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  1. Hey Guys, I really need some help with this one. I know Linus & Many many more do so many videos on which GPU to purchase at which price range it's not even funny but I'm finding it so hard to choose whether or not a CHEAP RTX 2060 is going to perform worse than an EXPENSIVE GTX 1660 Ti (or 1660 Super). My budget is $500 AUD and my current CPU is a Ryzen 5 2600 (stock clock) so I don't think either the 2060 or 1660 Ti should be anywhere near bottlenecking (Will be looking at R5 3600 later this year). But my choices at this price range (on PC Case Gear or Mwave) are the Galax RTX 2060 EX OC 6GB ($499 ex postage) OR The awesome looking MSi GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6GB ($479 ex postage). I have no experience with GALAX at all and don't want to buy a dodgy GPU, MSi on the other hand, I have never had an issue with! My main game titles I love to play are Division (1 & 2), NFS Heat & World of Warcraft. I'm hoping to remain at a stable 75 fps in either of these games with this GPU which I think should be doable (I don't mind having to "Optimize" with GeForce experience to get the stable frames but currently my GTX 1070 isn't keeping up with the pressure. Would greatly appreciate a fresh pair of eyes looking at this! Thanks very much. I really appreciate these forums as I live out in a rural country town in QLD, Australia and have nobody to brainstorm these kind of things with.
  2. Hi Everyone, Just wondering if anyone has had any overclocking experience with the Zotac GTX 1070 AMP Core Edition GPU ? I seem to have the only GPU on the market these days that doesn't come with some form of "1-click OC" in the software. I have no OC'ing experience (CPU or GPU) and would like to know how far I can push this thing (safely) until my RTX 2060 arrives ? Would like to get a few more fps in NFS: Heat to stable it out on my 75 Hz monitor (Currently running around 68 - 70ish) Cheers, Gage
  3. Hey Everyone, So I've recently purchased Need For Speed: Heat and during the first run (and every run after) the game has had rather high CPU usage (80% - 100%). Initially I thought that was due to my outdated CPU (i7-3770) paired with the GTX 1070 but I have now upgraded to a Ryzen 5 2600 paired with the same GPU and I'm getting roughly the same amount of CPU usage. I've even tried turning the graphics settings to "Auto" hoping that it will maybe drop some settings to stop the CPU stressing. It might just be a terribly optimized game, I'm not sure... Just wanted to check as I didn't think it should be maxing out the 2600. Thanks, Gage
  4. Hey Everyone, I've recently purchased an Asus TUF Gaming notebook (specs will follow) and have noticed that the Ryzen 5 3550H reaches a max temp of 89c. I haven't had much experience with the Ryzen CPU's yet and i figured obviously the laptop ones are going to vary greatly from the desktop variant. Can anyone tell me what the safe operating temps are for this CPU ? and also, When the CPU thermal throttles ? Haven't been able to spot any performance drops as of yet but would still like to know. SPECS: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500H RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 GPU: GTX 1050 3GB SSD: Samsung 970 Pro m.2 NVMe Thanks very much!
  5. Thanks I'll let him know for when it happens again. Also... Your Corsair Vengeance LPX ram is listed in your signature as 32Ghz not 32GB (thought you'd like to know... Not being a smarta**) Thanks for the help everyone!
  6. Definitely Dual channel for the RAM... Not sure whether 8 or 16 GB though. I completely understand that there would be a bottleneck with that CPU + GPU combo and he’s not trying to OC, Just can’t even get through a complete session of X Flight with crashing or blue screening (IRQL error mostly he says) He’s checked all drivers etc twice over. Have advised that he tries a Gigabyte G1 Sniper H6.
  7. Hey Guys, Didn't really know where else to come with this one. My friend has recently purchased a "refurbished gaming PC" which has the following specs: CPU - i7-4770 (non k) GPU - Gigabyte GTX 1080 Watercooled Xtreme Gaming DDR3 RAM (8GB I think) The problem is that all of this hardware is running on what is showing in HWMonitor as a "Lenovo Shark bay" motherboard and from what i can find is only out of Lenovo Office PC's. I have explaining that the performance issues are due to this motherboard. When contacting the IT store he bought it from they stated that "I know nothing about computers and that the motherboard was fine" I've advised my friend to pickup a cheap 2nd hand 1150 mobo for the i7-4770 and his performance. Am i losing my mind or would this motherboard just completely "lock" all of his CPU features and bottleneck performance ? Any help would be great.
  8. Hey All, I've recently upgraded a few components in my PC and have noticed that I have a "Non-K" option in the bios of my motherboard (ASRock Z77 Fatality Performance). I have just upgraded from an i5-2500 to an i7-3770 (both non-k). Just wondering if anyone would be able to explain simply how this non-k overclock feature works and whether I should be messing around with it at all in the first place. Cheers.
  9. Just ran the benchmark again with Multi-GPU disabled and had the same result only 10 - 15 frames avg slower lol. I have also tried running with & without V-Sync. It's the weirdest thing. I'm running the benchmark now on my other system which has a placeholder RX 550 card to make sure it's not the game.
  10. Hey Everyone, I've just installed & benchmarked Dirt Rally on my system and have been pleasantly surprised with the fps that I'm getting. However, while benchmarking I have experienced a weird "flash" intermittently throughout. I have posted a non-listed youtube video for reference. This also occurs during normal gameplay however, only with this game. I have not had any trouble with this GPU at all (Still runs fantastic and sits comfortably @ 70c while in-game.
  11. It seems to be a RAM issue for sure. Your option here didn't work but I lowered the FSB to 400 (for the original target of 3.2Ghz) and put my RAM to 801Mhz @ 1.80 v and i finally got the windows loading circle however it blue screened and gave me an error "Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area". Frustrating that it was as easy as it was for the guy in the original video... I didn't think you had to change the ram speeds at all. It's set back to original 2.40GHz now until i figure out what's going on.
  12. The lowest setting on was either "931Mhz" or AUTO. Fairly certain it's only 800Mhz RAM though. (Attached image of sticker on side of RAM)
  13. Spread Spectrum for CPU is now disabled (Also, This CPU is LGA 775). Load Line Calibration is also disabled (Intel Spec according to mobo) Still not posting. Is this odd ? or am I just not meant to OC stuff? lol
  14. I've attached a few images of my BIOS settings after changing your recommendations. Can you see anything I've done wrong because the system won't post until I do a forced power cycle on it after applying those settings? I thought I had the RAM wrong at 5 - 5 - 5 - 15 and the RAM actually states on it that it's 5-5-5-12 so that should be fine now.
  15. When you say "Use specified" you mean, Specified on the RAM or "AUTO" on the motherboard? The RAM has the timing & voltage on the side but i thought if i just left it to auto it'd be okay. I was wrong apparently.