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About TDP_Equinox

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    LTT's Unofficial Malware Expert, and G3258 hater; Weeb imitator
  • Birthday Sep 18, 1997

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  • Location
    My room, Duh!
  • Gender
  • Interests
  • Biography
    #1 at blowing compressed air on a hot capacitor and exploding it in my face!
    I sell things, ask me!
  • Occupation
    Bench Tech/iOS Warranty Tech/Content Manager/Administrative Staff @ Local store.


  • CPU
    Intel I7 4790K @4.5Ghz & 1.29V
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97 Gaming 7
  • RAM
    24GB Of Random Branded DDR3 1600
  • GPU
    Asus Strix GTX 1070, OC at 2.2Ghz
  • Case
    Corsiar graphite series 760T
  • Storage
    1TB 850 Evo, 480GB Sandisk Ultra II SSD,1TB WD Black (on RMA), Seagate Baracuda 1TB, Seagate Baracude 3TB 2TB WD Blue, 1TB My Passport, 2TB My Passport, plex server
  • PSU
    Cooler master V850
  • Display(s)
    Benq XL2730Z 1440P 144Hz, LG 27MK400H, Benq XL2411 144Hz.
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    CM Quickfire MX Blues, Razer Blackwidow Tournament edition (greens).
  • Mouse
    Logitech G900 Chaos (Main) Steelseries Rival FADE (Courtesy of Edzel Yago), Steelseries Rival 300 Hyperbeast Special Edition.
  • Sound
    Edifier SB1000DB, Senheisser HD598SE with AudioEngine D1 DAC, Yamaha MG06X Mixer and Audiotechnica AT2020
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64

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  1. Spam bot, ignore all DMs/Posts from this user. 

  2. I would try a fresh install of the OS and if that doesn't solve the issue, either use a PCIE NIC, or buy a new motherboard.
  3. Is there any damage to the motherboard? Any of the metal tabs from the IO Shield stuck in ports? Are all the standoffs installed correctly, with the motherboard seated correctly? Does it work with a PCIE NIC/Wireless card?
  4. I'd tried that. It's more like the incorrect refresh rate was being used. I've got a new PSU plugged in, and so far it seems to have fixed the issue. Very interesting, but glad I made the topic as I didn't make the connection between dirty power and analogue display. I'll mark it as solved for now, thanks for the fresh eyes! EDIT: This SORT OF solved my issue. The short version is, my PSU was fine, it was the power bar I had it plugged into that was bad. When I tried a new PSU, I plugged it into a different power bar to test; and it seemed fine. So when
  5. Forgot to mention that I've tried a different cable. I haven't tried a new power supply though, that is a very valid point. BRB, giving this a shot.
  6. On my VGA display, I see this scrolling line affect. I'm out of ideas at this point; I've tried everything I can think of. This scrolling happens when a display is connected to this machine by VGA. I have tried different displays, different cables, and I've even installed a GPU with VGA to eliminate the motherboard. It happens when plugged into the VGA on either the onboard connector, or an external GPU. I've tried windows 10, and windows 8.1 It does not happen when plugged into another type of connector like HDMI or DVI. BIOS is up to
  7. I highly recommend using EarTrumpet over the stock volume mixer. Ever since ten was launched, I've had nothing but problems with it from not remembering my app volumes, to randomly turning apps down on me. https://microsoft.com/en-us/p/eartrumpet/9nblggh516xp?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab
  8. The issue is with their extension, not the website. I don't believe it to be malicious. If the intent was to mine crypto off customers machines, there are much easier ways to do it. I do, however, think that there may be an error in the extension causing the high system usage.
  9. Revisiting this; I've re installed Honey on 3 machines now. One my main machine; Notices high CPU usage from chrome immediately after installing honey. Removing Honey resolves this. In Chrome task manager, Honey process uses a significant amount of CPU. (GPU Usage in screenshot not related to Honey - Youtube). Malwarebytes no longer flags crypto - first flag was actually for my eth miner, but not it's location. Two, my work machine; Notices high CPU usage from chrome immediately after installing - new chrome profile with different extensions. Removing Honey resolves
  10. Yes; however depending on what affects you're putting on the clips, the 1050 ti might be suuuper slow about it. Also, depending on the software. Vegas, for example, doesn't play very well with CUDA. Premiere on the other hand uses about 80% of the GPU in my testing.
  11. I wonder where you got that 8120..
  12. I bought 3 other "Gaming/Office" style chairs in the $300-350 range, and returned them all. I bought a Maxnomic Office Comfort chair and haven't looked back. They're simply superior to the other options in the same price range.
  13. If it was installed without mounting, that would likely be it. Windows 10 has a built in iso mounting tool. Just double click on the iso to mount it and it pretends to be a drive; works fairly well even with older software. If that doesn't work, the iso may be broken or there may be some patch you need to install to get it to work on windows 10.