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Everything posted by jones177

  1. Things seem to work well or they don't. I have had that issue in the past with Nvidia GPUs and it always ends up being the motherboard. I have had issues between same make and model boards with only the revision numbers being different Like you, I would put another card in and the computer would be fine. That is why I never sell my old cards. Fortunately for me there are usually four gaming PCs in the house and the card will work in one of them. If you only have one gaming PC, getting a very different card is the right move.
  2. For 32" you may have to pay $50 more. LG 32UD59-B 32" Class 4K Ultra HD Freesync monitors cost about $350.
  3. Heaven only uses one CPU core and likes high IPC so it is a good test for GPUs with Intel CPUs. Sort of like an old video game. Your score is about normal for a blower system. The cooler the card the better the score.
  4. The last card I got for my i7 2600k was a GTX 1080 and had no issues so I would go 2060. GTX 1080 = RTX 2060.
  5. I use an OLED TV as a monitor and on it one of the best features is the quality of the 1440p output. It is even better than my dedicated 1440p monitors considering the size. I am a 4k snob that thinks 1440p is low res but I like 1440p on high end TVs. Try running at 1440p before you upgrade. My i7 6700k was fine for 4k with a GTX 1080 ti(= 2080). It did suffer a bit at lower resolutions. I replaced it with a 6 core for gaming since it is a lot smoother experience. I have 2080 tis and I would not pair one with a i7 6700k. They like high IPC so at a minimum I would only use a i7 8700k or a R5 3600X. The only CPU I would buy for one needs to be 5ghz plus.
  6. Could be a few things. I have had SATA ports fail on motherboards. It ended up being an Intel chip set issue. That is the main reason I retired my i7 2600k. First SATA 2 went slowly and when SATA 3 started to go I upgraded. I have not run AMD boards long enough to have it happen on them. If firmware goes bad on any drive on a system it causes freezes since Windows checks the drive over and over again. I have only had it happen on hard drives but I have only bought 4 SSDs and I have bought many, many HDDs. If a CPU is at a true 100% it has no cycles for disk access. This is normal for rendering with 3D Studio Max(Nvidia Mental Ray). Can't even assess the drive over a network without about a minute delay. Poorly written software can do this. Check the Performance Monitor.
  7. I had a 32" 1440p(144hz) monitor beside my 32" 4k(60hz) for a while and did not like it at all. For non gaming it was too fuzzy(low res). It doesn't take many more pixels not to look fuzzy since my 3840 X 1600 ultrawide does it. For years I prepared images for large format printing. All the errors that got past me where because I did not zoom in enough. If I started doing it again I would only use 4k monitors.
  8. Right now you have a balanced system. If you get a 2080 ti it will be unbalanced and you will want to upgrade your CPU. 2080 tis like high IPC and frequency. I would literally hate to run a 2080 ti on a R 2700X but I would not mind running one on a R 3700X. I would upgrade the CPU first so you get the frames with a 2080 ti or a next gen GPU.
  9. I used my 55" Sony from 2006 to 2019. It is only when I decided to hook up a computer to it that I started looking for a new one and only got one when a G-sync compatible TV was available. If I wasn't a 4k gamer I would have waited until it broke or 4k became the new broadcasting standard. What I recommend is that you ask your friends to buy one for you. That will shut them up.
  10. I had the same type of rig. I upgraded to a 2080 ti. Retired the i7 8700k because it could not do 5ghz, cool and stable and got a i7 8086k. If I was doing it today I would go with an i9 9900kS. I replaced my 1tb SATA SSD with a 2tb 970 EVO. If you don't mod games there is not point in this upgrade. I went from 16 to 32gbs ram and that is the only upgrade I could have done without. I like the Cinebench R15 single core score of the i9 10900K so that may be my next upgrade. If you are happy with the performance of your rig don't bother. None of the upgrades were games changers. They just allowed me to turn things up a bit.
  11. In the test that I have done the less cores a game uses the more likely it will bottleneck at 1440p with a 2080 ti. My 5ghz CPUs are for my old modded 1 and 2 core games. Not my modern ones. At 3440 X 1440 I have never gotten a bottle neck with a 2080 ti even with a non overclocked i7 8700k so I consider it the idea resolution for a 2080 ti. There are exceptions like AC:O. It uses more CPU at 1440p but less GPU than at 4k. At 4k it uses less CPU and more GPU. So it seems to be bottlenecked but I think It would run better with more cores than the 6 I have. I play RTX games at 1440p with most frames over 60. It takes a bit of time to get the setting right but it is worth it. It is definitely worth getting. With the monitors I have now I really don't need a 3080 ti unless it has HDMI 2.1. With HDMI 2.1 my LG OLED TV will do 120hz at 4k. Then I will need a 3080 ti. My Ultra wide monitor is a 75hz 3840 X 1600 monitor. I would like to get a higher refresh rate version but not at their current prices. My FTW3 Ultra can keep most frame over 75 even on demanding games so It will most likely not get a GPU upgrade. You are right about driver optimization. When I got my first 2080 ti it was not much faster in games than my 1080 ti. In benches it destroyed the 1080 ti.
