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About donalgodon

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  • Birthday 1969-07-10


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1800X
  • Motherboard
    AsRock AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8GB) @ 2933
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080TI SC2
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define Mini C Micro ATX
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2 NVMe/1TB EVO 850 (x2)
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 650 G3 80+ Gold 650W
  • Display(s)
    LG 27UD58-B 27.0" 4K @ 60Hz
  • Cooling
    NH-U12S SE-AM4
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G213
  • Mouse
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (x64) Fall Creator's Update

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  1. donalgodon

    Microsoft Monthly fee?

    What do you think this will mean for the average user? https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/08/04/microsoft-windows-10-subscription-cost-price-upgrade-update-windows-7-8/
  2. I have a Fractal Design Meshify C, Asus CH7 Hero and I'm changing my GPU from an EVGA SC2 (with Powerlink) to an Asus ROG Strix. My current card has zero sag, but I don't know if I'm likely to experience it in the change. The total mass difference is only 6.84 ounces/193 grams, but I understand it's not just about weight. Does anyone have any experience with the combo who can comment?
  3. donalgodon

    Is 70C safe for 1080Ti gaming long-term?

    So, the basic idea is that an additional 5C cooling isn't likely to make a difference long-term?
  4. I have a 1080Ti SC 2 from EVGA and the software sucks horribly and is far worse than words can describe, so I want to run it with the default hardware/bios fan curve which puts my temps around 70C while gaming. Is this okay for long-term use, or would I be better off trying to squeeze maybe 5C less with another software? I'm trying to compromise for sound, but I don't want to do long-term harm to the hardware.
  5. I am a 1080Ti user who just bought a new LG 34UC80-B 34-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD IPS monitor and it's a Freesync monitor that supports up to 75 Hz but 60 Hz natively. I couldn't pass up the price. I considered the Asus G-Sync ultrawide, but even a refurb unit was more than twice the price of the new LG. I see that some have applied a custom resolution to apply a 75 Hz refresh. Is this risking damage to the monitor? I would assume since it natively supports 75 Hz via Freesync that it wouldn't be a problem, but I've never "overclocked" a monitor so I need some sage advice on this.
  6. On my CH 7 Hero, settings like Core performance boost have options like "Disabled" or "Auto" or "Enabled" What's the difference between "Auto" and "Enabled" in UEFI/BIOS settings?
  7. I have a new 2TB 2.5 inch FireCuda drive: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1286884-REG/seagate_st2000lx001_2tb_firecuda_sata_6gb_s.html/?c3api=2572%2C113041916107&gclid=CjwKCAjwr-PYBRB8EiwALtjbz_eQ0B1Y-j_l8mQeS-0AtoklRnvyEOYZerg-Yyk05fV86eZQQ5uQYBoCQgIQAvD_BwE It shows up in the Device Manager and in Disk Management. I was able to format it, but the drive won't mount. It's being used in an external enclosure that has always worked or every other drive I have. It's showing up as "SCSI disk device" which is odd. "Connecting Virtual Disk Service" seems to freeze when I open Disk Management. Could the new drive be DOA?
  8. I am running 16GB of F4-3200C14D-16GTZR in 2x8 and it even runs at very tight timings with 3333 MHz. It's Samsung B-Die and the XMP profile works as do many of Stiltz' profiles. Do you think I would be able to double my ram and occupy the two empty slots with another identical F4-3200C14D-16GTZR kit to go from 16GB to 32GB? I realize I might have to back the speed down a bit, but I'm hoping that at least 3200 MHz will work. Some people said that, even if they had the same Die, timings, etc. they might not run together. Thoughts?
  9. I have the 2700 X. I've heard that anything after 3200 is diminishing returns.
  10. I could get my Trident Z set stable running at 3333 MHz @ 1.35 V with very tight CL14 timings across the board, but higher clocks required very loose timings and much more voltage. Wanted to know if it was worth it, but for now, I'm happy with it.
  11. I was thinking the same. I got my timings really tight at a good low voltage, but I could squeeze a bit more MHz out of it at loose timings and higher voltage.
  12. All things being equal, do tight timings matter more for Ryzen, or should higher memory clock speed matter more?
  13. donalgodon

    What are good keyboards?(Recommendations)

    I'm happy with the Browns myself. I tried a lot of options and settled with the K95 and yes, it was expensive, but worth every penny to me.