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About ScubaSteve404

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  • CPU
    an old xeon X5492 running at 2.8GHz
  • Motherboard
    a tempermental gigabyte ga-ep45t-ud3lr
  • RAM
    random old samsung ddr3 at 1333MHz 9 9 9 25
  • GPU
    an old xfx r9 370 4 gig
  • Case
    none becuase i lost the mounting screws
  • Storage
    a 2TB wd black and 3 cheap 64 gig SSDs from aliexpress running in raid 5
  • PSU
    a corsair cx750m
  • Display(s)
    a 1680x1050 soyo running at ~65Hz from a local thrift store
  • Cooling
    a definatly under sized down draft cooler
  • Keyboard
    some randiom old dell with media keys
  • Mouse
    a cheap ast mouse from a differnt machine
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  • Operating System
    windows 10

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  1. the system seems to boot fine with my "fall back" card and voltages seem fine, except for when the R9 370 is installed. for the maybe quarter second the machine turns on the voltage spikes past 12v on the solder joints under the 6 pin 12v input and the highest it went the last i checked it was almost 14v is it possible that indicates a dead short to ground through the core or VRM of the card?
  2. this is what im hoping i don't have but the system doesn't even turn on for a second when the card is installed, is it possible that because i was using afterburner its trying to draw more than my corsair cx 750m can dish out and not realizing it/reseting itself because it on for maybe a forth of a second at most? if i got an accurate messurment when i try to turn the system on with the card installed the power connector jumps to almost 14v but i couldn't get an amperage measurement
  3. i recently got an XFX R9 370 off aliexpress and used it for a little while but yesterday ther was some minor artifacting on desktop and minutes after that the entire system shut off. i still have the card i was using before it and the system will power on and pass post with that card installed but will instantly shut off if the 370 is installed. does this mean theres something like a dead short to gound through the core or is it just trying to draw too many volts/amps/watts? the card appears to be in excelent physical condition, the thermal paste is 100% still paste, probably applied by the se
  4. iirc both kits came from intel based systems edit: i just remebed only one came directly from an intel based system but i think the other wasn't platform specific
  5. ive go an old GA-EP45T-UD3LR (rev. 1.1) and i want to put 16 gigs of ram into it but im not sure if just any 16 gig kit will work in it or if i have to look for something specific, i have a pair of 8 gig kits but my board hates them both assuming they aren't dammaged. gigabyte's website claims it supports of to 16 gigs in a 4 by 4 config
  6. thats what im hoping is wrong, i was just using what ever happened to be incuded, im ganna see if updating/getting a specific driver version will help at all
  7. i recently tried using an old 9300 ge to get a digital video output on my sff optiplex and found out ubuntu 18.04 doesn't like it when the card is installed. when a prgram tries to load something the ONLY thing that doesn't lock up is the mouse cursor and if the mouse cursor has the chance to become the loading bubble the anmation will also freeze but the cursor can still move around the screen, the system will take minute to process whats going on and NOTHING is responsive until the system recovers. what should i do and is this a sign my card has issues its self? evan though linux
  8. i got curious about sli and it's history again and wondered would it be possible to bring back and make better 3dfx's version of SLI( Scan Line Interleave ) with modern hardware? while old SLI has the benifet of potentialy working in most if not all games no matter what with almost perfect performance scaling it brings back a major issue, interleave vs progrsive resolution scaning aka X_Resolution_P vs X_Resolution_i. while interlaced video looked good enough as video unless there was high motion still frames from interlaced video will have issue with alignment of the "fields", while 3dfx's SL
  9. I have an old ga-p45t-es3g board and I want to use with an old 771 xeon but I'm concerned about the weak looking vrm not being able to handle a xeon x5482 Edit: removed an extra word
  10. if im right it sounds like a signal/timing pin and not somehing like power, i just booted into windows with my crappy but functional Q9400, its a realy nice board with basicaly all the bells and wistles it could have and has DDR3 slots
  11. the document the one guy linked doesn't seem to be avalible anymore
  12. i have a ga-p45t-es3g with socket dammage and i managed to bend back pin 30G and 30H snapped in half, i think i still have enough of 30G for it to work but 30H is definaty gone, how will this impact system stability and should i replace the socket/get a new mobo? im about to see if there enough system stability for it to run as a daily driver instead of the crappy dell optiplex mobo im cuurentley using.
  13. i recently got a new RX 560 4gig and went through "driver compatibility heck" just for the drivers to work with it at all, but for what ever reason the drivers see it as an RX 550 O_o
  14. is it possible to use my 9300 as a display output so i don't have to use my motherboards VGA output? i was hopping i could do the same thing that linus did with that 1060 based mining card but in reverse, using my iGPU for the actual compute load and the crappy dGPU be the output?
  15. it doesn't look like it gives any specifics like that, it seems like the app based intensity on how intence on thing is to a nethor or use one thing's intensity as a reference point for everything else