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AaronThomas

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  1. Agree
    AaronThomas got a reaction from unclewebb in OCCT memory errors with XMP profile (3600MHz CL16)   
    This may just be the memory controller on your CPU not being good enough to support that high of transfer rate, tight of timings, or both.

    I don't remember specific sources but I recall hearing a few times that 9th and 10th gen Intel are not great with RAM over 3200 mtu and cl16. I'm not sure if 11th gen has been tested much in this regard yet.
  2. Informative
    AaronThomas got a reaction from Yaxir in Does a TV screen cause GPUs to overheat ?   
    If the monitor and TV resolution are the same, there should be no difference in GPU temp all else being equal. And nothing generally about using a TV over HDMI is dangerous to your pc.
     
    Consider the situation when you're playing games on the TV. Is your PC tower on the floor, maybe on carpet? Is it sitting on, or next to, or in front of something that is blocking airflow or transferring heat to your PC that normally doesn't happen?
  3. Agree
    AaronThomas reacted to 21rkosta in Looking to upgrade my first PC build.   
    Don't worry your doing great 🙂 (including Pcpartpicker list is much better then a lot of newbies).
     
    That's a pretty solid build. I would say unless your having any specific issues (really long load times, heat issues, et cetera) the most obvious upgrade would be a cpu upgrade (GPUs are flat out too expensive right now especially because the one you have is pretty decent).
     
    That said, what kind of monitor are you using. An upgrade to a 1440p 144hz monitor may be a much better investment then any other kind right now. If your monitor is 1080p 60hz then it's definetely your biggest weakpoint.
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    AaronThomas got a reaction from Invincible Sugar in What's a good GPU for me? (non-gamer)   
    You'll likely want to get another gt 710, or maybe a gt 730(very slight upgrade) with the current market the way it is.
     
    1. GT 1030s meet your budget but mostly have 2 video outs.
    2. rx 550s have 3 video outs, but are mostly a little over your budget.
    3. Nothing higher tier than the two options above are reasonably priced or guaranteed in stock.
  5. Agree
    AaronThomas reacted to Pikatchu in asking for a gpu upgrading consultment   
    Depending on games, your CPU may or may not be a bottle neck for a 80/90 class GPU. But generally speaking, mid range CPU -i5/Ryzen 5- pairs well with 70 class GPU.
    As for the ram, 3600MHz CL16 is known to be the sweet spot for Ryzen 3000 series. If you already have RAMs that are running above 3000MHz with CL16, I would say it is not worth the upgrade.
  6. Like
    AaronThomas reacted to LukeD_NC in ZOTAC ZBOX MAGNUS One i7-10700 RTX 3070 Mini PC   
    @AaronThomas Here are a few tests I ran on the setup with various CPUs and coolers. Im still waiting on the 11400 which should arrive next week. It will be interesting to see if there is a performance boost without much added noise + power, especially that the 10600 runs memory at 2666, 10700 at 2933 and the 11400 at 3200. I'm hoping it will work and it will be the best performer. In the meantime I would highly suggest switching to a 65W TDP CPU like the 10600 (non-K) and a Noctua Cooler is a MUST !
    Note the Max dBA! It's SHOCKING how bad the stock cooler is ! its as loud as a jet engine, makes the system completely unusable imho.
     

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    AaronThomas reacted to LukeD_NC in ZOTAC ZBOX MAGNUS One i7-10700 RTX 3070 Mini PC   
    @AaronThomas I had the same exact issue ! I had to very carefully force my screws in at the right angle because they wouldn't go in straight. I don't know if the legs were crooked but they definitely weren't tapped right. Possibly the anodisation process screwed something up here as well ? I've never had this issue with the vanilla NH-L9i.
    I managed to get them in eventually and now they sit straight. I had 2 legs affected.
  8. Like
    AaronThomas reacted to LukeD_NC in ZOTAC ZBOX MAGNUS One i7-10700 RTX 3070 Mini PC   
    I must say the NH-L9i is a MUST upgrade. The stock fan is loud, even when under minimal load. The stock cooler is 37mm just like the Noctua.
    The Noctua performs slightly worse in burst peak workloads, so it sustains the burst of heat worse but in the long term it settles the temps better.
    Also I hope that they make an AMD version of this system. Because the motherboard is so easily replaceable it would be great to fit this kind of system out with a 5600X which has nowhere near the power requirements like 10th or 11th gen Intel chips do.
     
