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About Mr_Argon

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    Mr_Argon #4323

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Interests
    Rowing, tanks and PCs
  • Occupation
    Just a school kid


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-B75-D3H
  • RAM
    24 GB DDR3 @1333
  • GPU
    MSI Gaming X RX 480
  • Case
    Cooler Master Elite 335U
  • Storage
    Crucial BX500 250GB & Seagate 500GB HDD
  • PSU
    Antec Truepower Classic 650W
  • Display(s)
    LG Flatron W2353V
  • Cooling
    A couple of Cooler Master fans - unknown spec
  • Keyboard
    Redragon K552-R Kumara
  • Mouse
    Logitech M310
  • Sound
    Logitech LS 21
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Mr_Argon

    1903 UPDATE ISSUE!

    CPU-Z isn't always right. It showed my memory as 665MHz, when it's actually at 1333MHz (even Windows got it right)
  2. Mr_Argon

    Extreme x79 sleeper.

    Maybe cut some holes in the bottom of the case for cooling? Then you could possibly cover the holes with mesh (to stop stuff getting in)
  3. Mr_Argon

    Roku vs Chromecast

    Hello all. I am going to get a streaming device to stream mainly Netflix (maybe Lightbox as well, it's a New Zealand rip-off of Netflix I think). Would a Roku Express or a Chromecast be better? The Chromecast is $9 cheaper when I factor in shipping costs. Note: I have a 1080p TV
  4. Hi all. I have a rather old non-smart TV. I am soon to be getting a Netflix and Lightbox (New Zealand's rip-off of Netflix) subscription. Would the best way to watch these on my TV be to buy a Chromecast? I don't know much about them, so which would be best? Note: I have heard about the Apple TV, but I haven't investigated that much, and I assume that it's overpriced. Note 2: It's a 1080p TV, not sure about the refresh rate though. Note 3: We use Sky TV as our television provider, I'm assuming that something like a Chromecast won't affect that
  5. I would say that it is still an adequate machine for what you are using it for, the price to performance upgrade with going to 8th gen Intel or Zen 2 Ryzen isn't worth it, unless you needed the CPU performance for something.
  6. Mr_Argon

    Free Benchmarkers

    What are some good benchmark programs for a GPU?
  7. Mr_Argon

    Monitor Colour

    Hi. Is there any free software that allows me to test how accurate the colors on my monitor are? I have an LG Flatron W2353V, which is connected to an MSI Gaming X RX 480
  8. So I'm updating my Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H so that my GPU works properly (trust me, the reason my GPU doesn't work is because my BIOS is very old). I've got the latest BIOS downloaded and extracted into its own folder. What should I put on my USB? Should I just put the whole folder on it? And I know how to do everything else, just not what files I need.
  9. Mr_Argon

    A bit of a problem

    Yeah, it says F8 : Q-Flash in the BIOS. So do I have to download the new version to a USB, or just to my SSD?
  10. Mr_Argon

    A bit of a problem

    I have version F4... Could you please direct me to a reliable site that can tell me how to update my BIOS?
  11. Mr_Argon

    A bit of a problem

    Would this be the right page? The F15 version of the BIOS? Also, I'm from New Zealand, what do I choose, Asia?
  12. So I'm building a mostly second hand PC. It has an i5 3570, Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H rev 1.0, 12 GB of DDR3 RAm @1333 MHz, a MSI Gaming X RX 480, a Crucial BX500 240GB SSD, 500GB Seagate HDD, and an Antec Truepower Classic 650W. I first tested without my GPU, using the integrated graphics. After I pushed the power button the fans revved up to max for a second, then there was a beep, and the system turned on. I believe this is the usual starting sequence. However, when I put my GPU in, there was no beep. All the other components I can confirm work, I tested them in an older system. I have tried literally everything I can think of (full list at the end). I can only do two more things that I can think of. 1) Update the Bios (risky, I've never done it before) 2) Give the motherboard back to the seller a faulty and ask for a new one, or a refund Please help! Full list of things I have tried: - All the different connections that my display supports (DVI-D, D-SUB, HDMI) - Plugging into the integrated GPU - Trying to mess around with settings in the BIOS - Plugged the GPU into the PCI-E x4 slot on my motherboard - Any combination of the above things Here's a link to another thread, dated just before I tested my GPU https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1064534-gpu-not-working/?tab=comments#comment-12573542
  13. Mr_Argon

    GPU not working

    I'm going to update my BIOS, and see if that fixes it, if not I'm just going to ask the guy I bought it from for a new one, or a refund (he builds heaps of PCs)
  14. Mr_Argon

    GPU not working

    I just tested, both cards work perfectly.
  15. Mr_Argon

    GPU not working

    The RX 460 and the RX 480 have the same problem (fans rev up, but no beep and no display). The RX 460 works, I'm testing the RX 480 now