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About D3MON

  • Title
    Actually testing like you should be....
  • Birthday Jan 12, 1989

Profile Information

  • Location
    The grassy knoll (devon, UK)
  • Gender
  • Interests
    PC's, Overclocking, Cpu's, Gpu's, HTPC's, Servers, Phones, Tech in general, Cars, Downhill MTB, Psychology, Music (veela, feintDnB, twothirds and old rock).
  • Biography
    Started building pc's 15 years ago, now build nearly boutique styles with OCPD level attention to detail for around 5 very long years and still going well.
  • Occupation
    putting up with intel fanboy BS


  • CPU
    fx8320@4600mhz (5ghz capable)
  • Motherboard
    Crosshair 5 Formula (msi 970 gaming previously)
  • RAM
    2x8GB Kingston HyperX Beast 2400mhz
  • GPU
    4GB MSI R9-290 gamingOC@1050/1250
  • Case
    Corsair 750D
  • Storage
    2x Crucial M500 240GB+Toshiba 2TB, gigabit networked server
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750
  • Display(s)
    42in lg 1080p led tv, real estate!!!
  • Cooling
    Antec H620 AiO
  • Keyboard
    ducky shine 3 (eventually)
  • Mouse
    corsair m65 (eventually)
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD558's, SupremeFX X-fi 2
  • Operating System
    Win7 64bit
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. .....minecraft?............beta?..................tabbed?
  2. okay thats legitimately cool, but the fact you got presented with proof than amd doesnt bottleneck an r9-290 and can sustain 100% gpu usage (without even resorting to res's the card was meant for) and you couldnt see the line before proclaiming its bottlenecking shows your an idiot.
  3. are you blind? are you touchtyping? i think you're missing the evidence i have and that I AM!!!!!!! just seen your rig, why am i even trying. have fun with that cute thing.
  4. get an msi 970 gaming, done intel fanboys will probably convince you to get this though
  5. 8320+r9-290 user here no problems sorry. intel fanboyss will never know (cant say users because I am one) [goes back to gaming leaving the intel fanboys to kill the forum]
  6. yeah i wouldnt pay that, see them take me to court and try and argue the case, that might be worth it, hope this makes wan show just so the IPS learn to get thier shit straight. I'm in the UK and i have a 2 meg connection (so usually a download flickers around 150-220kbps though it can crash down to nothing) the only consolation is its a shared sheltered house so its free, free doesnt help when 360p youtube has to buffer for a few seconds and videos on your facebook "home/timeline" that autoplay make it crawl and we're not allowed to run ethernet or get our own internet. 4 more months and ill
  7. it depends on the project ive been saying for years that vegas doesnt use the gpu while it'll pin a cpu at 100% however thats because i mostly deal with avi's, a few months back me and my friend tested some mp4 (or maybe mkv, im unsure) files and it maxed his gtx460 while his cpu sat around 20% so it depends on the work you're doing. sony vegas can use both cuda and openCL, should you be wondering adobe photoshop is heavily openCL based.
  8. disable cool n quiet and APM, enable HPC and monitor clock speeds with coretemp or cpu-z. once you're done re-enable cool n quiet, it does work fine with it on if your overclocks stable.
  9. just finished playing gta5 (not completed the game, just alt+f4'd) so obviously thats not true, i have yet to meet a game i cant play on amd, the only single threaded games ive come across is stuff like cs:go etc which requires a pentium4...wow, demanding. also i forgot to mention cinebench doesnt benchmark 1 core, it benchmarks all threads/no#threads, so my fx8 is around 12.5% on all threads so turbo if it was enabled wouldnt kick in, most reviewers probably never noticed this or took it into consideration, but tbh who cares about boost on any cpu. if you have anything thats really single t
  10. that would be @incarnate, ive said they'll be okay for the most part but ive literally just stopped playing gta5 and with 1080p 0xMSAA i was at 3.7gb of vram but 3.2gb with 2xMSAA lol
  11. no idea, never tested it, didnt see much relevance. if i want single core performance ill finally have a use for my pentium-k
  12. because nvidia... the etailers already bought them for a small fortune from nvidia so they need to charge those prices to not make a loss and nvidia fans wi either buy them for that price or they wont. you can get amd cards for allot less because they cost the etailer so much less in the first place they can actually drop the prices and still make some money. my 290 was £350 at launch and is now around £225 so thats like 33% off.
  13. with a 4+1 (or 4+1) vrm like you have on that board 4ghz shouldnt take any effort what so ever. setup -find the cpu vid in core temps and set your voltage to .05 higher -for instance if your vid is 1.325 set yours to 1.375 -turn on HPC mode if you have it in bios -turn off cool n quiet (untill your done then turn it back on) -set your multi to 20x for a start -boot and use cpu-z to monitor your idle voltage and write it down, -your idle voltage should be around what you set in bios but is okay if its a little bit above or below (say 0.025 +/-) -run cinebench and see your load voltage
  14. its 1680x1050, ive had 2 and they're great super cheap because theyre not "1080p" which is all console gamers and "non-techies" understand. yet its 1.75mp and 1080p is 2.07mp (so its85% of 1080p) so its not far off, you lose a little bit of vertical resolution (30 pixels) and a bit of side resolution (240 pixels) hence its 16:10 and not 16:9. 1080p's great however if your not good with setting up resolutions in games and dont set the aspect ratio to 16:10 getting a 1080p monitor might just be easier, is it noticably better? no. its not like the differecne between 1080p and 1440p.
  15. in single threaded games yes, in multi threaded games, no. same is true for everything yet people dont get this.