     











  9. Funny
    AaronThomas reacted to colinblack in Recently bought a prebuilt, it's been crashing on me continuously..   
    Only ever opened the side panel to take out the shipping foam and to make sure everything was plugged in properly as it says on the instructions with the PC so I believe I should be good. Thankfully I don't even have to act dumb when I get ahold of them aha
  10. Agree
    AaronThomas got a reaction from Radium_Angel in I need some GPU Help.   
    Ideally, keep the one remaining card in your system in the PCIe slot closest to your CPU.
  11. Agree
    AaronThomas reacted to Radium_Angel in I need some GPU Help.   
    You are fine, turn off PC, unplug NVlink and 2nd video card, give card to me friend and power your system back up, the nVidia software will handle the rest.
    Depending on the games you play, your FPS may even go up, SLI isn't well supported anymore
  12. Agree
    AaronThomas reacted to shoutingsteve in Recently bought a prebuilt, it's been crashing on me continuously..   
    Whatever you do, don't open it up or do anything that could void your warranty.  It doesn't hurt to act a bit dumber than you really are when talking to tech support.
  13. Agree
    AaronThomas reacted to Benji in Recently bought a prebuilt, it's been crashing on me continuously..   
    Your system keeps crashing since arrival and now it smells like burning plastic. Sounds like a defective PSU. The manufacturer has to help you out, wait for their mail and talk about what your next steps are, because they have to fix it. Warranty and stuff. I wouldn't do anything else besides resetting the system, and if that doesn't fix it, it's obviously defective.
  14. Agree
    AaronThomas got a reaction from shoutingsteve in Recently bought a prebuilt, it's been crashing on me continuously..   
    Since it's so new and under warranty you should expect to have to send the system back to them, and I would definitely tell them that you smelled burning plastic.
     
    Given the burning smell and general system instability, I would think the likelyhood is that the power supply has a problem.
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    AaronThomas got a reaction from colinblack in Recently bought a prebuilt, it's been crashing on me continuously..   
    Since it's so new and under warranty you should expect to have to send the system back to them, and I would definitely tell them that you smelled burning plastic.
     
    Given the burning smell and general system instability, I would think the likelyhood is that the power supply has a problem.
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    AaronThomas reacted to SorryClaire in My dad needs a computer to run a inventory program that utilizes barcode scanner   
    Any reasonably modern system should work, something like a Dell Optiplex 7020 or 9020 with Core i5 or i7 off ebay should work. But if you wanna go new, here's a build i would recommend for basic barcoding PoS (point of sales, not piece of shit):
     
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Athlon 3000G 3.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor $89.89 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.98 @ Amazon Memory G.Skill Aegis 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 CL15 Memory $43.98 @ Newegg Storage ADATA SU635 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $31.99 @ Amazon Case DIYPC Jax11 ATX Mid Tower Case $42.97 @ Newegg Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Corsair   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total $333.80   Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-04-27 20:43 EDT-0400    
  17. Agree
    AaronThomas reacted to si1enze in My dad needs a computer to run a inventory program that utilizes barcode scanner   
    You'll need to know the interface type on the barcode scanner and have that on the computer, also a supported operating system for the inventory software and barcode scanner driver, if it requires one.  Other than that, it shouldn't require much.
  18. Agree
    AaronThomas reacted to Enderman in m.2 nvme ssd gen 3 drive in an m.2 nvme gen 4 slot   
    All PCIe is backwards compatible.
  19. Agree
    AaronThomas got a reaction from Gustavo Dutra in Is it possible to fix a ram stick ?   
    If you don't have a warranty then it can't hurt to try... if you have a warranty then absolutely do not bake your RAM, and just get it RMA'd.
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    AaronThomas got a reaction from LukeD_NC in ZOTAC ZBOX MAGNUS One i7-10700 RTX 3070 Mini PC   
    @LukeD_NC
    I have not removed the stock cooler to look under it yet, but if I had to make an educated guess I would say "No" it doesn't have heat pipes.
     
