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WikiForce

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About WikiForce

  • Title
    The Rationalized Gamer
  • Birthday March 23

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Probably at home
  • Interests
    Video Games, Music, Cricket, Computers, Technology, Spirituality.
  • Biography
    The guy with an interesting history of computers and technology.
  • Occupation
    Staring at screen...

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 2300
  • Motherboard
    Asus H61M-K
  • RAM
    Corsair ValueSelect 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5
  • Case
    Chiptronex C100
  • Storage
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB+2TB; WD Blue 500GB; Dell Ext. 1TB
  • PSU
    Circle 500 Watts APFC
  • Display(s)
    Dell ST2220M 21.5" (TN, 1080p, 5ms, 60hz)
  • Cooling
    Deepcool Alta 7 (CPU), Chiptronex 120mm (Case Fan)
  • Keyboard
    TVS EGold Bharat Mechanical Keyboard (Cherry MX Blue, PS/2)
  • Mouse
    Zebronics Fury Gaming Mouse (2400 DPI)
  • Sound
    F&D A110 2.1 Stereo Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. the spare gigabyte h61 mobo isn't that bad after all, it has more bios features compared to my current asus mobo. It has iGPU overclocking and one of the more importnat feature is setting cpu temp limit from 60-90C. Biggest plus is it has full support for a 95w cpu compared to 77w on my asus mobo which is a weird limit because h61 already itself a pretty basic chipset and it just gets worse you if you don't support all the CPUs in that lineup. My problem with Gigabyte mobo is it has a really weird manufacturing defect, first of all by default it set IDE as default SATA mode and if you change it to AHCi after you have windows already installed and didn't prepare it for the change, you would get BSOD and that would cause mobo to stop showing display. I had this issue with two different units of same model (h61m-s) so don't want to take chance. The thing is, it would have been okay if this mobo didn't have set IDE by default which is an ancient technology and if by chance you have to do some troubleshooting by setting bios to default then you're fucked.

  2. Can't believe GDDR5 is now almost 10yrs old and my GPU 5yrs old since launch :(

    1. Minibois

      Minibois

      My GPU is 2.5 year olds, while my videocard is 1.5 years old.. 🤔

    2. Tech_Dreamer
  3. what are the other uses of a usb 2.0 header other than front panel connectors? my mobo has two and i am only using 1 for case. I want to utilize other one.

    1. Levent

      Levent

      if you got a use for that USB, get one of these and run a usb extension. Other than that I wouldnt bother.

  4. TBH, i never really enjoying watching Tech Jesus,

    #1 His videos are generally too long.

    #2 He simply sounds bland

    1. Spotty

      Spotty

      I agree that their videos are often too long, typically around the 20-30 minute mark, but they do cover good content and actually do proper reviews and teardowns.
      They often do written articles that cover what is in their video, so if you find the videos a little long or his presenting style a bit monotonous then you should check out their written stuff at gamersnexus.net. They usually link to the written article in the youtube description as well.

    2. Blademaster91

      Blademaster91

      The videos are bit long but sometimes i'll skip to the benchmarks and graphs and read the written article later. I really appreciate his thorough reviews since he'll openly criticize what he doesn't like about a product , and teardown videos is something not many other channels do.

    3. Tech_Dreamer

      Tech_Dreamer

      i actually like long videos , when they get into details about stuff here & there it's very informative 7 fun , i do  agree with his voice sounding bland , but hey, it's his voice.

  5. just discovered this feature in Task Manager, when you hover over the number of slot used. You can see details about your individual ram sticks. It's really nice :D2133176505_featureramslotsused.jpg.6cfd26c2e48ee4a8feffe166aa9e60b2.jpg

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    2. WikiForce

      WikiForce

      same here, i discovered it today myself dude :D

    3. FIXXX

      FIXXX

      Oh it does work! Thanks!

    4. Tech_Dreamer

      Tech_Dreamer

      wow really? just now? xD

  6. wow, i'm surprised. My GPU is running hotter than my CPU at full load. My 750 ti only has 60w tdp whereas my i5 2300 had 95w TDP.

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    2. Tech_Dreamer

      Tech_Dreamer

      just the GPU chip or the RAM dimms as well?

    3. WikiForce

      WikiForce

      what do you mean? I didn't know there was anything like RAM temps monitoring, alteast not for me but maybe on DDR4 platform.

