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About AMDGrill

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  • Birthday June 5


  • CPU
    Amd Phenom II X4 945
  • Motherboard
    Asus M5A97 LE R2.0
  • RAM
    12GB GSkill Ripjaws 1600mhz
  • GPU
    Asus Nvidia GT630
  • Case
    Dark Raiden Mid Tower case
  • Storage
    WD Caviar Blue 1TB 64mb + 500GB 16mb
  • PSU
    ThermalTake SmartPower 80+ Bronze 550W PSU
  • Display(s)
    Philips 170S 17" 75Hz
  • Cooling
    ThermalTake NiC F4
  • Keyboard
    A4 Tech X7 G800
  • Mouse
    A4 Tech X7 XL747H
  • Sound
    Logitech LS21 2.1 Stereo
  • Operating System
    Windows 8 Pro

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    Motorcycles, Gaming
  • Biography
    I once played a game for 3412 hours in 11 months
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  1. That was really helpful of you.
  2. Also, nuking my HDD without any backup doesn't seem like a great idea..
  3. Being in college I don't have access to my desktop nor any of my tools,are there any alternatives? And since when Windows is so fragile? .. Using Windows 8 on my desktop and the amount of force shutdowns and crashes that OS can handle is mesmerizing. Is this something Windows 10 does a lot?
  4. As title said, laptop went unresponsive during gaming, waited a good 10 minutes. Turned it off, now the Windows won't boot and when I try to boot from my USB that has a clean Windows 10 to repair, I just load into a black screen after Windows logo. HELP
  5. Type C is the smaller connector right? What type of devices has this connector generally?
  6. Oh, I did not know those were a thing, I knew about the DVI / VGA connectors but thought HDMI was too ahead of VGA's time to be compatible. Cant order from Amazon at this point hence I live overseas but I'll see where I can find one. Appreciated!
  7. Hello everyone, I have a few questions regarding to said topic and a few other things about USB ports aswell. Within the next week I'll be making multiple presentations in my classes, altough it is possible for me to make it work through the college's own computers, I first would like to know if is there a way to get the VGA projectors in my school to work with my laptop. The ports I have in my laptop are: USB 2.0 1x USB 2.0 USB 3.0 2x USB 3.0 (USB3.1 Gen1) (Type-A) USB 3.1 1x USB 3.0 (USB3.1 Gen1) (Type-C) HDMI 1x HDMI (HDCP) Mini Display 1x Mini Display 1.2 and 1x Mini Display 1.3 These are the ports I have and I dont know what type of adapter or converter I can get to make the VGA work with my laptop. The projector's other back ports are not accesible at this point and It is not possible for me to use my HDMI cable. It is connecte to a wall socket that you mount a VGA extension to the main case to get the video input. Now that's that, could someone also shortly explain me the difference between USB 3.0 and 3.1, The uses of Mini Displays and Type C? Much thanks!
  8. You may look into this psu and the ones like it, ThermalTake has been about the Efficency market for a while as far as I know, their power ratings have multiple options and you may pick one you like.
  9. As far as I know from nothing but my own experience, highest hardware sensivity & lowest software sensivity gives the best precision for the average user, For example, if you have a mouse that is 5800DPI, always use it at 5800 DPI and lower your Windows && Game sensivity settings manually, which will result in a more fluid panning & movement. But, as always, I may be wrong.
  10. UPDATE: It was this setting all along.. Earlier it was set to Multiple Display Performance Mode, which was allowing my GPU to make use of built in Intel HD Graphics 630, and therefore building up more heat on the CPU. Disabled it, lost a few frames, Runs smoother than ever.. I peace
  11. I have a 7700HQ on my laptop and it definetly runs hot, so hot that it tjunctions, which renders the only game I play unplayable. I'll try cooking a slice on pepperoni on my Intel soon.
  12. Would be more helpful if you could share the Motherboard model and case dimensions and model aswell, If you have enough room you may look into Thermaltake's NiC (Non-interference cooler) series that are meant to go into most ATX cases, they are not very small, but they fit into most ATX cases just right, I believe you need to have about 28cm cooler clearance.
  13. A single stick of DDR4 running at 2133mhz @ 1.2volts It happens in offline mode of Grand Theft Auto V, as well as Battlefield 3 after a longer period of gameplay ( BF3 is easier on the CPU I guess? I dont know)
  14. I will call the manufacturer tomorrow and see what can I do, If I can replace it without voiding the warranty, I will, If I cant, probably have to ship it out to them. About the thermal throttling, I'm a bit confused aswell, I mean, this is my first laptop and basically my first Intel if you exclude the Pentium 4 I've used ages ago, but I know that 7700HQ and K junctions at 100C and should be fine at 85-90 or even 95.. very strange indeed.
  15. Alright, apologies if this thread is getting repetitive and flooded with screenshots, Here in the screenshots below, taken during gameplay when it was stuttering literally every 3 seconds. One thing that got me thinking though, during gameplay I kept my eye on the CPU temp more than anything, and realized something, the temperatures are extremely spiky, as in, nearly 10 degree difference in less than a second --which leads to my idea and story, A while ago I got a new CPU cooler for my old desktop and had no thermal paste applied on my CPU for a while, the shipping took longer on the paste so I had to wait on it, during the time I was running my Phenom II without thermal paste and overclocking it still, I was seeing major temperature changes in miliseconds, this behaviour seems a lot like that.. Could it be something wrong with the CPU cooling? I dont know, maybe they forgot to apply thermal paste, who knows.