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Posts posted by ChrisZH

  1. 1 hour ago, Lord Vile said:

    Or just don’t buy a gaming laptop ;) 


    I have a Razer keyboard as an experiment and it’s been surprisingly solid up to now, wouldn’t touch a blade with a barge pole though 

    Well I always loved the way the blade looked. That sleek look it has and from my experience with razer products, I figured it would be worth it. Honestly, if it wasn't for the fans I would have kept it. It worked great, had the power to do everything I needed it to. That noise was just something I couldn't bear, lots of others thought this as well.

  2. I recently purchased the razer blade 15 2020 model. It looks amazing, has such a premium feel to it. Keyboard isn't that good but I figured I could deal with it. I turn it on for the first time and BAM, the fans ramp up so hard it sounds like a jet engine. Turns out that on the 2020 models, there is no option to not have fans on during idle use. There's this high pitch whining sound from the laptop as well. I tried everything I could, undervolting the chip. Passive system cooling on instead of active. It gets worse though because the fan at low rpm is a lot more noticeable than when it's at medium rpm. I don't know what they were doing when they designed the laptop with those PoS fans. I got so tired of it, and I'm not the only one. So many other users report the same exact thing. Razer would not replace the fans, they would not do anything. I'm fact they said that this is all normal functioning. Once I found out that I would have to deal with that noise whenever I was on the laptop I knew I couldn't handle it. I returned it today, and got the LAST Zephyrus G14 from my best buy. It's amazing! Just the fact that there is a silent fan profile is amazing, when comparing it to the blade. While it doesn't feel as well made it doesn't feel cheap by any means. This is the last time I am buying a razer product besides mouse and keyboard. To anyone wanting a blade 15, please don't do it. If you can, find yourself a G14!

  3. I am looking for a new laptop for school as well as gaming in my free time. I have been doing a lot of research on these laptops and I'm not sure which I should get. I am partial to the build quality for the blade 15 but I heard the G14 has decent build quality too. I am not too happy about the lack of a webcam due to the whole Covid issue still and most classes require a webcam. Do you guys have any inputs on the laptop to get?

  4. Just now, Slottr said:

    The arctis gets a bunch of praise but I can't see why. The microphone sounds horrible and it fits awkwardly


    I think your best bet would be the cooler master MH670's, or cloud flights.

    Are those within the price range of the others?

  5. I've been looking to get a wireless headset to help with gaming at night so I don't wake my wife up. From looking I see three that I'm interested in. Steelderies Arctis 1, Corsair void elite rgb, and the razer nari essential. They are all the same price but I just don't know what to get. Does anyone have any suggestions, or have experience with any of these headsets?

  6. 1 minute ago, spartaman64 said:

    theres only really two major monitor panel makers LG and samsung so all these other people like aorus dell etc are probably either using an LG panel or a samsung panel in their monitors

    Well for the Aorus monitor people are saying it's an innolux panel. The same as my current Acer monitor. I really wish my monitor didn't have these problems because it's amazing otherwise. Started happening after I couldn't return it anymore.. 

  7. 28 minutes ago, spartaman64 said:

    i have an lg 27gl650f which is the 1080p version of that monitor and i love it so i would vote for the lg

    From what I've been reading people love the LG monitor so I am really thinking about it. LG is known for their quality control right? I'm just stuck between the LG and the Aorus. The Aorus looks like the build quality is amazing, but idk about the innolux panel on it...

  8. I'm looking at the LG 27gn850-b monitor and the Aorus fi27q. They are both the same specs but I know the Aorus uses an innolux panel. The monitor I currently have uses one too and suffers from flickering/arifacting. It didn't used to do this but I am not the only one with an Acer xv272u monitor to have this. So I am kinda hesitant to get another innolux panel because of this. I have heard great things with the best buy LG monitor, but also good things about the Aorus monitor. So I am not too sure which one to buy and would appreciate any help from your opinions. If you have a different choice please let me know, I am looking for a 27" to a 32" IPS display that is 1440p and 144hz. 

  9. 1 hour ago, Bombastinator said:

    There’s another thread on a similar subject.  Error at the moment there may be a badly routed cable that was interacting with the motherboard.  Jury is still out though. 

    I'm having him use his old power supply to see what happens when he gets off work. Then I might have him use just 1 stick of ram. I'm running out of things to do for troubleshooting. This is the same problem I had with my Radeon vii. Since I upgraded to the 2080ti I haven't had any issue at all. I'm trying to get him to just upgrade his gpu, since a 580 can't do much with modern games anymore really

  10. 8 hours ago, Bombastinator said:

    Bios comes first I agree.  I’m just saying it might be worth trying before pulling more expensive hardware.


    the SOP for trouble shooting is try the easy cheap stuff first because if you do something difficult and expensive and the problem turns out to be one of the easy cheap ones you wind up being annoyed.

    He checked in event viewer and was a video TDR error so I guess we try to solve this and see what happens 

  11. 48 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

    Memory problems can be subtle and don’t require an OC to happen.  So subtle memtest doesn’t always pick them up. Most of the memory could be OK with only one flaw that only gets in the way after some time after the app uses up other memory.

