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  1. 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
  2. That was really helpful of you.
  3. Also, nuking my HDD without any backup doesn't seem like a great idea..
  4. 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?
  5. 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!
  6. Type C is the smaller connector right? What type of devices has this connector generally?
  7. 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!
  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. Hello everyone About a week ago I bought a Monster gaming notebook, the full specs are as follows: Intel Core i7 7700HQ 2.8-3.8 Ghz 6MB Nvdia GTX1050 4Gb 128B DX12 8 Gb DDR4 2133mhz SODIMM with a 1TB Seagate ST1000LM048 HDD SATA-3 7mm 128MB currently and an SSD to come; 17.3" IPS Matte LED Screen Backlit keyboard, numerious pheripherals etc. Runs on Windows 10 Pro. As exciting as this was for me given that I now have a way to have fun in my free time during college, I am getting highly noticeable stuttering in GTA Online, which leads to major dissapointment. In my attempt to pinpoint the issue i've tried various things, before I talk about them here are the settings. As you can see I've lowered most of the settings below Nvidia's recommendations, apart from 1 setting, Ambint Occlusion, but here is when it gets interesting. It doesnt matter which settings I use, NVidia's optimized settings, my prefered settings or the lowest possible I can set. I still get stuttering whatsoever. Any help would be appreciated at this point hence I'm extremely new to any sort of new hardware (My old and faithful rig is a M5A97 - Phenom II X4 - GT630 combination - lol! ) At first I thought It could be thermal throttling given that it is a notebook after all, but the laptop runs on a high performance cooler, the temperatures roam around 70-80 degrees under load, and the fan control doesnt even go up to 100% when I'm getting the stuttering ( I run the fans at 100% when I'm gaming, tried automatic to see what happens during stuttering) neither does the CPU cores reach their max speed or clock down (the CPU clocks up to 3.8Ghz under load, sits around 3.4 during GTA) As I said above, any help is appreciated.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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)
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Here are some in-game screenshots, the game was running smooth at the time
  18. Also, I kept on trying with the OCCT and I keep getting the same error, CPU heats up, core clock drops and the testing stops
  19. @Pendragon Played around with the Afterburner and RivaTuner to see what exactly is going on while I'm in the game, I will post an In-game screenshot when it starts stuttering that shows GPU & CPU Temperatures and usage, Meanwhile here are the results
  20. ..Can never have enough performance? I dont know, Can you even SLI 1080Ti's? It's completely up to you to be honest, if you really need that extra performance and have a couple of thousand dollars in your pocket, sure, why not
  21. @Pendragon A minute into OCCT and this. .. I take it that it is thermal throttling then?
  22. @Pendragon Here are the results of the 10-min Valley Benchmark runs, I never stopped the benchmark, just took screenshots of the monitoring software every 10 minutes. The settings were set to Extreme HD 10min 20min 30min
  23. Thank you for your interest, and my apologies for the late answer, been busy with classes a lot. Here is a link to my Laptop I am plugged in, my power settings are set to High Performance I have latest drivers and Chipset drivers installed. I have next to no software installed at this point, only essentials (Skype, TeamViewer, AIMP, Media Player Classic, Steam and Origin) -- The only software that was required for the laptop was the peripherals- WLAN, Ethernet, Fingerprint scanner, Sound card. Other optional installs include Intel Rapid Storage Technology, Sound Blaster Cinema 3, Control Center and my mouse driver. It is a fresh Install of Windows 10, from an image made directly through Microsoft Media Creator, activated with a key after the install, all Windows updates are installed. I will download the tools you have named and post the results after I get back from my classes today, Cheers!
  24. If that's the case I really dislike mobile platforms more and more now *sigh* Never should have wasted my money on 'high end' stuff I guess, should have salvaged an old HP laptop and kept on playing Warcraft III
  25. Welp, What can I say, I'm sad, Tried bringing my good old desktop, but sadly they aren't allowed in dorms (College sucks) I guess I'll just play around with the settings until I can find something that works properly, oh well