    Noise is not bad on stock settings, but you do pay for it in terms of performance. Unfortunately I don't have a decibel meter to give exact numbers, but I ran AIDA64 CPU stress test and Furmark GPU stress test, both at the same time.
     
    1. CPU fan during those tests, gets loud for about 5 seconds during "boosting", where the CPU will get to about 4.7ghz, and temps will hit 85 C average.
    2. After about 5 seconds, boosting stops, and the CPU down clocks to about 3.4ghz where it will stay indefinitely during synthetic load. Temps are around 60-65C fluctuating, and the CPU fan is audible, but not very loud at all.
    3. GPU fans spin up, audible but not very loud, GPU temps during full system stress test stay around 70-72C, no down-clocking on GPU.
    4. When both the CPU and GPU are under full synthetic stress like this, my unit has an intermittent coil whine that is louder than either fan. This coil whine only happens under full synthetic load, and not even during 3DMark testing, only when AIDA64 and Furmark are running concurrently. I am not 100% sure, but I think the mainboard is what's causing the whine, but could also be PSU and power draw related.
     
    After full synthetic stress tests, with default system settings, I ran 3DMark Timespy and got a score of: 11,946 total, 12,857 GPU, 8,524 CPU
    CPU stayed around 4.6ghz with occasional dips during timespy test. GPU stayed between 1850 and 1875mhz during test.
     
    So we can see that the CPU throttles less during workloads that are more similar to gaming, instead of synthetic stress tests.
     
    I suspect, that the NH-L9i would improve the CPU performance a bit in gaming workloads, and probably a little more in synthetic stress tests. But, the performance with stock cooling is definitely good enough to keep the noise a fair amount quieter than a thin gaming laptop, and the performance high enough such that you'd be hard pressed to notice any lost performance except in the most extreme cases, think Cyberpunk at 4k maxed, or 360hz eSports.
     
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    AaronThomas got a reaction from LukeD_NC in ZOTAC ZBOX MAGNUS One i7-10700 RTX 3070 Mini PC   
    @LukeD_NC
    I am attaching some more pictures with measurements.
     
    From looking at the dimensions of the NH-L9i, and measuring the existing cooler in the ZBOX I believe you could fit the NH-L9i into this PC. The potential interference comes most immediately from the VRAM cooling fins, which could in theory be sanded down a bit if need be. Then you have RAM and HDD mounting to deal with. But the footprint of the NH-L9i is 95x95mm which is 3.74... inches, seems to be the exact diameter of the stock cooler.
     
    NOTE, the pictured CPU cooler height measurement was taken from the BACK of the motherboard to the inside edge of the case. However, there is roughly 1/8th of an inch of extra clearance, and potentially 1/4 inch extra if you sand down some studs on the inside of the case.
     
     






  22. Agree
    AaronThomas reacted to LogicalDrm in We need a law to stop scalpers.   
    Because you posted open discussion topic to public forum. If you don't want to have negative comments, don't bother posting.
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    AaronThomas reacted to brightgamer in GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3090 GAMING OC or EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 XC3 ULTRA GAMING   
    Thanks guys, I did decide to go with the EVGA 3090 over Gigabyte
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    AaronThomas got a reaction from brightgamer in GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3090 GAMING OC or EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 XC3 ULTRA GAMING   
    They'll perform pretty equivalently, but having used both Gigabyte and EVGA cards recently, I'd say get the EVGA because the Precision X1 tunning and monitoring software is much nicer and more stable than the Gigabyte Aorus engine software.
  25. Agree
    AaronThomas reacted to Mister Woof in I9-9900K Cooler   
    120mm is gonna suck no matter what brand, though
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