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About Kaidesa

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  • Birthday Dec 21, 1983

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  1. So, I want to get into photography and videography, but... All I have is a phone. A really old, really cheap phone that has a camera worse than the webcam built into my equally old laptop. (Yeah. Eugh.) But despite the age of my phone (and/or laptop), I'm pretty happy with it and while I'm considering buying a new camera, a new phone isn't really worth the money for what I use mine for as it is. I'm definitely looking into a dedicated camera. I don't know all that much about them as I've only really been researching this for a week. I know the main difference between the sensor types.
  2. To answer your second question, I had a rogue power supply decide to fry both the motherboard and processor. I had a spare motherboard laying around from when I needed a slightly different feature set and was able to get it running, but with the processor far from stable. Rather than spend $900+ on replacements, I decided going for the cheaper z370 upgrade would be worth it. Sure, it's only a 10% gain, but at $300 less...
  3. It COULD just be the driver. DDU would be your best bet to find out. Uninstalling the drivers completely and reinstalling would fix it. Also, an unstable GPU overclock could also cause the drivers to crap out. If you aren't overclocking and DDU doesn't work, then you either have a problem with the graphics card itself, or some other piece of hardware.
  4. Also tried a Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 5. Bought two this go, just in case. Neither of them worked perfectly. Both had problems. In the Gigabyte case, replace the USB issues with Ethernet issues. Same deal. Random drops throughout usage.
  5. Already tried this, and am still having problems. As I said in the original post, this is the fifth motherboard I've gone through in attempts to get this build up and running. I highly doubt I got five bad boards in a row. Also the second processor I've gone through with this board.
  6. The UPS works fine, though I've already thought to remove it from the situation. It still suffers from the other two problems, so it's unrelated to the delayed response of the battery. Worth noting that the same hardware (minus the processor and motherboard, obviously) on my x99 board, works flawlessly.
  7. Current hardware list: Motherboard: ASUS Maximus X Hero (wi-fi AC) Processor: Intel Core i7 8700k RAM: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200MHz - 16GB (2x8GB) Power Supply: Corsair AX1200i Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS): CyberPower 1500PFCLCD And that's really all you need to know that's relevant to the issue. Three main problems: UPS reports 0 battery on Windows login. Takes a few minutes for it to show 100%. Ethernet adapter cannot connect prior to Windows login - causes lots of errors to show when programs that try to use it boot up. Any USB
  8. Okay, so with the new cooler AND the new CPU, I'm currently sitting at a stable (so far after four hours of non-stop stress testing) 5.0Ghz at 1.38V. I'm going to likely reduce it to 4.9 at 1.32v and keep it there, since the temps were around the 80s, and they're currently in the mid 90s at 5.0, but it looks like I was right. A combination of a crappy CPU and a sub-par CPU cooler. I did try running the previous CPU with these settings and it just nope'd out almost immediately. So I think I'm quite happy with things as they are. And now I can sleep now that I have a working com
  9. Well, I just got my replacement parts in. Seems like I was, in fact, getting hit from two different angles here. The cooler seemed to be a bit sub-par for the job. It kept my 5820k nice and cool when overclocked when I still had it, so it DOES work. I tossed it into another machine and it worked just perfectly to keep IT cool as well. But the NZXT cooler is keeping the 8700k nice and happy where the CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Pro was not. That said, the other problem was indeed the processor. Where 90% of the results I heard stated that an undervolted stock setting
  10. Hehe. Yes, I'm pretty sure I did. I know a few people who have done the same thing before, so a good question to ask. Unfortunately, no. I do have another one on the way, regardless. Felt like getting an NZXT to match the case I chose, so I can swap them out. Don't think it's bad, though. Unfortunately, no. I did order a replacement to test for tomorrow. I was told I can return it no questions asked if it isn't needed. Yes, all the fans are working. Even manually set them and the AIO pump to full speed just to be sure. BIOS also reports ~50 degrees idle. Starts
  11. Yeah, definitely applied thermal paste properly. I even tried silly things like dotting the processor everywhere. Short of drowning the thing and not using enough, I tried just about every application with varying different types of thermal paste. Arctic Silver 5, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut... was even tempted to just shove some Conductonaut between the IHS and the cooler, until I remembered that the AIO was aluminum. I have no idea why I have the Conductonaut, honestly. My plans were to eventually delid the thing, but I'm deathly afraid of it. My boyfriend offered to do it for
  12. AIO liquid levels are just fine. It was a recent purchase, so I doubt it would be low.
  13. So, I recently decided since my X99 5820k bit the dust, that it was time for a slight upgrade. It isn't much, but I decided to hop to the Z370 platform and grab myself an i7-8700k. Now, I know these things are typically hot, so I didn't think much when I saw it sitting at 50 degrees when idle. And then I realized that nobody else was reporting said numbers. Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 5 Processor: i7 8700k PSU: Corsair AX1200i RAM: 2x8 GB (16GB total) G.Skill Trident Z RGB @ 3200Mhz M.2 SSD: Samsung 960 Pro - 512GB CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Mas
  14. Okay, so my current motherboard died. I'm presently running an Intel Core i7 5820k processor. Now, this whole AMD and Intel core race going on has me really intrigued, however, I need a replacement or an upgrade NOW, and can't afford to wait. Given the fact that I stream on Twitch and YouTube on the regular, and do video editing, as well as play games all on the same machine... I'm looking to see if I should move to a new processor altogether, or if just replacing the motherboard with the exact same model and keep the 5820k. Should I jump to Ryzen? Should I just get
  15. I ended up getting both and testing them both out with intentions of returning one. Oddly enough, the Behringer won. For the vast price difference between the two, the Behringer was a lot easier to set up, seems to have a MUCH lower latency than the Focusrite at the same sample sizes, and it sounded nearly identical for voice, with a slight edge given tot he Behringer for musical instruments. Overall, I'm happy that I could spend a lot less money for a device with a lot more features and slightly better quality. Looks like Behringer got a huge boost now that they snatched Midas.