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About Godlygamer23

  • Title
    Applying the Scientific Method(s) to everyday life.


  • CPU
    Core i5 3570K @ 4.2GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS P8 Z77 LK
  • RAM
    G.Skill 12GB @ 1.3GHz effective
  • GPU
    Gigabyte Windforce 970
  • Case
    CM Cosmos II
  • Storage
    Intel 520 240GB SSD; 3 WD Caviar Blue HDDs; 1TB NAS
  • PSU
    SeaSonic 750 watt fully modular
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken x60
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Trigger
  • Mouse
    CM Storm Xornet
  • Sound
    Sound Blaster Z
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  • Location
    x=56, y=10, z=50
  • Interests
    Astronomy, computers, physics, chemistry, etc.
  • Occupation
    Debunking misconceptions one thing at a time.

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  1. Exhaust Fan Question

    Bear in mind that the fan is controlled by whatever is connected to the fan header. So that could mean that an exhaust fan is attached to a secondary CPU fan header, and the 2 fans connected would increase or decrease by the same amount, whether that's outright RPM change or a percentage change. The fans would be controlled by sensors placed on the motherboard or CPU, depending on the function of the fan header, and some only deliver power to the fan and make it run at the highest speed.
  2. Anyone Wanna Explain

    I would agree with that statement considering that under loads that utilize six cores, the 8400 will sit at 3.8GHz, whereas the 7600K will sit at 4GHz with four cores loaded at 100%. With the 8400, you gain extra cores, which offsets the 200MHz clock speed difference. Another thing to bear in mind is that despite having a base clock speed of 2.8GHz, you may never actually see that clock speed based on the data that I have. That being said though, you could extract better performance from your 7600K by overclocking it, if you haven't already.
  3. Anyone Wanna Explain

    Yes, but what CPU are you talking about?
  4. Anyone Wanna Explain

    What octo-core?
  5. Anyone Wanna Explain

    It depends on your task. If a task is heavily single threaded, a higher clock speed with the same architecture against another chip with higher core count but lesser clock speed, will perform better. In video games, a CPU with lesser cores with a higher clock speed is still favorable, even in modern titles, compared to having a CPU with an absurd amount of cores with a lesser clock speed. Let's say you have a CPU with 8 cores that can execute 8 threads at the same time. Then you have another CPU with 16 cores that can execute 16 threads at the same time. Both CPUs are the same architecture, but the 8 core variant runs at 4GHz, whereas the 16 core version runs at 2.8GHz. Now, you have a video game or really any task, that only utilizes 8 threads at any given time....The lesser CPU will perform better because even though it has fewer cores, they all run at a higher clock speed, thus giving better performance for the given task. So to answer your question, theoretically, yes, the 8 core variant would have twice the power(provided it's the same architecture), but it's dependent on programming by the developer of the software and thread/core awareness of the operating system to properly schedule the tasks.
  6. In the future, with Windows itself, if you right click on the folder, you can map that to a drive letter and generally use it as a "local drive" of sorts.
  7. To Linus, Higher Hz monitor - Trickory or Truth?

    You're not increasing the power by changing the frequency.
  8. What is the best Thermal Paste?

    You'll be fine with AS5 thermal compound, and using IC Diamond, you can actually scratch the heatspreader on the CPU. The thermal paste doesn't matter that much as long as it's not total garbage.
  9. Okay, so it's not mapped as a network drive. You want it to show up as an actual network drive, like below:
  10. Can you post a screenshot to verify we're on the same page?
  11. To Linus, Higher Hz monitor - Trickory or Truth?

    The power gets converted. You must understand that the system is not getting the power directly from the wall. It runs through the power supply first. Anything that runs on DC, but gets AC power goes through this process. Plus, the components on your graphics card and motherboard are going to convert the electricity even more by stepping down the voltage and stepping up the amperage.
  12. I wonder if changing the settings for CIFS/SMB would allow GeForce Experience to see it. Are you able to navigate through the drive(s) using Windows Explorer? And are they tied to a letters?
  13. To Linus, Higher Hz monitor - Trickory or Truth?

    It used to be that TVs were affected by the frequency that you're referring to, but that's no longer in effect. It's like suggesting a CPU cannot operate at 4GHz because the wall power operates at 60Hz. The two are not tied together.
  14. What OS is your NAS running?
  15. Why would I use a password manager?

    If the password is complicated enough, it's unlikely anyone would figure it out. I think password managers can also generate complex passwords for you for all the services you use as well.