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About Opencircuit74

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    Throwing compute at my problems
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    Building Computers, 8-Bit Microcontrollers, General Electronics Projects
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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-6700k
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Z170-A
  • RAM
    32GB (8X4) DDR4-3000
  • GPU
    PNY RTX 2060
  • Case
    NZXT S340 White
  • Storage
    2TB Seagate Barracuda, 1TB XPG SX8200 PRO
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VG248QE
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Lite 240 AIO
  • Keyboard
    K70 Lux RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. I don't believe it says where the lanes come from, but you could run GPU-Z to find out how many lanes your GPU is getting.
  2. Yes, Windows 11 won't support the 7th gen CPUs, but the X299 motherboards that are used with them will. I just picked up a 7900X from that seller, but can easily upgrade to a 9900X in four years when the Windows 10 support expires. I doubt any malicious activity was going on, as one would expect the price of older parts to drop as they go EOL.
  3. Found this guy a while back. It still works, surprisingly, and those two GPUs get toasty just sitting there. I can't imagine how hot this thing gets under load.
  4. I wouldn't trust task manager to accurately display CPU frequency. If you really want to know what your CPU is running at, consider using HWinfo or CPU-Z.
  5. Try resetting the CMOS on your motherboard, if there's something up with the BIOS that should fix it.
  6. The performance increase you might get from going to a 710 is negligible. I'd save some money for a better card.
  7. I had two system fans pointed at the heatsink, as I didn't want to wear out the OG fan from folding 24/7.
  8. I've had a PNY RTX 2060 in a folding machine for the longest time, and I had disconnected the fan to expose the bare heatsink and put a different one there. Before I did that, there were no problems with the card and the fan control worked fine on my computer. Now, I have returned the 2060's fan and put it back into my computer, but MSI afterburner won't control the fan speed whatsoever. I believe the controller/connector isn't broken, as the fan runs at normal speeds without a driver or before the driver is loaded in windows. I've run DDU on my old driver and installe
  9. Yeah, it's a lot of soldering. I looked into it for a while, and the work involved is ridiculous. You'd have to get a USB 3.0 to 2.0 header (or just solder the wires directly, but again, more work), cut the dell front panel wire near the buttons, cut the dell power switch near the buttons, cut the acer audio cable near the connector, cut one of the acer USB cables near the connector, and cut the acer power switch near the connector. You'd then have to attach one of the acer USB headers (with the connector still attached) to the USB adapter, and plug that into the dell motherboard.
  10. Nonstandard front panel connectors are going to ruin your day, you won't have any I/O or even the ability to turn it on if you just throw the optiplex motherboard in that case with no modifications.
  11. Instead of that SSD I would get something larger like the Crucial P1, but overall that looks pretty good.
  12. 95 is really hot for a CPU, especially long-term. I wouldn't keep that overclock without a better cooler.
  13. In regard to the power supply, the wattage its maximum capacity, not what it will output at all times. For example, I have an 850W power supply, but may only use 400W while gaming. Your 300W power supply will not fry this computer (given decent quality, not mustard cables and and a silver box). The socket for this motherboard should have the same spacing as a regular lga115x, but if you wanted to replace the cooler the entire motherboard would have to taken out and the backplate that allows the stock cooler to be screwed in removed. In essence, it's able to be done. The
  14. Finished delidding a celeron... now it's only 5 degrees warmer under full load than idle. Perhaps buying 5g of Conductonaut was too much.

  15. So I just delidded my 6700k and a 4790... what have I been doing all this time? The 6700k went down 20 degrees (from high 70s to mid 50s) and the 4790 went down the same (from pegged at 100 to 80 degrees). I should put liquid metal on everything.