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About Kc7vwc

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    Montana, USA
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  • CPU
    Intel i5-4690K @ 4.1GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asrock z97
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB @ 1866MHz
  • GPU
    Msi Radeon R9 390
  • Case
    Air 540
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 M.2, 850 Evo, Corsair Force GT 180Gb
  • PSU
    SeaSonic X850
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE 24" 144Hz
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 AiO
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70 (Brown Switch)
  • Mouse
    Razer Taipan
  • Sound
    HyperX Clouds
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Kc7vwc

    AMD Radeon drivers madness!!!

    I haven't had any issues with AMD's drivers for several years now. ReLive & it's overlay have given me issues, but never the driver itself. My MSI variant had a cooling issue a few years back, but that was thermal paste. I'm quite happy with how far my R9 390 can push games. I game on a 1080p@144Hz panel & the only games I see below 100Fps are World of Tanks & Warships - both of which are 70-90Fps max settings. Honestly, the last time I had an actual driver issue I was playing Wrath of the Lich King & I'd get driver restarts. Can't remember if that was a GTX 970 or Radeon HD 7xxx series chip...
  2. Kc7vwc

    Still using the 4770k?

    4690K count? Would love to upgrade but still can't justify the cost of a complete system overhaul for just gaming & hobby streaming.
  3. Just to play devil's advocate, I have fans that I've been using (Cougar, Corsair) since 2012 with MSI & Asus boards from that same year that are doing just fine. No noise, no grinding. And when they ramp up, it's because I just started a heavy load & the system needs it. These include PWM & 3pin. Glad you know what you want & how to get it, but IMO that's 100% overkill, when the Mobo software had been doing it just fine for half a decade. PS, Asus's new GPU's have fan headers on the card so you can use the GPU as the controller.
  4. I can't speak for firmware flashing, but my Moto G5s+ was supposed to have a depth option with it's second camera. I didn't even look for it earlier, but since getting the 8.1 Oreo update I went hunting for it. Seems that feature is now missing, making my 2nd camera useless far as I can tell.
  5. Kc7vwc

    get pics from broken phone

    Start using Google photos with backup & save everything to an SD card instead in internal storage. Doesn't help you here, but hopefully be a lesson for next time. Otherwise try logging into the phone using fingerprint then plug into a PC - might be able to access.
  6. What GPU are you using? I stream just fine using a 4690k & R9 390, and all my games are 70-120 FPS at 1080p. If you have Nvidia, use NvEnc with whatever CPU you want. AMD is a little more limited so I use Quicksync to do all my encoding. (My upstream bandwidth is the limiting factor in all of this, btw) Since you mentioned getting a new CPU anyway, I'd go AMD. The extra cores (at cheaper $ too!!) are built for streaming & in the real world you won't notice the FPS difference between it & Intel. The extra $ you save will go into a better GPU if it's needed, as that's where your game workload is.
  7. Use Google Messages & enable desktop service along with it.
  8. Having a Moto G5s+, all off this is 100% correct. Just got Oreo update couple weeks ago. Nice UI on it though. But I did promptly install Nova launcher for notification badges & app drawer folders.
  9. Others have hinted at it but try this: Orient the rad so the tubing is at the bottom. Listen for water sounds & check temps. It's possible you have air in the loop, and by putting the tubes at the bottom, air will get trapped in the "top" end-cap of the rad & stay there. It's a good idea with any AiO cooler to give it a jiggle every so often so any air that has made it in will get trapped this way. This is the downside of AiO's vs custom loops which can be topped off.
  10. Kc7vwc

    GPU heatsink cleaning

    As long as the airflow channels between the fins of the heatsink are clear, I'd put some new paste in & call it good. It might be a smidge hotter than factory condition, but I wouldn't think by much. It does look a little tarnished, but as long as the heatpipes are still sealed they should do their job. And where they connect to the aluminum fins is a closed space so there shouldn't be anything in there to hinder heat transfer.
  11. Kc7vwc

    Does android vesion save power?

    I just got the 8.1 update (from 7.1.1) on my Moto G5S+ and my battery life saw a significant bump. The biggest factor is that Bluetooth isn't draining as much while it's in standby. With the BT on, I'm now getting almost the same battery life I had before with it off.
  12. I use Skimomi's Techskins on all my devices. It's a vinyl protector, so it's not so good for cracks from dropping, but the S8's own glass is. What the Techskins are amazing at is against random everyday scratching though. They're applied wet, so you can slide & adjust it endlessly until it's perfectly centered. Then squeegee out the liquid & bubbles to apply the adhesive. Doing this I've never had a bubble or debris under the skin. Comes in gloss or matte finish for most devices. And best for me, it usually covers the whole front glass + bezels of the device, not just the "lit screen area." I hate protectors that don't go all the way to the edge of the device. They're pricey, usually about $20-25 per skin, but I've had one on my (& wife's) HTC 610, LG Phoenix, Samsung Galaxy Express, wife's Samsung Galaxy prime & Moto G5s+ - all flawless. No rips, no bubbles. 10/10 would recommend. Oh wait, her Galaxy Prime did need about 1mm of trimming on the corners of the skin for the case she was using (something generic from At&t). But aside from that one incident the skins always fit phones & cases.
  13. Kc7vwc

    GPU Overheating

    Same issue with my MSI 390. Put some Mx-4 on it & temps dropped to 82°c tops under load. I also cut an extra side panel fan-hole in my case, blowing directly in it & that has also helped.
  14. Kc7vwc

    SOLVED: GPU Temp issue

    Can also add a side fan to you case. Did with my Corsair Air 540 & got another 5c dropped off my GPU.
  15. Is it a pre-built system, where they might be using a chassis with USB 2.0 ports in it, but have an adapter plugging those wires into the 3.0 header on the Mobo? That's all I can think of. Unless the BIOS is set to some kind of legacy mode or something.