    4. Tech_Dreamer

      Tech_Dreamer

      Quote

      btw, don't you think 46% fan speed at full load sounds unhealthy? because it's 33% at idle and temps are down to 25c compared to 30-32c of cpu.

      could be if it was new,  depending on the usage , if you were running this at peak like playing a A-AAA for hours on end, these floors the gpu to max & taxes this , the efficiency dies down drastically,  when doing basic overclocking & especially if you overvolt the chip. usually  only 90 days needed before the silicon chips fine pipeline channels literally evaporate , heard from a peterson interview in pcper.

  7. My 120mm Case Fan that came with my case runs at less than 1000rpm. Is it normal? it's a 3-pin fan so should run at full speed all the time.

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    2. Origami Cactus

      Origami Cactus

      Also: 

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       it's a 3-pin fan so should run at full speed all the time.

      is false. You can control 3-pin fans, through changing the voltage. If you have set the fan control method in bios to auto/3-pin/voltage, then you can control the fans just fine. It is full speed all the time only if you have set the fan control method to PWM, as the 3-pin fan is missing the 4th pwm pin, and so it can't be controlled that way.

    3. WikiForce

      WikiForce

      @Origami Cactus my mobo doesn't have those option. It's a pretty basic board and even my earlier Arctic PWM fan was running at full speed which i had with my previous case though it's fine on my brother's pc, which is confusing.

    4. Origami Cactus

      Origami Cactus

      @WikiForce You should be able to control your fan speed with your motherboard, but if it isn't an option in bios you may need to download asus fan expert 2.

      https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/H61MK/overview/

  8. Can a buffer overflow happen without a virus or attack? I mean like due to bug in a software or something.

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    2. WikiForce

      WikiForce

      so it means i should never disable execute disable bit in bios?

    3. Origami Cactus

      Origami Cactus

      Don't really know, but why would you want to disable it?

    4. WikiForce

      WikiForce

      i thought it would slightly improve my pc performance

  9. does anyone know a good free duplicate file scanner?

    1. Syntaxvgm

      Syntaxvgm

      I would be looking for this too, but one that compares images and keeps the higher res one as well. 

    2. Tech_Dreamer

      Tech_Dreamer

      think piriform has a tool but they merged it with ccleaner if i recall correctly.

  10. WikiForce

    Am i at a risk?

    I don't see any performance difference, as i mentioned in OP. My was running fine before as well. So you recommend to enable it?
  11. I'm worried if disabling "execute disable bit" in bios would put my computer at a risk. I generally never used to touch it in the past but today i thought getting rid of it might improve performance but i never really had any performance issues in the past with it being enabled. From what i heard from a guy in a YT video, he said it's mainly for industries and server environment but he didn't mention whether is it okay to disable it in a consumer grade environment such as a personal computer owned by an individual? I have found nothing conclusive except maybe this reddit post (but it's still not clear what it does and why it's important). Source : http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/346886-28-execute-disable I'm confused whether it is only for virus protection or some buggy coding in programs can cause this buffer overflow?
  12. seems like i got banned from reddit, can't login even after resetting the password. Is that how it works? -_-

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    2. WikiForce

      WikiForce

      i never really posted much on Reddit, just registered and used my account passively for more than 2 years. Just one or two posts a very long time ago.

    3. imreloadin

      imreloadin

      The real question here though is if LTT is next?!?!?!?

    4. WikiForce

      WikiForce

      @imreloadin not at all, i am very careful here after my earlier temporary bans :P

  13. does running android emulator require virtualization to be enabled in BIOS?

    1. germgoatz

      germgoatz

      bluestacks technically CAN run without virtualization but its choppier and slower, i did it on my build then turned it on and and it improved the smoothness.

  14. for some reason, my processor is running at lower clocks after RMA'ing my mobo. I thought it had something to do with earlier bios version but i just flashed to the latest version and it's still running at 2.9Ghz instead of 3.1Ghz at full load. Though, according to specs my cpu is 2.9ghz turbo on all cores but still how was it running at 3.1ghz before. Cinebench score is still relatively same though. Watts usage is down to around 10-15 watts too at full load. Earlier it used to peak at 60W now it won't even go over 50W.

    1. lewdicrous

      lewdicrous

      Did you change anything related to the wattage on the previous mobo or were you running at default settings?

    2. WikiForce

      WikiForce

      there is no option to change wattage or anything like that. The only thing i do is disable few features that i don't need such as HPET, Anti Surge, F1 if error (unsupported processor due to higher wattage but works fine), Numlock on boot.

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