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Everything posted by MadGoatHaz

  1. Did you change anything in your case? Change fans around, using with the side panel on now? Might be that it's now getting enough positive pressure flow from the case cooling and doesn't need to kick it's own fan on as much. Sounds like it's a good thing regardless
  2. Both great suggestions. I would think software / driver issue first as well. Could even go as far as an OS reinstall.
  3. Esata connection is simply a normal sata port with a bit more robust connection for use external of the computer (hence the "E" in esata). The drive being a sata drive is therefore also esata compatible. No worries, the drive will be compatible with your use case. Best of luck and enjoy your new PS4 storage.
  4. I would suggest a self identifying test program such as OCCT: https://www.ocbase.com/ Run the GPU stress and if it finds any errors, it will notify you while running. Decent way to test if the GPU is stable. From there you can feel confident that any errors you see are from the application that is running and not the GPU failing. One more note. It is natural to be concerned about an investment and to be interested in exploring ways to protect it. That being said. If you find that worry and concern has or does become more frequent in other aspects of your life, you migh
  5. Huh, Interesting. I would be inclined to believe Thaiphoon. Your B-Die will obviously vary much more with the timings it likes then. Here is what it reports on my sticks:
  6. I have similar Ram. I assume it's Micron E-Die as well. I found that these sticks will act like they like lower timings but will continue to blow errors when in use. It took me forever to find the sweet spot they wanted. Keep in mind, I value stability over speed any day. Here's where I landed: I used Aida and OCCT to stress the ram to find stability. (Aida for 1hr first then 8hrs OCCT).
  7. Are surges frequent on your power? A decent surge protector should give you piece of mind. Going further, you can always look into a UPS with conditioning to keep that power clean as well as provide all the surge protection you want. Amazon.com: CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS System, 1500VA/900W, 12 Outlets, AVR, Mini-Tower : Electronics
  8. Used to be all into ThemeXP back in the day. I feel like the older most get the less we care about vanity and that seems to slip into other aspects of life. If it works and I'm not going to get a ticket between my house and Home Depot, I'm good. Win 11 with a decent wallpaper and dark mode, I'm ballin'.
  9. Which way are these fans blowing? Out or in to your case? (The radiator fans)
  10. I'm saying it won't make much (if at all) of a difference. Therefore it would be extra money spent for nearly no gain. Many people have already said this in response to your original question. @YoungBladeprovided a great video that would help explain as well. Just for good measure, here's another: Virtually no difference. Don't worry about changing the ram is what we're saying. You'd be better off spending the extra $50 toward a nice wireless mouse or something.
  11. If ultimately you're asking if you should replace or return your current sticks for the lower latency versions... Let me answer that by asking a question. Do you like spending money on things that you won't see an appreciable difference with?
  12. Try older drivers / Ddu. Also, instead of an underclock, try to push the voltage up a bit in the curve instead.
  13. I'd say go with the MSI card for sure then. That'll be an awesome upgrade for ya!
  14. The 3080 does have dlss and better ray tracing. But @ 1080p that 3080 is really a waste. the 5800h is still a fair bit faster than the 4800h honestly, the G15 just has much more to offer imo. Oh! Just re-read... If its a 5900h? ... Even more of a sealed deal still.
  15. Would depend on price to me. If price was the same however, is go with the Msi card.
  16. I'd go with the G15 personally. Double the storage, much stronger proc, 1440p. You'll never take advantage of 300hz on either of those laptops, so 165hz is plenty. 6800m is a good GPU. Yes the 3080 is a bit stronger, but the 6800m can trade blows with the 3080. Overall, there is just more in the G15 package.
  17. If you're primarily gaming, that's more of a side step than an upgrade. I have to agree with @Somerandomtechyboi here. Ride your current chip as long as you can. Put your money towards a GPU instead, your proc can still push some good frames.
  18. That sucks, sorry you're having these issues! 2 things: First: Make sure you have a monitor plugged into the system. (Obviously a gpu as well) Second: Try different ram.
  19. I assume the PSU is fully modular? Can you try to move the CPU power cable to a different connection?
  20. Have my crucial ballistix 2x16 running 3800 (micron E-die). Takes time and patience to figure timings, voltage and find stability. Worth it to run symmetric infinity fabric though.
  21. After switching the power supply off, press the computer button for a bit. Switch the PSU back on and see if it starts right up.