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  1. ShadowRanger

    Intel i7 8700 Temperature Issues

    What about power limits for the CPU? Because I'm getting power throttled with turbo speeds at whatever my motherboard has set the power limits to.
  2. ShadowRanger

    Intel i7 8700 Temperature Issues

    What voltage to you run on your CPU? And did you adjust any of your power limits?
  3. ShadowRanger

    Intel i7 8700 Temperature Issues

    Yes, I double checked and it still seems to be applied correctly. It is around 6 inches or so from the back of the desk, so it probably would be possible it is recycling some warm air. This location has been the same since I got my PC, so around 6 months. I checked last night and it turned out it was quite dusty, especially on the intake fan filters so I gave them all a clean and it seems the temperature has dropped slightly by a few degrees, but nothing major. If I raise the power limits, will this increase my temperature by much? I am a bit worried about doing this. Why is it so low in the first place anyways, I thought it would be set to a limit that can at least sustain it's max turbo speed. 1. It has the default fan setup of the NZXT H700. 3 intake fans at the front, with 1 exhaust at the back. 2. Really? I chose 1.2V because I found someone said to set it to that. But if it can be set to 1.1V, I would definitely be willing to try that. I don't know much about adapative mode and how I should set that up, I heard that it can tend to use a higher voltage than what is set though, so I am a bit worried about that. 3. I considered this when I reinstalled the cooler after I first got the PC and the PC Shop had installed it. I was worried it was not installed correctly as I was getting the same temperatures, so I did it myself and got the same sort of temperatures. I have already tried reinstalling the cooler, but I got no better temperatures than what they were with the PC Shop's install of it.
  4. So I have owned my PC for around 6 months or so now, but have just been so worried about my CPU temperatures and performance the whole time. I previously created a thread about this but I kinda just got mixed responses and I have since tried the suggestions but still have concerns. PC Specs: Case: NZXT H700 Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7 So one of my problems is the temperatures just seem too high. These are the average temperatures I get: Cold Boot BIOS Temperature: 35 degrees celcius Idle Temperature: 40-45 degrees celcius Gaming Temperature: 65-80 degrees celcius Full Load / Stress Test Temperature: 80-90 degrees celcius I have attached a photo of the location of my PC, which is under my desk and fairly enclosed. I am not sure how much this would affect the airflow of my PC, and overall the temperature. When I first got my PC I manually set my CPU Core voltage to 1.2V as it was automatically setting it to almost 1.4V which is ridiculously high. I am unsure if this is related to temperature, or my BIOS power settings for the CPU, but I noticed during stress tests I get power throttling. Also, I noticed when gaming and stress testing, my CPU turbo speed dips below the usual 4.28 GHz max speed that I usually get. I don't understand why it can't maintain a stable max turbo speed. So overall, the temperature issue, power throttling and turbo speed reduction are the issues that are concerning me. Could someone please give me some advice on what I should do? Thanks in advance.
  5. ShadowRanger

    Faulty Monitor GSync

    Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti.
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    Faulty Monitor GSync

    With my new monitor, the Acer Predator XB241H, I have been noticing a few issues whenever I have GSync enabled. The first issue is on certain colors, or with certain programs/games open, I notice an occasional dithering effect. There will be tiny little light crosses on patches of pixels across the screen. This pattern will appear and disappear, and isn't extremely noticeable, but if you look carefully you can definitely see it. The other issue is light flickering. Again, on certain colors and programs, the screen, or the brightness will slightly flicker a bit. The screen doesn't flicker off, it just looks like the brightness is quickly flickering brighter and then back to normal. Considering this is the main feature of the monitor and why it was so exspensive, I should not have to turn GSync off to fix this issue. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Reinstalling my graphics drivers? Something else? Thanks in advance.
  7. ShadowRanger

    144Hz TN Panel Questions

    Sounds like my monitor's behavior is normal then? As tempting as it is to want to return my monitor for an IPS panel with a high refresh rate, I don't have the money to spend on that as it would be a lot more exspensive.
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    144Hz TN Panel Questions

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    144Hz TN Panel Questions

