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Tad Bittoomuch

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  1. Have you tried using DDU to remove the old graphics driver? It's possible that the driver is corrupt, which can persist even through Nvidia's auto-updater, even if you click 'clean install'. If you haven't heard of DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) or never used it before, here's how you go about it: Download DDU from Guru3D. The download links are towards the bottom of the page, just choose the location that is closest to you for the highest download speed. If all the locations are roughly equidistant with respect to you, just pick any of them. Extract the .
  2. I had a similar problem at the end of 2019. I enabled DOCP, using my motherboard's release bios. It was stable for a few months, but I'd occasionally get increasingly frequent memory related bluescreens. This annoyed me so much that I ran Memtest for 24 hours and got a handful of errors. I fixed it by leaving DOCP enabled, but reducing the memory frequency to 3200MHz and the FCLK to half of that and it was stable once again. (Keep in mind this is still on the release BIOS) I watched a video or read something and the idea occurred to me
  3. Have your friend go to Graphics Settings in Windows (Start -> type 'Graphics Settings') and click browse. Navigate to the game/application executable and then click 'Options'. In the window that appears, click (most likely) on the High Performance GPU to tell Windows to use that to run the graphics intensive application, then click save. If that doesn't work, you can try disabling the power saving GPU in the BIOS. This will force every application to run on the high performance GPU, but will come at the cost of incr
  4. Honestly? I gave up and paid for the MXroute lifetime 10GB plan. I did come across a guide to set up a mail server behind a reverse proxy but when it came to setting up the authentication server it essentially handled user auth requests by doing return True which I thought was a bit sketchy. If you're just a home user trying to host your own mail server paying for a service like MXroute is way, way, way simpler than having to deal with authentication servers and directing ports and dns and all that rubbish. Sorry I couldn't be any more helpf
  5. Hi everyone, I considered posting this in Troubleshooting but that's mostly hardware issues and as far as I can tell there's nothing wrong with the hardware - so I'm hoping this is the right place to get help. I'm trying to repair a Windows installation of a computer that belongs to a friend, who isn't terribly well versed with computers. They're that kind of person who just 'uses' computers but has no real understanding of how or why they work. I have this weird issue where the password field in the lock screen doesn't show up (meaning I can't log in), and yet every
  6. Try running notepad from Run.exe: Windows Key + R -> notepad Alternatively, you can have a look in C:\Windows\System32 for notepad.exe. Then try opening a txt file again, and click 'Look for another app on this PC'. Browse to C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe and select it.
  7. Windows is able to do this for you - enter the number of minutes the drive has to be idle before Windows causes it to spin down. Start -> Settings -> System -> Power and Sleep -> Additional Power Settings -> Change Plan Settings (on active power plan) -> Change Advanced Power Settings
  8. The CPU Temperature (top) is the temperature of the CPU as detected by the sensor on the motherboard. The package temperature is the temperature as read from the sensor inside the CPU. Generally the package temperature sensor is higher than the motherboard CPU sensor due to proximity to the source of heat.
  9. Without having actually tested it, the RX 580 will perform better than the R9 280X and about the same or better as the 780 Ti, depending on the game.
  10. With TDP being somewhat arbitrary, here are the definitions that Intel provides regarding TDP: Source: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/doc/white-paper/resources-xeon-measuring-processor-power-paper.pdf It then goes on to contradict itself (on the same page): So which one is it, Intel? An electrical watt is the same as a thermal watt - so is TDP the maximum dissipation, except for when it isn't? Anyway, cooler manufacturers rate their coolers with this 'TDP' (whatever it is) in mind and we can (hopefully) assume that the values are relatable.
  11. What does Task Manager say? Generally it's not the most accurate but it will give you a reading within an acceptable range of the actual value. If the option presents itself in your bios, disable Intel Speedstep and see if that makes any difference. If that doesn't work, try modifying the 1, 2, 3 and 4 core turbo ratios to 4GHz.
  12. What happens when you attempt to modify the core clock using a software utility such as Intel XTU? It's possible you modified the single core turbo frequency - if I remember correctly the 3570k behaves as such (source - I used to have one): - 4 core turbo: 3.6GHz - 3 core turbo: 3.7GHz - 2 core turbo: 3.7GHz - 1 core turbo: 3.8GHz Usually you can get around this by disabling Intel Turbo Boost and then setting the core frequency multiplier to your desired frequency in the bios. The only drawback of this is that your CPU will run at this freque
  13. If you want to get rid of it, it's up to you. I would, however recommend donating it to your local e-waste recycling company so it doesn't end up in landfill. If you're looking for another use for it, you could keep it and use it when you need a GPU for troubleshooting, i.e. when there's no iGPU or motherboard display outputs.
  14. My apologies, I should have specified in my post that I think the AIO is not making sufficient contact to the CPU (also other people have mentioned voltage as a contributing factor). Also, in order to overcome the case's front intake you may need to adjust the fan curve at the expense of acoustics or reduce your overclock.
  15. The Sandy Bridge Intel Xeon E5-2440 (6c/12t) was released in mid-2012, and the R9 280X is a rebranded Radeon HD 7970, which itself was released at the start of 2012, and the 780 Ti was released in late 2013. I don't think you'll have any issues with bottlenecking with either card since they're from around the same time period, but the 780 Ti would probably provide a better VR experience if you do explore that side of PC gaming later.