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About AaronThomas

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    United States
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    Cars, Martial Arts, Computers
  • Occupation
    Senior Software Engineering Contractor


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  • Motherboard
    ASRock Taichi X299
  • RAM
    4x16gb G.Skill Ripjaws V
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GeForce Gaming OC RTX 2080
  • Case
    Some old black plain POS
  • Storage
    1tb Samsung 970 EVO, 1tb Intel 660p, 1tb Mushkin Triactor, 1tb WD Blue m.2
  • PSU
    Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 850w
  • Cooling
    beQuiet! Dark Rock 4

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  1. This may help you decide on what CPU to get. The CPU can be a big part of your power consumption while gaming: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i3-10100/18.html
  2. I believe OP mentioned that the system was booted with the old CPU?
  3. Clearing the CMOS will not remove your updated BIOS. Once a BIOS has been flashed to a particular version, only flashing it with another version will alter it.
  4. How long have you let it reboot cycle? 5, 10, 20 minutes?
  5. That's a pretty decent price for a pre-built with that hardware. But that case has terrible airflow. It'll probably run fine if a little warm though.
  6. I assume you have another PC at your disposal? I'd suggest creating a windows 10 bootable USB installer https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-installation-media-for-windows-99a58364-8c02-206f-aa6f-40c3b507420d Then attempting a re-install of windows 10. The original license key should be stored in your BIOS. If you still want to attempt a windows 7 install, I would remove one of your two drives(whichever you want to try to install windows 7 on), before re-installing windows 10. Then once the machine is running with windows 10 again, swap the dri
  7. Seems like too large of performance dip... Try swapping the slots that your SSDs are installed in and re-running the performance tests. May also want to look into newest Samsung NVMe drivers.
  8. What storage you currently have, SSDs, HDDs, is not outlined in that report, nor is the speed of your RAM.
  9. Well, at this point any potential gains you may get are speculative till you have your code running and can profile it. Alternatively, if you have a system architecture in mind already for your workflow, then you can speculate with relatively high certainty that you'll get some benefit based on how you design your code. Another thought I just had: An advantage of threadripper you may want, depending on the runtimes of your workflow, is ECC memory support. Number of channels aside, it may be worth it for the error correction if you're running even hours long processes.
  10. This is a very nuanced question. If you are using a majority of that 128GB of memory space, and read/writing to it in large volumes throughout your workflow, then there is a chance quad channel will improve your performance. However, your use-case has a few other considerations. 1. Is your CPU processing workload longer or shorter than your re-occuring memory read/write operations. You may need to run a profiler to determine this. 2. Since you are using Python, is the Global Interpreter Lock going to hose over your perceived, or potential, multi-thread gains and pu
  11. 2. You always want a bit higher PSU rating than you intend to use, for efficiency and longevity. 750 is perfect, maybe even think about 850 for longevity. 3. More cooling is always good, just look at reviews of your case choice and 360mm AIO because sometimes depending on radiator thickness or tub fitting placement the fit in a particular case can be "annoying". 4. Nvidia founders cards come with adapters. Aftermarket integrator use the standard 8 or 6 pin plugs still.
  12. 1 Stick of RAM is going to halve the potential speed and performance of your system RAM. I am a software engineer that likes to work off VMs and containers a lot as well, and I'd suggest just getting a 2 stick 64GB RAM kit now. I run 64GB and wouldn't go lower with all the virtualization I do.
  13. According to Steam's support, it could be an anti-virus issue as well, asuming you're running AV software... maybe windows Defender: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8676-EFLX-7453
  14. Have you tried launching the game directly from that EXE file? Do you have more than one Steam library folder configured in steam?