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eternalium

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  1. I've read about Ryzen Controller, anything I can do with that?
  2. The values on the GPU, both Task Manager and HWMonitor, are correct, as they don't jump up and down, but the CPU can go up and down very quickly, spiking with boosts, going down immediately when the load is off, etc. If you mean other values such as motherboard and storage, they are just fine, almost always below 50, or even 45. It didn't surprise me much, since my old laptop would report 95+ degrees immediately to ramp up the fans, or at least I try to believe in that. Maybe I'm just very unlucky with thermals on laptops.
  3. Hello. About half a year ago, I bought the ultrabook Acer Swift 3, SF314-41G to be specific, which has 3500U and Radeon 540X. I coupled the soldered 4GB memory with an 8GB stick, achieving the maximum amount of 12GBs (the clock times and speeds match up). I need discrete graphics and Radeon 540X is enough for my needs. But unfortunately, there is a catch... Up until recently, about 2 months ago, the machine started to throttle very easily, even while it's not warm to the touch. Moreover, I'm using a cooler and the laptop's fan is at max speed, using NoteBook FanControl (it never throttled before while only using a cooler and not the software). So I started to monitor the temperatures while also doing specific tests. Hitting only the dGPU with maximum load using FurMark leads to a sustained performance with just shy of the thermal limit. But when the CPU is used even a little, the temperatures go over the, for some reason very low, threshold of 65C and it throttles heavily. The machine never goes above 70 degrees. So, my question is; Is there a fix for these issues with this combination of CPU and GPU? Or should I use my extensive warranty if these issues are out of ordinary and try to get a replacement? (or at least try to have them fixed) Thank you. Edit: I remembered about how I used to do 3D intensive works on battery, and while on the go, without any cooling and it never throttled either. I'm starting to assume that some updates broke things and the best I can do is try to get a replacement.
  4. I went to a repairshop and confirmed that it's RAM incompatibility. However, it also takes a while to boot up for some reason. Might be the CMOS battery but I can't be sure until new RAMs arrive.
  5. I've tried a single stick, as well as using a different DIMM, didn't work. Sticks work just fine on my old motherboard, MSI G31TM-P35. I'll add the model and a photo of the RAM. Edit: Don't know if it matters but the motherboard powers on automatically, even after shutting down. (KVR800D2N6/2G)
  6. Hello again. I was able to find a 4 DIMM DDR2 775 motherboard that supports 8GB of RAM at a local store but I'm having issues. The motherboard doesn't seem to post. I thought maybe the DIMMs were bad but when I plugged the memory sticks off, the motherboard did beep three times, indicating that no memory is installed. I don't know which informations to give so I'm sorry if it wasn't clear enough. Thank you. (I will be attaching the manual.) DQ35MP_ProductGuide04.pdf
  7. I did say generic but it's not off-brand, just a local brand. I've used it for many years without issues. I really appreciate the recommendations though, I'll keep in mind. Thank you. :)
  8. I personally haven't had issues with how Windows 10 works yet and if it doesn't affect games that much either, I think I'll keep Windows 10 but yeah, might consider Windows 7.
  9. Fortunately, I don't play games that much and even if I do, I mostly play older titles so I don't think 4GB would be too much of an issue. Never was back when I had an HD5850.
  10. The motherboard is fried due to some current issues I had with my plugs so it's not coming back easily. I did salvage the RAMs and NVMe drive for future though, assuming they are working. Yeah, I also thought the same for the RAM. Q9300 is alright but can't really utilize 8GB fully.
  11. Hello. This is my first time on LTT forums so I apologise for any mistakes of mine if there are any. I used to have an HP laptop with GTX1050 (2GB ver.) and 7700HQ but it died completely on me recently. Due to issues I've always had ever since I bought it, I decided not to get it repaired any further. I don't need a laptop for now so I opted for my old desktop build. Before getting started, I have barely any budget left because I found an RX550 on huge sale so I bought that. Here's my build and my question is simple: How can I get the most out of my system including OCs within safe limits? Motherboard: MSI G31TM-P35 CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 (stock fan), OCed to 3.0GHz and running fine RAM: 2x2GB Kingston 800MHz DDR2 (KVR800D2N6/2G) (runs at 667MHz if CPU isn't OCed, 801 with OC) GPU: ASUS RX550 Arez Phoenix 2GB GDDR5 (currently OEM HD5570 but that's irrelevant) PSU: Generic 450W (can post voltages if needed) SSD (if relevant): WD Green 120GB Additional question: Would getting up to 8GB RAM, if I can find the modules, be worth it? Thank you.
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