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About STRMfrmXMN

  • Title
    Trying to make peace with the world ✌
  • Birthday April 5

Contact Methods

  • Steam
  • Battle.net

Profile Information

  • Location
    Portland, Oregon. My rent is too damn high.
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Plaid, Cars and Computers.


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 8600K @ 4.8 GHz 1.3V
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z 3200 MHz CAS 14
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 + 150 MHz core, + 300 mem
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Black
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (Windows) + OCZ Arc 100 120GB (Storage) + Sandisk SSD PLUS 240 GB (moar storage)
  • PSU
    EVGA 550GS
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE 144hz + Dell U2515H 1440P IPS 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Noctua D15S + color explosion of Noctua fans
  • Keyboard
    CM Rapid Quickfire TKless w/all blue keycaps and a big ol mouse mat with a Vette on it
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403 + special carpal tunnel mouse for those with weak ass wrist muscles like me
  • Sound
    Mayflower O2/ODAC->JBL LSR305 + Sennheiser HD 600 + Audio Technica SR50BT + Sennheiser CX 2.00i
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. Really bummed to hear what happened with Bitwit Kyle. Hope everything goes well with him. 

  2. Hard drives have moving parts so, by design, they don't last as long. However, if you're the type to do sustained writes on a drive day in, day out, it'll probably be no more reliable for you to get a cheap DRAMless SSD over a hard drive. The cheapest DRAM cache SSD is the Crucial MX500, and can be had pretty cheap for 1 TB being about $85.
  3. It would be best to use the new cables that come with your PSU. Not all pinouts are identical on all ATX PSUs. Would be nice if they were, but you don't want to fry anything finding out they don't work interchangably.
  4. What's up, my technically-inclined summer children?

    1. CircleTech


      It's 2am here. 


      I shoud be asleep.

    2. DoctorNick
    3. STRMfrmXMN


      Go to bed Circle


      And Doctor, I'm not feeling well. I think I got a bad case of the bloatware.

  5. A lot of new RTX cards are triggering OCP in decent PSUs (I believe the transient spikes in power demands from the GPU are what are triggering this issue for thousands of others). You might need a different PSU to make it work, even if your old PSU otherwise works fine.
  6. You don't need a 650W PSU, you just need a higher-quality unit. Make a post on this subforum again when you're planning to buy so you don't end up with a crappy 650W. Heck, you could easily run that system off a 450W PSU. You just want something that's a bit more modern and better-made.
  7. Then I'd recommend a higher-quality unit. But yes, 500W is plenty for that setup.
  8. What voltage are you running on the vCore and what are your LLC settings?
  9. Those temps seem pretty normal. Leave voltage settings alone on a laptop. The engineers who designed your GPU BIOS will know what's up and what it's doing and undervolting will result in issues like you ended up finding. Unless you bring the clockspeeds of your GPU down, your undervolting will pretty much guarantee issues on any GPU, especially one that's designed to run on battery power.
  10. I thought it couldn't possibly be that bad until I checked out the Glassdoor ratings. So many of them dislike the CEO. Never a good sign. I'll sit with my Mayflower O2/ODAC.
  11. That's an exciting rumor, but we'll see what they end up doing with a lack of supply of GDDR6. I'd be curious to see if they use GDDR5X for lower-end cards. Supply is such an issue right now that many would just take anything
  12. I'm not sure what you mean. That opens the File Explorer for me. Type cmd in the Windows start and right click and select run as administrator, then use the command I suggested.
  13. Open an administrative command prompt and type See if that fixes anything.
  14. I have never done this and I believe you'd need a USB adapter to SATA to work the way you're suggesting, but I could be wrong. You might be able to use the 120 GB as a bootable ISO. I'd recommend just using a USB flash drive like a Sandisk Extreme or Samsung Bar. You'll always have a purpose for one later on if you don't have one already.