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Everything posted by Sephiroth720

  1. Hey All, I'm currently in the process of building my 2nd gaming PC and would like some advice on what direction I should have the fans on my 240mm AIO (top mounted) blowing. I have heard that it may only change the temps on the CPU up or down 2 - 3 degrees either way. My main gaming PC has an NZXT Z63 front mounted with the fans pulling air in through the mesh front of the case & over the radiator which has worked fantastically for me so far. As i have never top mounted an AIO before i was wondering what everyone's preference was ? To either have the fans blowing hot case
  2. I've just DDU'd it just incase it was the drivers so I'll reinstall & check out what config it's running in. Thanks for that.
  3. Hey Everyone... I've got a bit of a weird issue with my 2nd Gaming PC's GPU. I've recently built my 2nd rig (specs follow) purely for "displaying" a very decent looking and somewhat sentimental GPU of mine (believe that if you will haha). Mobo: Asus Prime A320M-K (with latest BIOS) CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 (Cooled by 120mm AIO) RAM: 8GB DDR4 @ 2666mhz GPU: nVidia Geforce GTX 690 Founders Edition PSU: Cooler Master MWE White 750W Now I have just installed the new 750W PSU as I knew this GPU was going to be quiet power hungry and the nvidia "minimum
  4. Wow! So I just thought I would google the issue again and it turns out that it's the MSi Afterburner overlay software... As soon as i closed it Half Life 2 fired right up!. That's insane!
  5. No luck. Does the exact same thing. This is a very odd issue.
  6. Hi Everyone, I am currently having a rather frustrating issue with any game that uses the hl2.exe program (Half Life 2, Portal etc.) The game launches and I get around 2 - 3 seconds of the first audio with NO video at all (Usually it would be the man with a tap on the back of his head) and then the game freezes forcing me to quit through the task manager. I have submitted a ticket with Steam support but they've just listed a bunch of launch command options for me to try. I have so far tried the following things to fix- - All OS & Driver updates have been comple
  7. Hey Guys, I really need some help with this one. I know Linus & Many many more do so many videos on which GPU to purchase at which price range it's not even funny but I'm finding it so hard to choose whether or not a CHEAP RTX 2060 is going to perform worse than an EXPENSIVE GTX 1660 Ti (or 1660 Super). My budget is $500 AUD and my current CPU is a Ryzen 5 2600 (stock clock) so I don't think either the 2060 or 1660 Ti should be anywhere near bottlenecking (Will be looking at R5 3600 later this year). But my choices at this price range (on PC Case Gear or Mwave) are
  8. Hi Everyone, Just wondering if anyone has had any overclocking experience with the Zotac GTX 1070 AMP Core Edition GPU ? I seem to have the only GPU on the market these days that doesn't come with some form of "1-click OC" in the software. I have no OC'ing experience (CPU or GPU) and would like to know how far I can push this thing (safely) until my RTX 2060 arrives ? Would like to get a few more fps in NFS: Heat to stable it out on my 75 Hz monitor (Currently running around 68 - 70ish) Cheers, Gage
  9. Hey Everyone, So I've recently purchased Need For Speed: Heat and during the first run (and every run after) the game has had rather high CPU usage (80% - 100%). Initially I thought that was due to my outdated CPU (i7-3770) paired with the GTX 1070 but I have now upgraded to a Ryzen 5 2600 paired with the same GPU and I'm getting roughly the same amount of CPU usage. I've even tried turning the graphics settings to "Auto" hoping that it will maybe drop some settings to stop the CPU stressing. It might just be a terribly optimized game, I'm not sure... Just wanted to check
  10. Hey Everyone, I've recently purchased an Asus TUF Gaming notebook (specs will follow) and have noticed that the Ryzen 5 3550H reaches a max temp of 89c. I haven't had much experience with the Ryzen CPU's yet and i figured obviously the laptop ones are going to vary greatly from the desktop variant. Can anyone tell me what the safe operating temps are for this CPU ? and also, When the CPU thermal throttles ? Haven't been able to spot any performance drops as of yet but would still like to know. SPECS: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500H RAM: 16GB Corsair
  11. Thanks ? I'll let him know for when it happens again. Also... Your Corsair Vengeance LPX ram is listed in your signature as 32Ghz not 32GB (thought you'd like to know... Not being a smarta**) Thanks for the help everyone!
