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About Brownfletching

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  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    MSI z170-a SLI (non-plus)
  • RAM
    32Gb Mushkin Blackline DDR4
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition
  • Case
    Corsair 460x rgb
  • Storage
    1x 120Gb Adata SSD, 1x 1Tb WD blue 7200rpm hdd, 1x 4Tb Seagate Enterprise 7200rpm hdd
  • PSU
    620W Seasonic M12 II
  • Display(s)
    1440p, 144Hz Monoprice monitor, 1080p 60Hz Acer monitor
  • Cooling
    EVGA CLC 240 AIO liquid cooler
  • Keyboard
    Razer Black Widow Chroma V2
  • Mouse
    Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition
  • Sound
    Sennheiser PC 37X headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 pro
  1. This "2080 Super" just showed up for sale on Facebook marketplace. Everything about it looks fake/extremely generic, so I initially assumed it was just another bios modded scam gpu, but then I noticed the NVLink connectors... Is this a brand I've just never seen before? Or are the scammers getting better at what they're doing? It's not even that good of a price, so I likely won't get hands on with it, but I did ask for a picture of the backplate, so I'll post that if the seller responds... What is this thing? Edit: added photo of a backplate, seller says it "came in a computer he
  2. It was not, in fact, the router login. It apparently was/is login for a signal booster that is upstream of the router in the network. When I reset the router, it went back to its default IP, which was already being claimed by the signal booster, so it was conflicting with the router and trying to get me to log in. I got it all to work again after unplugging the signal booster and then setting the router to a different IP.
  3. My internet is handled by a big ranch that I live on in rural Texas. The (very rich) ranch owner paid a lot of money to have fiber optic wired out to the ranch, but my home internet is beamed from the fiber source over an infuriatingly slow (4mb/s) over the air tower. As if that wasn't bad enough, today the Cisco rv042 VPN router went haywire, and I had to factory reset it. I don't have access to the router, but it is not the actual router login that I don't have the password to (see picture). It is some sort of browser-based authentication login, which I don't know what to do with. I've tried
  4. You are correct, I typed too fast without proofreading lol. Basically, Skylake and newer can't safely supply enough voltage to DDR3 with it's much higher voltage requirements.
  5. Get ddr4, and get a different motherboard that that one. As far as speed goes, pretty much get the fastest you can afford, the faster the better with ram. Just make sure it's compatible with whatever motherboard you choose.
  6. Ok, #1: Skylake and Kabbylake do not support regular DDR3 memory. They support DDR3L memory, which is low profile ram for laptops and compact PCs. Just because that motherboard exists, doesn't mean anyone should use it. Best case scenario, the slower ram will slow down your system and cause lag spikes in games. Worst case scenario, it could actually damage The cpu. #2: The i7-7700k is an overclocking chip, but that motherboard does not support overclocking, so you would be stuck at stock speeds. You should either get a 7700 non-k, or get a Z270 motherboard.
  7. It pretty much has to be the fan(s) on your cooler. There wouldn't be any other moving parts in that area, and something has to move to make sound. There also wouldn't be any coils there, so if you're sure it's not your gpu, it can't be coil whine. If your gpu is also getting hotter, it's probably time to open it up and clean out all the dust.
  8. Don't know why I didn't list it, but it's the MSI z170-a sli (non-plus version)
  9. Alright, here's the deal. I have a gaming/editing system with a gtx 1070, an i7-6700k at 4.5Ghz, and currently 32Gb of Muskin blackline ddr4. The problem is, all that ram is stuck at the stock speed of 2133Mhz. No matter what I do, it won't go any higher without causing instability. It is supposedly rated for 2400Mhz, but even the XMP won't stay stable. I have tried raising the voltage, lower overclocks, even messing with the timings, and nothing will stabilize it with anything over stock speeds. At stock speeds it is rock solid, but I really wish I could take advantage of faster ram, especial
  10. I am currently running a 6700k/GTX 1070 setup for gaming, and I've been pretty happy with it. However, I fairly recently got ahold of a 1440p 144hz monitor with freesync that was pretty cheap. Obviously, with an Nvidia card, I haven't been able to try out freesync, but my 1070 can usually run the important games at 144 fps anyway, so I can usually get by with V-sync turned on. My question is, with the launch of Vega, would it be worthwhile for me to switch to a Vega 56 to take advantage of my Freesync monitor? Or should I save up a little more and just jump for a Vega 64? Or forget about Frees
  11. It is pretty unlikely that they will put a 6 core processor in a laptop, and even less likely that it would be at the i5 price point. If you need more threads, get the i7 version that has hyperthreading. Otherwise, the i5 will be a good choice, and it still will be one of the fastest laptop processors available outside of high end gaming laptops.
  12. I solved the problem! Turns out, the answer was none of the above. Intel sent me a partially faulty cpu. I got a new 6600k from Amazon customer service, and it works like a charm again. I think, although it's all speculation, that one of the cores was malfunctioning, and it was dumping data into the wrong cache. That's where my memory errors were coming from. The ram is fine. Thanks for all the help!
  13. I ran memtest86 + all night and it found 0 errors. The cycle has now started to repeat, as windows is again stuck in a loop of reboots and bluescreens. I can't get it back into safe mode. The error codes are all either saying certain system files failed, (mostly CI.dll and WD0f000.sys) or are just their regular unhelpful selves. It bluescreens right after the bios splash page, so it's something really early on in the startup process. I also can't get Linux to boot this morning, so it might be even worse. Would a RAM compatibility issue cause this? Msi doesn't list my ram as working with my mo
  14. Alright, that makes sense, thanks. I'll try doing a ram test, and if that fails, I'll at leas know what I need to do.
  15. Here's another head scratcher: I have my DVI cable plugged directly into the 1070 right now, and the display is working normally. However, if I go to display settings and click on display adapter, it shows up as "Microsoft Basic Display Driver," only with 8 gigs of VRAM, meaning it is running off of the 1070. I think the problem has to be my GPU, unless that always happens in safe mode