    So this week I purchased an Acer Predator XB241H monitor as I have been using a single 60Hz IPS monitor for gaming and programming for years now. I wanted a good 2nd monitor and chose this one as it is 144Hz, and has G-Sync so I don't need to worry about screen tearing. After first using the new monitor, I already noticed the color production was a lot worse than my old IPS monitor. Now I understand that this is normal for TN panels, however it has still bothered me. My next issue is the shades of colors, or the brightness level on the bottom of the screen. It seems like colors (noticeably blacks) are lighter than they are at the top of the screen. I am not sure if this is normal for TN panels due to viewing angles or something. Not only that the colors just seem yellowish, but this might be because the color preset is on warm. Lastly, occasionally I notice weird shapes/artifacts over the screen. The best way to describe it is when you look up close at the pixels it looks like there are X shapes symbols on them. I can still see the image properly, but it is still definitely noticeable that these patches are there. After some research, I found something called dithering which I think might be this but am not sure. I am very worried as I am so used to my old IPS monitor and am not sure if I should return this monitor or something as I am concerned about these issues stated. Thanks in advance.
  10. So I have re-applied my thermal paste and re-seated my CPU cooler. Booting into the BIOS and looking at the idle CPU temperature, I noticed that the temperature was already a few degrees lower than what it was before. In terms of general operating temperatures, I haven't noticed that much of a difference, maybe a little bit cooler. During a 5 minute stress test using the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, I still noticed power limit throttling, with the CPU speed fluctuating heavily between the base clock speed and the turbo clock speed. I am very worried about this as I could have sworn I did not experience power limit throttling when I first tested my CPU. After my stress test, I took a screenshot of HWInfo and Intel Extreme Tuning Utility stats. Both reported power limit throttling, no thermal throttling though. The maximum temperature it got to was 80 degrees celsuius. I am not sure if this is good considering it was power limit throttling, so it technically wasn't running at full turbo the full time. Not only that but I am not sure how intensive the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility stress tests are compared to other programs like Prime95. Could someone please let me know if there is anything I should be worried about, or if there is anything I should do such as to prevent power limit throttling or if that is normal behavior? Thanks in advance.
  11. Why would it be power limit throttling then? And what do you think about my temperatures, do you agree that it would be worth attempting to reseat my cooler and reapply thermal paste?
  12. I did not perform the installation myself, it was done at a PC building place a few months ago, so I can't really answer that question. It is Summer here in Australia, the temperature outside is 28 degrees Celsius, I am not sure what it is inside though. I am happy to try reseating my cooler and applying fresh thermal paste. I only have Arctic Silver 5, which I heard is a bit old so I don't know if I should use that or not. Should I try doing this?
  13. I am currently running an Intel i7 8700 CPU but am having some issues. After running a stress test with the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, I noticed that my CPU is power limit throttling. From looking at the Turbo Boost Power Max, I can see that it is set to 65 Watts. I am not sure if this is normal or not. Another thing I noticed is that my CPU speed has been around 4.2 - 4.28 GHz and fluctuating between that instead of being at the turbo max speed of 4.3. I am unsure if this is normal behavior or not. In regards to my temperature, it has seemed a bit high. I get around 35-40 degree celsius idle, while during load I get around 80-90 degrees, occasionally slightly higher. Considering I play a lot of CPU intensive games, this means my temperature gets quite high. For example I was playing Need for Speed Payback and my temperature while gaming was within those load temperatures I get, as my CPU was being used heavily. When I first purchased my CPU I performed stress tests and did not notice any power limit throttling, so I am a little bit worried now. It is worth noting that I have performed a BIOS update, however that made no change. I am running a Cryorig H7 CPU Air Cooler as well, with a CPU Max Core voltage manually set to 1.2V. Could anyone please help me? Thanks in advance.
  14. ShadowRanger

    Should I get a G-Sync Monitor?

    So I am looking to purchase a new 144Hz monitor as I am currently using an old 60Hz monitor. I was just wondering, how worth it is G-Sync? It costs a lot more money than a non G-Sync monitor, so I just want to know if it is worth the extra money. I have a Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti, and an Intel i7 8700, so I do get quite high FPS in most games. I currently do get screen tearing and stuttering in games, but I am not sure if a 144Hz monitor would improve this, even if it didn't have G-Sync. Please let me know what you think. Thanks in advance.
  15. ShadowRanger

    Slow PC Startup

    So my PC is only a few days old and I'm having some troubles. For some reason, once I power on my computer, it takes around 10 seconds for my computer screen to turn on, and then a further 10 seconds or so before I'm fully in to my computer. In task manager, it says my last BIOS time is 20 seconds. I don't understand why this is so long. I have tested all of my components, and all seem to be running fine so I am very confused. Here are my specs: Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F Power Supply: Corsair RM650x Gold 650W Power Supply CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 GPU: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro CMW16GX4M2C3000C15 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM006 A friend with similar specs and a new PC has a very similar issue. His BIOS time is about the same, however his screen turns on a bit faster than mine. So I'm not sure if this is normal or not. Any help would be much appreciated as I am very worried and unsure what to do. Thanks in advance.