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Crunchy Dragon

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About Crunchy Dragon

  • Title
    Willst du bis der Tod euch scheidet treu ihr sein für alle Tage?

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Profile Information

  • Gender
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  • Location
  • Interests
    You could probably guess.
    Tech, video games, and music are my mains.
  • Biography
    Still alive
  • Occupation
    I moderate stuff


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600
  • Motherboard
    ASRock AB350-Pro4
  • RAM
    G.Skill NT 8GB DDR4-2133
  • GPU
    GeForce GTX 780
  • Case
    NZXT S340 White
  • Storage
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
  • PSU
    Corsair CX550M
  • Display(s)
    Dell SE2717HR
  • Cooling
    AMD Wraith Spire
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403 wired
  • Sound
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. Crunchy Dragon

    New member

    Welcome to the forums! Don't feel bad about that, I've got a number of functioning systems in my basement.
  2. Crunchy Dragon

    What song are you listening to right now.

    Not sure how I got here, but the guitar is nice.


    Crunchy's new trashtop has shut down.

    Suspected reason: overheated.


    Remedy? Find some way to better cool it. This could involve re-applying thermal compound for the second time in as many days.


    I may have to more seriously consider undervolting as well.


    IMPORTANT NOTE: it was in fact idling at the time of shutdown.

    1. Speed Weed
    2. Cyberspirit


      Maybe try liquid metal? It's risky for a laptop but, maybe it would help a little.

    3. Crunchy Dragon

      Crunchy Dragon

      That would be pretty risky, yeah. I'll have to try and figure out something with the heatsink itself, probably.


      I might have not cleaned it as thoroughly as I should have, worth looking into again.

  4. Crunchy Dragon

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    That is pretty interesting. *adds to GPU bucket list
  5. Fear not my subjects, for we shall now try installing graphics drivers for Windows 8 on Windows 10!

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    2. Crunchy Dragon

      Crunchy Dragon

      I believe it.


      I don't however believe that some of the games I want to throw at this thing will run on Linux, though...

    3. firelighter487


      Wine is a thing... old games usually work with it. 

    4. Speed Weed

      Speed Weed

      Fear not my subjects, for we shall now try installing graphics drivers for Windows 8 on Windows 10! " - Crunchy Dragon Apostle 7:11

  6. Ah yes, we do love installing Windows 10 twice in one day.

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    2. Crunchy Dragon

      Crunchy Dragon



      I just recently got it working on a laptop I just got(see my last couple status updates)

    3. firelighter487


      yea my laptop is running 10 as well. that's an EliteBook 9470M. 


      my Chromebook is my Linux machine for now. 

    4. Techstorm970



      installing Windows 10 twice in one day.

      (@Crunchy Dragon isnt doing anything important)

  7. Crunchy Dragon

    Any games about which you feel nostalgic?

    Lego Universe...? Nobody?
  8. Crunchy Dragon

    Case Recomendation pro's and con's

    I stand(sit) corrected. Either way, I'll help you make one
  9. Crunchy Dragon

    AMD monitor with an nvidia card

    I agree with this. The 1050Ti might just have choppy 144Hz performance, which would explain the performance hit. I run a FreeSync panel at 75Hz with my GTX 780 without problems.
  10. I recently took delivery of a(new to me) old laptop.


    It's an HP Pavilion G7 featuring an AMD Phenom II P650, Radeon HD 4250, 4GB of DDR3, and a 320GB HDD.

    Runs Windows 7 just fine I'd imagine, if I could get past the password on it.


    What I'll most likely end up doing is popping the HDD into one of my other systems and finding some way to remove the password(I'd like to keep the Win7 installation if at all possible). I'll also have to do a fair bit of cleaning on it, as there are a bunch of stickers on the lid, lots of dust on the laptop itself(I got most of the dust out of the internals as I went through my routing teardown), and some general cleaning up.


    The USB ports seem to be completely dead as well, and the trackpad isn't very pleasant either.


    I'll probably mess around with it some more this week, expect more updates.

    Who knows, I might even start my own budget builds channel at some point in the future with all old hardware that comes into my possession...

    1. Windows7ge


      Hiren'sBootCD will reset the password pretty easily. You don't have to do anything invasive...though you WILL need a working USB port. Or if you're still into burning CDs that's an option.

  11. Crunchy Dragon

    Temperature Margins for 0.1GHZ on the 8600k

    NZXT Kraken X62 coolers have a higher failure rate, despite being essentially the same hardware as found in Corsair's AIOs. I don't know much about Thermaltake or Cooler Master AIOs, but I've found Corsair to largely be the best and most reliable.
  12. Crunchy Dragon

    SSD m.2 boot problem (BSOD)

    Judging by your efforts, I would personally disagree... What's the error message Windows gives you?
  13. Crunchy Dragon

    What song are you listening to right now.

    This is one of my favorites from One More Light:
  14. Crunchy Dragon

    Upgrading the graphics card in my old PC.

    Yeah, there would be a bottleneck there. Even the 8 core FX processors will hold back a 1060; I would recommend upgrading the rest of your system before your GPU.
  15. Crunchy Dragon

    Concerns regarding the Ryzen 2200G

    Yes, 2400G has more cores and a better iGPU.