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by XorCist
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 40" 4K Monitor/dispaly/TV
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: 40" 4K Monitor/dispaly/TV

Dont forget at Black Friday, you'll see ALOT of one off models that are basically Black Friday only SKU's. So it could be few and far between on support and recommended settings on them.
by XorCist
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Weird fps stuttering
Replies: 7
Views: 6969

Re: Weird fps stuttering

Now looking again my temps on the gpu are sitting at 98C under full load, and the fan is at 100% I think you found your issue? Yea I'm going to take it out right now, and re-clean and re-apply and see what happens. IF it fixes it even temporarily I think maybe the thermal paste is bad. Ive had it f...
by XorCist
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Weird fps stuttering
Replies: 7
Views: 6969

Re: Weird fps stuttering

So I'm looking at openhardwaremonitor, and under GPU Load it has weird drops. When I see the fps drop, for some reason the gpu core is dropping to random numbers. 6%, 27% 4%. And each time it drops it bumps right back to 100%. Something must be wrong with it. I just changed the thermal paste about a...
by XorCist
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Weird fps stuttering
Replies: 7
Views: 6969

Re: Weird fps stuttering

So off a fresh boot, I sit at 1% cpu use, 20% memory use, and 0-1% disk use. The biggest memory use is for Dropbox and Antimalware Service Exectuteable. Loaded dota straight up after that 32% cpu, 36% memory, and once loaded and in a game 0% disk use. Still does the stuttering in game. sitting stead...
by XorCist
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Weird fps stuttering
Replies: 7
Views: 6969

Weird fps stuttering

I have a XFX R9 380X. Ever since I installed 17.7.2 I've been having a weird fps stuttering. I had to uninstall 17.7.2 because of a weird HDMI handshake issue, and went back to 17.7.1. I did a DDU going from 7.2 to 7.1. The issue I'm having is I normally sit at 100fps in Dota2, but every couple seco...
by XorCist
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Streaming frustrations
Replies: 36
Views: 2402

Re: Streaming frustrations

We use Sling TV for the last 4 months, on a FireTV box, and Fire Stick. For some strange reason, it doesn't always update to the latest version of the app. What I had to do when I was having a ton of buffering issues was manually update the app. The latest version is currently 5.3.626. I use abdlink...
by XorCist
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Sudden upstream restriction
Replies: 10
Views: 3111

Re: Sudden upstream restriction

I had a similar issue when I had Comcast. During the evening when everything was being used, I'd have drop out of TV and internet. I called the multiple times, and finally they said I had too much noise on my line, and replaced my line coming from the node down the street. Never had an issue after t...
by XorCist
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need a new office chair.
Replies: 65
Views: 7782

Re: Need a new office chair.

I got this chair back in 2015. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B008OTQ864/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I love it. Comfy, lots of adjustments, and the mesh makes long gaming sessions during the summer bearable. The only thing I had to do after initial assembly was spray some sil...
by XorCist
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Lowest Minimum Processor State
Replies: 9
Views: 5402

Re: Lowest Minimum Processor State

Thats what I figured. Thanks alot for the info.
by XorCist
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Lowest Minimum Processor State
Replies: 9
Views: 5402

Lowest Minimum Processor State

Is 5% the lowest you can set the minimum processor state? I see the toggle goes down to 1%, but does it make a difference? Main reason I'm asking is because my machine spends alot of time at idle, and I can't let it go to sleep due to weird sound/video issues I get when it wakes back up. Just trying...
by XorCist
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Monitor reviews?
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Monitor reviews?

I'm hoping this isnt a no-no, but whats a legit site that gives good monitor reviews? My bro is in the market for a new 32" or 34" for gaming but I can't tell if half of the crap they talk about is marketing mumbo jumbo, or actual real stuff.

Thanks!
by XorCist
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 662
Views: 81626

Re: What are you playing right now?

Civ 6. Its hard.
by XorCist
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master ATCS 840
Replies: 2
Views: 1483

Re: Cooler Master ATCS 840

Yea i figured I'd have to try to sell it locally. Was mainly gauging if it was worth the effort. 
Thanks.
by XorCist
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master ATCS 840
Replies: 2
Views: 1483

Cooler Master ATCS 840

I was given this as a hand me down from my brother. I cant use it because it is HUGE. I have no room for this case, even though I would love to use it. Currently I have a ThermalTake Shark which is big enough. Anywho, is this case worth trying to sell? It has a few minor scratches, but other than th...
by XorCist
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What Router do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 6753

Re: What Router do you use?

