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About prayshadow

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  • CPU
    i7-8700k @ 5.1Ghz
  • Motherboard
    ROG Strix Z390-E
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB 3200Mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2
  • Case
    Corsair Spec Omega RGB
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850X White
  • Display(s)
    MSI Optix MAG24
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15S
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G513 Carbon
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 RGB Elite
  • Sound
    Logitech Z623
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. I am having constant issues trying to move pictures from my iPhone 8 Plus to my Dell XPS 9570 running Windows 10. My iPhone is on the latest software as of this date (12.4) and I get the same error every single time I try, regardless of whether I try to import using Photos or I try to move the pictures manually from the DCIM folder on the iPhone. I can get a few pictures and then it will fail, every single time, and give me the same error message (picture attached). I’ve even tried moving files one at a time. Same error almost every time. Usually it’s videos, and it might have something to do with trying to transfer 4K60 video over a USB 2.0 connection, which is what the Apple Lightning port uses, but I’m unsure of what to do by this point. I’ve tried so many things and I’m at my wits end. Any help is appreciated.
  2. I'm actually bidding on a pretty cheap Q9650 right now, but I'll look into a 9550 as well, I know they usually go for about half or less what a 9650 will go for.
  3. I just recently finished building a "retro" build of sorts, mainly for fun and because I just think Core 2s are cool since it what was current when I was a kid. I wanted to ask about other people's experiences with overclocking a Core 2 Quad. The specs of the BEAST are an ASUS P5G41T-M LX3 mobo, a Core 2 Quad Q9300, an EVGA 960 FTW, 8GB of Samsung 1600Mhz DDR3, an EVGA 500W 80+ PSU and a Silicon Power SSD with Windows 10. I stuffed it all into an old eMachines T5048 case that originally came with a Pentium 4, from which I still have all of the original components. I managed to get the CPU overclocked to *just* shy of 3.00Ghz from its stock speed of 2.50Ghz, any more and it will not boot. It laid down a whopping 312CB in Cinebench R15 and 8925 in Superposition @ 720p low. Does anyone else have any numbers from this chip or other Core 2 Quads regarding overclocking or benchmarking? I plan to post up some pics of the build on my profile soon. The entire build was put together for around $100 USD. I'm pretty happy with it.
  4. Thank you! The minimum processor state in Windows Power Options was set to 99%. It now throttles down to about 800Mhz like it should...and I was able to get it to an all-core Turbo of 3.7Ghz. Much appreciated!
  5. I started cleaning a computer for a friend of mine and decided to do some baseline benchmarking before I cleaned it, just to see if we'd pick up any performance gain from cleaning and reapplication of thermal paste on CPU/GPU. (It's dirty enough to make me think it might be throttling, and is still using thermal paste that he put on over 5 years ago...) As I got into said benchmarking, I noticed it was sitting at 3.5Ghz all the time, this is reflected by task manager and MSI Afterburner both. He is running an i5-4690K in an MSI Z97 PC Mate mobo. I don't know anything really about this board and I don't know a ton about Haswell either, but I thought they were supposed to drop their clocks when idling...and it doesn't. According to task manager, CPU usage at idle with everything closed is about 0-1%. Even so, it stays at 3.5Ghz, and doesn't change at all, up or down. It stays at 3.5 when idling, running Cinebench, opening programs, AIDA64, everything I have tried. Afterburner just shows a straight line for all four CPU cores at 3.5Ghz. It doesn't Turbo up past 3.5, and it doesn't idle below 3.5. I don't know what to look for at this point, all settings in BIOS are on Auto or enabled, he's never OC'd it, so all the settings in BIOS are stock. I thought about maybe trying a fresh Windows install or running it off one of the drives I have laying around, but I figured I'd ask here first. Am I missing something? What should I look for? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
  6. Hello all, I need recommendations for screen sharing softwares, preferably free. Thanks!
  7. I need to update my BIOS. Running a Strix Z390-E Gaming and I have not updated my BIOS. I'll do that and run tests again at 5.1, see what I get.
