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About evo4ever

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  • Gender
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Interests
    Programming, Web Development, Gaming, and building performance PCs.
  • Occupation
    PHP & Java Web Developer


  • CPU
    i7 8700K @ 5100MHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Hero Z370
  • RAM
    16GB Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 4000MHz C19
  • GPU
    MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
  • Case
    NZXT Noctis 450 Matte Black
  • Storage
    256GB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2, 2x 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD RAID0 & WD Purple 3TB HDD
  • PSU
    Cougar GX V3 80 Plus Gold 1050W
  • Display(s)
    ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278QR 165Hz & LG 42' 4K UHD TV 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i AIO
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K63 Gaming with Lapboard
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 Pro RGB
  • Sound
    Onboard ASUS SupremeFX HD Audio
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  1. Wouldn't it be cool if the GPU side of the CPU could help the GFX card in games and perhaps increase performance, sort of like SLI style rendering! EDIT: In theory could this be possible? It seems like the GPU capabilities of the CPU are wasted when you use an add-in GPU. The iGPU just sits there doing nothing when it could be utilised elsewhere. Just seems like a big waste of silicone to me!
  2. Hello all.Just a quick question.. In my mobo's BIOS I've got PEG and iGPU enabled at the same time. Should I uninstall the Intel iGPU graphics drivers and disable iGPU in the BIOS or should I keep them running side by side? Is there any advantage of doing this? Help appreciated. Thanks!
  3. If overclocking the CPU cache yields no performance improvements in anything (im not just talking about games here) then why give the option to do so? Makes no sense.
  4. Hey all. I'm currently running an 8700K @ 5.1GHz with CPU Cache @ stock (4.7GHz). I'm also running Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 4000MHz RAM. Would I get any performance improvement if I overclocked my CPU Cache in any scenario? Cheers guys.
  5. evo4ever

    BSOD - CPU or GPU to blame?

    Forgot to mention, how long should I stress test for? Would an hour suffice?
  6. evo4ever

    BSOD - CPU or GPU to blame?

    Thanks buddy
  7. evo4ever

    BSOD - CPU or GPU to blame?

    I'm not being funny but I refuse to use Prime95 I think it's too heavy on the CPU. I'll use AIDA64.
  8. evo4ever

    BSOD - CPU or GPU to blame?

    Maybe I should revert my CPU back to stock speed and test the GPU core and memory one by one. Once stable move over to my CPU, or do it the other way round?
  9. evo4ever

    BSOD - CPU or GPU to blame?

    Hello allCurrently I've got my 8700K downclocked from my usual 5100mhz overclock to 5000mhz to save on temps. Now I've got the vcore set at 1.220v LLC7 and it runs Cinebench repeatedly without any problems or BSODs.For my GPU I've got an MSI 2080 Gaming X Trio overclocked to 145/1050 (could go higher on the memory, im not finished with it yet).I've just been playing GTA5 and about 10 mins into a mission I get a BSOD. And im baffled as to whats the blame for it! Dont CPU's BSOD and GPU's freeze/hang when theres too much overclocking going on? I'm getting no artifacts btw while gaming which is making me think my CPU aint getting enough volts for 5000mhz. What do u guys think? Help appreciated!
  10. evo4ever

    Samsung NVMe M.2 & Optane 32GB

    I got a full refund :). Has anyone heard of ASUS RamCache II ? (not to be confused with RamDisk) Is it worth using? I've gotten some insane speeds on CrystalDiskMark 5 by enabling it. I've got a Samsung 960 EVO Polaris NVMe M.2 as my windows boot drive and I get 3500/1500 read/write when benched with CrystalDiskMark 5. But when I enable ASUS RamCache II it goes up to around the 14,000s read AND write! Are these genuine speeds?
  11. evo4ever

    Samsung NVMe M.2 & Optane 32GB

    FFS knew it!! I've just made a pointless purchase. Might as well try and get a refund as it hasn't arrived yet. I wont open it. Unless any of u guys have got any suggestions?
  12. evo4ever

    Samsung NVMe M.2 & Optane 32GB

    "No" as in it will only accelerate the windows boot drive?
  13. Hello all.. I recently purchased a Samsung 960 EVO Polaris M.2 x4 NVMe drive to serve as my windows boot drive. I've also got x2 Samsung 250GB 850 EVOs in RAID0, a 128GB Corsair Force GS SSD drive, and a Western Digital Purple 3TB HDD. I've heard Optane drives only serve which ever drive windows is installed on, which is a problem cos my M.2 drive doesnt exactly need a boost does it lol, plus its faster than an Optane drive lol. I've got the Intel Rapid Storage Technology software installed (RST), will that let me strap the Optane drive to my WD 3TB HDD as that is my original plan. The rest of my specs: i7 8700K @ 5200MHz 1.355v ASUS Maximus X Hero Z370 (0505 BIOS) 16GB Kingston HyperX Fury 3333MHz C16 ASUS Strix 1080 Ti This is a brand new build btw and it runs like a rocket and im so happy with it especially the CPU and how high it can OC. Upgraded from a Z170/7700K build. Help much appreciated!
  14. evo4ever

    Weird problems with SLI (2x MSI 1070s)

    I've fixed it. There's a BIOS update on MSI's website saying theres a problem with the card's Micron memory chips saying people are getting poor OC results with artificats and some people were getting artificats at stock. Apparently they had to source new memory chips as they ran out of Samsung chips becuase of high demand last year. Flashed the card and now I can run either card in either slot without artificats! My new card [flashed] might OC a bit better as well. EDIT: So it must have effected SLI too like in my case.