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About DnFx91

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  • CPU
    i7 4790s
  • Motherboard
    Asus B85M-E
  • RAM
    32GB Ballistix Sport DDR3 1666
  • GPU
    Sapphire R9 390 Nitro
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide Spec-03
  • Storage
    Kingston Predator 240GB PCIE M.2 Boot, 2TB HDD, 3x 480GB SATA SSD's in RAID 0 (1.3TB)
  • PSU
    Corsair CX600
  • Display(s)
    Asus PB287Q , Generic Samsung 1080p 22"
  • Cooling
    Arctic T3 Air Cooler, All case fans replaced with Noctua NF-B9 Redux's
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G810 Orion
  • Mouse
    Cheap Microsoft Wired (i like it)
  • Sound
    Radial Pro USB DAC into 250w Powered Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64

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    PC's, Motorcycles, Gaming, Physics
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    I'm a computer systems engineer and a long time viewer of LTT, i only made my first post on the forum recently but am really surprised at what a great community it is :D
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    Computer Systems Engineer

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  1. man seeing this makes me really want to get a 980ti, i didnt realise that it wasnt that far behind the 10 series, and a friend got one for 270 quid on ebay
  2. no, 80 Celsius. I'm aware of Intel's typical thermal properties but i'm not familiar with AMD chips, hence the question including the qualifier "AMD Laptop" As i said, after a bit of googling i found a few people saying that either the exact same laptop, or other laptops with the same APU, are also idling at 80 degrees C.
  3. as far as i know that is fine haha.
  4. true, super clean, fresh, and empty windows 10 will boot fairly fast from mechanical drives, but we are all used to PC's turning on like a lightswitch since SSD's became affordable. 7200rpm drives are about as low as i will go before getting irritated and throwing laptops at walls. im sure you all have a friend that has kept his 15 year old craptop and updated it all the way to 10, and sits there for 20 minutes watching it boot from an IDE rust spinner.
  5. my first article on here was about my triple boot hackintosh build, had to persuade the Mod to let me keep it up and he was very understanding given that i wasn't actually giving info on how to go about making a hackintosh. It's a super grey area but the principle of it is still weird, given that LTT has done a couple of hackintosh related videos over the years, not just the one i linked.
  6. yeah man, i could bring up the fact that Hackinstosh is a completely banned subject on LTTF, but this exists, sooooooo ?
  7. the thermal paste did cross my mind, but as i said i would literally have to take this laptop down to base components in order to even see the heatsink, and it's a free fix for a mate soooooooooo fuck that haha
  8. yeah that makes sense, i was kinda irritated to see that the motherboard is not only hidden under the keyboard, but it's also upside down with the CPU right up against the bottom of the laptop, this thing would bake your nuts if you put it on your lap ! i was going to run P95 on it but im kinda scared to in honesty, expecting the thing to hit 150C and swiftly die.
  9. i nearly got a warning from LTT mods for pointing out people's inability to google simple things. Be careful lol
  10. Inb4 "typical AMD furnace" I'm just cleaning out a laptop for someone, they said it was getting really really hot and running fans at full whack when doing basic shit like sitting on a webpage. After a quick google i can see that many people with this CPU (amd a10 5745m) say that it does run surprisingly hot at idle, but i can't tell if this is because this chip is naturally just stupid-hot by design, or if there is a design flaw at play, like if the heatsink has lifted up off the chip due to physical stress. It's a heinous scumbag clam-shell design that required removing the keyboard assembly to get inside it, so the prospect of digging all the way down to the CPU and checking the heatsink is not super appealing to me at the mo. Does anyone else have this chip or this laptop (HP Pavilion that for some reason doesn't have a specific product name on it) and do you know if 80 degrees at idle is acceptable, im kinda a bit ignorant to AMD laptops and how they behave, usually if i see AMD on a laptop i throw it at a wall (this will change with ryzen M) so i have no reference. Thanks for the help
  11. oh with autohide taskbar on the left ?
  12. just been down ASDA, got a good'n Went to the "technology" section to grab a USB hub, asked the lady at the till if they had any USB3 hubs, she responded "i don't know but we do have USB4 hubs" In my curiosity i followed her to this fabled device, and she presented me with a USB2.0 hub with 4 ports, i facepalmed and then explained what USB3 was to no avail.
  13. i've spent years trying to teach people how to store data correctly, it's like talking to a brick wall. Whereas before i would suggest a tiny SSD and a fat hard drive for a new build only to come back a few months later to find the SSD rammed full and the hard drive completely empty, i now tend towards making them spend far too much on a massive capacity SSD, forget the hard drive and let them do what they want lol, turns out the price of not managing your storage efficiently is about 300 quid https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-inch-Solid-State-Drive/dp/B00P738MUU
  14. yh this got me too, they can't use their youtuber influence to get cheap parts, but they can tell wholly untruthful sob stories to people on an actual real life budget to knock the price down, while playing "tiny violin" music in the background. seems kinda shitty just on principle, i know theres a budget in place for the sake of the game, but 980 guy might have to wait longer for his next upgrade now, while linus has a warehouse full of titans............
  15. uhhh, what happened here lol ??