  8. Hi! Thanks for the reply. I found out it was my AVX offset, I did not realize that R20 was an AVX workload. I just put my AVX offset back to zero and was able to dial back a little voltage and keep stable, I put down 4101cb in R20 @ 5.2. I typically run mine @ 5.1 because I can run stable 5.1 at 1.25-1.28v, whereas I have to use a bit more than that for 5.2. I have yet to try for 5.3, but I am delidding soon and I will try then. No other programs running, I made sure to kill iCue, afterburner, etc. My RAM is running at 3200Mhz.
  9. Ah. Thank you, I was unaware R20 was an AVX workload. I’ll push that back up then. Thanks!
  10. Hi all, I'd like to ask for some help with my 5.2Ghz OC on my 8700K. I can get it to run perfectly stable at 5.1Ghz @ 1.300v and everything else set to auto, and I get perfectly good temps under load and otherwise like this, and an average score in Cinebench R15 of 1600cb, with R20 returning a tad over 4000 on average. When I push up to 5.2Ghz, I had to increase my voltage up to about 1.39-1.40, my temps remained pretty good, 85-90 C under full load, I set my negative AVX offset to 2 and I set my IA DC and IA AC load lines to .01. I see a performance increase in R15 of about 50 points on average, up to about 1650-1660, but R20 sees no gain at all. I looked at my clocks underload, in R15 it holds at 5.2Ghz stable, (5.17Ghz in task manager), but in R20 it immediately drops to 5Ghz (4.99Ghz in task manager) and stays there, and as I said before, I see no performance gain at all. The computer is perfectly stable at 5.2Ghz, but I'm stumped by the clock throttling in R20, as my temps once again, under load in R20, never exceeded 90C. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  11. Alright, here's R20 on my laptop. XPS 9570 after a little bit of tuning. Update for R15, I got her up to 1244cb and that seems to be all she has to give for now. I will do a clean Windows install tonight and possibly repaste as well, see if I can do any better.
  12. I'll post again when I run on my desktop. I haven't used R20 because everything I've tested in the past is on R15 and I've no frame of reference for R20 yet. Maybe I'll try it. Who knows.
  13. Yes. A header like that is capable of delivering high amperage for things like (obviously) an AIO pump, a water pump for a custom loop, etc etc, but they will only draw what they need to run what is connected to them. It is perfectly safe.
  14. XPS 9570...i7-8750H...1050Ti Max-Q...16GB DDR4 @ 2666Mhz...-150mV undervolt on core/cache...still tuning but pretty happy nonetheless. Single core did 170cb and OpenGL was 122.47fps.
  15. Hello all. I recently picked up a Dell XPS 9570, and for the most part, I absolutely love it. There are, however a couple issues I had read up on before I purchased it, and that is why I am here. I had read that the Killer Wi-Fi card that Dell (for some reason) continues to use can be a source of problems, and sure enough, the day after I got it out of the box I began having connectivity issues. I removed and uninstalled all the drivers that were on it and installed Killer's most recent driver suite, and haven't had any issues at all thus far, but I still want to put an Intel Wi-Fi card in it. I have seen two main recommendations for the 9570, and that is the Intel 9260 and the Intel 8265. I know some have talked about the 9260 having some issues with Bluetooth when installed in this laptop, so I am just wondering which I should go with. I also have plans to do a clean windows install this coming weekend, as well as install a Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB in place of the 512GB Toshiba drive it came standard with. While I'm in there, I planned to repaste the CPU and GPU, if for no other reason than just to have peace of mind of fresh thermal paste, and I have been running a consistent and perfectly stable -150mV undervolt on core and cache, from which I have seen about 100cb increase in Cinebench R15, from 1135 to around 1240. It manages to stay on 3.91Ghz turbo all the way through the run with the undervolt, and overall I am very pleased with the laptop. I just am curious based on you guys' personal knowledge or experiences which Wi-Fi card you'd recommend. Thanks!