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About Sharccc

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  • Birthday June 30

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Profile Information

  • Location
    West-Coast Canada (UTC-8)
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Not having a potato that Dell tried to pass off to my tech-illiterate folk as being worth 900$.
  • Biography
    I'm gay, stupid, and a Demiboy. If you have a problem with the first or last one, please leave and never come back.
  • Occupation
    Unemployed. Thanks, Covid!


  • CPU
    Current: AMD FX-8120 | Planned: Ryzen 3 3100
  • Motherboard
    Current: Some random ASUS AM3 board with a stupidly long name. | Planned: B450 mATX ASRock Pro4
  • RAM
    Current: No idea, but it's terrible. Ddr3 @ 600 mhz 8 gb is all I know. | Planned: 16 GB Dual channel of some kind, not sure which.
  • GPU
    Current: 1050 ti | Planned: 1660 Super
  • Case
    Current: Some random grey office case or something. Seriously, it's huge. | Planned: No idea. Open to suggestions.
  • Storage
    Current: Some WD drive I've never heard of with 1.398 TB of storage | Planned: Crucial MX500 1 TB SATA SSD
  • PSU
    Current: Some garbage thermaltake that barely works. | Planned: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 Watt semi-modular 80+ gold
  • Display(s)
    21 inch 1920×1080p @ 75hz by Acer, not sure which specifically.
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Some random filthy budget LED mechanical keyboard that a friend gave me.
  • Mouse
    Logitech Master MS100 (I think is the name? It's really ergonomic and nice.)
  • Sound
    SkullCandy Hesh 3
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home (Might move to Linux soon)
  • Laptop
  • Phone
    Samsung S7 which can barely run this page.

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  1. Been a while since I used these forums so excuse me if I'm acting like a bit of a dolt. Anyways, my acer monitor (GF276) has been working fine for about 3 years now. A couple weeks ago however, the physical power button (This tiny piece of poor quality plastic) fell off. This wasn't an issue, as I could just jam it back into the slot when I needed it, and it would do its job, then promptly fall out again. Today however it has fully, properly broken. I went to put it in as I have so many times before, and nothing. No click, no resistance when I pushed, no power on.
  2. What I don't get is why Speccy would show the halved number. On my old system which had horribly old and slow ram, rated to run at just 666 mhz, speccy showed it as running at such, so why would it now display the halved number instead of the full one?
  3. So, since part prices are god awful right now, I caved and bought a pre-built Lenovo Legion TR5, then replaced the psu in it. It came with a single stick of 1x8 ddr4 ram, rated to run at 3200 mhz. In the UEFI, it states it is running at 3200 mhz. How-ever once the system launches and I check in speccy, it says it is running at 1539 mhz. I've never had speccy give an incorrect reading before, how-ever I know it's a possibility. The UEFI doesn't have any option to enable XMP, or RAM overclocking of any kind, and as far as I'm aware it's impossible to access the actual BIOS with Lenovo's weird fi
  4. There was no smoke of any kind, even right after the possible fire. (Also bear in mind this is a ~400$ CAD budget shitbox im using temporarily until I can find newer parts in stock for a new build, and I do have a even shittier backup build in the event that this does die on me) Also, I have had an ACTUAL PSU fail before, due to Dell being, well, Dell. That time and this were fairly different. The dell had a loud pop, a bright blue flash, and smoked, this had a sudden, much less bright orange flash, with no noise or smoke.
  5. I'll keep this in mind. Thanks for the help! I'd still like to get a second opinion from anybody still reading this though
  6. I cleaned out the case after the flash happened, as well as the entire surrounding area. I also unplug the entire PC at night to be safe. Also, in case this matters, the PSU is top mounted (Old case). How likely is it to start an actual, sustained fire?
  7. Ebay. If you're not scared of buying used then just buy from ebay. Alternatively buy a more PTP efficient GPU if you can find one. 900$ for a 1070 ti is not worth it, when a 1660 super is only slightly slower for ~300$
  8. I have a Thermaltake TR2-430 Watt PSU, and the other day, during light load the entire pc shut off instantly. No BSOD, nothing, straight to black. I turned it back on, and there was a bright orange flash that came from the direction of the PSU. However, before I shut it off, it still was delivering power to the PC. I gave it a while to cool down (It smelled a bit like burning), turned it back on, and sure enough, it worked just fine. Kept using it, and nothing happened. No shut offs, no flashes, no burning smell. Everything worked fine. So, what happened? My
  9. 200 watt for the 3060 ti? Doesn't Nvidia reccomend atleast 400 (And with the power surges from the 30 series you might need more!)
  10. That'll be exciting if true! Let's just hope Nvidia sorts out their supply issues.
  11. So, apparently the RTX 3050 Ti is slated for launch this month, but I'm curious for what everybody on the forum thinks will become of it. Will it be like the 1660 Super, and allow for high-end gaming at a reasonably low cost? Or will it end up falling short due to it possibly being too power hungry for that price range's available PSUs? Maybe it'll just end up being crushed by AMD's inevitable budget RDNA2 card? I wanted to make this post just to see what you guys think since it's interesting to talk about this stuff.
  12. NVidia's looks pretty darn close to native resolution, unless you're purposefully trying to look for flaws, meanwhile AMD's... Doesn't really exist. I'd say that gives NVidia quite the headstart. Also, good luck trying to find either of those.
  13. These are hardly even similar systems. Also, is he overclocking his GPU at all? He can't with the CPU since it's a non-K, and try and verify he's actually being honest.
  14. The Motherboard is the Gigabyte A520M S2H AM4 mATX 4+3 Phase. It has no debug LEDs as far as I'm aware.
  15. As far as I'm aware it isn't even posting. It powers on, fans spin, and that's it. No signal, no beeps, no post. I'm not sure if he has another cable around, but I'll ask.