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About Anomnomnomaly

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    Gaming, Reading, Movies, F1, Football (the proper kind, not the hand egg kind), Cars (both fixing and racing), House repairs and interior design, property developing and just chilling with a good book and a decent scotch.
  • Biography
    Been around tech my whole life, both as work as well as a hobby. I've been gaming since pong machines in the late 70's, Atari 2600, Vic 20, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, Mega Drive, SNES, PSX, PS2, Xbox, Wii...first home PC in mid 90's, online in 97 and then building my own systems for over 20yrs.


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600X
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus B450 Pro
  • RAM
    64GB Corsair Vengeance 3200Mhz
  • GPU
    Sapphire RX 580 Nitro
  • Case
    Sharkoon BW9000
  • Storage
    1x 250GB WD Black NVME. 2x 1TB, Crucial MX500, 2x Seagate 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA G2 Gold 650W
  • Display(s)
    2x Acer 27" Freesync, 1 BenQ 22"
  • Cooling
    Corsair H115 Pro, 2x Corsair 140 ML, 1x 120 ML
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70
  • Mouse
    Corsair Glaive
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  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro

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  1. Epic are not the first and won't be the last company to pull a bait and switch... So here's a little story about ubisoft I had recently. Bought many games from them under the 'delux' item... that contained all game DLC (usually not cosmetics) or the season pass... Purchased a game in the last sale, bought the delux version as I have done before. Install, start the game and immediately notice it's missing all oft he season pass stuff... Now I've not played the game, just gone to the launch screen, and immediately exited after no more than a minute or so. Discovered the bait and switch... they'd moved the season pass into another version of the game that costs even more. Contacted Ubisoft through they 'advertised' channels, inform them of what's happened and ask if I can get the season pass inc for the 'sale' price (with the 20% tokens discount, it was only an extra £8)... hear nothing for 2 weeks, by which time the sale ends and the price more than doubles.... So I start a paypal claim... they ignore it... Eventually they respond to my original request and say NOPE.. you've played the game and ToS says that means no refunds... Just some muppet reading from the script and not knowing how to, or not being allowed to use common sense and rational judgement, So as I'm in the UK, I start pointing out the sale and supply of goods acts, and the unfair terms in consumer contracts legislation... CS muppet is completely oblivious to those bits of consumer laws... NO REFUND. Send official complaint... it's ignored. Meanwhile paypal are patiently waiting for Ubisoft to respond... they fail... so paypal refund me. I let Ubi know that I've had my refund and can they please remove the game from my account.... they continue to ignore me. I actually wanted them to dispute the paypal claim, because some one really needs to challenge these ToS in court and have the proven to be unenforceable... Something similar happened with steam, and that prompted a change where they now offer unconditional refunds if you've played a game less than 2hrs. Buy refusing to respond to Paypal, I get my refund and they cut off a potential legal precedent being set. Taking them to the small claims court would actually cost around the same as the game would... but I got my refund and they've not bothered to remove the game. If I'd not got my refund... I'd be boycotting Ubisoft too... and finding alternative ways to play their games. TL:dr... Most game publishers are charlatans and will try every underhand trick they can to take your money and give you the finger if you don't get what you pay for..
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    Has linus's ads/personal use made you ever buy anything

    It only works on those who are easily influenced... which may well be the majority... I prefer to call them gullible myself. For example... saw the price of an ifixit kit (inc shipping to the UK) and compared with a heap of other kits on amazon UK... bought the one that was unfamiliar but contained most around 90% of the same tools and cost 1/4 of the price. I've been using Anonine VPN for around 5-6 yrs now... I don't need accounting/billing software and I no longer build websites... I am almost obsessed with getting the best value for money vs performance from anything... and I research stuff like crazy before committing to a purchase... Partly because I went through 8yrs of living hand to mouth each month after the 2008 crash and got into the really wise habit of being more careful with my spending, rather than splurging my months wages within the first 2 weeks.
  3. Paid exclusives automatically lose my money... I'm not buying a specific system or using a specific store just because it has a specific game on it. A fool and their money are soon parted and all that. There are dozens of great games out there... I can happily play all of those in the time before any 'exclusive' deals run out... and by that time I'll probably be able to pick up the game on sale for 80% less with all DLC included. I've got more than 200 games on steam, another 30 or so on Uplay and a dozen on GOG... I refuse to use origin because I will never buy an EA game ever, and after being a former support of Epic... they've burnt that bridge now with attempts to bribe people onto their stores with paid exclusives and spyware. I'm not saying I'll never buy another Epic released game ever again... just that I'll never buy from their store.
  4. I wish people would stop using 'free speech' as an excuse for being utter dickheads.
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    Telegram sees 3 million new users following Facebook outage

