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About KatetheSuperfish

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  • Location
    Sydney, Australia
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Cooking/Eating Pasta, PC Games, Swimming & Cats
  • Biography
    I live in Sydney Australia and work at an accounting firm. I love to play PC games such as Tropico, Age of Empires, Halo, Elite and Flight Simulator. In summer, I do a lot of open ocean swim races (under 3km only). I have 2 cats - Milo & Gizmo.
  • Occupation
    Admin Clerk


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-5820K
  • Motherboard
    Asus X99 E-WS
  • RAM
    Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 32Gb@2666 Mhz
  • GPU
    Asus GeForce GTX 980 reference card
  • Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 Pro 1Tb / WD Black 3Tb / 500 Gb WD Velociraptor
  • PSU
    Cooler Master V850 Modular
  • Display(s)
    Asus PB278Q 27 inch 2560 x 1440
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Nepton 240M
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    Onboard/Logitech Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64-bit
  1. LOL! Thank you... and for the Samsung link as well. Should I wipe clean the data on SSD's taken out of one PC before cloning/installing into the next PC?
  2. Currently I have the following boot drives in my PCs: Desktop (Windows 10) - 1TB Samsung 850 Pro 2.5 inch SATA SSD Laptop #1 (Windows 10) - 500 GB Samsung 850 Evo 2.5 inch SATA SSD Laptop#2 (Windows 10) - 1 TB Mechanical HDD original hard drive when laptop was purchased I am planning to purchase a 500 GB M.2 SSD to replace the 2.5 inch SATA SSD currently in my desktop as the boot drive. The 1 TB 2.5 inch SSD will then go in to Laptop #1. And finally the 500 GB Evo SSD presently in Laptop #1 I intend to put into Laptop #2 as a replacement for the 1 TB mechanical HDD.
  3. Well, I tried the PSU on loan from a friend. My PC powered on as it should each and every time I pressed the case's power switch. So, I guess its time to RMA my Cooler Master PSU. Thanks all for the assist.
  4. At first I tried waitng 10 - 15 mins before re-plugging the power cord and starting up the PC. When that didn't work I waited 2 hours, then overnight before it powered up. Yes, it will be interesting to see if a different PSU will change things.
  5. Once it boots it works great. Even under load it performs well, temps are normal and shows no signs of being faulty. And it passed both memtest and the Asus PC Diagnostics memory stress test. Yes, the PSU is under warranty. Just have to see what happens with the borrowed PSU. So, you said strange things will happen when PSU capacitors go bad. Will a PC sometimes work well and appear all ok even though the PSU is dying? *thanks for your help*
  6. Thanks for the assist. I just read somewhere that holding down the power button when PC is unplugged drains any residual charge from the motherboard capacitors. You both right though, the PC powered up skipping that step and just leaving it unplugged for some hours. On the flip side doing the power button hold down and attempting to start the PC straight away did not work. I will be borrowing a working PSU tomorrow and see if that works. Until then I will try memtest.
  7. I upgraded my PC just before Christmas 2015. The case, power supply and CPU cooler were changed. Specs are below. The PC was working great, but in the last few days my PC will not power on (cold boot) properly. When I press the power button absolutely nothing happens. No fans, lights, not even a flicker of any activity. However, the motherboard's LED lights are on. Through trial and error I have found that I am able to power it up by unplugging the PSU from the wall power socket, pressing and holding down the PC's power button for a minute and then leaving the PC off and unplugged
  8. KatetheSuperfish

    Upgrade December 2015

    Upgraded my PC just before Christmas last year. Changed case, PSU and CPU liquid cooler. Memory now 32 GB.
  9. I have a GTX 980. Clock is at 1147 MHz, memory 7050 MHz and voltage at 1188 mv. I just enabled the gaming profile on GPU Tweak.
  10. Temps are much better than before. One core (or thread?) got to 57°C in the Prime95 blend test and the reached a max of 54°C after running this stress test for two and a half hours. As I as I can see it also has not slowed itself below my overclocked 4.2 GHz since the fix. Thanks all for your help & input.
  11. I took your advice, Techguru as well as Deagon's. Thanks so much. The cpu cooling block was unfastened, cleaned the the thermal paste off, reapplied thermal paste (a little less this time) and re-installed the cooling block making sure it was nice and tight against the cpu. I replaced one of the 120mm fans attached to the radiator, that was making a whirring noise and seemed to be spinning a little unevenly and slower than the fan next to it. Also moved the PC into another room on the "cooler" side of the house. Ok, on idle the temps are now 30° - 33°C. Then I rendered a 20 min HD vide
  12. So the cpu is powering itself down, because of the heat. I have had a couple of unexpected restarts since I OCed it. I just thought that the liquid cooler could handle it. And I also thought thst 4.2 GHz at 1.35 core voltage is a moderate and conservstive OC. I kinda remember that it was just reaching 70 deg C during my post-overclock stress tests. Should I bring the CPU down to maybe 4.0 GHz or 3.9 GHz and lower the core voltage as well? Would that bring down my temps so that the CPU doesn't throttle down anymore?
  13. I am using an Antec 120mm liquid cooler (with push pull fans). Temps are averaging 45 - 50 deg Celsius when idle. It hovers around 68 - 72 deg Celsius under load. That's not too hot is it? Thanks Kate
  14. Hi, I am new to this forum. I built my PC earlier this year. The specs are down below. I have done a moderate overclockon the CPU to 4.2 GHz. The GPU is also slightly overclocked & have enabled XMP. However occasionally I notice that my PC runs slower than usual & discovered that the CPU is running at around 800 MHz & it stays that way for some period of time. The next time I power up though it is running fine again at 4.2 GHz. Very frustrating. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Can someone please assist? Thanks very much. CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K MOBO: Asus X9