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About -rascal-

  • Title
    Hiding under the POWAAA pins on the LGA 1151 socket
  • Birthday Jun 12, 1992

Contact Methods

  • Steam
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Profile Information

  • Location
    Victoria BC, Canada
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Nuff said.
    Trail / Enduro / Downhill Mountain Biking
    Computers / Electronics / PCMasterRace
    Engineering / Science
  • Biography
    MM / DM Characterization & Validation Engineer, Redlen Technologies, Inc.
    B.Eng Electrical Engineer, Specialization in Nanotechnology, and Digital & Embedded Systems
  • Occupation
    Characterization & Validation Engineer


  • CPU
    Intel i7-8086K @ 5.1 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master
  • RAM
    32GB (8GB X 4) G.Skill TridentZ / TridentZ RGB DDR4-3000 CL14
  • GPU
    Sapphire NITRO+ RX 5700 XT Special Edition
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition
  • Storage
    SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB + Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850W P2
  • Display(s)
    2x ASUS MG248QR 144Hz
  • Cooling
    EKwb Custom Loop
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 / Thermaltake Tt Sports Poseidon
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Logitech X-540 5.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
  • Laptop
    Lenovo ThinkPad T480

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  1. Make sure the CPU block on the AIO is properly mounted. Double check all your cables, etc. If the CPU overheats, then safety shutdown will kick in. You'll need to wait for the CPU to cool all the way down...may need to clear the CMOS too, before you can fire it up again.
  2. The Intel HD 530 is pretty....awful...anyways. Regardless of which CPU you choose, you'd still want a discrete GPU. What AIO is included with the i7-7800X?
  3. Sitting at 75*C, and PBO2 boosting the cores as high as possible is fine. You can get a 280mm / 360mm AIO if you want, and you can drop the temperatures down a little bit, while keeping the fan RPMs low. Temperatures, how it stands now is pretty good, IMO. I'm not running a Ryzen 5900X, but a 5800X + B550 Aorus Pro AC, paired with an Ekwb 360mm AIO. Personally went with that specific AIO due to the mounting method (4x screw X-pattern), and according to Gamers' Nexus' review, really good CPU block contact. https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-aio-360-d-rgb ht
  4. What is your typical ambient / room temperature? Idle temperatures will vary depending on your ambient. As long as it is not abnormally high (i.e. 60*C+), then it should be fine. Instead, you want to make sure the load / all-core CPU load temperatures is not not 90*C+.
  5. From what I know, not ALL phones have the option to save photos as RAW format. However, if it DOES, you need to use 'Pro Mode' for photos to be saved as RAW. https://ourcodeworld.com/articles/read/1405/how-to-take-photos-in-raw-format-with-your-samsung-galaxy-s10 Even for my OnePlus 6T McLaren phone, Raw on/off option is only available when using 'Pro Mode.'
  6. The new rig that I built recently is running a Ryzen 5800X and it doesn't run hot. Then again, I decided to get a 360mm EKwb AIO from the get-go, but even a 240mm / 280mm would suffice. (360mm, I can run the fans at a lower speed). The PC is not just for gaming though, because I built it for my brother, since he's working-from-home and he landed a S/W developer job during COVID, and he can make use of the extra cores vs 5600X. But a 5900X / 5950X was overkill. Even the Ryzen 5600X would be a big jump over your i7-6700.
  7. Your RAM is running at the correct frequency. The EFFECTIVE memory speed is DDR4-2666 (2666 MHz), while the ACTUAL operating frequency is ~1333.333.. MHz. This is because RAM is Double Data Rate (DDR), and it operates on BOTH the rising and falling edge of each clock cycle. Command Rate is the delay in clock cycles. Nothing to do with the frequency of RAM. 1T = 1 full clock cycle delay 2T = 2 full clock cycle delays "Command rate - is the delay (in clock cycles) between when chip select is asserted (i.e. the RAM is
  8. Yes. The model number WD10EURX is the 1TB version. WD20EURX = 2TB WD130EURX = 3TB
  9. Also agree with the WD Black SN750. I have a 1TB model in my Intel Z390 setup, and loving it so far. Chip swap should be just the lower-end WD Blue SN550 model. The Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro has a heatsink for the top (primary) M.2 NVMe slot.
  10. Like I said, and what you said, it's tracked by the SSD. Okay....but I don't know WHY you would want to turn that information off... It's like... I don't want to see how many miles/km my car's engine has...
  11. That information is read from the SSD. All that information is logged / tracked by the SSD.
  12. The RTX 3070 is a ~220W card. I would play it safe, and use two separate PCI-E cables.
  13. You need to look at the spec of the power supply. Even though it says "400W", it might not necessarily BE a true 400W. The "400W" rating, depend on the quality of the units, is the OVERALL rating. That includes the +12v rails, the +5v, and +3.3v, etc. Where are you calculating 385W? What are the parts you are trying to run? Because, if you are using a online calculator, it might not take into account the EXTRA power spikes, and extra power used during 'Boost' states. Example, the Intel i9-9900K is rated as "95W". When that damn chip is unde
  14. If you are just running the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool, that is not enough to spot memory errors. It basically skims through your RAM, and it's not in-depth enough. You need to run MULITPLE passes, which can take several hours, using something more thorough, like MemTest86 / MemTest86+. In my old i5-4690K system, I have 24GB of RAM (8 + 4 + 8 + 4), and I was encountering weird system behaviors. It only happened when more RAM is used up. It would cause corrupted files, BSoD, etc. I had to run MemTest86 / MemTest86+ to find out which memory stick was faulty. Windows
  15. Exactly, there is no wat the Intel UHD 630 can run Valorant at 300+ FPS. Can you share a picture or two of how your monitor is connected to your MSi RTX 2060? And maybe a picture around the PCI-E cable area? The MSI VENTUS 6G XS OC requires a PCI-E 8-pin power connection from the power supply. Make sure that is connected. What is the make and model of your power supply?