    This is already a huge problem... I refuse to use anything owned by facebook... 99% of everyone I know uses FB & Messenger or Whatsapp and so forth... and flatly refuses to use anything else... they've seemingly lost the ability to communicate by any other means... Often complaining that 'you're not on facebook' to me so can't keep in touch. It's almost like they're not aware of any other form of communication exists outside of their tiny narrow minded bubble. To be honest.. I no longer consider them friends... because it's a two way street and when once side demands you use a specific app to keep in touch and they refuse to do it any other way., they've lost touch with rationality and reality and have become a shallow, selfish & ignorant human being... I'm better of without that kind of person in my life.
  6. This is classic... first Epic piss of people with spyware that steals peoples steam info even if they didn't buy the game on steam... Now they steal another game from steam/gog users (and backers) and piss of even more people. Are they trying to out do EA and take the top spot of most hated game publisher? I've not bought an EA game in more than a decade because they're not fit to earn my money (I may play them via any other means I see fit to take advantage of though).. and now Epic is on the same list.
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    Screen tearing turned into suttering

    If your monitor has a high refresh rate, and freesync is on... the system will try to insert extra frames to keep the frame rate high... but if the CPU and card cannot keep up... it causes stuttering. Try turning freesync of and see if the problem smooths out. Another trick is turn of DCHP on all monitors and test again. I'd put money on that being the cause rather than a lack of ram or ssd.
  8. Any modern GPU will be pretty much bottlenecked by the CPU... So if you need a DX12 card then work out what you want to spend and find something in that price range. If you don't need DX12, then just pick up something of ebay 2nd hand. Not worth spending money on a new card unless you plan on upgradingt he rest of the kit later on and want to future proof. Also.. you said about the MB not handing off to an AMD card because of the onboard graphics... I've never had a problem with onboard before... my previous 2 systems had AMD 3000 onboard and you just adjusted the bios to prioritise the PCIE slot over the onboard. I still run one of those with an AMD R9 280X as the primary and had an RX580 in the other. As you said you'd be running windows... I don;t see an issue with getting an AMD card, it seems more like an issues with the OS you are using, or you've not adjusted the BIOS (if it's an option on such an old board)
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    16gb or 32gb ram

    Get the fastest and largest capacity your budget allows. I'd actually get 3200Mhz ram, I have 32GB of the Corsair Vengeance myself.
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    AMD Wattman Reset After Failure - That Never Happened

    Well... did a clean install of 19.1.2 and it's still doing it... and not only is it telling me wattman has been rest still... it's now telling me there are 'new' drivers to install that are older than the ones I just installed. It's trying to revert me back to 19.1.1. Starting to think that my next card will not be AMD again.
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    AMD Wattman Reset After Failure - That Never Happened

    Well, booted the PC this morning... and got the same message once more 'Global Wattman settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure' No failure has occurred... Fresh, clean install of everything. Games have been runing smooth as silk and I've not had a single game crash on me with this new build. I don't even 'USE' the wattman settings. I tried researching it, and all I can find is loads of others reporting the same thing but cannot find any solution.
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    Happy with 4.1ghz?

    Started using Ryzen Master and allowed it to work out the best settings... instead of tweaking from the BIOS as I've always done before. This has resulted in a stable gaming speed of up to 4.3Ghz with a boost up to 4.8Ghz... closing in on 4.9Ghz. Reading as 4874 in HWmonitor. Idle temps have increased, and I'm now at between 40-45 idle with one core hovering around 4.2-4.3Ghz with the rest throttling back to some odd numbers... Core 0 sticks at 4Ghz or higher all the time, Cores 1,2 & 5 throttle back to 2,6Ghz whilst cores 3 & 4 throttle back to 1.9Ghz. Gaming wise... no where near close to bottlenecking on this thing... AC Origins 1440p Ultra settings and averaging 50-60% across the cores, with some in mid 30's and a couple hitting 90%... and frame rates between 50-70fps. OC on the video card is pretty much the same as it's been for ages... Memory up from 2000 to 2230 and gpu from 1450mhz to 1540... I was hoping for more on the GPU but when stress tested it's hitting 82º and the max temp limit I can set it to is 84º
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    AMD Wattman Reset After Failure - That Never Happened

    Just an RX 580 8GB. I just did a full uninstall and clean install of 19.1.1 again, and also downloaded 19.1.2 which came out today... So we'll see if there was something screwy with the original install.
  14. New build about 10 days ago, it's been running like a dream with no real issues that couldn't be solved with a tweak here and there to bios settings. But everytime I boot up, I get a notification from the Radeon Settings that Global Wattman settings have been reset after a system failure. Except no system failure has ever happened... System shuts down perfectly every time and reboots just fine. I'm also getting notifications to install a 'new' update 19.1.1... when I have 19.1.1 installed.
  15. the 1600 and 2600 are both Ryzen 5... neither of them is a Ryzen 7... So both have 6/12 cores... so get the 2600 Zen+ on a B450 Board.