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About Opencircuit74

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  • Gender
  • Location
    United States
  • Interests
    Building Computers, 8-Bit Microcontrollers, General Electronics Projects
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1400 @ 3.8GHz
  • Motherboard
    Biostar X370GT5
  • RAM
    16GB (8X2) DDR4-2933
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1070 Ti Superclocked
  • Case
    NZXT S340 White
  • Storage
    2TB Seagate Barracuda
  • PSU
    EVGA 500BQ
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VG248QE
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Lite 240 AIO
  • Keyboard
    K70 Lux RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Opencircuit74

    Frame drops

    It's most likely the CPU. That CPU (in theory) should be able to handle up to a gtx 1060/RX 580, and your graphics card is significantly more powerful than either of those. Try installing MSI Afterburner or a similar program to look at the CPU usage while in games compared to the GPU. If the CPU is at 80% or higher for most of the time, you may need to grab a new one.
  2. Opencircuit74

    Best PC I can build with $500

    I'm with you on this one. You can get some really solid hardware if you look for older stuff.
  3. Opencircuit74

    What exactly is this thing?

    I'm having this exact "issue" if you would call it that, chrome V72.0.3626.121
  4. Opencircuit74

    I am stupid.

    See that little square on the left? It has to be pulled towards the large piece, then it should open easily by pulling it out. I have a couple of these remotes and that's how you do it.
  5. Opencircuit74

    will turning off igpu help cpu temps

    I mean I would, just to have all of the outputs on the same card and everything, but it won't change your CPU temps much at all, so it's not super important.
  6. Opencircuit74

    will turning off igpu help cpu temps

    Not really, those iGPUS are low powered enough, and there really isn't any load on it.
  7. Opencircuit74

    Help: Broken Stix Z370-G?

    The memory channels are going to be the two closest to the CPU and the two farthest, so the two bad slots are on the same channel
  8. Opencircuit74

    Help: Broken Stix Z370-G?

    Hmmm... seems like a memory channel is not working. Have you tried the sticks individually in the farther (presumably not working) slots?
  9. Opencircuit74

    Strix rx580 8gb crossfire rx580 4gb

    The RX 570 and 580 can be crossfired, but the end result is really bad. If you have 2 580s, they will only have 4GB of VRAM because that's the max on one of the cards.
  10. Opencircuit74

    Firs ttime in a long while installing a new GPU

    What's the wattage of that power supply?
  11. I would invest in another stick of RAM. Ryzen makes some pretty huge gains with faster memory.
  12. You should really grab a 2TB hard drive for another $5, it's going to be worth it a lot. As for the motherboard, you can drop the WIFI but get a lot more features with the X470 version of that board, here - https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TWzkcf/gigabyte-x470-aorus-ultra-gaming-atx-am4-motherboard-x470-aorus-ultra-gaming.
  13. Opencircuit74

    Overclock doesn't improve performance

    You can really crank that core voltage all the way up to +100%, NVIDIA locks voltage down pretty bad so you won't damage the card, but it would make the card heat up faster, and probably won't give you much of a benefit. All in all it's not really worth it unless you're going for benchmark scores or something.
  14. Opencircuit74

    Sapphire R9 270 dual-x Temp issues need help urgently

    Try lowering the voltage on the card if you can, the R9 and HD series were supposedly really good at that. You will have to enable that in afterburner specifically, because it is locked if you don't. As for the temps on that card, something like 85C is not really that bad, but under 80 is ideal.
  15. Opencircuit74

    Single player game recommendations?

    Maybe take a look a Factorio, usually I don't play single player games at all except that one.