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About DanTheMuffinMan

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  • Occupation
    Laid off womp-womp


  • CPU
    intel i7-4770k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth Z87
  • RAM
    16gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866
  • GPU
    Nvidia RTX 2070 Super
  • Case
    Corsair 750D
  • Storage
    480 GB Suamsung Evo, 240gb Kingston HyperX SSD, WD Blue 3 TB & WD Black 4TB
  • PSU
    Corsair AX760i
  • Display(s)
    Dell U2711
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ulktimate
  • Mouse
    Razer Deathadder
  • Sound
    Altec Lansing 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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  1. Alright, I left DOCP off and just changed the frequency to 3200 MHZ. Look's like it's running stable now, Star Swarm ran fine and Prime95 isn't throwing any errors yet. Thanks again.
  2. @Electronics Wizardy Interesting, I did not know that, OK, I'll go try setting it to 3200, run some tests and report back. Thanks for the help guys.
  3. @Radium_AngelI went into the BIOS and DOCP (Ryzen's version of XMP I believe, correct?) was set to "Profile DDR4-3603 18-22-22-42-1.35 V" so I disabled it and am now able to get the Star Swarm Stress Test to run just fine. I've got Prim95 running with no errors so far. Of course now my RAM is only running at the default 2133 MHZ. Any way to get it back up to the manufactured 3600 MHZ spec? If the error only occurs when running DOCP, what does that mean?
  4. Hello Radium, just tried re-seating the RAM, no diff. I'll jump into BIOS now to check XMP. Nope, no OC. How do I actually use MemTest86? I downloaded it but it looks like it wants me to load it onto a USB, is that the only way?
  5. Hello everyone, I built this PC (Hex in sig) a few months ago using two 8 gb sticks of G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series DDR4 3600 RAM. Decided to grab myself 2 more sticks during the boxing day sale (same exact RAM) for a total of 4 x 8gb = 32gb, they arrived yesterday and I installed them. I had my PC restart on my that night while playing Age of Empires 2 Definitive with some friends and so today I decided to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic to see if my new RAM was the problem. It returned no problems found. I booted up the Star Swarm Stress Test on Steam and had it crashed after a few
  6. Ah, no worries there, those brackets have a thousand pound capacity and are directly into the studs with some big honking screws. I actually hung off the shelf before I put my computer on it to be sure ;) Also we don't get earthquakes here thankfully, out natural disaster of choice is flooding, so another reason to get valuables high up off the ground :) When my dad and I build something we go way beyond code, you should see the deck and fence we built, they'll out-last the house :)
  7. Been a while since I've posted my set-up, lots of changes since then so I'll show off what I've got. My personal gaming PC, HEX and desk set-up in my room. Also where I DM for virtual D&D sessions (thanks pandemic). Close up of the case (Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev 2) which was a surprising pain in the ass to build in. Plan on getting a AIO cooler when finances allow and give it a bit of an OC. Will eventually double the RAM and a GPU upgrade in a couple of years. Last PC lasted 8 years anticipating about the same from this one.
  8. Update: Well ladies, gentlemen and future googlers it looks like removing the bad drive, even though it wasn't the boot drive, cured the issues my PC has been having. So far it's been perfectly stable.
  9. Hey guys, I've never built or used a NAS before but would like to re-purpose my existing gaming pc into one for media server duty on my LAN. It will only have one drive to start with, but I'll be adding more as budget allows for RAID. Anyway I'm pretty solid on the hardware but I wanted to know what my software options are. I've seen Linus recommend PLEX and would definitely like to try that out for media streaming. However my main question is whether I should be installing that on a basic Windows 10 Home installation or should I be installing a more specialized OS like
  10. Update: So as recommended I re-installed windows a month ago and for a time that seemed to fix the issue. However the past two days I've gotten the attached screen when booting up my pc. It looks like my oldest HDD is starting to fail, which is fair I think I'd have that drive for like a decade at this point and all it holds is games. However I'm not 100% sure it's related to my issues since this is NOT the boot drive. Could anyone shed any light on whether or not an error in a non-boot drive HDD could lead to the issues I've experienced?
  11. Thank you @fpo for taking the time to read and write all that. I think game programming and level design are what appeals to me the most, but I know from experience that that may change once I get started. I'll check out the youtube videos you recommended, along with downloading Unity and trying my hand at creating a level or 2. I do indeed have an architectural portfolio from college and some examples of my work, but it's nothing all that impressive, it was very basic and repetitive recreations of building based off satellite imagery. I recall the old standard advice was to create
  12. Hi guys, I'm a 30 year old recently unemployed nerd in Canada. My greatest regret in life was never getting into video game development so I'm thinking of switching careers into that field. What do you think is the best way to start learning? Is it still watching YouTube tutorials (got a playlist you'd recommend?)? Or are their better structured online courses from services like Brilliant that Linus is always advertising? Or is it better to try modding an existing game first? Perhaps the best answer is going back to college (I have 2 degrees already, Computer Networking and Architectural Techn
  13. OK, I'll try wiping my smaller ssd and installing windows on that and see if it makes a difference.
  14. I have not, since the problems are present while using the BIOS I assumed that meant the problem couldn't be with the drive or windows installation, is that an incorrect assumption on my part?