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About Kilobytez95

  • Title
    Audio Enthusiast
  • Birthday 1995-09-02

Contact Methods

  • Discord
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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Windsor, Ontario
  • Interests
    Computers and such.
  • Biography
    I have been interested in computer ever since I was a little kid. I fix friends computers all the time as well as build my own. I like playing PC games so if you want to play look me up on Steam or Origin.


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4.6Ghz (Delidded)
  • Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-M Pro
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz CL9 16GB Low Profile (X4) @ 2200Mhz 11-11-11-33
  • GPU
    GTX 970 G1 4GB @ 1500Mhz
  • Case
    Corsair 750D Air Flow Edition
  • Storage
    SanDisk Extreme 120GB + WD Caviar Blue 640GB + Seagate 200GB + Seagate 2TB SSHD (X2 RAID 0)
  • PSU
    CoolerMaster V700
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PG258Q
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 LUX Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G700S
  • Sound
    ODAC + O2 + Audiosource Amp100 + Fluance SX6 +BIC America F-12 Sub + Sennheiser HD 518 + Sony XBAP50
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. So I picked up a 3700X the other day and I just put my old SSD in and ran my previous install of Windows. I had some issues so I figured I'd reinstall the os. Basically I'm at the desktop and everything seems to be working except Windows keeps giving me an error code when I try and get updates so I downloaded the update assistant so I could more or less manually download the updates... Well it freezes my PC and I'm not sure how to update from here. Never had this issue before so if anyone can shed some light into what's going on here that would be great. Also since I know somebody is going to ask, no my PC isn't overclocked.
  2. How did you install the driver? Also why are you using 390.xx? 430.xx is the latest version. When I installed my driver I typed "sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300" into the terminal without quotes and after a reboot had a fully working and up to date Nvidia driver.
  3. Note: This tutorial was made for Manjaro and exact steps may differ slightly depending on your distribution. Installing Lutris Step 1: Open terminal and type sudo pacman -S lutris Installing Crysis Step 1: Run Lutris. Step 2: Search for Crysis using the search box in Lutris (Don't forget to click Search Lutris.net). Step 3: Click install and select the GOG version of the game. Step 4: Sign into your GOG account and continue with the installation until finished. You may get an error after the installation has completed but you can ignore it and click finish in the GOG installer. Post Crysis Installation Now it's time to configure crysis to run correctly. There are a few things we need to do to have the optimal experience. Step 1: Configure Crysis via Lutris by clicking on the gear under play on the right hand side. Step 2: Under "Game options" make sure the executable is Crysis.exe in the Bin64 folder. Step 3: In "Game options" add the line -dx10 to the arguments box to force the game to run in DX10 mode. Step 4: Under "Runner options" make sure you are using a compatible version of wine. I used lutris-4.13-x86_64. Step 5: Enable DXVK by ticking the "Enable DXVK" option under "Runner options" and select the latest version of DXVK. Step 6: With Crysis selected in your Lutris library scroll down on the right side and click "Winetricks". Step 7: When the Winetricks window pops up select "Select the default wineprefix" and click ok. Step 8: Select "Install a Windows DLL or component" and click ok. Step 9: When the list of components shows up look for "d3dcompiler_43" and "d3dx10_43". Step 10: Click ok and close Winetricks. Profit Assuming you didn't change anything else and have a properly installed game the game should now run perfectly in DX10 mode with no graphical issues such as broken shadows and water. Notes You absolutely need to check "d3dx10_43" or Crysis will not render correctly regardless of the version of Wine or DXVK you use. Many guides online don't have this information making DX10 mode not work. Also when launching the game you should change the launcher executable from the GOG launcher to the 64-Bit binary to ensure the game launches correctly into 64-Bit mode as it's more stable than 32-Bit. You should also be using the proprietary driver for your GPU. I have an Nvidia GPU and I'm using driver version 430.xx. To install the latest Nvidia driver under Manjaro simply run the following command sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300. Correctly rendered water
  4. In the end I just RMA'd the PSU. I know there's something wrong with it but there is no obvious sign.
  5. From what I've been able to gather the power output is good. I checked PS_ON and Power_OK and they both seem to be working fine. Might be internal to the PSU's protection circuit.
  6. I tried that to see if it was an issue with the PSU being loaded down and it worked but it's hit or miss. Sometimes it powers up and stays on and other times it powers off. I assume when it powers off there's some kind of a no load check or something but to my knowledge no ATX PSU does that.
  7. Yea I told him to check into that when he first told me he was having problems but I think he said it's out of warranty. I can double check.
  8. It's a Cooler Master V650 unit. It was supposed to be a rather high quality unit but I've had a V700 fail on me personally so I kinda question the quality of Cooler Master's PSU's. I don't think he has warranty anymore as the PSU is well over 5 years old at this point. Most likely I'll tell him to pick up a new PSU.
  9. It's a desktop. he has a Cooler Master V650 PSU.
  10. 1. yes I know a PSU is a complicated device. 2. I'm not doing my friend a disservice by "finding the problem and not moving forward". He asked me to take a look at it for him and I merely asked on this forum for some advice so i can better diagnose the issue. i already know it's 99.9% likely a bad PSU. How I can "move forward" is beyond me as I'm not actually being tasked with a repair here but whatever. 3. yes I'm aware it's likely an IC issue hence why i asked if anyone can elaborate further on the issue and maybe shed some light into what exactly the issue may be. Surely there's someone out there way more knowledgeable than you or me. 4. What are you even talking about? How is this question frustrating to you? I'm pretty sure I know what the problem is I just asked for some extra insight. If you're so frustrated then go to a different post.
  11. So I have a friend of mines PC at my house and hes asked me to take a look at it for him and see if I can figure out what the problem is. Known problems: 1. The system will only power on if it hasn't been powered with AC mains. 2. if the system powers off it won't power back on until you remove AC mains. 3. If the computer is turned on after being turned off it will power on for half a second then power off and not come back on until AC mains is removed. Things I checked: 1. CPU is known good. 2. GPU is known good. 3. Ram is known good. 4. Motherboard is known good. 5. Storage disks are known good. 6. Ran stress tests all night and they all passed. No power down during tests. 7. Cleaned PC. 8. Reseated all components. 9. Used another known good PSU and it works fine. I assume it's a bad PSU but I've never seen a PSU fail in this way before. the system can power on and it works fine when it does but it's only once the system turns off that it can't come back on. I'm not sure if some kind of protection is being tripped or something when it shouldn't be or what. Most likely it's a PSU issue but I'd like to know for sure before I tell him to buy a new PSU. Any ideas?
  12. Alright I'll do some research. Thanks.
  13. Yea but it's still not outputting correctly. While I can use this resolution one of the fields isn't showing up so while it thinks it's running in 480i@60hz it's actually displaying 480i@30Hz and one of the fields is missing so it's essentially 240p =(
  14. Yea the best input is component. Also I just plugged in the converter to my iGPU and I can output 1440x480i@60Hz but thats widescreen. I'm not sure why it's working but it is sorta.
  15. Yea I had the wrong text put in the fields but it's actually running at 640x480i@60Hz or at least that's what it's set to. Actual resolution being displayed is 240p though as one field isn't showing up.