if you have a desktop Kepler graphics card, not to worry. I checked Steam Hardware survey, and that's not a whole lot of Kepler on the first 20 cards, in fact, the GTX 960/50M and GT 940M are on top of the GT 720M. NVIDIA is shifting focus on bug fixes and improvements on Maxwell cards, and newer. However, critical security updates will end next of April 2020. Moving to Nvidia 3D Vision, it will also receives the same fate. Support for Nvidia 3D Vision will no longer be available this April 2019, however, critical security updates will end next of April 2020. To be real honest, 3D Vision was expensive back in 2008-2010, even into Fermi era--in terms of the gears and performance. Not only that, support (games) for it was rather limited. You can check the list of mobile Kepler over at Nvidia's Knowledge Base Source: Hardwarezone TheInquirer Nvidia (1)(2)
  10. As far as I know, AMD were never aiming any of their cards for compute, except the RX Flop series, which can't even beat the Titan Xp/V/RTX.
  11. Swap that AIO cooler for H212, or something beefier heatsink, but with a single fan like the H212. My rig has 6 fans (include CPU and GPU). - 1x200mm intake - H212X single fan - 3x140mm Thermaltake Riing (exhaust, and set to very low speeds) - 1x1070 FE The case is the Source 530. 1. Thermals? It's a tropical country, so a 80C on the GPU is not bad. 2. Noise? +62% fan speed of the 1070 FE. But it rigged (via Afterburner) it that 70-75C it hits 60-70% fan speed.
  12. 1. Check if integrated graphics is enabled by default via your UEFI. 2. Uninstall the previous chipset drivers used by your previous motherboard *1 3. Use DDU to uninstall your previous graphics drivers. *2 *1 - I was upgrading from an old Z68/77 to Z270, it was causing some performance issues, and BSOD when underload. After removing the old chipset drivers, everything worked fine. *2 - Upgraded a 900 series to the 10 series without any driver installation, but it was recognised by the Nvidia Control Panel, and Device Manager. Thought, there was some performance issue on certain games (some high FPS games, the perf. loss wasn't that noticeable.
  13. If there's anything, it's probably be in the 90C (OCed), but not above 91C.
  14. Actually, the retail actually marked up the price of the cards, well basically, anything, if there's shortage.
  15. Asrock unveils the Radeon VII (R7) card ahead of the official launch (it's Jan 30th, 2019, and it's like almost 8-9 days). This is likely a stock edition, and I believe also stock PCB layout. It does support the newer AMD FreeSync 2, meanwhile, there's no mention of ray tracing support like Nvidia's RTX counterparts. Source: https://asrock.com/Graphics-Card/AMD/Phantom Gaming X Radeon VII 16G/#Overview https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-asrock-jumps-gun-unveil-its-phantom-gaming-x-radeon-vii-16g-graphics-card?fbclid=IwAR1RzEWHtAa1wB0rZYmZArBS4cTnRc03x8ist4MySI88Q6ihtmH2qbMy-Bw