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About gouca

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  • Location
    Helsinki, Finland


  • CPU
    Xeon X5650 @ 4600 MHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Rampage II Extreme
  • RAM
    24GB DDR3 @ 1600 MHz
  • GPU
    ASUS ENGTX780 Poseidon
  • Case
    FD Define XL
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe
  • PSU
    SuperFlower Golden King 500W
  • Cooling
    Scythe Mugen MAX
  • Sound
    Asus Xonar U7 MK.2
  1. gouca

    Ryzen 7 2700 and MSI A320M Grenade

    This is a known circulation and there are several reviews pointing out it's fine. It's not like you couldn't run it for years with higher temps, it's people creating chaos theories out of nothing. These are consumer grade boards for a reason. Simply saying "you'd need a $130 MB to run 2700X on stock" implies you have no personal experience on this matter.
  2. gouca

    Ryzen 7 2700 and MSI A320M Grenade

    $130 X470 motherboards (such as MSI X470 Gaming+) run 2700X fine at heavy OC; for stock you don't need to scare people off with brainless chaos theories.
  3. gouca

    help with x58

    Slightly misleading information, CPU compatibility on Z400 depends on BIOS boot block date, there are two versions IIRC and only the latter supports X5600-series. ECC RAM does work and you should use it, since its price is generally a lot lower and you won't be overclocking it anyway.
  4. You completely missed the problem and the question.
  5. Nah, there's no UEFI on X58 and I can't get DUET-boot to function so OS is on an another disk. CDM's test results were as horrible. Haven't had time to move it to the other x16 slot yet, hopefully it'll run better there.
  6. Thanks, will do. I actually did own a Rampage II Extreme, a few years ago, which was insane but their availability is next to zero at any reasonable price.
  7. gouca

    Ryzen 2400g and 3200mhz ram

    Usable, yes, but not at the rated speed with default settings, since the datasheet clearly states "Intel XMP" and you're on AMD.
  8. Hello! Looking to upgrade my X58 Sabertooth for more stable overclocking, ended up with a horribly unstable X5650 that I already upgraded to X5675 so the next natural thing would be to upgrade the mobo. Is there a tier list or comparison of motherboards' crucial elements for OC? Cooling with H115i Pro and I have a PCI-E x4 NVMe and x1 sound card, so mATX boards won't work for me. Would an P6T Deluxe V2 be a major upgrade for example? Friend has one spare unit. Thanks!
  9. Thanks, your assumption was correct, I'll try moving the NVMe one slot upwards. Right now (synthetic, irrelevant) benchmarks are reporting horrible performance.
  10. gouca

    is 8gb enough

    Rust is such a bad example tbh, people are reporting memory leaks and excessive memory use in general (10-14GB). I would definitely get 16GB of RAM (2*8GB) and save in the GPU-department, seeing that Rush runs on a toaster. You could pick up some ~R9 280 for $50 and save for a better GPU.
  11. gouca

    Ryzen 2400g and 3200mhz ram

    Just bear in mind Intel XMP != Ryzen-platform, so unless your memory is rated to work with Ryzen, you'll have to manually find stable numbers.
  12. gouca

    Ryzen 3rd Gen

    Really all comes down to what you use your PC for, if it's purely gaming do wait for the 3rd gen, if you do creative stuff other than occasionally (in which case you probably wouldn't have 3550) it's a good time to upgrade already.
  13. Hello! What's the optimal slot-order for my expansion cards with the X58 Sabertooth paired with an X5650? RX570 Sound card (PCI-E x1) NVMe (PCI-E x4) Currently the sound card is at x1_1, GPU is at x16_1 and NVMe is at x16_3, but the NVMe drive is performing very poorly. Thanks in advance!
  14. gouca

    My cpu idle at 75 celcius

    Well how is it facing? Could you post a case picture.
  15. gouca

    "Headless" Mining GPU for gaming

    PSA: this GPU is literally an ASUS TURBO-GTX1080-8G (with 1920/2560). Had someone open and inspect the PCB; the GPU has 8GB of GDDR5X of which half is disabled in BIOS among the display engine. Force flashing Turbo's BIOS should make this function.