    Well the crashes are random, like sometimes after 2 hours and sometimes immediately. He has the ram in the correct slot. If it's a memory issue it could be a stability issue with the BIOS. I was having the same on my x570 until I updated the BIOS version to a more recent one.

  12. 48 minutes ago, BardiaMGTGC said:

    amd drivers always suck thats one thing but i had some crashes with an unstable overclock on my old card maybe its because of that


    Yes I thought the same as well. He's using the WQHL driver and has even went down to a driver before the 2020 update. The card worked fine on his Intel build, maybe it doesn't like the x570 chipset?

  13. Just now, Bombastinator said:

    Ideas huh?  Ideas I got.  Can’t promise anything.


    Crashes after a computer boots are frequently memory.


     Do some full memtest86 runs and if nothing is found do one stick in slot 1.


    another could be a PSU issue.

    When it crashes the GPU fans are stuck at 100%. Also the ram isn't OC at all. I thought of this too, he's probably on an old BIOS so I'm gonna get him to update it and see what happens. It's an EVGA 750W power supply, not sure it would be that but I guess it's possible.

  14. So my friend build himself a 3700x build. It's on a. Asus x570-pro with 16gb 3600mhz ram. He has his old rx 580 now and it keeps crashing in games and turning his display off, causing him to reset his PC. He has tried a fresh install of all drivers and windows and it still happens. He has tried different pcie cables to test as well. It lasts longer than it did before but still crashes in the end. It's an msi rx580 gaming x card. The temps only got to 66-67, while at 100% fan speed. All drivers are up to date and he is using 20.4.2 adrenaline release. Let me know if you have any ideas what it could be, I'm wondering if he damaged the card taking it out of an old HP prebuilt case, or it was just so hot in that case he damaged it. I'm lost of what we can troubleshoot now, any help would be appreciated.

  15. 13 hours ago, Elverion said:

    Relevant parts:

    Ryzen 3950x

    NZXT Kraken X73 360mm AIO (yes, I know it's overkill for just a CPU, but it was the only thing available at the time that wasn't ridiculously overpriced)

    Noctua thermal paste


    Under idle, CPU temps bounce between ~38-55C, and liquid temp stays at a constant 28C. Under a stress-test load or while gaming, temps stay constant at exactly 51C but liquid temp can raise 1-2°; fans and pump seem completely unphased. and barely change. This is rather odd and I cannot make sense of this and it leaves me with a lot of questions. Why is the idle temp so jittery while load temp is so constant? Why is the load temp (sometimes) lower than the idle temp, despite no apparent change in cooling capacity (remember, fans and pump stay near constant)? Why is it idling relatively high to begin with?


    At first I thought it was because of an air bubble trapped in the block or something. I tried moving the radiator around to help remove any stuck bubbles that could be there and saw no change. Then I tried removing the block and reapplying thermal paste just in case it wasn't making good contact and again saw no change. Neither of those should result in the behavior I'm seeing, but who knows.


    Since the load temps are good, I'm not too worried about it. Should I be?

    Ryzen 3000 CPUs are not as cool as you think. My CPU is usually in the 40s idle on a custom loop (3800x). Have you checked the voltage your sending the CPU? The stock voltages are crazy high. Sometime 1.5v, if it's high try lowering to like 1.375 or 1.35v

  16. 50 minutes ago, DominicNikon said:

    Wait actually how is it a bad mount? i'm wondering because it idles at 30-34C and only gets hot when under load but if you have a cpu cooler that is not mounted properly its hot both at idle and under load. how are the gpus different?

    I've had this happen to me before. Safest bet would be to take it apart and check the spread on the paste. I know it's a pain in the ass but on my 2080ti my max temps I've seen are 56c on benchmarks and that was after my entire loop was at equilibrium. My card also idles at around 28-30c. My max temps I saw running cinnebench on a loop and furmark going as well.

  17. 2 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

    I generally don't update drivers unless something isn't working how it should. You can try and roll back the drivers.

    Was under the impression that chipset drivers were like gpu drivers and be kept up to date

  18. 7 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

    That would help to narrow down the point of failure. Either it's a physical problem with the panel, or the PC driving it. If you have a laptop with an HDMI port you can try that as well to see if you get the same result.

    When it started happening at the beginning it was directly after I updated chipset drivers. It was like 2 updated ago. I have a 3800x on an x570

  19. 6 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:


    Seems like a monitor problem but it won't hurt to swap the cable

    What do you think could be wrong with my monitor? It's basically a brand new monitor. Only under a year old, it never did this before. I've kept everything up to date, bios chipset gpu. Everything. The cable I'm using is an old cable that came with an old monitor. I guess I should try an HDMI connection and see what happens.

  20. Just now, BlueScope819 said:

    Okay, try and DDU drivers and reinstall and let me know what happens.

    That's the first thing I did when it happened again. But the same thing was happening on my old Radeon VII. I recently upgraded a couple days ago