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James Fin

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  1. No idea what happened. I did a fresh install and downloaded all the applications that I needed, and did a 2 hour idle and two hour mixed usage test. Idling between 2 - 6 watts, mixed usage max is 14 watts. The battery on the XPS is pretty bang on, actually, I don't know what happened. I guess crappy drivers.
  2. I've heard of these issues. As far as I could tell, they were concerning the "smart hibernarion" function of windows, which made people furious as their laptops would lose massive amounts of charge over night. As I shut down my laptop every evening (at least), thats not an issue to me. My issue is that, when I use it lightly, i lose massive amounts of charge. There was a case that I could find where a person had missing updates and therefore the System did garbagio collezione in the background for information about the system status. But thats definitely not whats happening here. A
  3. Highest power usage is system.exe... kinda sounds like a driver issue, doesn't that? How is that possible when I literally installed all drivers from scratch via dells official webpage?
  4. Hey, thanks for your response! Looked at that, in my case it would be "teams" over the last 48 hours. As i disabled it at startup, it's not running when I had this idle temp. I also tried disabling literally everything I could in the startup menu in task manager. I am at a loss...
  5. Hey everyone! I've been using my XPS for about 6 months now and for about a week nowy i've been getting abysmal battery performance. Attached you can see that, at idle, i'm discharging at 40 watts! I've seen it never below 20 watts and as high as 60 watts. At. Idle. I've tried both the windows power plan and dell's power plan. Also, the discharge rate does not change when I switch from "better battery" to "power saving" in the power mode. How tf is that possible. I'm quite disturbed, seeing that other people get about 2 - 4 watts at idle. I've already done a golden imag
  6. Hey y'all I'm currently building a NAS for a friend of mine who owns a design studio. He is currently expanding and has hired three new designers. Up until this point he has been using roughly 4 terabytes of cloud storage per designer and it's getting really expensive. On my recommendation, he has decided to build his own NAS for long term storage. He now wants me to build that NAS for him. Now I've got a couple of questions, as there are a couple of things I have never worked with. I already have an idea for a barebone, the Fantec SRC-2012X07 (whose device page apparen
  7. Thanks a lot! The problem is that as someone who does especially video editing, certain templates are used randomly, but stay on the SSD unused for months. So he does often have the issue of having to go back and move them to the SSD again.
  8. Hey y'all I'm currently configuring a system for a friend of mine who uses quite a lot of data (I'm talking 30 Terabytes). At the moment, he uses a system where he has a workstation with roughly 50 terabytes of HDD (10 terabyte redundancy due to raid 5) and a 2 terabyte SSD installed. He then sits down once a week and manually moves files that he doesn't need any more from his SSD to his hard disk. I feel like this is not a good use of his time. I know that accelerating an HDD with an SSD is a thing, but I feel like that is not the best way to achieve a faster system wi
  9. @HairlessMonkeyBoy https://www.corsair.com/eu/en/Categories/Products/Memory/VENGEANCE-LPX/p/CMK32GX4M2B3000C15
  10. @Jurrunio you're absolutely right, I'm sorry. AMD'S DOCP recognises Corsair's memory profile. Is there anything I can do about the dual DIMM per channel setup? Is it even worth it, considering that it might make the system unstable? Thanks a lot for your help
  11. Hey y'all Here's my specs first: ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 Corsair Vengeance LPX (4 x 16 GB) Samsung 970 EVO Plus KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX Corsair RM650x AMD Ryzen 7 3700X I've been tinkering at the BIOS of this build for about 2 weeks now. The CPU i've got down to behave pretty well now. I've been experiencing some trouble when trying to adjust my RAM speed tho. According to CPU-Z as well as Corsair's own webpage, the SPD of it is 2133 MHz at 15-15-15-36 and 1.2 V. That's also what it is running at
  12. @Lemon797 running it at 2133 MHz. It's really odd, but I think I might have made some mistakes in the BIOS. Cause I keep trying to prevent it from doing MEM tests, but it seems to do them anyways.... Maybe i should reset the BIOS settings and start again. Thanks for your help!
  13. @Lemon797 nope, standart clock. I did tweak the fans a little, but thats it.
  14. Hey y'all I'm a complete noob when it comes to PC-builds and was more versed concerning software and stuff, but was inspired by LTT to actually start doing research, build some PCs myself and start tinkering around. Some weeks ago, I bought my own hardware for the first time instead of going through scrap yards. The build consists of this: ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 Corsair Vengeance LPX (4 x 16 GB) Samsung 970 EVO Plus KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX Corsair RM650x AMD Ryzen 7 3700X I setup a windows 10
  15. I'm so relieved. You guys are the best. Thank y'all so much
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