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About Brent744

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  • Location
    Fredericton, NB
  • Occupation
    Systems Engineering Technician


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    16 GB @ 2400 MHz
  • GPU
    nVidia GeForce GTX 1060
  • Case
  • Storage
    1 TB HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA 500w
  • Cooling
    CoolerMaster Master Liquid
  • Keyboard
    Red Dragon
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. Brent744

    Mystery CPU

    The ad states its a dead chip under the description, parts only. As far as an upgrade, if you want to stick to your current platform keep an eye on online sales and local classifieds for an i7 4790k.
  2. Brent744

    CPU is too hot

    What is the model of the laptop? Its completely normal for laptops to get really hot during gaming sessions. I have a gaming laptop which has a pretty decent cooling solution and the cpu is around the 70's and 80's while gaming at low settings, I am utilizing Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste. Before applying the new paste I was close to the 90's and I never game on my laptop for more than an hour at a time. My laptop specs are i7 4710hq and GTX 860m. If you haven't tried already, invest in a dual fan laptop cooling pad. It brings my temps down slightly.
  3. Brent744

    I5 8400 or R5 2600?

    With a liquid cooling option, I'd go with Ryzen. Remember the 8400 is a locked chip
  4. Brent744

    I7-7700 vs I5-9400f

    Keep your current CPU. The Kaby Lake lineup are still great chips in today's standards
  5. Brent744

    Which cpu should I get?

    I wouldn't spend the cash on a 1156 platform. Go with an AM4 board and Ryzen 3 1200, it's only $40 CAD more than the Athlon 200 and will perform much better. The Athlon would only make sense if you didn't have a dedicated GPU.
  6. Brent744

    Is my motherboard overheating?

    So I guess you're saying that ,yes, 76C is too much heat for the motherboard? Do you figure it is the VRM's which are reaching that temp?
  7. Brent744

    Is my motherboard overheating?

    3 deployments to Kandahar, Afghanistan with the Battle Group is living on the edge. This is just overclocking a computer. This little B350 board has held its own, I was interested to see how far I could push it.
  8. Brent744

    CPU upgrade

    Definitely not worth upgrading to another AM3 chip. I recommend upgrading to Ryzen, A lot of the first gen chips you can find pretty cost effective these days. Even a Ryzen 3 will perform better than the FX 8300 you currently have.
  9. It depends on the application and/or game. I'm assuming the OptiPlex is equipped with an Intel core i5 3470, I had one years ago and its a solid performer. In most cases the i5 3470 will outperform the FX 6300, I had one of those at one point as well. In gaming the i5 will outperform the FX 6300 due to its superior single core performance. If you're into multi-tasking, streaming or anything then the FX 6300 might perform slightly better than the i5. I've owned both, and personally I recommend switching to the i5.
  10. Good Morning All, I am quite experienced when it comes to overclocking however, this is the first time I've encountered a problem where my motherboard is overheating before my CPU. I have a couple questions regarding my recent tests. I currently have an overclock on my Ryzen 5 2600 of 4.1 GHz. The cpu remains cool but there's something on my motherboard which heats up to almost 76C while under load, Is this too much heat for a motherboard? I know I should have an x370 or x470 but I don't at the moment. Any experienced users on here know which component on the board this could be? In addition, HW Monitor is showing my cpu boosting to 4.9 GHz. Is this a correct report?
  11. Brent744

    6700K or Ryzen 7 1700?

    I agree with Pluto here. An overclocked 6th gen is probably not far behind a stock speed 9th gen chip. 12 and 16 cores is overkill for almost everyone. 8 Cores is the sweet spot if you're gaming and into content creation. At times more cores may render slightly lower performance. The reason being now it has to share all that information with so many other cores. I am a systems engineer by trade and maintain a flight simulation. We have actually disabled all hyperthreading in every server because the simulation environment runs better on less cores.
  12. Brent744

    6700K or Ryzen 7 1700?

    i7's always seem to hold their value so I doubt it will lose any for quite some time. Ryzen 2 isn't going to be better than intel, it will just be matched performance at a much better price.
  13. Brent744

    Question Regarding AMD Chipsets

    If you plan to do a lot of overclocking you should go with a x370 or x470 over any 350 or 450 boards. For example I can overclock my Ryzen 5 2600 to 4.2 GHz however, something on my motherboard becomes almost 20C hotter than the cpu and the system crashes.
  14. Brent744

    My computer doesn't give any image

    Hopefully you didn't fry your cpu. Unplug all connections from tower including all monitor and usb cables. Hold power button to discharge and remaining power then Clear CMOS. Plug everything back in and see if you can boot into bios. If you successfully boot into the bios select "load optimized defaults" then restart. From here, providing you have a positive image, you can continue your overclocking.
  15. Brent744

    R7 1700 vs R5 2600

    I completed this exact same upgrade. I had a Ryzen 7 1700 with a B350 board. When the Zen+ launched, I picked up a Ryzen 5 2600 because I do not stream, record gameplay or perform any other super demanding tasks that require 8 cores. There was a noticeable difference when it came to gaming performance and I was able to push the R5 way further than the R7 when overclocking. Just ensure to update the bios to the latest version if you plan on sticking with that B350 board.