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RussianSalad

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About RussianSalad

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    Male

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600
  • Motherboard
    ASRock A320M-HDV
  • RAM
    8GB DDR4 2400MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1060 SUPERCLOCKED
  • Case
    Some crappy one
  • Storage
    1TB WD Blue
  • PSU
    Sentey SNP650-HS 650w
  • Display(s)
    HP w1907
  • Cooling
    Case Fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech K120
  • Mouse
    Logitech M90
  • Sound
    Sony Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10, Ubuntu 18.04

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  1. Hmm, that's interesting. Although I don't know if the pins on a cpu are made of copper or some other metal alloy. I know for a fact that the pins are gold plated, but that doesn't matter in this case.
  2. For the love of god please don't buy a power supply from Wish. They are known for selling counterfeit goods advertised as something real.
  3. I would hop onto the Power Supplies part of the fourm and look at the pinned posts. One of them is a guide for calculating the size of your psu and the other one is a tier list with known good models going from a high tier to a low tier.
  4. I use Transmission because it came preinstalled lol. Otherwise I guess I would have installed qBitorrent.
  5. I would not recommend heating the cpu up. That will not unbend the pins and will only cause them to possibly disolder causing further damage. I had good luck fixing bent pins on an old sempron using one of those thin blades used for arts and crafts (pic related) and very slowly and carefully unbending them back straight enough that it fits the socket. Otherwise maybe taking it to a computer repair shop you trust and asking if anyone there has steady hands and knows how to fix bent pins is a good option.
  6. If you fail to repair the bent pins, you could try sending your chip to someone that has specialized equipment to solder new pins to the cpu. It will probably be cheaper than replacing the whole unit.
  7. Have you tried reseating the CPU? Check if there are any bent pins or misaligned pads that might inhibit the contact between your CPU pins/pads and your motherboard socket. More often than not the machine will still post but you will have issues such as dead memory channels or missing PCIe lanes.
  8. I'd start by telling him to unplug it from the charger and remove the battery (if possible) to discharge all the capacitors in the board. Idk why but my Thinkpad E440 wasn't posting one day and doing this fixed it.
  9. A bad cpu could cause all sorts of trouble that are sometimes even intermittent. It can also be a flaky power supply. Unstable power delivery usually really makes a computer unstable, even when sometimes it appears to work fine. My recommendation would be trying with another power supply first and then try to borrow an AM4 cpu or get whatever the cheapest APU you can get. I thing the Athlon 300GE is 50 USD. Edit: You should also look into the ram speed limit of your motherboard. Because you can't always run ram faster than what the motherboard was designed for. For exam
  10. I've recently built a computer with a Ryzen 3600 and the stock wraith stealth cooler. When doing cpu intensive things like blender rendering or video encoding I saw temperatures up to 90ºC on the cpu (this is with an ambient temperature of about 25-30ºC mind you). Is this how badly the stock cooler should perform? I'm kind of disappointed about this since I remember that the stock cooler that came with a Ryzen 1600 I had a while back was really good for running at stock speeds. According to the specs in AMD's website the 3600 can handle temperatures up to 95ºC but in worried this might turn m
  11. So I'm looking into buying a graphics card, and locally the best prices I can find that match my budget are (converted to us dollars) 200 USD for an 8GB RX 580 or 335 USD for a GTX 1660 6GB. There's also a 234 USD Powercolor RX 590 8GB that looks kind of crappy in the pictures. What do you recommend I buy? Is the 135 dollar price difference worth it? I'm not the biggest gamer ever so gaming is not the primary use for my pc. Thanks!
  12. I'm looking into buying a computer for mainly productivity tasks such as compiling code and video and image manipulation, although I will be playing games sometimes, but it's not the main purpose of this machine. Where I live the price (converted to dollars) for a 2600 is about 170 USD. The 3600 is 250 USD. Do you think the performance advantages of the 3600 are worth it with this price delta. I can also get a 2700 for the same price as a 3600. Buying used unfortunately is not a viable option because all I can find locally is sandy bridge i5s and used current cpus that are nearly
  13. Include a computer mod! Such as ComputerCraft or OpenComputers. Programming this virtual computers in Lua would be very fitting considering this is a computer enthusiast community and an introduction to programming for many players.
  14. Is there any reason you don't want to run Windows XP and Vista on a virtual machine? That will allow you to use a modern OS while maintaining compatibility with older software/hardware that runs only under XP.
  15. As posted above, if you are gaming the difference will be little. But if you will de doing heavily multi-threaded tasks, such as Blender or video encoding, the 1700 will give you a small performace boost with it's extra 2 cores. So the choice is 6 faster cores vs 8 slower cores.
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