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  1. DDebbil

    Freesync does it increase fps?

    It will probably put more stress on your GPU (assuming your setup is generally hitting your current Vsync limit). So if your card is capable of 90FPS average but you have Vsync locked @ 60FPS on, your card will only be running 2/3 load. If you buy a Freesync monitor which can run up to (let's say) 90FPS, you will be running at much higher loads on your GPU - but you will see higher FPS above 60 as a result. It all depends what FPS your setup can do and what refresh rate the monitor you buy can do.
  2. What about threats from emails masquerading as legit?
  3. Can anyone recommend a combination of products to protect a PC from virus/malware other threats both from websites and emails as comprehensively as possible? I don't mind spending a bit of money on something if it's worth it, as part of the package.
  4. I'm not so sure. There is something on the mounting bracket that says 'Either DVI-D or HDMI 2', as shown here: https://hothardware.com/ContentImages/Article/2603/content/big_gb-aorus-1080-ti-outputs.jpg.ashx?maxwidth=1170&maxheight=1170 These are the two ports that will not play with each other. However, fair enough that you can't use them at the same time, but I find it odd that the driver has to be reinstalled before you can switch between them. Anyone got a similar card and can comment about this?
  5. I've been testing out a GTX1080ti today, but found it doing something odd when changing video outputs. The card has 3x DisplayPort, 2x HDMI and 1x DVI, but one of the HDMI ports doesn't want to play with the DVI. If I install the driver with the cable plugged into the HDMI, when I swap to the DVI I get a black screen. If I restart with the cable still in the DVI, I get the video memory management internal error, and then the machine restarts with the driver suspended (low resolution). The machine will then reinstall the driver and outputs fine from the DVI, but now if I swap back to the HDMI, I get the black screen and the video memory management internal error on restart. So it seems like the driver sets itself up for either one port all the other. All the other ports (HDMI + 3x Displayport) seem happy to work with anything else. I'm concerned with it being such an expensive card, that there is this random issue with two ports not being interchangeable without completely reinstalling the driver. Does anyone know what might be going on here?
  6. I'm testing an FX9590 on an ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 and an 850W Corsair PSU, but having problems with it crashing on Prime95. So far it's ok on AIDA64 but it seems to me it should be stable on Prime95 too. The motherboard is running the most recent BIOS. Temps appear fine (60s celcius at point of crashing). Can anyone suggest what the issue might be here?
  7. Wouldn't a notepad txt or excel be less secure than a password manager?
  8. LastPass is on the cloud, right?
  9. I'm looking for a simple and reliable password manager (preferably free). I think I'd prefer a non-cloud solution (but open to other suggestions). Can anyone recommend one?
  10. DDebbil

    Weird tint on screen

    Could something like this be caused by a faulty cable/connector?
  11. I recently bought a second hand laptop from Ebay, however the screen has an odd tinted band [photo removed for security]. Does anyone know what might have caused this? I don't recall seeing anything like that on a laptop before.
  12. I bought a Dell laptop off Ebay, which seems fine, except that when I press F12 to show boot options, one of the UEFI options is 'kali'. I gather this is a type of Linux (something I can imagine the previous owner using), however there is no partition for anything other than Windows on the machine's hard drive. When I try to boot kali, it says 'boot device has failed' or something similar. Can anyone suggest why this option might be showing, and how to get rid of it?
  13. DDebbil

    4790K odd turbo behaviour

    The auto overclock seems to draw a lot more power and raises temps considerably compared with stock
  14. DDebbil

    4790K odd turbo behaviour

    I thought the 4.4 was the max single core turbo and 4.2 was the max all core - is that not right?
  15. Just been trying out a 4790K on a couple of different motherboards, but found that they seem to treat the turbo differently. On Prime95 with my Z87 based Gigabyte board, the CPU is running 4.2GHz all cores, which I gather is the maximum all core turbo. But on Prime with my Z97 based Gigabyte board, the CPU is running 4.4GHz all cores. Could this be a case of 'stock setting overclocking'? I've heard of that, but a bit surprised to find it within the same company on two similar boards. Both boards have BIOS reset to defaults (other than XMP).