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dreamcast4599

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    dreamcast4599 got a reaction from Wingfan in I think I broke my pc ?   
    re install windows be sure to delete any logical drives that show up that way it will ask you to create a new fresh empty drive for the install
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    dreamcast4599 got a reaction from Bombastinator in Do I need a second pcie cable for my 3070   
    ouch yeah id look into upgrading your psu 500 watts is not really enough 750 or higher is better also nvidia recommends a 650 watt or better psu for your gpu if the psu cant supply enough watts to the gpu then the gpu wll not power on and or run
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to SylenThunder in SSD as Cache Worthwhile?   
    Ok, so for starters here is my current layout.
     
    Asus ROX Strix X570-E Gaming motherboard.
    1TB Samsung 860 EVO M.2
    On RAID controller...
    500GB Evo 860 SSD
    2x 2TB Seagate FireCuda SSHD's in RAID-0
    2TB Toshiba platter
     
    Now current setup has the 500GB Evo for the OS, the 1TB Evo for more demanding games, and the rest of my games are on the SSHD's in RAID-0.  The 2TB Platter drive is just for data storage.
    I've got a spare 120GB SSD just sitting here, and was wondering if there would be any benefit to setting it up as a cache for the two SSHD's that are in RAID.  And if so, how best to go about that. (I think the RAID controller may have a was to add it in without having to wipe the array, but I can't recall offhand.)
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Sauron in i need help testing a used hard drive   
    crystaldiskinfo gives you a lot of useful information at a glance.
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to 8tg in Is this a real RX 470?   
    i wrote out a long thing but tldr it’s a mining oriented card
     
    To tldr what was my rant, I found this info out within 3 seconds of a google search for “powercolor rx 470” by clicking on the card that looks like that one
    put some effort into your own research before just throwing a post on the forum because that’s practically spam
    its like asking what time it is, idk man, you have a clock you can look at, why are you asking anyone
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Orian Pax in should i upgrade my ram or no?   
    Oh, either way I was just adding, from everything I know, to not miss out this option.
     
    Spoiler alert -
    mint 21 is actually really good. (Felt more stable than 19 and 20)
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Haraikomono in should i upgrade my ram or no?   
    follow up answer,
    if you by any chance really think about investing 100+$ into the machine, Id rather recommend you to upgrade to a newer second hand modell, like the t530.
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Mark Kaine in why is my 3900X vcore so high at idle?   
    I mean i can't tell *why* but I noticed something funny... with newest windows version this behavior completely changes (its Microsoft who implements the power usage plans after all, not AMD, they can only suggest Microsoft what to do with it) so the cpu down clocks perfectly fine to like 400mhz at idle,  voltages will be like 300mv... fantastic,  absolutely perfect and to spec as far I can tell, it'll also boost under load exactly as expected.  The problem is,  it'll now crash regularly at idle,  at least once a day...!
    So I suspect the powerplans now provide actually too little voltages while idle lol...
     
     
    But going back to older windows,  power plan to 85/100, voltage rarely goes below 900mv, boost is largely unchanged,  and no crashes whatsoever for months,  absolutely stable and without pbo, remarkably cool.
     
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    dreamcast4599 got a reaction from Mark Kaine in why is my 3900X vcore so high at idle?   
    @AussieDronePilot i figured out my issue for anyone else with my issue in the ryzen power plan if the maximum power state is set to 100% then the cpu will most likely boot 10 its max rated clock speed at idle if pbo is on even if cpu is only hitting 10% usage like mine was setting the power state to 99% fixed this but pbo doesnt boost as high and im ok with that since temps are lower
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to AussieDronePilot in why is my 3900X vcore so high at idle?   
    As others have said, quite normal to have CPU temps at 41-51°C with the 3900X, I'm seeing the same temps using a tower cooler (DeepCool AS500). 
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Skiiwee29 in why is my 3900X vcore so high at idle?   
    You can try and set a negative offset in your BIOS. Most can achieve around a -.05 or -.075 offset on average before instability. However, there is really no need. It may take some time to get use to seeing different numbers, but it will no in any way shape or form affect your chip or its performance or degrade it at all. 
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Skiiwee29 in why is my 3900X vcore so high at idle?   
    100% normal. This is due to the boosting algorithm in Zen 2 and 3 CPUs. 
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to SavageNeo in should i upgrade to stick with what i got?   
    hyou shou8ld sell them and get something else. like rx 580 or gtx 1660. used of course
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to SavageNeo in should i upgrade to stick with what i got?   
    780ti is like gtx 1050ti without any newish features and less vram. i would not pay more than 70$ for it. mayby evenb 90$ becuase of stock issues but not 160$
     
    keep the hd7770s. or  if you have the 160$ budget you should find gtx 980s or gtx 1660s there. or even rx 580 but i wold not pay more than 130$ for rx 580
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Donut417 in can anyone tell me if this is a good router/modem combo?   
    If its registered with a different account, they wont provision it period. Ive read about this happening. Where customers forget to tell them specifically to remove the old modem, as sometimes the cable co is lazy and it could take them awhile. So when a new customer tries to register the the modem on their account they see its associated with another account and refuse to put it on yours. Really only an issue is another Cox customer used that modem before you. 
     
    Well just keep in mind, If you have issues is probably because the combo unit. They tend to be unstable and overheat easily and the WiFi sucks. 
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Donut417 in can anyone tell me if this is a good router/modem combo?   
    Need to be careful with pre used. If the modem is still registered to someone else's account it can cause issue for provisioning. Also Modem/Router combos tend to suck when it comes to WiFi performance. Its always best to use a modem and separate router. 
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to DaJakerBoss in can anyone tell me if this is a good router/modem combo?   
    Spectrum and Cox i believe are starting to move to DOCSIS 3.1, and that router is only rated for 3.0
     
    However I doubt you'll ever utilize the full 3.1 bandwidth, and that model including WiFi ac is pretty good too. Not sure what price you're getting it for but at first glance yeah honestly it looks good enough for me at least to confidently say as long as people are reviewing it well you're good to go.
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Noctua Fan Fan in need some helps with my case fans   
    I've burned out fan headers from having 4 connected. 3 is now my absolute limit if they're 12V, 4 pin PWM.
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Electronics Wizardy in which controller card should i buy   
    cache really won't affect performance much. Also windows already uses all your free ram as a cache now anyways.
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Electronics Wizardy in which controller card should i buy   
    HBAs will show the drives to the os individually. Raid cards will make raid arrays and show the os the raid.
     
    Id probably just get the hba, and setup raid in software if you need raid.
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Electronics Wizardy in which controller card should i buy   
    DO you want a raid card or a hba?
     
    Id go m1015 for hba, the the other if you want a raid card. Also there just rebranded lsi parts, so get the dell/lsi branded one if its cheaper.
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to TheBean in need help undervolting my cpu   
    each cpu is different (even if it is the same model). some cpu can undervolt a lot if you get lucky, while some may not undervolt at all. 
    what you can do is decrease it a little and test if it still works, then decrease it more and test again. keep going until it stops working. once it doesnt work anymore, increase it more than the lowest you could go (to make sure it is still stable) .
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Grabhanem in whats the best 5700XT   
    That's a solid PSU, you shouldn't need anything more than that.
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    dreamcast4599 reacted to Chronified in need a good capture device   
    +1 make sure you have a USB 3.0 port, I had to help him troubleshoot why his gameplay looked like it had a horrid bitrate, turned out he was using a USB 2.0 port
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