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About tarfeef101

  • Title
    Perpetually Procrastinating

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  • Location
    Lower Mainland, B.C, Canada
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Hardware, Gaming, Warframe, Mining, Development, Computer Science, DevOps, Cloud, Automation, Machine Learning
  • Occupation
    DevOps Engineer @ Thrive Health


  • CPU
    Ryzen 9 5950X
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte B550 Vision D
  • RAM
    64 GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3666 CL16
  • GPU
    Asus Tuf RTX 3090
  • Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 Snow White TG, soon to be InWin 101
  • Storage
    Gigabyte 500GB NVMe, Cruical MX 500 2TB, Some Random 120GB Team SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair RM1000X
  • Display(s)
    Dell S2417DG, AOPEN 24HC1QR
  • Cooling
    Custom Watercooling: Mostly AliExpress Stuff
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 and/or Logitech G610 w/ Cherry MX Browns
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402
  • Sound
    Audioquest Dragonfly USB DAC (Schiit Hel Inbound)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 + Debian in WSL + Manjaro Linux
  • Laptop
    Samsung Chromebook 3
  • Phone
    Oneplus 5

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  1. It is impossible to know if it will work out of the box. Some b550 boards do, some don't. Mostly depends on when they were manufactured. But since that supports "bios flashback", you can update it with just a usb, so you'll be fine cpu-wise. As for your ram, a 2666 kit will work fine. The ram support list for consumer boards is mostly about overclocking, and the base spec for your cpu is 3200 anyway. There's more nuanced ways to describe it, but the important takeaway is you shouldn't be worried. Happy building!
  2. DevOps engineer here: Depends on the job, some you'll end up focusing on some stuff more than others. Here are some examples of common tasks I might do in any of the jobs I've had: - set up CI/CD pipelines for building/testing/deploying our code - set up the infrastructure for our software stack using infrastructure as code and/or configuration management - work with the dev team on application architecture, often with a focus on evolving the deployment part of our pipelines - set up and improve monitoring and logging tools within the organisation - in smal
  3. Yep that looks like an IHS. Seems fine. There's a few things you could do, in increasing order of "less likely and/or worth it": update your BIOS once you do, make sure that reasonable settings (esp voltages) are being applied. some motherboards screw up and use too many volts, sometimes make sure your expectations are reasonable. you just said things are really warm, but you can look up reviews of the CPU, case, and cooler you're using to make sure your expectations meet up with realiy remount the CPU cooler, making sure to apply tension evenly (screw the screw
  4. Um... just look at it, really. If it isn't a flat piece of metal that looks like what google images spits out, it's damaged. Not sure what you're looking for here. Either the metal is intact, or some of it is missing.
  5. I'll assume this is a question. A good rule when you encounter these "universal rules" in programming, I think, is this: do your absolute best to follow them unless you understand why people say that, and why they could be wrong People often say "don't use switch statements" or (especially this one) "don't use goto". However, both have their legitimate uses, and are the best solution in some cases. If you can say why that is the case, then feel free to use them. If you can't, then probably don't. There are definitely times when writing
  6. I'd say it's more likely to have shitty extensions than a bad PSU twice or a bad GPU, just based on my experience over time. What extensions are you using? cheap ones can totally try to cut corners with thinner gauge wire and shitty connectors, which could cause some heating+melting
  7. Well if the OS is losing it, then the usual OS repair steps exist (system file checker, windows update, "refresh my PC"). If you suspect drivers, try reinstalling any that weren't baked in to windows. Otherwise the steps to be taken are either just a new install, or require enough technical knowledge that if you don't know how/what already, it's probably not easy enough to explain in a forum post (at least one I'm willing to write, sry).
  8. I mean, the most basic thing to do is open task manager and see what processes are taking up RAM when you're maxing out. And remove them. Also, just generally, going through your programs and nuking anything you don't use is a good idea. Just stay up late on the weekend one night and watch, if that's what it takes
  9. What happens when you play games/run benchmarks? Do fans spin then? Is the performance as expected? Are your temps as expected? Missing some crucial info here
  10. thanks, i couldn't remember where the video topics were posted, got too used to FP being where I found videos when they used to be on the forums. I originally intended for it to be here
  11. This is gonna be a long one, so I figured I'd put it here where it's more digestible vs the FP comments where stuff gets buried, and it's tedious to read a longer post. Let's start out with some quick descriptors of what sort of position I'm in so my comments have the right context: I am a gamer, when I'm healthy, at least, I game almost daily. On PC. I am a computer scientist, I do not work in crypto, but I am interested and have a deeper understanding than the avg person as a result of some research I've done academically and for my own interest I do not hold crpyto asse
  12. Have you tried contacting their support, I imagine they'd be willing to help if you reached out explaining your situation. They may even pay for it.
  13. Idk I'm honestly not a big air cooling guy, I like custom loops a lot. But I know there's a ton of scythe fanboys around, presumably for a reason. Bequiet dark rock, Noctua's tower coolers, and some others (check reviews, is really the answer) should all give improvements
  14. I play warframe, maybe go mining in minecraft. The former I've played enough that I don't have to focus, the latter is minecraft.
  15. About upgrades to networking gear, though: I would avoid repeaters and consumer stuff generally unless you're getting those fancy mesh kits. If you have a large enough house that one access point isn't enough, I'd get something more business or prosumer focused, at least. Lots of people gush about ubiquiti. I don't use their stuff personally, but if you like it, that's cool. I find TP-Link's EAP access points to work excellently, and be budget friendly. They in my experience have much better handoff behaviour and consistency vs consumer APs and repeaters.