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About chckovsky

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    The Northern Realms
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    Heavy music, herbal liquors and fantastic literature. Also coffee. And beer.
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    Library- and information professional


  • CPU
    R5 3600
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    MSI B450i Pro gaming
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    2x 8 GB G.skill FlareX 3200MHz Cl14
  • GPU
    MSI 1080ti GamingX
  • Case
    Fractal Node 202
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    Intel 660p 1TB
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    Corsair SF600
  • Display(s)
    TCL 4k TV
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    Noctua NH-L9-65A
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    Logitech K400+
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. A similar thing happened to me when old thermal paste lost contact with the heat sink on an Rx570. Slightly higher than normal idle temps, rushing up to 95c (shutoff temp for Polaris) within 5 seconds of load. Cleaning and repasting fixed the issue completely. EDIT: I'm only saying this because you haven't expressively stated that you cleaned and repasted the card after disassembly.
  2. Ohhhhhh, are the DIMMs in the correct spot? One set of slots usually give better OC headroom than the other due to slightly shorter traces.
  3. Good Samsung B-die should do 3600CL16 and should react very well to raised Vdimm, up to 2.0V (not necessarily safe for daily). Also they react somewhat badly to high temps.
  4. Could be a bad BIOS revision not actually raising Vdimm? Possible RMA, either MB or CPU. Why not try lowering frequency and tighter timings? 3200CL14 works pretty sweet with my 3600. Does that work?
  5. Also, what sort of dies are on these chips? Should be safe up to 1.5, but not all chips react well to raised Vdimm
  6. You turned off the focus assistant - which is the W10 tool that stops apps form pushing notifications. Experiment with the two other options. If neither helps, kill Chrome.
  7. Wait, is it actually performing as expected now? I doubt iTunes was the real culprit, but anyways I'm happy that it's fixed.
  8. Yeah, I don't really know. How are the thermals on that laptop? BTW, welcome to the forums! Also, remember to quote or @ anyone you're responding to, otherwise they won't get a notification.
  9. Literally exactly 30 fps? Could the screen be stuck at 30Hz? What does Nvidia Control panel identify the panel as?
  10. Wattage-wise it's probably overkill, and it has decent quality. ...but depending on your location, you should be able to get better alternatives for around the same price. EDIT: RGB memory is not a good priority. For Ryzen, go Samsung B-die or go home (3200MHz CL14 is always B-die, and not much more expensive than "normal" RAM).
  11. A gray label VS450W should be fine, although there are likely significantly better units for not much more money depending on prices/availability where you live. Orange label VS should be avoided.
  12. They might be 4Gb (512MB) modules. My 570 has 8 of those.
  13. The cooler is better and a bit bigger on the Nitro +, but the Pulse is sufficient in most cases (pun intended). The VRM is also a bit different but for air cooling, either would be more than sufficient.Stock frequency is likely also a bit higher on the Nitro+. Certain vendors bin their chips (MSI had the same PCB for certain Armor and GamingX 10-series models and put the better cooler on the higher clocking chips), but I haven't seen anything that suggests that Sapphire does this. You might still achieve a higher max frequency (both OC and stock) with the Nitro+ because of voltage-frequency and power limit settings on the Nitro+, but the actual differences should be minimal. These things _can_ also be customized with a BIOS mod, but you really shouldn't do that unless you have Dual BIOS on your card (if your custom BIOS doesn't work, you can switch to the other BIOS, if BIOS fails on a single BIOS card the card is bricked until you can reload a working BIOS). This is the only truly useful advantage of the nitro+ over the Pulse; the dual BIOS capabilities. But... While Dual BIOS capabilities are cool, most of us will only ever touch the frequency slider or possibly the power limit slider... Which are both available through OC software like MSI Afterburner, or Radeon settings. Radeon settings even have voltage-frequency settings available, with no BIOS modding required. TLDR; Either are fine if your airflow is fine and you don't care about BIOS modding and absolute max OC, Pulse is fine. It's a question of // Æ S T H E T I C S // , and if your case/room/country is hot, cooling capabilites.
  14. Armor has terrible cooling, most other non-blower RX cards will be better. Sapphire for example have good coolers.