  12. Definitely Dual channel for the RAM... Not sure whether 8 or 16 GB though. I completely understand that there would be a bottleneck with that CPU + GPU combo and he’s not trying to OC, Just can’t even get through a complete session of X Flight with crashing or blue screening (IRQL error mostly he says) He’s checked all drivers etc twice over. Have advised that he tries a Gigabyte G1 Sniper H6.
  13. Hey Guys, Didn't really know where else to come with this one. My friend has recently purchased a "refurbished gaming PC" which has the following specs: CPU - i7-4770 (non k) GPU - Gigabyte GTX 1080 Watercooled Xtreme Gaming DDR3 RAM (8GB I think) The problem is that all of this hardware is running on what is showing in HWMonitor as a "Lenovo Shark bay" motherboard and from what i can find is only out of Lenovo Office PC's. I have explaining that the performance issues are due to this motherboard. When contacting the IT store he bought it from they
  14. Hey All, I've recently upgraded a few components in my PC and have noticed that I have a "Non-K" option in the bios of my motherboard (ASRock Z77 Fatality Performance). I have just upgraded from an i5-2500 to an i7-3770 (both non-k). Just wondering if anyone would be able to explain simply how this non-k overclock feature works and whether I should be messing around with it at all in the first place. Cheers.
  15. Just ran the benchmark again with Multi-GPU disabled and had the same result only 10 - 15 frames avg slower lol. I have also tried running with & without V-Sync. It's the weirdest thing. I'm running the benchmark now on my other system which has a placeholder RX 550 card to make sure it's not the game.
  16. Hey Everyone, I've just installed & benchmarked Dirt Rally on my system and have been pleasantly surprised with the fps that I'm getting. However, while benchmarking I have experienced a weird "flash" intermittently throughout. I have posted a non-listed youtube video for reference. This also occurs during normal gameplay however, only with this game. I have not had any trouble with this GPU at all (Still runs fantastic and sits comfortably @ 70c while in-game.
  17. It seems to be a RAM issue for sure. Your option here didn't work but I lowered the FSB to 400 (for the original target of 3.2Ghz) and put my RAM to 801Mhz @ 1.80 v and i finally got the windows loading circle however it blue screened and gave me an error "Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area". Frustrating that it was as easy as it was for the guy in the original video... I didn't think you had to change the ram speeds at all. ? It's set back to original 2.40GHz now until i figure out what's going on.
  18. The lowest setting on was either "931Mhz" or AUTO. Fairly certain it's only 800Mhz RAM though. (Attached image of sticker on side of RAM)
  19. Spread Spectrum for CPU is now disabled (Also, This CPU is LGA 775). Load Line Calibration is also disabled (Intel Spec according to mobo) Still not posting. Is this odd ? or am I just not meant to OC stuff? lol
  20. I've attached a few images of my BIOS settings after changing your recommendations. Can you see anything I've done wrong because the system won't post until I do a forced power cycle on it after applying those settings? I thought I had the RAM wrong at 5 - 5 - 5 - 15 and the RAM actually states on it that it's 5-5-5-12 so that should be fine now.
  21. When you say "Use specified" you mean, Specified on the RAM or "AUTO" on the motherboard? The RAM has the timing & voltage on the side but i thought if i just left it to auto it'd be okay. I was wrong apparently.
  22. MB: Asus P5Q-E RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR2 (2 x 2GB)
  23. Hey Everyone, So I've decided to overclock the Q6600 system I have here at home in hopes of pairing it with a GTX 760. The CPU is running at its base clock (2.40 GHz) and I have heard that this particular CPU can be comfortably OC'd to 3.2 GHz which I would like to achieve. I would like to point out at this time that I have NEVER overclocked any piece of hardware I've owned... I've always been too worried about damaging the hardware. I have searched around youtube etc. for videos showing how to do this (see below) and for some reason even if I follow each step I am uns
  24. I've just been trying what you said and for some reason, every now and then the GPU decides to lock its core to 214Mhz at which time I have to DDU the drivers and reinstall... But weirdly I can go directly back to my last OC attempt and be stable until I try again. It's like the software doesn't want me to change the GPU core more than once without DDU'ing the drivers.
  25. Hey Everyone, I am currently running an AMD RX 550 2GB as a placeholder card until my GTX 960 arrives and have begun to "explore" ways of overclocking this GPU. So far I have installed the Gigabyte Aorus software and put the card in OC mode which only moves the GPU clock from 1206 to 1219 Mhz. I have noticed that there is a "Professional mode" and would like to see what this little GPU is capable of. Having never overclocked any piece of hardware I've ever owned I would like some recommendations on what to set the following settings to. GPU Clock: (Base: 1206Mhz) M