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About Triventular

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  • CPU
    i5 3570
  • Motherboard
    ECS H61M2-H2
  • RAM
    Kingston 12gb 1600mhz DDR3
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX2.0
  • Case
    Rakk Marug
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    Micron 256Gb SSD, WD Scorpio Blue 640Gb
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    Aerocool Strike-X 500w 80+bronze
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    Samsung SA300
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master T2 Mini
  • Keyboard
    Redragon K559 Varuna
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    Redragon M711 Cobra
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    generic 2.1 speakers / some cheap earphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. So this has happened twice while i was playing 2 different games. Before this tho when i would launch those games it would crash like both my monitors would be black and the game would just be a black screen. then a couple of restarts it would be fine.. now this only happens when i was playing videos on my 2nd monitor.. so when i was playing a video on the 2nd monitor, both chrome and the game would crash. this wasn't like this before and im on the latest drivers. the top part being just black is weird and i dunno how that happens.. anyone else experiencing this problem?
  2. if this was the case, then i would have to delid the cpu and replace the tim? also, i would like to know if TIM could possibly go bad under the conditions its been through (been maxing out through months with little to no thermal paste and a dusty stock cooler)
  3. when i installed the cpu cooler, i made sure the pegs were locked correctly and each corner made the click sound (t2 mini uses the same peg mounting like on the stock cpu coolers) and the fan was spinning but its only a 3 pin fan but i made sure it was plugged in and looked like it was spinning like it should be
  4. msi afterburner also monitors cpu stuff like temps, usage, voltage, etc. its the same one i use on my pc when im playing games sometimes to show me cpu and gpu temps ingame as an on screen display.. photo i posted is from my pc and not my friend's (cuz he's a 2 hour commute from me)
  5. So I was cleaning my friend's pc and I decided to play Monster Hunter World on it after (which imo is very cpu intensive) and I had afterburner running and his cpu temps were at 100c. so I closed it and turned it off. my friend's pc originally had an i3 4170 until my other friend upgraded it to an i7 4790. I thought it was this hot cuz it was still using a cheap stock looking heatsink from cooler master that had so much dust in it and that when my other friend replaced his cpu, maybe he forgot to add thermal paste.. so i removed it and sure enough there was not enough thermal paste but here's the problem. After replacing the thermal paste and replacing his cooler with a t2 mini (only thing i had in my house but better than the stock looking dusty cooler it originally had) his temps were still at 100c when we opened up monster hunter world.. what could be the possible thing to fix this? - mobo is (afaik) some h81 motherboard with 16gb of ram. - gpu temps were normal (Palit GTX 1060 3gb Dual Fan) - case has adequate airflow - msi afterburner on startup tells his pc idles at 60c then quickly ramps up to 100 when we open any intensive games
  6. I have had this weird bug before not sure if it was exclusive to mine.. i have an i5 3570 and gtx 970 and it struggled to maintain 60fps most part on windows 10. for the hell out of it, I did a fresh install of windows 7 on a partition and my frame rates went way up and more consistent. I thought of staying on win7 just for this game but when all the updates for win7 was installed, i was having the same experience i had on win10, struggling to maintain 60fps.. also, afaik and imo, its rarely hard to remedy cpu bottlenecks
  7. @VegetableStu thanks for the informative answer. I was planning on using . So it still impacts my cpu huh.. hmm im having a problem with my cpu on some games maxing it out while streaming while even using nvenc. okay so i can set it up to get all the audio from the desktop obs and stream it to the laptop? that's what was worrying me mostly. again thanks
  8. So I stream sometimes on an old i5 3570 and gtx 970 (nvenc) and sometimes when there is too much going on screen, the quality just drops so much that sometimes im not sure what my viewers are watching. I have a laptop with an old i7 2630qm. I was planning on setting it up as a streaming machine so my main system doesn't push itself by gaming and streaming also to switch to software encoding since that's all i plan to do with the laptop. 1. My question is how does obs ndi work? 2. Does it just send my video capture on obs on my main system? 3. How is the audio set up when using the ndi plugin on my laptop? like does it get all my audio sources (captures, mic, and some programs- like discord and streamlabs chatbot)?
  9. if you're looking for a quick fix you could try an i7 2600 or 3770 (not sure on the 3770 tho as that mobo might be proprietary) but in my opinion, and everyone else's, starting fresh would be better for the long run. if you can't fork out much cash, try looking into 4th gen intel stuff so you can still use your ddr3 but that'll save you for not much longer
  10. i think you can do fine minus one fan if its not spinning properly. or try to dust it out and lubricate it and see if that fixes something.
  11. open nvidia control panel and you should see 3d settings somewhere on the left and you can set a universal setting or have a per game setting. then find something similar to power management mode, and under it select prefer maximum performance. note that when i had this enabled, my graphics card's clock speeds are always on max despite doing nothing so expect higher heat and power usage
  12. try changing to maximum performance in nvidia control panel and see if that makes a difference
  13. I have usb cable that just dangles above my pc so i can either connect it to an action camera i use for streaming as a face cam or use it to connect my phone to my pc when i want to transfer files to and from
  14. This happened to m gtx 970 on my pc.. windows would see its a gtx 970 but was using windows basic display drivers. Installing nvidia drivers on it caused the screen to turn on and off repeatedly and it was full of red artifacting. I fixed it by placing a support on the end of the card cuz i did something kida bad with my pci-e slot. You can try and check if your 960m is an mxm card and try to re-seat it or if not, check the board for any type of damage it would seem to have.
  15. arctic makes gpu coolers. tho not sure if the coolers they make will fit every card there is but you can google if other people put it on a similar card with good results. The Raijintech Morpeus II is also good considering its pretty beefy tho you need to supply your own fans for it.