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About Brent744

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  • Location
    Fredericton, NB, Canada
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    Systems Engineer


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    16 GB @ 3200 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070
  • Case
  • Storage
    1 TB HDD / 256 MB HDD
  • PSU
    NZXT 750w
  • Keyboard
    Red Dragon
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
  • Laptop
    HP Pavilion Gaming - Ryzen 5 3550 - nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 - 8GB DDR4 - 256 GB SSD

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  1. The i7 9700k is a great chip but personally, i'd get the i7 10700f if I was building a PC right now. It's more future proof and I'm not a big overclocking fan so I usually opt for the non k chips, hence my i7 9700f build.
  2. Check the background processes in task manager and CPU utilization. I had similar issues with Windows 10 when I first completed my i7 9700f build. The problem went away after a few days. Windows 10 seems to do a lot of background tasks with a fresh install.
  3. I had similar symptoms of another build a couple years back with an MSI board. In my case, it was the motherboard and a replacement resolved the issue. Keep in mind, if your CPU doesn't have integrated graphics, a dead GPU can also display similar symptoms.
  4. Additionally, you may need a smaller bracket. Ask the seller if the card comes with the smaller bracket. If not, NewEgg sells the same one with both brackets. Check this out on @Newegg: SYBA Low Profile PCI-Express 1394B/A Firewire Card Model SD-PEX30009 https://www.newegg.ca/syba-model-sd-pex30009-pci-express-to-1394-card/p/N82E16815124072?Item=9SIAKNK9GA5555&Source=socialshare&cm_mmc=snc-social-_-sr-_-9SIAKNK9GA5555-_-09062020
  5. Ideally, you'll want something that powers from the board, depending on the stock power supply unit (PSU). By the looks of it there is already something in the PCIe slot to the left. But this sound card should also work in the PCIex16 slot to the right, providing you weren't planning on installing a GPU at any point. The card in your link is advertised as a low profile card so I believe it should fit.
  6. Having a lot of issues trying to run Linux Mint or Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion, specs in my signature. I was able to initially get it booted into Linux through compatibility mode. After going into the device manager and enabling it to run on the latest nVidia driver, it will boot, but I get a notice saying hardware acceleration is unavailable. Then simple tasks like opening Firefox with 1 tab makes the CPU utilization about 50 - 80% and system fans run quite fast. It will not recognize external monitors. Bios is updated to latest version. I read somewhere else that Ryzen 3000 users ex
  7. Maybe I should've put together a Ryzen build instead lol
  8. I've tried stock 2133 and XMP 2666; Yes I have reseated both several times; It's showing as 8 cores/8 threads; Yes I have the latest BIOS for this board (F6c).
  9. Forgot to mention, temps never exceed 44C.
  10. Okay, So I originally had a i5 9600K. It performed great, loved the chip. As 10th gen released, 9th gen went on sale so I picked up the i7 9700F. I formatted my SSD and installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 with the latest updates. Initially, my cpu was constantly hitting 100% just on the desktop and opening up edge or chrome. Games were completely unplayable at this point. I reinstalled Windows again, which seemed to correct the issue. Now I am getting a lot of micro stuttering when playing cpu intensive games such as Hell Let Loose and Squad. These micro stutters were never a problem with my
  11. For anyone else who experiences this same issue. I have resolved the issue. After I reinstalled Windows 10 again, the second time around everything seems to function as it should. CPU now performs great and rarely reaches 100% usage. Maybe the first time around there was a corrupted system file? Maybe a corrupted boot drive? not exactly sure. I made a new Windows usb boot drive with the software on the Microsoft site, to ensure I had the latest version. Reinstalled, and everything's good to go.