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  1. So I ran the auto overclock scan thing on Afterburner and it's been stuck at this point for like 20 minutes. The clock slider keeps going up, but the actual operating speed doesn't change. What is happening? What do I do? 20200219_203251.mp4
  2. I'm sure this has been asked a dozen times or more, but I've looked and looked and can't find a straight answer to my exact question. I have a motherboard (MSI mpg x570 gaming plus) that has a 8+4 CPU power connector. But my power supply (EVGA 850 B3)only has the 8 pin connector dedicated for CPU. The rest are either "VGA"(which I assume simply means graphics) or SATA. I know the extra 4 pin is largely unnecessary, but I'd like to plug it in anyway. But as I said, my power supply doesn't have an extra 4 pins for CPU. So would it be safe to use one of the other connectors? Or do they not deliver the proper power for CPU use?
  3. Well I'm not worried about degradation. I'm really more worried about throttling, and possibly crashing. I've seen instances where drives will get too hot and just shut down completely. And even if they don't crash, they can still throttle down to almost HDD speeds if they get hot enough.
  4. All the little heatsinks I've bought in the past come with thermal tape on them, so I was just gonna go with that. And I'll probably just get enough to cover the entire top with them. They're aren't horribly expensive, so it's not a big deal.
  5. Well I'm not trying to keep it super cool. I just don't want it getting to like 80 or higher. If I can keep it at a decent temp, I'm fine with it.
  6. I'm in the middle of building my first ever dedicated gaming rig, and I bought a Seagate firecuda nvme drive that runs on PCIe gen 4. As I understand it, gen 4 drives tend to get pretty toasty when under heavy load. Whether or not I would ever end up putting under such sustained load, I really don't know, but I would like to be prepared for it. My motherboard didn't come with a drive shield, so I would need to figure something else out in regards to cooling it. So I was wondering what sort of solutions, if any, that other people have come up with? I was thinking about possibly just buying some small copper heatsinks and sticking them on with thermal pads or something like that. Has anyone tried that? I would also like to know if anyone has tried ripping the label off the drive so the heatsinks get direct contact with the drive. And of course typical "fan vs no fan" and "thermal pads vs thermal paste" stuff. PS: I was sure whether to put this in this section or the drive section. Sorry if it doesn't go here. Mods, feel free to move it if you feel so inclined.
  7. BREAKING NEWS: I decided to see if I might be able to run call of duty modern warfare 3, because it's objectively the best CoD, and by some miracle it actually runs pretty well. Apparently I've been underestimating what my laptop can do. If it can run MW3, I'm sure it can run left 4 dead.
  8. I did think about that. I'll look into it and see if I can run it.
  9. Someone didn't read the post very thoroughly, did they?
  10. Cool. If she's interested in Diablo, I'll probably suggest Torchlight instead.
  11. Dude, co-op Skyrim would be frikkin' amazing! But my laptop has no chance in hell of running Skyrim.
  12. Beat 'em ups aren't really my favorite, but I've had plenty of fun with stuff like golden axe back in the day, so I'll look into it.
  13. I've heard Torchlight is a little less intense on the graphics card than Diablo. Is it easier to run? (Not that Diablo is particularly hard to run, but again, potato laptop.)
  14. Didn't even know San Andreas had multiplayer. Would servers for something that old still be up?