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About SmileAsTheyDie

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  • Birthday December 14

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  • CPU
    i5 4670k @ 4.2
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z87-A
  • RAM
    Asint 2x4 1600mhz
  • GPU
    Asus R9 280x
  • Case
    Antec 302
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 EVO 250GB/Western Digital 1TB HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX600
  • Display(s)
    Acer 24" 1080p Monitor (Main)/Vizio 22" 1080p TV/Generic Old 1280x1024 monitor
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 Evo
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70
  • Mouse
    Generic Asus Mouse
  • Sound
    Generic Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1

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  1. Not sure if we are having the same exact issue but I was kind of dumbfounded by it, but I was able to resolve it on my end (or atleast mostly I did have 1 instance of a different audio issue but the quantity and scale of the old issue is gone). When I first got the GC573 and installed it into my system the first thing I did was install the RECentral software (even though I planned on using OBS) to turn off the lighting and to update the firmware. I was surprised that the firmware was already up to date but it was dated 2018. After days of dealing with this audio issue I posted asking for help
  2. So recently I got a Avermedia Live Gamer 4K (GC573) and put it into my recording/streaming PC and had been toying around with settings for recording and I have been running into a variety of audio issues. Sometimes everything will work fine audio wise and then other times the audio will be very distorted and buzzing, sometimes the audio issues are regardless of what I am doing, sometimes the issue is only when I take a recording of my desktop but will be fine in a game, sometimes vice versa. This issue can come and go while literally making no changes to the system at all. I notice
  3. So I guess to preface this I'm not sure if these crashes are technically BSODs. A lot of the times they have occured I have been away from the computer so I couldn't see but everytime but once that I was here when it happened there wasn't actually a blue screen rather just the computer restarting. A little over a week ago I reinstalled windows and tried to make practically no modifications to see if it still occurred and it has. I had contacted acer support and there solution was to reset the bios to default settings and to reinstall windows, neither of these worked. I tried updating all my dr
  4. Hello all. So back in February I got a Acer Swift 1 SF114-32 laptop and recently I discovered this issue it has been having. I only know for sure its been happening for a month but it might have been happening a bit longer than that. Almost every time this issue has happened I haven't been at the laptop so I come back and I am back on my desktop with no programs open as If I had restarted my computer. At first I thought this was just windows updating while I was away and restarting but one time I had manually updated and restarted and then a hour or two later it restarted again. Up
  5. GPU: Strix 1080ti 11GB VRAM, no overclock (using custom fan curve though) CPU: i7 8700k, no overclock Motherboard: Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 (Bios F11 (Latest)) RAM: Team Dark Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200mhz CL 14, Running at 3100mhz CL14 in an attempt to test if it was the cause of another issue. PSU: Evga 650w P2 Operating System & Version: Windows 10 Home 64bit v1809 clean install from about exactly 1 month ago GPU Drivers: 417.22 Clean Install Description of Problem: I have a few issues that I have discovered thus far though I'm not sure if they are actu
  6. Ok. What do you think would the difference would be if we take the fan out of the equation and use the A12x25 for both the Define C and S. Would the size advantage of the C overpower the lack of shroud advantage of the S? It seems the bottom front fan on the C would be mostly limited to cooling underneath the PSU shroud
  7. I would be interested in seeing the difference when using A12x25 fans
  8. So my situation is I am building a 8700k/1080ti system and the Define C fit my desires perfectly from a size perspective but I was a bit concerned about the temperatures. I started to consider the Define S due to the ability for it to fit 3x140mm intake and 1x140mm exhaust (compared to the 3x120mm intake and 1x120mm exhaust in the Define C) but then I recently discovered the noctua A12x25 which apparently has 140mm performance. Would a Define C with A12x25 fans match a Define S with NF-A14 fans in terms of airflow? The only things I can think of that would be a difference would be the size/dis
  9. So in my home setup I have my primary PC and 2 secondary PCs that I have shared drives setup that I access from my primary PC. One of these network drives I have never had any issue accessing and it works perfectly fine. The other one though I can sometimes get connected and then it will work fine until a reboot (which so far has been forced upon me a half a dozen times over the last couple weeks due to windows update). After my primary PC reboots then I am back to square one where it doesn't connect and I get a error of "the network path was not found". Eventually the problem will go away and
  10. Well last night I ran a memtest with my RAM running at 2133 and over 10 passes I got no errors. I also did some more testing today and I discovered the crash does occur when my CPU is at stock too along with when my ram is at the 1600mhz XMP profile. So even with everything in my system running at stock the freezes still occur while recording.
  11. I do have RAM that is clocked at 2133 via XMP. I have ran cinebench, prime95, AIDA64 in the past when I was initially testing my CPU overclock over a year ago and it ran smooth. Though I only fairly recently swapped the RAM I was using for the longest time (some generic 1600mhz ram) for my current kingston hyperx 2133mhz, though since changing that I didn't have any problem with any other program I use. Could the RAM being overclocked be causing the instability while recording?
  12. Hello all. Recently I started recording my gameplay with OBS and once I found some settings that worked I discovered my system would crash via a freezing and a buzzing sound. I thought it was either my CPU or GPU overclock that wasn't stable (Which I have been running these overclocks before I started recording for months without issue). I started with removing my GPU overclock and the crash changed from a freeze with a buzzing sound to just a freeze. Then I removed the CPU overclock and I didn't freeze at all (or atleast in the 2 hour recording I did, before with the OC I was getting a freeze
  13. You are correct in your understanding. I have disabled sleep as a temporarily solution but I would prefer to actually come to a permanent solution as just letting my computer run all the time isn't a optimal solution.
  14. Hello, currently I have a R9 280x in my system. My 280x has 4 different "performance levels". 300mhz, 501mhz, 970mhz, and 1070mhz. I have a issue that seems to appear when my system goes to sleep and I wake it back up where my GPU will only go as low as 501mhz and as high as 970mhz which makes my GPU run hotter than it needs to at idle and limits my gaming performance. The only solution that I have found is when this happens to restart my system and then it goes back to normal. Anybody have any ideas on what causes this to happen or how I can fix this issue?