Asus RT-AC68U Running Asuswrt-merlin

Have adblocking done on the router. Wifi signal is amazing. Best router I ever got for free. (Thanks T-Mobile)
by XorCist
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Display does not turn on when waking up from sleep, win10
Replies: 26
Views: 38603

Re: Display does not turn on when waking up from sleep, win1

i have that same issue. what i have to do instead of moving the mouse to get the computer on, is push the power button. if i try it by just moving the mouse, the LEDs on my keyboard, mouse, and case all turn on, but nothign happens until I hit the power button to get it out of sleep.
by XorCist
Tue May 17, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Security advice after PayPal fraud
Replies: 122
Views: 14474

Re: Security advice after PayPal fraud

I remember hearing something a few days ago, maybe a week, about some russian hacker selling 250+ million email addresses. http://www.techshout.com/security/2016/05/hacker-sells-millions-gmail-yahoo-hotmail-passwords-social-media-likes/ Not saying its related, but maybe you were on the list?
by XorCist
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: XBox One and DHCP Oddity
Replies: 22
Views: 2385

Re: XBox One and DHCP Oddity

Your One is basically always connected. You can have it download games in the background without it even looking like the console is on. So I can see the DHCP request being the Xbox checking to see if it has anyhting queued up to download.
by XorCist
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: High i7-6700 idle temps?
Replies: 26
Views: 11802

Re: High i7-6700 idle temps?

curtisb wrote:
Balanced defaults to 5% / 100% if you want to reset that. That should being your idle temps back down.

How old is your radiator setup?


Reset it last night. I sit at 25C.

I bought it in June of 2011. Been running almost non stop since.
by XorCist
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: High i7-6700 idle temps?
Replies: 26
Views: 11802

Re: High i7-6700 idle temps?

Speed is still sitting at 3.8GHz Which power profile are you using in Power Options? If you set it to High Performance the CPU will never drop frequency at idle, so it'll never drop to it's lowest temps. If that's not it then you have something keeping your CPU frequency up, which will in turn keep...
by XorCist
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: High i7-6700 idle temps?
Replies: 26
Views: 11802

Re: High i7-6700 idle temps?

I just got the Xeon E3 1275v5, which is basically the same chip with a higher TDP, higher base clock, and ECC. It basically idles at ambient with a hyper 212 evo with the single original fan. Though, the big difference seems to be that speedstep isn't working at all as several posters have noticed....
by XorCist
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: High i7-6700 idle temps?
Replies: 26
Views: 11802

Re: High i7-6700 idle temps?

Since my curiosity was killing me, I installed the stock HSF. Here are some pics of how the thermal grease looked on the H60 http://imgur.com/a/poOr3 So installed, I am now sitting at 25C at the desktop. Speed is still sitting at 3.8GHz This is the PSU I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...
by XorCist
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: High i7-6700 idle temps?
Replies: 26
Views: 11802

Re: High i7-6700 idle temps?

When you remounted the waterblock, did you notice if the standoffs for the waterblock moved around in their holes? or were they completely snug? During my experience, I was keyed off that they would move, meaning that the motherboard was not filling the gap between the backplate and the standoffs. ...
by XorCist
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: High i7-6700 idle temps?
Replies: 26
Views: 11802

Re: High i7-6700 idle temps?

So I have it now going case / fan (blowing in) / radiator I also removed and remounted the waterblock, and it wasnt mounted correctly. I had nearly 0 transfer of grease this time. So I rotated it 90degrees so it fits correctly, and to use gravity on my side with how the fluid lines run. I'm sitting ...
by XorCist
Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: High i7-6700 idle temps?
Replies: 26
Views: 11802

Re: High i7-6700 idle temps?

Radiator is in the back of my case. Fan is between the radiator and the case blowing out. Put the radiator between the fan and the case - pretty sure whether you're using it as an intake or an exhaust the air from the fan needs to actually hit the radiator for best results, simple air pressure bein...
by XorCist
Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: High i7-6700 idle temps?
Replies: 26
Views: 11802

Re: High i7-6700 idle temps?

What frequency is your CPU at when idle? I have the 6600k and it idles at 800 mhz. Forget the temp, but it's around 30 celcius with the CPU fan at 0 rpm. Sitting at 3800 mhz.....hmm that sounds really wrong. Checked in CPU-Z and it shows right now fluctuating between 3700 and 4000mhz. I bypassed th...
by XorCist
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: High i7-6700 idle temps?
Replies: 26
Views: 11802

Re: High i7-6700 idle temps?

Check if BIOS' "auto" voltage is overvolting the voltages supplied to the CPU (I think there are things are than Vcore now?) I checked and it is set for Auto. I can't find anything about what the stock voltage should be. When I load CPU-Z, it shows the voltage jumping around from 0.7 volt...
by XorCist
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: High i7-6700 idle temps?
Replies: 26
Views: 11802

High i7-6700 idle temps?

So I just installed my new build. i7 6700 Corsair H60 cooler MSI Z-170A PRO mobo XFX R9 380X 4GB This is my first intel processor in a LOOONG time. I am sitting at idle at 40C. Is that a good temp? Everything i seem to find says I should be idling at 25-30C. My ambient temp is 20C. I reseated my H60...
by XorCist
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Media Server / Gaming Build
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: Media Server / Gaming Build

I would say CPU. I play Dota2, and its not very GPU intensive, so whenever I would have to transcode something and try to play, i'd see my fps drop anywhere from 10-20 fps. I was barely getting 60fps without transcoding, so would drop to 50 or 40 during non big battles, and even lower if there was a...
by XorCist
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Media Server / Gaming Build
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: Media Server / Gaming Build

Thank you for your help. I got everything saved to a pcpartpicker list, and just waiting for my tax return now. Thanks again!