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About nelsonpong

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  • Birthday Mar 19, 1999

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Prime X570-P
  • RAM
    G.Skill Aegis 2x16GB DDR4-3200
  • GPU
    GeForce RTX 2060 Super FE
  • Case
    Corsair Spec-Omega RGB White
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 EVO 500GB
  • PSU
    Seasonic Prime Ultra 750W 80+P
  • Display(s)
    Pixio PX329
  • Cooling
    Fractal Design Celsius S36
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 Red O-Ring
  • Mouse
    Glorious Model D ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    Asus X555LB-NS51
  • Phone
    iPhone XS
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  1. I—for all intents and purposes, a zoomer who’s earliest memory online was dialup internet—have recently built a Thunderbird-based computer that has a PCtel HSP56 audio modem riser (obsolete expansion slot for modems in the late 90’s) installed. Although the motherboard has 10/100 Ethernet for effortless internet connectivity (drivers and outdated browsers notwithstanding), I left the modem in, because I have nowhere else to put it. I am now wondering what a modem can be used for in 2021. I pretty much know next to nothing about these devices other than the fact they transmit data o
  2. P95 blend certainly made mincemeat out of my optimistic overclock. Dropping the clock speed by a tick at least makes it so that it doesn’t instantly combust, but combust it still do. Time to go back to the drawing board.
  3. Currently I am using StressCPU v2 sourced from Gromacs’ website as suggested by a post by F@H on their stance on overclocking. I would like to know what is widely regarded as the best stress test software for Sandy Bridge E processors with emphasis on 24/7 stability. The primary purpose is to validate the stability of an overclock on an E5-1650 I have for folding. Although the CPU is so old it predates ancient history, it’s what I have on hand and I can take advantage of its relative inefficiency by using the computer as a space heater for the winter. Thanks!
  4. I’ve replaced the TN panel on my laptop with an LG IPS panel, and although the response times/motion blur didn’t improve, the overall viewing experience was a lot more tolerable. Since I don’t know of any compatible laptop panels that have overdrive to decrease motion blur/response time, it’s just something you’ll have to live with.
  5. I have a case with only one LED, and I want it to be normally on when the system is powered on but flashes off when there is disk activity. My thinking is 5V is always present as long as the system is powered on, and 5V is only present when a disk is being accessed. Voltage is relative, so by connecting the LED anode to Power positive and the cathode to Activity positive, there will be a 5-volt difference between Power and Activity when there is power but no activity, and in theory, the LED will light up, and when there is activity, there will be 0 volts, and the LED will not light up
  6. Thanks, though I have managed to source the drivers somewhere else and realized that the drivers are only good for 32bit Windows.
  7. I enjoy the looks of the Corsair Spec Omega RGB case, but I absolutely loathe the hex screws that mount the tempered glass side panel to the chassis. The screws are easy to strip and make it a PITA to service my computer. I would very much instead pay for the privilege to simply swing open the panel to access my components by retrofitting hinges onto the case from another Corsair case. Among all of the replacement parts available on Corsair's web store, I am unsure which set of hinges to buy for my case if any of them would fit at all. Of course, I would also need to fit a matching set of hing
  8. A motherboard can power on without a CPU, but since pressing the power button does not turn on the power supply, there is either a problem with the power supply or the motherboard. If the power supply turns on if you jump the green wire pin 16 on the 24 pin connector to ground using a paper clip, then the power supply is not the problem. You should refer to this pinout, since your power supply cables are all black. Power supplies have safety features that prevent fires, so they can seemingly "fail" for any reason, but I wager the most common reason why a power supply doesn't turn on
  9. That is strange behavior. If you are only idling, PPT, TDC, and EDC should all be low. According to a few forum posts, that behavior is caused by the power plan you just enabled, so I assume it is safe. If you go back to the Balanced power plan and see the EDC drop, then that is what it is. However, my Ryzen 3000 processor does not exhibit this behavior, even with the Ryzen High Performance plan enabled. Now, I don't know if this is safe, but you can try to simply increase your EDC limit to something higher by selecting Precision Boost Overdrive. Without configuring th
  10. It may be possible that the (only) HDMI port on the graphics card is bad. I think most motherboards would error out if it cannot detect a video card connected at POST, so I don't believe the GPU is completely dead. If your friend has an adapter, he can try using the DisplayPort port to confirm this theory, but I doubt an average user would have such a thing at moment's notice. At this point, I would start considering replacing the card.
  11. You can. I know it can do around +600 MHz on memory and probably +125 MHz on core. The 16X0 graphics cards are memory bandwidth limited, so you really want to overclock the memory, but don't push it too far to the point artifacts start appearing in stress tests. Artifacts get worse with heat, so leave some headroom.
  12. What has your friend tried so far? Reseating the GPU, reseating power connectors (on the card and on the power supply if it is modular), making sure the display is turned on, trying different HDMI cables, wiggling the HDMI cable by the plug, etc.
  13. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you, as I do not know how to do that. However, regardless of your chipset driver, you can always install newer chipset drivers over older drivers.
  14. Yes, you will need to plug in the 6+2 pin PCIe power connector, but the 3600 CPU does not have onboard graphics, so you won't get very far with plugging your display into the motherboard. If it isn't obvious, you should plug your display into the graphics card only, plugging it into the motherboard will yield a black screen.
  15. Did you mean you cleaned and repasted your graphics card? If not, I would guess your GPU is overheating. I also noticed an odd RAM configuration. I can tell you are running mismatched RAM, which usually doesn't cause instability, but you may want to experiment with running with only matching sticks of RAM.