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Brent744

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    Brent744 got a reaction from AndrzejL in Dell Optiplex - PCI Card   
    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.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from TheLastSteve in Looking for a new CPU   
    CADD is a cpu intensive application. I as well, recommend at least an i5 9600k. They're currently on sale at NewEgg and CanadaComputers.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from dwalin772 in Ebay pc build not working   
    If you have the correct RAM and the machine still is not gaining any image then it's likely the motherboard or GPU.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from s0rter in No boot with GPU installed. Possible Motherboard issue maybe?   
    A 550w PSU should be sufficient for your build, you're sure its 550w? You know the wattage but you don't know the brand? And you're connecting the 8-pin power connection to the GPU correct?
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    Brent744 got a reaction from BTGbullseye in Changing thermal paste on Vega   
    Most of the time I would think, but not always the case. This is the third card where I've changed the paste and it made no difference. Previous cards were EVGA 1050 Ti and Gigabyte 1060 which both made no difference, maybe because they use a lot less power, not sure. Then I changed paste on a EVGA 1070 and temps went down 6 degrees under load so I figured I might get the same result in the Vega, but it didn't change. Using Arctic Silver 5 for each unit.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from ItsMeRachata in Cities: Skylines, Intel or AMD   
    AMD is the way to go with this title. It relies heavily on CPU performance and at the moment, AMD offerings give you more cores and more threads for a better price.
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    Brent744 reacted to BTGbullseye in Changing thermal paste on Vega   
    Not always. Many brands use very good thermal compounds for their aftermarket cooler cards, and even after a few years it will maintain full thermal performance.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from dwalin772 in Ebay pc build not working   
    The motherboard will have some form of display output. It's an older board so it's likely a VGA port.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from dwalin772 in Ebay pc build not working   
    Actually you're right, that model does not have a display output on the motherboard. Do you have any other GPU that you can use for the time being that you know 100% works?
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    Brent744 got a reaction from dwalin772 in Ebay pc build not working   
    If you're sure the PSU is good to go and you're still not getting a bios image or anything, my guess would be a motherboard problem or you don't have the correct RAM.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from dwalin772 in Ebay pc build not working   
    Next, remove the GPU, power down the machine and clear cmos. You need to eliminate as many potential problems as possible, and this cpu does have integrated graphics so it's able to boot without a GPU providing the cpu and mobo are functional. Plug the display directly into the motherboard then try booting the PC again.
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    Brent744 reacted to glenalz81 in Ebay pc build not working   
    Yep.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from dwalin772 in Ebay pc build not working   
    when diagnosing a problem like this only place 1 ram stick in, in DIMM_A1.
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    Brent744 reacted to BTGbullseye in Changing thermal paste on Vega   
    I wouldn't've expected it to. AS5 was the best, 15 years ago... Now it's almost 4°c off the average for high-end thermal pastes, plus it dries out fast. Prolimatech PK-3 is my go-to paste, and is up there with the absolute best non-liquid metal pastes available, but much cheaper per ounce. (it's about 1/2 the price of AS5 last I checked)
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    Brent744 reacted to Metallus97 in Changing thermal paste on Vega   
    i did. it on a VII which is pretty similar. Has improve temps!. but you need a good amount and be super careful with that HBM! 
     
    i have my VII under LM now but with high end TIM i saw a temp decrease of about 6deg. this however could be lower in your case because vega is not spitting out that much heat as my VII does.
     
    all in all it’s easy to do and can’t hurt, so try it! Wich cooler do you have?
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    Brent744 got a reaction from Statik in Should I enable XMP?   
    Why do you think your RAM is not supported by XMP? Your motherboard will determine whether or not you can enable this. I have G.SKILL 3200. Without XMP it's running at 2133mhz.
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    Brent744 reacted to RollinLower in CPU stuck to a cooler.   
    get s crewdriver between the heatspreader on the chip and the cooler and then just twist it a bit.
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    Brent744 reacted to asand1 in Need help with building a cheap low teir gaming rig.   
    I7 2600 would be a safer bet on an OEM board that came with Sandy bridge. There may be no bios for ivy bridge.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from jafanello in Is my cpu broke?   
    Was this a brand new machine? or a second hand one? If brand new I would return it. If you have dual channel ram I'd try removing 1 stick and boot. if the result is the same, swap the sticks and try booting with the other. Let us know how you make out.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from Ben17 in Can a Macbook Pro 16 game?   
    You will see a massive downgrade in performance switching to a MacBook Pro and I highly doubt you'll be able to run any game at 1440p on a MacBook. Most MacBook's are running dual core i5's without any dedicated GPU. Your current i5 is a little dated but still a good high performance chip. The GTX 1660 GPU is still quite new as it only came out recently and should be a decent card in gaming.
    It's been a few years since I've owned one, my last model was 2015 MacBook Pro and it couldn't really run any game at a comfortable setting.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from Vejnemojnen in What's wrong with a GTX 1070 Ti?   
    I'm still rocking my 1070 and loving it! I only game at 1080p and don't have one of those fancy monitors with the higher refresh rates so for me a 1070 is perfect and runs everything maxed out. A lot of PC enthusiasts want max performance with max frames.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from lag.exe in Decent laptop for school.   
    I'm sure for everyday use a Ryzen 3 would suffice. But a Ryzen 5 has more powerful integrated graphics and would allow for some light gaming. I recommend the Ryzen 5 but depending on budget, a Ryzen 3 would be good as well.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from lag.exe in Decent laptop for school.   
    I would recommend any laptop with an 8th gen i5 (or higher) or Ryzen chip. Preferably something with an SSD but not necessarily required.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from Mateusz_rex in Upgrading from FX-8350 to Ryzen 7 3700x worth it?   
    The upgrade to Ryzen is in your best interest, trust me. I had an FX 8350 years ago. Any intel i5 or even first gen Ryzen 3 would perform better than any FX series chip.
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    Brent744 got a reaction from Zadkhiel in INTEL VS. AMD FOR 4K GAMING IN 2020 !!! i7 9700K vs Ryzen 7 3700x OR i5 9600K vs i5 8400 !!!   
    For the record, I've owned a Ryzen 7 1700 with B350 board, Ryzen 5 2600 B450 board and now a Ryzen 7 2700X. Never had a single issue with any of my chips or boards. Personally I love both Intel and AMD, although I have more history with Intel. Both the i7 9700K and Ryzen 7 3700X will make a great build so I recommend going for whichever is more cost effective.
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