  12. I have been using a LG OLED for a monitor since last November. If I walk away from the Oled I switch it off. Off is really standby so it comes back on in an instant. As I am typing this on the OLED it will dim and britten. This is one of the many features it has to prevent burn in. Two others are picture shift and pixel refresher. For Windows I set it to turn the screen off in 30 minutes but I always turn it off with the remote. The thing is to keep in mind that it is not a monitor. My 38" monitor that is a few feet away from the OLED stays on without a screen saver all day. It cost the same as the OLED but is a totally different animal.
  13. There are seven Windows computers in my house. None of the installs are quite the same. Two of the computers have very close specs. One has issues with every other update and one has no issues at all. I install from CD. With other methods I get blue screens and random shutdowns. It was so bad that I am afraid to try another method. My new Windows 10 CDs are less stable than my old ones so I install with the old and use the keys of the new.
  14. Thanks. I have decided to replace Corsair 860 since I think it may have a flaw. Occasionally the EVGA FTW3 Ultra is power starved. It may be an issue with the card but it runs fine on my other PSUs. What happens is I will load a game and notice I am getting low frame rate(stutter). I switch on MSI Afterburner and the readings seem to be stuck. The GPU temperature will be in the 40s and that is well below its operating temps. The power limit will be stuck around 61 to 67% and the mhz usually shows 2115 which is what the card spikes to before it heats up under load. This condition survives a reboot so switching off then on is the only way to get rid of it. I think it is called a bios freeze from what I read. The Corsair did fail running two GTX 1080 tis and that should not happened either. Nowhere did I find a post with someone having issues with 850s watts with that setup. If the FTW3 Ultra gets a bios freeze with the new PSU it will be RMAed.
  15. That is a little further than I want to go. How did you calculate your 400 watts max load?
  16. My i7 8086k at 5.1ghz uses 152 watts max. You have one so you could test it yourself. My EVGA uses 387 watts max. That is a bit over what it states in the bios but I posted the bios images here. The only bench/game that hit my CPU and GPU hard at the same time is AC:O and that is how I test real world max output. All my synthetic benches hit one or the other but none both at the same time. GPU Z tells me I am using 383 watts max when playing. The ASUS EC sensor on my Hero board tells me the CPU power usage through HWiNFO is 132 watts when playing. The power meter plug readings go well with what the software is telling me so I would like to know what is off. Is it GPU Z, HWiNFO or my power meter that is off. Do you think the software is catching spikes in power usage that the power meter does not see? Like on the other side of the PSU(not the wall side). All I want to do is figure out what is causing the discrepancy.
  17. My EVGA XC is too loud overclocked if the game uses a lot of CPU(air cooled) as well. It stays at stock most of the time. The FTW3 Ultra is quite under load and I average 2040mhz in games with the stock fan curve. Unlike the XC it has a 24/7 overclock. Even with stock clocks on the XC I set the power limit to max to help keep things smooth while there is a lot of action on screen. Without an overclock it rarely goes over 110%. according to GPU Z it uses at most 354 watts. Where does it say that on the Corsair website? Do you get this info from a source? If so please share it.
  18. Some would say yes but this is what I got playing AC:O This is the watts used going by the bios on my 2 cards. Both use more.
  19. I use 4k monitors and play at 4k,1440p and test at 1080p. My icons don't move. I play all none 4k games at full screen but I do go out of them to put "prints screens" into photoshop. I use a LG OLED TV and a 32" LG VA monitor. I did have the issue when I used Windows 7 and fixed it by installing a monitor driver.
  20. That score is a bit low. I don't overclock my 1080 SLI rig so this should be about the minimum. One card is a EVGA SC and the other is a Gigabyte Extreme. https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/45245292? On benches the cards run at about 1911mhz. This is what it looks like running Heaven in a window.
  21. I have a i7 6700k gig and two GTX 1080s. The #1 1080 ia a EVGA SC. The second is a Gigabyte Extreme. Here is a Heaven score with one 1080 and then two. My advice is don't get a card that is not the same height as yours. My cards are different heights. My fancy totally rigid bridge did not fit but the cheap one that came with my Hero X motherboard did. It was cringy watching the PCB bend but it worked. I have two RTX 2080 ti gaming computers and I use the GTX 1080 SLI setup for mod testing. A computer with a single GTX 1080 could not do the frames to make it worthwhile to me to use it.
  22. The original program for doing that is called Large Address Aware(laa_2_0_4.zip). I used it for Skyrim LE, Fallout 3, Fallout NV, Oblivion and Mass Effect to name a few. Without it I could not mod those old games. It aloud the games to use 4gb ram instead of 2. I used it on Skyrim in the first week it came out since some assets would load in without textures. Steam removed it with every update until Bethesda made it part of the executable. GOG used it on older games as well.
  23. Cinebench uses the Cinema 4D engine so it is basically a 3D rendering program demo. I had computers rending, using all the cores for years. My i7 2600k did it every day and some nights from 2011 to 2018. If Cinebench used all your CPU the computer would be unusable for anything else. The motherboard went before the CPU. The difference I get without a reboot is about 2 points in the single core test so 220 instead of 222.
  24. Yes. Do 3D. Blender is free and there are plenty YouTube videos on how to use it. Then you can make textures with a cheap program like Painter. For me 3D paid for my PCs and later everything. When I did it full time it was like playing with Lego for a living.
  25. The Strix and the Hero have VRM issues. The Hero is not as bad. I would not buy either. Also I usually use sound cards but not with the Heros. They are as good as a Sound Blaster SBX. If the Strix has the same chip, go for it.