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About y3llowduk

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  • CPU
    i5 3570k @ 4.4Ghz @ hotter than the Sun
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    8GB single jingle
  • GPU
    Strix 980 Ti with cable tied 120mm fans
  • Case
    Gamemax F15
  • Cooling
    Be Quiet Shadow Rock 2

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  1. Just remembered the i5 4690k as well... wonder if that would clock just as high as the 4790k (silicon lottery aside)… might save a bit getting the i5 instead too
  2. Basically I do a lot of DDR3 RAM testing using memtest86... I've done some tests and it seems to only use 4 cores but scales massively well with better performing cores. Test completion times below for 1 pass with 4GB of DDR3 (quicker = better) Pentium G840 = 28:01 i5 2400 = 20:05 i7 2600k stock = 21:05 i5 3570k stock = 15:53 I was wondering if anyone could suggest what the best DDR3 compatible CPU is for quad-core performance? The 3570k I've tested can happily sit at 4.4GHz with an overclock but does need a de-lid and re-paste... so that's my best option
  3. Anyone know if there's a simple for this? Randomly all my profiles have gone from my Tartarus V2. Gunna be a total ass to set them all up again...
  4. Ok cool, I've noticed I can do this on my Gaming rig just via the taskbar as if it's a usb stick. I'll have to try it on my test rig... is there a BIOS setting relating to this maybe?
  5. Hi Guys, How do you safely hot-swap HDD's, if possible? I've got a system I use for wiping and pulling data off old drives and I want to get a few 5.25 to 3.5 hot swap bay for it. Can you hot swap HDD's on a Windows 10 machine with the machine still running? Is there a way of powering down the HDD first maybe before yanking it out? I don't really know what's best practise here... if there is one. And before anyone asks, external HDD docks aren't really practical for me. Tia, Duck.
  6. Over a year ago. Weirdly I've seen some other threads online on other sites of the exact same issue. Even users upgrading from 9xx to 10xx and actually seeing a drop in performance, on the same CPU.
  7. Online, 16GB. Was playing online before though with easy 50-60fps...
  8. Hi All, since jumping back on GTA after over a year since I last played... something isn't right. I used to play on an FX6100 and R9 280x and remember getting solid 50-60fps on medium ish settings. I'm now on a 3570k @4.4 and a 980 ti and GTA now runs like hot garbage. 30-40 fps with not much care on graphics settings. Spikes down to a stutter mess at times and and sometimes textures actually stop loading in as it waits for the CPU to catch up. CPU pegged at 100% all the time and GPU trotting along at around 50% to 75% usage depending on graphics settings. I know the CPU will be bo
  9. I know the one you mean, but that only disables scrolling of inactive windows when hovered over with the mouse. I want to scroll based on whatever window is active, regardless of mouse position. I'm switching between active windows using a macro on my Tartarus... basically want to try and scroll different windows using the Tartarus scroll wheel without having to move the cursor with the mouse.
  10. But what I don't get is how a general consumer (someone who isn't a nerd) is ever going to know where the "correct places" to buy Windows are? Or even a small business owner who owns a few PC's but isn't IT savvy? It's not even made obvious as to who the legitimate sellers are apart from the price. They just google search "Windows 10 licence key" and see 100 results from these "dodgy" sellers. Even though a lot of these "dodgy" sites... aren't even considered that dodgy. If they aren't legitimate keys, why do they activate and work? I just don't get it.... Anyway, do you where I wo
  11. Another thought - Where is the line officially drawn from what is an "illegal" key and what isn't? Like if you get a random ass key from ali express for £2 and it works... how is a general consumer ever going to know it's "Illegal"? If it activates, then microsoft sees it as genuine, so how can a consumer of that key be carrying out illegal activity? I just don't get it... it does my head in. It's not like these sites are hidden... they're top of google search results. Even the google shopping section is 99% cheap random keys, and 1% legit sellers.
  12. Correction, the PC world is actually a download only, no disk. But there must be a more direct route than this still?
  13. Hi All, apologies for a bit of a taboo/grey/businessy topic but I am desperate for some clarity on this. I'm an established small system repairs and custom PC builder based in the UK. I regularly have to obtain fresh W10 Home licence keys for the PC's I repair and sell. Can anyone point me in the right direction of where I can go to get cheap OEM licences on a regular basis? So my options at the moment are £119.99 from Microsoft directly, or £89 from PC world. Obviously the PC world option is cheaper but that's a physical disk version they would be posting to me. Would seem a bit s
  14. I'll look at getting a better keyboard for sure. I never get an issue with normal typing, literally just copy paste does my wrist in for some reason. What do you mean by a bad hold? Flat?