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Everything posted by StyvyStiefel

  1. That's a good point, I didn't even consider if my cpu supports 3200mhz >.> Fortunately for me, the kit that I bought is just 4$ more than the kit that runs at 3000 I'll probably try to run 48gb config first and see if it's even stable because I definitely need those two extra chrome tabs open. Thank you!
  2. Is there an extra benefit to using the 3200mhz option over the 2400mhz?
  3. Is the cooler lose? What do your temps look like when you play a game?
  4. Hey all, I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe! I just bought a ddr4 ram upgrade kit of 32gb that runs at 3200mhz, but the ram I have right now is 2 8gb sticks that runs at 2400mhz. So the question is, should I keep the 16gbs installed, install the additional 32gb, and have it run at 2400mhz for a total of 48gbs of ram? Or, do I install the 32gbs and have it run at 3200mhz? I have a Ryzen 2700x on a ASRock B450 PRO4. I game on the side, but I mostly use programs like Solidworks, Labview, photoshop, 1000 tabs of chrome, and some video editing once in a w
  5. Here is a useful tool that I don't know if you're aware of or not: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ PC part picker allows you to build a computer with prices included with a compatibility filter enabled that can help prevent you from building a computer with parts that don't go together. It's pretty intuitive. Here's a video of Linus comparing the efficiency and price points of the new Ryzen's versus Intel lineup: Good luck!
  6. I replaced the paste with the pad and now my temps are better, for anyone wondering. When I removed the heating pipes to the cpu, the paste was in fact dry! EDIT* Just to be clear, King Arthur's solution would yield better temperatures, but I wanted this to be a place and forget forever situation.
  7. I'm sorry, but your motherboard might be dead. The computer should be able to boot with one stick of memory in, and there are no compatibility issues. Check the cpu to make sure there are no bent pins, or any missing pins. Last ditch effort, unplug everything connected to the motherboard except power, and cooling for cpu. Have one stick in and try to turn it on by shorting the two pins to the power switch with a screwdriver to see if it boots.
  8. What brand are the ram sticks?
  9. And it only beeped 5 times when either of the two sticks of ram was inserted?
  10. Did it beep 5 times on both sticks of ram alternated? Also here's the manual for your motherboard: https://download.asrock.com/Manual/Z390 Steel Legend.pdf
  11. Do you have two sticks of ram, or one? If you have two, try one stick of ram in slot one, and switch the sticks if that doesn't work. Try this without the video card in the system.
  12. Is the HDMI cable plugged into the motherboard or the graphics card?
  13. Check to see if the input on the monitor is selecting 'vga' and not another input. If possible, try another monitor. If those things don't work, start to diagnose the pc. Good luck!
  14. I would reinstall windows on the SSD, and wipe the HDD. You could try to fix the install you have now, but it sounds like the root of your problems are from the old windows install, and what's probably happening is that the operating system is trying to run background tasks, but instead pulls up old files from windows 7 because windows likes to reuse file paths.
  15. @KENBAL420To clean it, I removed the back plate and used compressed air with a vacuum hose so it should be clean enough. @Statik Laptop is always on a flat surface, and as of recently, put on two posts to ensure there's plenty of space below the laptop. @zeusthemoose I believe what you're think of is thermal pads used for chips on graphic cards What I'm talking about is a graphite thermal pad intended for placement on a cpu in replace of thermal paste. @King_Arthur My liege, I was considering artic for a thermal compound, but I wanted this to be a one time
  16. I believe my laptop is thermal throttling as whenever I play a video, or open half a tab of google chrome, the fan speeds ramp up to 'take off' speeds. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 735 2 with an intel i7-5500u. I attached a screenshot of the min and max temps from within the hour. The laptop is about 5 years old I believe and I think the thermal paste has worn out. To replace it, I ordered a graphite thermal pad to replace it: [https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CKVW18G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1] What other issues might be causing the cpu
  17. Make sure all the power cables are plugged all the way into your motherboard and graphics card. Had a problem once where the issue was with a loose 24 pin plug in. Don't forget to also check the 6 pin. Good Luck!
  18. I would first check to see if there are many components "maxing" while hitting those frame rates. They're are a couple programs that will log the percent utilization of cpu, memory, gpu, or if it's thermal throttling. If any of the your components hit 100 percent utilization while hitting those frame rates, then whatever component that hits 100 percent might be the faulty part IF the components were damaged due to the psu. Hopefully, it should give a better idea.
  19. Oof, that is tricky. Have you considered buying used hardware or using old hardware instead of new? Like the keyboard, monitor and graphics card maybe? Its difficult because it easily becomes a game of hit or miss with used tech. It's just super important that if buying used tech online, they have a return policy that isn't dumb. Also, I noticed you also need an operating system for your computer. I was able to buy a windows 10 pro key for 10$ on ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Windows-10-Pro-Professional-license-activation-key-code-32-64-BIT/223201660931?epid=28027052
  20. It could. Have you upgraded anything recently, and what is the build specs?
  21. Your processor should run both graphics cards with no issue at all. The best you can do is look at benchmarks of each the cards. https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB-vs-AMD-RX-590/3639vs4033 This website gives a side by side comparison of the two of them in various tests, I recommend looking at the details. I would personally go for the RX 590. As for the power supply question, I recommend building your computer on https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ if there are any problems with your build, this website will tell you. Also for a power supply, I usually get
  22. Thanks for the replies! I always react with a "what the heck are these guys trying to sell" and I was just curious what others thought.
  23. I'm for an upgrade for my graphics card looking for the best deals, best fps per $, etc. etc. and recently, I watched the video of Linus reviewing graphics from Ali Express. From pure coincidence, I stumbled upon the unbranded GTX 1060 5GB from Hong Kong priced at 71$ USD + Free shipping. Thoughts or concerns? Original link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/GTX1060-5G-192Bit-PCI-E-DDR5-Video-Gaming-Graphics-Card-Triple-Fan-Metal/163384423272?hash=item260a787368:g:cT8AAOSw44db812g:rk:10:pf:0 Also, triple fan description versus the picture only showing two fans??